How To Install Drywall A to Z | DIY Tutorial

published on July 12, 2020

Hey it's Jeff from home random visionhere today we got a video for you all ofmy advanced tips and tricks for doingdrywall work as a DIY er we goteverything in here included with how toorder it how to hang it how to finish itall the tools you're going to need and

All of my finishing tips that are goingto make you look like a pro so stickaround don't forget to ask yourquestions in the comment section andgive us a like if any of thisinformation is good to help you today we

Are in my kitchen renovation projectwe're here to talk about drywall and allthings pertaining to a real successfulinstallation but before we go anyfurther I'm going to encourage you tosubscribe to our channel if you haven't

Because you're not gonna want to missall of the videos were doing about thiskitchen renovation it's going to bespectacular but let's dive right into itwe've already ordered our drywall and issitting here behind me but what we're

Gonna talk about today is preparationinspection how to measure how to orderhow to make sure that everything isready to go before you start drywallingbecause the biggest drag we're gonnacall it when you're installing drywall

Is having to stop to fix something oryou miss a step or something that'sburied in the ceiling so I'm gonna teachyou my system for installing drywallquick and effectively and it starts withpreparation so before we go any further

I'm just gonna let you know that I gavemy son Matthew the bulk of the work hereand he's done a pretty fantastic job butbecause he's brand-new he's made a fewlittle errors I don't make it expectthat you guys I have the same kind of

Situations so instead of just fixingthem first when I have them come overand join me Matt come on in we're gonnago a quick little tour we're gonna talkabout the kind of things that you'regonna miss on your projects that Matt

Also makes and then we'll show you somequick remedies and solutions to allthese little things that'll give you aprofessional result so let's get goingfirst of all nice I'm pleased now thisproject here is a little complicated

Because we've got I don't know 300lights in the ceiling right we've got an1880sit's balloon frame construction so wedon't even have top plates everywherewe don't have continuous vapor barrier

There's a lot of issues here so our ourgoal in this renovation is to get thehouse improved as far as the science ofthe construction but not to go too crazyright because we've got to find thatsweet spot of making sense now first of

All our let's talk aboutstrapping on the ceiling so generally westrap the ceilings before we drywall Idon't like the screw right to the floorjoists especially with dimensionallumber even if it's old because it has a

Tendency of wanting to move around andall the vibrations in the house will betransferred into every screw that youinstall if you put in strapping firstlike we've got then all the vibrationsare transferred through much less

Fasteners okay and the drywall will sita lot tighter and you'll find you won'tget as many nail pops in time sobasically we're not getting too crazyhere strapping also allows us to installour drywall from one side of all right

To the other so we don't get any buttjoints on the ceiling so that's why wedo this if we were to hang drywall herewithout the strapping we'd be hanging itthis way and since the room is over 20feet long we'd have butt joints

Everywhere and that increases the amountof work by putting the strapping on nowwe're installing our drywall this waydrywall comes up to 12 feet wide ourroom is just a little over 11 feetso no butt joints and we'll show you

What a butt joint is later in the nextseries if you're not familiar with thatbut what we mean is a butt joint takesthree applications of mud and theregular side of the drywall only takestwo so this makes things a lot quicker

If you can avoid having butt jointsstrapping is great every 16 to 20 inchesand we we space that out based on wherethe pot lights are gonna be located sowhen we go to drill our pot lights we'renot drilling through the wood this was

Done well right we're all good to gothere is one issue with this so we did arough inspection with the electricalinspector and we had all pots lined upbut since that we've decided we're goingto go three pendants over the island so

What I need you to do Matt is I need youto cut this wire and feed it throughinto that box just about two or threeinches and then tighten that screw forme real quick that way I can wire thatup later okay so you can just curl it

Around and bring it in the box okaythere you go yeah those are the accessyou just have to bend it open and thenwiggle it off there you go now generallyspeaking those boxes are already open inthe open position so you can just feed

The wire it beautiful and if you justthrow two inches in there or so and thenwe'll tighten that up with the drill allright so that's awesome we got the wiresin can you just back the moat a littlebit so that when we put the drywall on

It's notcausing them to be compressed in thereokay and then here's the drill justtighten up that set screw good and thengrab the wire and just bring all thoseextra wires onto that side of the back

There you up into the ceiling there yougo nice and tight like that beautiful sonow you're not going to have any problemwith the compression now you got yourpliers up on the strapping that's how Ilose most of my tools try not to do that

