If you have ever finished drywall, you probably remember that it is messy and your job doesn’t always look like a pro did the job. The products that you use for the base (setting) coat and also the sheen of your paint matter.
This tutorial, or how-to, from rd.com is short and covers the techniques for each joint. Print it out, keep it with you and you will certainly end up with a more professional drywall job than if you try some DIY trial and error.
A couple of tips from my numerous drywall jobs:
- Use a flat paint. Flat paint will hide more of the blemishes in your drywall job. Anything that reflects light will show your flaws.
- Try to smooth your first and second coats of joint compound. If done properly, you will not need to sand until your final coat of compound is applied.