Basic drywall tools to get the job done
These are the most commonly used drywall tools. One thing about the metal tools is that if they aren’t stainless steel, they will rust.
6-inch trowels are used to apply the second layer of mud on the seams and corners.
8-inch trowels aren’t used as much as 10-inch trowels, but it usually depends on the taper’s preference.
10-inch trowels are used mostly for final coats.
12-inch trowels give that extra bit of coverage to create the seamless illusion.
Some tapers use mudpans, others prefer mudplates. They’re both good.
Corner trowels can be very handy. This is an inside corner trowel.
Sometimes a float comes in handy to use for mudding. It’s a versatile drywall tool.
Some people still use keyhole saws to cut out outlet box and light box holes.
Most mud comes too thick and needs to be thinned down with water. This tools connects to your drill.
Mud hoppers are really handy when you want to texture your walls. It connects to an air compressor hose.
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