All right come on down that's good we'reset to go there okay so there's just twothings that I noticed over here first ofall this is awesome because you did thebottom part and there's a joint it'staped this joint here now because of the

Age of the home and the fact thatnowhere else in this house has got acontinuous vapor barrier that sealed upif you're just doing one room I get itthis will work fine but because we'reeventually working our way through the

Whole house we're gonna bring it up tothe standard of air sealed so what Iwant you to do since it's full ofstaples and all that kind of jazz I wantyou just take the tuck tape and tapethat joint together top to bottom and

Then on the bottom where we've got thevapor barrier coming and down onto thefloor I want you to get the acousticseal and I want you to run with nicethick bead and press that all in andthrow in a couple of sets staples okay

Gotchabeautiful Oh again using that as a shelfoh man you're gonna lose that nightwasted or me I got to get you used towearing a pouch yeah there you go sweetnow there's two ways to seal up a vapor

Barrier when there's an overlap one iswith the tape the other one is acousticseal acoustic seal works great insituations where you haven't stapled itall on yet since this is stapled it'sjust faster for us to get it done this

Way just a quick note when you'reworking with this tape I always foldover the edge so that it doesn't sealagainst itself so just save a lot ofaggravation okay so this is the acousticseal basically it just kind of like cut

The tip off so that it comes out in anice thick bead sweet yeah so then whenI put on the photo squeeze it nice andtight does that need to be puncturedprobably throw the puncture trick so Iguess some of these caulking guns have a

Little like needle here it pops out it'salways easier they get full of goop yeahit's kind of like stick it in there andpoke it a few times it's gonna get messyit's gotta be a better way to do thatokay

Right up against the edge of that okaynot too far into the room further backthere you go and that's that's the wayherethis stuff works great that man it makesit messy there you go so press it in now

We got an air seal that is awesome sothe secret when you're inspecting yourjob is go one system at a time firstinspect all of your electrical thencheck all of your framing then checkyour air barrier and so on and so on and

So on and if you do that and you won'tbe always picking up and putting downtools you can just keep on workingthrough the room one tool the time sowell Matt's cleaning off that goop I'mgonna just throw a few screws I'm using

Florrie screws here into my strapping Inoticed that the last row here wasn'tdone with a nail gun and I want to makesure that everything is secured properlybefore you hang your drywall on it okayone other thing you want to inspect very

Carefully user insulation this is yourlast opportunity to see it so you wantto visually inspect and make sure thatthere are no ugly gaps like right hereokayif you have an ugly gap how to open the

Plastic get your hand in here and getthat filled properly most times what itis is during the installation processsomeone will tuck it in a corner it'llpop out right the every action has anopposite equal reaction syndrome when

You're done that make sure you get yourtape and seal that vapor barrier upagain press it in there really goodbecause this tape only sticks underpressure if you just touch it you knowit won't be attaching itself it'll just

Fall off make sure you do that that'sgood yup stepsthen we have a problem over here of abetter address toso what I have here is a framing issue Iactually are missing the last piece of

This interior wall we should have a studrunning along here somewhere to line uphere so we have a intersection for mydrywall now I asked my son to put insome blocking and he did that I shouldhave taken the time to explain it

Properly because he's got it the shortside here and what I should have is thewide side okay so Matt what we're gonnaget you to do is pull the blocking setit where the installation joints areokay and then we're gonna go on on the

Wide side of where the installationjoint is you pull the plastic and youcan through your screws right here on anangle and you can actually screw rightthrough into that board okay it's reallyeasy to install you can set these screws

Before you put the board there and thenonce you get that done then you can takethis insulation and you can just youknow lay it in behind the board becausethere's just enough room because of theold framing great it's an actual 2×4

Here so this hard 12 won't becompromised if you put it in behind thisand then I'll give it a much better sealbecause by going underneath you'recompressing behind it but you'recreating these gaps you see that right

Where the cold air will come through sowhat we're gonna do is we're going tojust throw in our laser level here andthis one is a little bit different thanthe one I usually use there's my lineright there so what I'm gonna do is I'm

Gonna just throw my line on here I'lldraw right over that laser line that'llmean that's where the front edge of that2x4 is that we're gonna stick on andthat's awesome sauce and then we'llthrow a level on it when we install it

After that so here we go what we want todo is we want to cut our barrier wherethe installation joint is because nowwhen you go to change that wood you'llknow exactly where it goes right in themiddle and then we're gonna make like a

Cut it like an H so you got lots of roomto get in there and work okay so now youcan access your screws flip that overboom boom boom when you're done we'lljust tape it all up okay awesomeright we're just lining up our our stud

