Finding the best drywall mud is not so easy. There are literally thousands of different muds available on the internet and on the stores. I have to say that they are all “good” and you don’t need any expensive stuff to hang your drywall. In the 90′s many house workers used common bathroom caulk. They are still holding up the building and no problems have been noticed.
So basically you use every compounds available. If you are a rookie, then just go to the local store and ask for “drywall compound” or “drywall mud”. I’m more than sure that they have plenty of different products. It’s not very expensive so you should not worry about the money. The second way is just surf on the internet and look for different muds/compounds. Furthermore, you can go to amazon and ebay and look for the right product. Good luck!
Tips for Drywall
Here I will point out the most common drywall tips which you should do before repairing drywall. You don’t have to follow them, but those tips will make your work much easier and faster. So let me start…
1) Cover doorways and get people out of the room.
Drywall hanging is quite dusty job, so please make sure that you cover all the doorways and clean the room (remove furniture and expensive stuff). Furthermore, try to get other people out of the room, because dust is not healthy when it comes to your lounges.
2) Wear the right clothes…
…because of the dust. Don’t do this work with your everyday clothes. I’m more than sure that you will find some aged or broken clothes which are exactly used for this kind of work. After all, you don’t want to upset your husband. (He will wash your clothes anyway)
3) Use screws instead of nails
Maybe you have seen some professional drywall hanger who uses nails, but this is not the right thing for an amateur. Use screws instead of nails, since they are more secure and they will not pop out of the wall. Maybe you have screwdriver, that’s even better.
4) Right tools for repairing drywall
You better get or buy the right tools before starting this work. I would suggest you to get “drywall jack” or dimpler that is attached to your drill and it makes your work more easier and you will get the better quality.
5) Follow the instructions
If you are following my instructions then you don’t have to worry about doing something wrong. You can also check some other sites as well in order to be completely sure that you are doing it right.
That’s all about the tips. I hope you really learned something about it. Good luck with your drywall repairing.