When mudding drywall, project joints so they will not crack. Tape joints and cracks for drywall mudding with the tips in this free video on home remodeling from a professional building contractor.
All right now we are going to start applying mud. Now the first step in applying mud is making sure we put tape on all the joints and cracks. The reason for this is so that if the house shakes or settles or moves or something like that your joints are protected from cracking. So here we go. Now all of these mesh tapes have one side that has glue on it and one side that doesn't. Put the glue side to the drywall and press it on and use your razor knife to cut it when your done. Do the same thing in all corners. I like to lay the tape out on the corner and then use my fingers to press it in to the corner so that I get a nice stick on both sides, both the top and the bottom. Now we're only going to do just a little place here to show you how to do this and then we're going to move on in to mudding. All the corners get done, all the joints get done, and all the edges of your corner bead should get done too. That's pretty much what taping is.
- Mudding Drywall: Taping Wall
- Mudding Drywall: Applying Joint Compound to Corners
- Mudding Drywall: Filling In Around Wall Edges
- Mudding Drywall: Smoothing Wall After 1st Coat
- Mudding Drywall: Mixing Joint Compound for 2nd Coat
- Mudding Drywall: Applying 2nd Coat of Joint Compound
- Mudding Drywall: Smoothing Wall After Second Coat
- Mudding Drywall: Applying 3rd Coat of Joint Compound