On that laser line that I made with mymy marker on the plastic always great tohave markers with you when you'reworking order your vapor barrier it's somuch more effective than pencil okay noit's the level on it I'll do the level

I'll tell you when you can hit the topfor me firstyeah there we goall right throw a couple more in forgood measure just to make sure that it'snot going to twist on us okay so our

Inspection is complete we've got ourback framing or vapor barriers takencare of our lighting or strappingeverything is all done we're ready fordrywall and we aren't gonna have to takeour hands off the installation tools

Once we get started that is a huge goalyou'd be surprised how fast installationwill go if you don't constantly have tostop to fix little things the other sideof it is a lot of people when they'redry walling if they don't have

Everything prepped perfectly first thedrywallers are just skipped right onpast all those other mistakes andthey'll remain there forever so ifyou're doing your own renovation andyou're contracting out the drywall that

Inspection is golden don't expect thedrywall er to come in here and do any ofthat work for you it'll never happen nowwhat we want to talk about is orderingyour own drywall okay remember we talkedabout strapping the ceiling so we can

Order our drywall and what we want to donow is just measure the width of theroom it's a little over 11 feet okaywhich is good now drywall comes intraditionally eight nine ten and twelvefoot sections depending where you go we

Just go like that and that's easier okayso what I do when I'm doing my order isI'll start I'll make a list like thistwelve ten 9s and eights in a lot ofcases I don't buy nines but every oncein a while it's really handy especially

If you have a nine-foot ceiling allthose short wallsit's just perfect right so we haveeleven feet across and we have twentyfeet to the other direction so what wayit's going to look as let me do

Draw this over here's my room okay soI'm gonna have a sheet that's four feetwide another sheet that's four feet wideand so on and so onokay there's five of them that's fivetimes four feet wide 20 feet long

Then it's 11 and changed so by a 12 footand we'll cut one end of each of thosethat's how we do this so I need five onetwo three four five now this long wallis going to be installed with drywall onthe horizontal not the vertical never

Install drywall vertically if you aredealing with old frames because they'renot parallel they're not level they'rethey're not straight you want to gohorizontal whenever you're dealing withwith a structural number if you're in a

House that has steel framing you can govertical because they always install itperfectly level and you can alwaysadjust a screw if you need towhat does not give you that flexibilityso we have 20 feet then we have two

Choices we can put a 10 and then a 10 onthe top part but then what do you do letme just draw this out so here's my wholelong 20 foot wall if I put a 10 foot andanother 10 foot I have a joint righthere then the next sheet

I want to stagger the joint it's one ofthe rules of drywall you don't want thebutt joint in the same place so I'd wanta joint there and then what am I goingto do with this have two joints on awall when it's not needed so what I'm

Gonna do is I'm gonna go with 12 feetwith an 8 okay and then I'll go 8 feethere with a 12 that offsets my jointsthat makes life nice and simple I onlyhave one joint in each wall perfect keepthat in mind so I need two more 12s and

I need two eights and you continue onthrough the room like that measure allyour ceilings first get all your numbersthat ceiling there is 12 feet long andit's 10 feet wide so I know I need three10s for the ceiling that means the wall

Is also 10 feet wide I got two ends ofthat so I need two for each side okaythat makes life simple now I've got allmy major walls already ready done theyordered the only thing left is all theshort walls now if your wall is less

Than four feetwhich would be here anything for feetand less you can order one sheet to govertical because now you can span fromthe corner to a corner with one sheet soyou're fine anything under that so I

Just walked through my room and I pickout all the small ones I go that's athat's an eight that's an eight one twothree four five six seven eight boom andI go in two three four five six seveneight now I've got on my driver water

Now the last thing I do before I ordermy drywallI always toss an extra couple eights onthere because things happenall right damage happens you miss addingsomething it's just nice to have it

Around better to have an extra couple ofsheets on the site when you're drywalling then be almost finished and haveto go back to the store and pick acouple up especially if you're gettingit delivered because you don't have a

Track all right so now we got thedrywall let's talk about how to carry itwhere you gonna put it on the job siteand how to load up the room so that youcan install it without having to move itover and over and over again to get it

Out of your way okay so as I mentionedI'm working in my kitchen but let's justtalk about a few other things that arereally important because thisinformation is useful no matter whereyou're working in your house there are a

Variety of different dry walls in themarket now traditionally we use what wecall half inch standard regular ultralight all these different terms are thesame thing there's a half-inch basicdrywall that's for residential

