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Want To Finish Your Drywall? Here Are All The Essential Tools You Need

Drywall finishing can be a challenging task. There are many steps that need to be followed in order to get a smooth, professional finish. This blog post will outline the essential tools you need in order to finish your drywall like a pro!

Taping Knives 

No project of this process can be done without these tools. You will always need a drywall knife for taping and finishing. Without them, you will have an unfinished, ugly project on your hands. There are a few different types of taping knives that can be used for different purposes. The key is to find the right one for the job and use it correctly.

There are three main types of taping knives: the 12-inch taping knife, the 18-inch taping knife, and the 24-inch taping knife. The 12-inch taping knife is good for small areas and corners. The 18-inch taping knife is good for larger areas. And finally, the 24-inch taping knife is great for ceilings or large expanses of walls.

When choosing a taping knife, make sure to get one with a blade that tapers toward the end. This will make it easier to blend joint compounds into a wall without leaving any ridges or bumps.

It’s important to pick the right one for your project because taping knives are not all created equal. Some taping knives have a larger taper at the end and some tapers are narrower than others, depending on how you want your drywall finish to look in the end.

This is an essential part of interior design, so make sure to take your time when choosing the tools. 

Mud Mixing Tools 

You will need to make mud to finish your drywall. It can be bought at the store, or you can make it yourself. You’ll save a lot if you make it yourself, and it is not too difficult.

You will need the following tools:

  • mud mixer
  • mud pan
  • mud knife

A mud mixer is a tool that is used to mix the mud. It can be an electric mixer, or it can be manually operated. Most mud mixers are electrically driven.

A mud pan is a long plastic container with straight sides and a rounded bottom. The mud knife fits into the mud pan on one end and rests against the wall on the other end.

Mud mixing is not difficult, but it does take a little practice to get the hang of it. With these tools, you can mix mud like a pro!


Now that you’ve mixed the mud, it’s time to apply it to the wall. A trowel is a finishing tool used to spread drywall compound, or mud, and smooth it out on joints in between sheets of drywall.

Trowels come in many different sizes (12” blades are common), but there is one rule that must be followed. Trows must always have rounded corners! Square trowels will leave square marks on your finished walls, and you don’t want that at all. You can also choose from both metal trowels for use with fiberglass tape or plastic trowels for paper tape applications. You should use a plastic trowel whenever possible, as they’re easier to clean up after you’re done working with them.

When choosing trowels, it’s best to go with the recommended trowel size for your application. The trowel blade should be at least as wide as the drywall joint you’re working on, and one inch longer than that would be ideal. For example, taping a wall corner would call for a trowel with a taper (or “V”) shaped end measuring about two inches long.

The brand of trowels doesn’t really matter because they all do basically the same thing, but some are better made than others. You can find economy-priced trowing sets online in packages of three or four, which is usually enough to get started with any project you may have at home or work.

Joint Tape Dispensers

Joint tape dispensers are used for joint tape. Joints are where two pieces of drywall meet, so joint tape is needed to seal the joint and make it smooth, making it ready for painting or texturing. Like other tools mentioned in this blog post, there are several types of joint tape dispensers that you can choose from based on your needs and preferences.

The mainly used type is the manual joint tape dispenser. This type is operated by a hand crank, and it’s ideal for smaller jobs. If you’re working on a bigger job, then you might want to consider using an electric joint tape dispenser. This type is powered by electricity, so it will do all the work for you!

Corner Rollers 

Corner rollers for drywall are used for achieving a corner that is perfectly smooth and wrinkle-free. This tool uses a cylindrical roller to press the corner bead into place so that it adheres perfectly to the wall. It can be quite challenging to do this by hand, but corner rollers are able to create perfect corners with ease. 

Corner rollers can come in many different sizes depending on what you need them for. Some corner rollers have their own handle, while others may require another tool such as an extension pole or screwdriver (if not included) in order to use properly. There are even some corner tools out there that allow you to take care of all your edges at once!

Here’s how these devices work: First off, make sure there is no dust or debris on the corner. The corner roller should be pressed gently against each side at an angle so that it rolls down the corner bead. 

Scrub Brushes 

Cleaning drywall is a very important part of the finishing process. You need to make sure all the dust and debris are removed so that the surface is smooth and ready for paint or wallpaper. 

One essential tool for this job is a scrub brush. There are many different types of scrub brushes available on the market, but you want one that is tough enough to remove all the dirt and grime from your drywall without damaging the surface. 

Make sure to test out several brushes before making a purchase, as not every scrub brush is right for every application. 

Drywall finishing is an important part of decorating interiors. You will need taping knives as the most essential tool. It’s also essential to mix mud and apply it, so get the tools for that. You will also need joint tape, and dispensers to make it easier to apply them. You will also need corner rollers to improve the look of the corner and scrub brushes to clean it. Always take your time choosing the tools and do the job carefully!

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