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How many layers of joint compound should i put between two sheets of drywall?

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Two should get it, let them dry in between of course as well as sanding. Don't forget to prime that s**t.

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After you tape the joints with All Purpose Joint Compound you will need at least 2 more coats of Topping compound-

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At least 2. I would suggest to look closely after the second coat dries. if you have a smooth transition than it is fine, if not, a third thin coat should make the finished product look better

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How do I tape a drywall ceiling?


250' and 500' rolls of paper are basically the same price per foot. The question is listed under " How do I tape a drywall ceiling?" So let me start by saying it's easy to tape a drywall ceiling with the right tools. "The TapeBuddy® drywall taping tool is a one step drywall tape and joint compound application tool that makes taping drywall SUPER Easy!" Rather than paste more TapeBuddy info here, go to tapebuddy.net for the info. The how-to manual will give you lots of great advice.

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Looking for MSDS sheets for all purpose taping compound.


You can go to -https://www.google.com/url?
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**Follow the link above which will lead you to a PDF and there will be info for Material-Safety-Data- Sheet -OR- MSDS

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Use setting type compound for filling over screws. This compound doesn't shrink and does a better job of covering them up. Light weight compound is fine but is soft. It does shrink as it dries so you'll need maybe 3 or 4 coats to get the dimple area covered. I use setting compounds on all my second coats for this reason. This applies to tapered seams, end or surface joints and corners. You want to tape the drywall with all purpose compound that does shrink so it pulls the tape tight when dry. I use the TapeBuddy taping tools for a tight, no blister seam. Let this dry and second coat with the setting type compound and your finishing project will go much faster.

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Cut off the loose make flat tape and drywall mud

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Are Spackle and joint compounds the same thing?


They're not the same thing, spackle is used to fill in holes or indetations made from nails in drywall while joint compounds are used to join drywall panels together.

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How do I repair a large hole in my drywalled wall in my living room that is right beside the door frame?


If you live near a Home Depot or Lowes they sell partial sheets of drywall. Cut a square slightly larger than the damaged area from the new drywall. Trace this around the damaged area and then cut out the damaged area with a key hole saw or sawzaw or if you don't have those just your utility knife. You can probably buy all the tools and materials for a lot less than hiring someone. Since you said the hole is next to a door you shouldn't have to worry about electrical wires, but just in case, take a flashlight and look into the hole before you cut to make sure. Now you should have a hole the size and shape of the new piece you cut. The area against the door is against studs and you'll have to just keep cutting with your knife until you get through to the wood. Now, on the other side of the hole across from the door take a piece of scrap wood and put it inside the hole and press it against the inside of the wall so half the scrap wood is behind the wall and the other half is exposed in the hole. While you're holding the scrap wood you'll need to screw 1 1/4" drywall screws through the existing drywall and into the scrap wood. The scrap wood should now be tight against the back of the drywall and partially exposed to resemble the stud on the other side by the door jamb. Now you have backing for your patch. Place the patch you cut earlier in the hole and screw it in place. A screw gun or drill with #2 philips head screw tip will make this job easier. The screws should be counter sunk just slightly so the heads don't rip the paper. If you do rip the paper you'll need to put in another screw near that one or else you'll have problems later, especially near a door. Now finish the hole with joint compound. You can buy this at most hardware stores in a one gallon bucket. You'll need a role of drywall tape as well. I recommend the fiberglass mesh tape for ease. Also you'll need a taping 6" taping knife and a tray.
Fill the joint compound tray half way and mix it around with your knife until smooth. Take the fiberglass tape and stick it to the wall around the patch to cover where you cut. Spread a thick layer of joint compound over the fiberglass tape and then gently wipe it all off with one or two strokes. Repeat this until all the tape is covered with a thin layer of "mud" (joint compound). Make sure all the screw holes get filled too. Let this dry for several hours, maybe overnight. Put the excess mud back in the bucket and clean your tools. When the first coat is dry take your 6" taping knife and scrape away any blobs of mud that you left behind from the first coat and then apply a second coat. You may need a third coat. Sand the joint compound until smooth tapering the edges to the paper. Again, be careful not to sand the paper too much, you don't want to go through. If you have smooth walls, you're in luck, now just paint. If you have textured walls then you have more work. you can get spray texture in an aerosol can at the hardware store. Read the instructions on the can and practice on the left over drywall from your patch. Note: you'll never make a perfect match with this aerosol texture but you can get it close. The only way to get a perfect match is to use a compressor and and special spray gun for joint compound and it takes some practice. You can rent these things in most towns if you're very particular. Good luck