Constructionwhenever there's no consideration or ano requirement by building code for firesafety or water or moisture control somost of the house is going to get thathalf-inch if you're working in a

Bathroom you might have a coderequirement for using a green water andmold resistant board those are optionsas well and generally speaking we it'sonly specific to a bathroom some peopleuse it on the back wall of a kitchen if

They're tiling and expecting if there'sa sink there for water damage that's anoption as well the other kind of drywallit's most common is the 5/8 drywall it'swhat we call type X now in the back ofthis drywall you can see it's just got a

Print the date and manufacturer andthat's iton type X drywall the drywall itself hasgot a band written on it and it actuallysays type X drywall on it that's for theinspectors when they're doing a tour of

The jobsite theyNo yes that's fire rated drywall andit'll ever say whether it's 5/8 or 1/2inch because they're different ratingsfor fire code we don't wanna get intotoo much of that right now but in most

Residential situations if you're usingtype X fire wall board it's becauseyou're in a row house or you have asemi-detached and your neighbor thebuilding code requires a fire separationwhile between the two dwelling units

Okay so if you have a bathroom thatyou're renovating and that bathroom wallis on your neighbor's side of theproperty and you're sharing that wallthat drywall has to be type X so youwant to put in your fire rating well

First then put in your moisture boardokayvery important you can't cheat therebecause it's a matter of liability incase something goes horribly wrongnow the only other time you're gonna use

5/8 drywall is if you're using soundcontrol measures if you're puttinginsulation and you want to help makethings a little bit more dense you canadd one or two layers for soundproofingand if you want to learn about

Soundproofing we're going to put a linkin the description because we've got afew videos that are awesome informationabout soundproofing and it's reallyimportant to have that understandingbefore you go close up because there are

Issues there that you might want toaddress in your house as well now thatwe understand all the different kinds ofdrywall that are out there let's getbusy with the next stepso when I'm bringing drywall into a

House I like to stack it up against thewall not on the floor and that'sgenerally because it keeps it a lotcleaner you'll end up using it as aladder and it's just not necessary ifyou're using a drywall lift to put your

Drywall in positionyou don't want anything on the floor inthe room that's what I like to use I'm abig fan of using the machine to lift myceilings in place now I know I'm gonnaget a lot of comments from contractors

Out there going ah we just lift it upand hold it somebody else screws theboard and that's great if you got two orthree guys on your crew but this systemworks amazing for homeowners you mightbe by yourself or have one a guy helping

You and you're not used to working withit you don't want to be lugging thataround and causing yourself injurybecause you're using muscles you don'tusually use so rent a drywall if if youneed to and if you want to see a video

About drywall lifts and some of thedifferent ones that are on the marketcheck the description below because Iwent out and I bought the one that wasfor sale in Amazon and we did acomparison test between the North

American made product and the one thatcomes across from China and you're gonnabe surprised at that result it's worththe look but anyway let's get back tothis I like to bring my drywall into theroom and put all the short ones on the

Wall first because the shorter thedrywall the less important it is to myinstallation and usually gets installedlast so I put my eights first then mytens then my twelve the reason for thisis I'm gonna start installing my biggest

Part of my ceiling first which is all mytwelve footers and then I'm gonnainstall my other ceiling which is on my10 footers and then when that's all doneI'll come back with the eights and I'lldo the little touch-ups I put it on the

Longest wall because this is the onethat can stay to the very end and ifthere's a couple of sheets left over Ican set them aside and then we'll putthose on later but I have all my drawingone place now my card can go anywhere in

The room and I don't have a you knowobstacles and I don't have things totrip over and I'm not constantly movingdrywall from one section to anotherwhile I finish the house so put it allin one spot have one place to work and

You're golden no all right so when thisstuff gets delivered it's gonna comegenerally in groups of two like thissometimes you know that'll come insingles but most the time it comes ingroups and it has a piece of cardboard

Underneath the paper and it's designedto tear that taper offso the sheets can be separated sogenerally speaking you got three optionsdelivery one is you go there with thetruck and you pick it up yourself now

You need a whole lot of truck to be ableto put 12-foot sheets of drywall inthere without having an accident on theway homeand an average renovation space likethis is 20 to 30 sheets so it's a lot of

Weight I generally try to have itdelivered and I have a truck so and Iknow in some of my videos I've harped alittle bit about on the box storesbecause of their prices but when itcomes to building materials like drywall