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How to put tape and putty on drywall


The TapeBuddy drywall taping tool is the answer to your taping problem. A one step drywall tape and joint compound application tool that makes taping easy. It's lightweight, easy to assemble and applies an even amount of joint compound directly to the joint tape. It even applies more compound to the tape center where more compound is needed. Just load with paper or Fibafuse tape and joint compound, pull out the coated tape, cut, apply to the seam and embed. There is no need to pre-mud drywall joints or carry around heavy tools. Taping walls, corners and ceilings is fast with no mess. TapeBuddy is a great DIY tool that will give you professional results. It is easy-to-use and the perfect tool for any drywall taping project.
The tool comes with easy-to-understand How To information on taping drywall. There is a how to manual on their website.

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Do i need to apply seem tape over screw holes before applying joint compound?


no this is overkill. the seem tape is only necessary for seems, screw holes can be covered by a coat of joint compound, and sanded smooth after it dries

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I have several walls that have wall board but were not skim coated. When removing old wall paper; I gouged the wall in many places. How do I repair these areas so that I can now paint the walls. Also, what...


You can use redi-mix joint compound to fill in spots that need repair. I would lightly sand areas to be patched then wipe with damp rag.Stir joint compound till it's is well mixed then apply to damaged areas with sheetrock joint knife. Use a knife of the size as needed. They come in widths of 4 1/2 to 14 inches. If it is a shallow gouge then you can just use joint compound to repair it. Apply a layer so it is flush with surrounding surfaces and let dry. When it is fully dry it will be solid to the touch and pure white.The joint compound shrinks as it dries so if you had to apply a very thick layer you will have to repeat until it is completely full when dry. If you have very deep cracks or holes you may need to use drywall paper tape to reinforce repaired areas.Just apply a thick enough layer of joint compound to fill crack then lay piece of tape on it and wipe it several times with the taping knife.Let this dry then go over it two or three more times to slightly overfill. Let fully dry then sand to smooth and feather edges to macth. There is nothing hard about doing this it can just be time consuming. Most people make the mistake of putting too much joint compound on and then they spend hours sanding it back off.
If your repair areas are small use spackling compound. Big advantage on small spots is it dries quickly and doesn't require recoating.
When you are happy with surface to be painted you can use a water sealer such as thompsons water seal which works well but takes too long.I would recommend that you damp sponge walls and use 2 coats of interior latex primer. Let dry fully between coats then finish with two coats of semi-gloss interior latex. Hope this helps you.Thank you.

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How do you stomp texture or stipple a ceiling?


There are a ton of different ways you can get this done. You can purchase what is called a popcorn sprayer that works like an air powered paint gun for ceilings of course you'll need a compressor also. Some hardware stores rent this equipment. You'll be spraying on a material also available at most local hardware stores that is sort of like drywall joint compound only a different consistency.

If you choose to texture by hand you can use a number of tools to get different textures paintbrushes, brooms sponges, precut stencils, rags, etc.. Basically clear out the room cover anything you don't want to get messed up gt a bucket of drywall joint compund your texture tool of choice and a trowel. spread a thin layer of compund on the ceiling and texture away. The thicker you spread it the more texture you will get. Be sure to have a helper that can switch off as this does get tiring, and you'll need extra hands to help get clean water for your tools so your texturing project is consistent. Plan accordingly, this is not a project you want to leave halfway through and finish another day. If you start a room, finish it. or you will notice the difference in texture every time you sit down and try to relax.

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