Generally speaking the Home Depot andthe lows are the greatest deal in – theyhave the lowest price per sheet now ifyou're just going in for a few sheetsand you get a great deal you throw inyour truck you drive home great if

You're looking for long runs and you'regetting it delivered then you startlooking at options you might be able togo to a drywall contracting firm whereall they do is drywall delivery andinsulation and you can get a price there

Now their price per sheet is going to bea lot higher but they have additionaldelivery services that you want tobalance out when you're looking at thatthey'll put it on a truck and sometimesthey'll not just deliver it to the

Driveway but they'll walk it right intothe house for you for about a buck asheet or even better sometimes it's 50cents so checking your your competitionthe area you live in because you mightbe able to get a deal where the overall

Cost of the project is lower if you buymore expensive drywall and get betterservice and the reason is this carrying30 sheets of drywall off the truck andinto your own house sometimes can takean hour or two it's exhausting and you

Might find yourself too tired to finishworking for the rest of the day so ifyou want to be effective and efficientyou can have it delivered and have acouple of young bucks come running it inthe house and drop it on the wall for

You you just got to tell them how youwant it set up and they'll do it for youyou're good to go then you take yourdrywall lift and you can get everythinginstalled in the same day and it's notquite so exhausting

So we're gonna just demonstrate a coupleof tips here on ways to lift and carryyour drywall that'll help reduce fatigueand it'll make sure that the wind won'tblow it away on you here we go we'rejust gonna pick it up together straight

Up and I'm going to turn around andreverse my hands now it looks a littleawkward at this point but you'll see ismy ain't my arm creates a slope okay sothat I can hold the top of the drywalllike this and what Matt's going to be

Doing is he's going to be holding it acertain wayso that he's not fighting with me ifyou're not carrying it in the samedirection with the same slope thenyou're always twisting and pulling and

You're gonna hurt your back so I canwalk around I could open doors as I'mworking and everything like that noproblem at all okay so you'll see theway the mats carrying that his hand hasturned the other way but he's also got

The same angle okay so if I'm carryingit this way it's where we're fightingwith the drywall the whole time we'rewalking so that's why both of uscarrying it with our arms out createsthat natural slope and then if you get

Around you got you can duck and getaround obstacles no problem right nowcome on back and then we're gonna flipit because we want always have thedrywall with the white paper facing youwhen you're measuring and cutting the

Way you flip it if you're on end endwith a long sheet is quick or it mightsnap ready go okay there we go whoothat's precarious the other way to flipit is to work into the middle a littlebit and then we can both flip it

Together work on the sheets is cheesyjust make sure you keep your backstraight you'll be fine now let's set itback in now when you're carrying 12-footsheets of drywall they can be heavy putyour knee out all right now what we've

Got here is friction so as long asyou're putting a little bit of pressureon this drywall you don't have to carryit you just create a little bit offriction and you can control the dropokay so that way you're not gonna be

Slamming it on the ground and drop itnobody has to work too hard now now wegot all the drywall in place the whitepapers facing out ready to measure andcut all right so now it's time formeasuring and cutting now listen if

You've learned anything in this video sofar feel free to take two seconds andgive us a quick thumbs up and letYouTube know that we've done a good jobin the informative some new stuffnow it's basically step two right we're

Gonna move on with installing this stuffso bear with this because we're gonnastart off with the most importantdecision you're going to make in yourdrywall installation and that is whereto start

Generally speaking when you're dealingwith drywall you want to start with theceilings but I want you to listen towhat I got to say here because you wantto resist the temptation to just startagainst the outside wall and here's why

If you've been a fan of this channel atall and you heard me say this beforeyou'll never find a room that's squarenow drywall is square so here's yourroom let's just say we're putting in anice square room and there's no problems

With it and you assume it's square thatmeans when you put your drywall againstthat edge on the ceiling it'll be niceand perfect all the way across no gapsright but in reality your room isprobably more like this and then when

You put your drywall against the walland you've measured from this point tothis point and it says 11 feetyou cut your drywall square and what youget is this you get a piece of drywallthat goes like this now if you turn that

Drywall to fit now your drywall doesn'tfit the hole it's long a one side biggap on the other side causes your worldto hurt you're up there on a ladder withyour buddy going home it doesn't fitsomebody tries to do something stupid

And jamming in there you break yourdrywall and now you got a huge gap saveyourself all that aggravation what Iwant you to do is just start bymeasuring over 45 or 46 inches okay takethat measurement and write it on the

Wall we'll call it 11 feet move over 4feet take that measurement okay and thenwhat you're going to have is becauseyou're using the short side of the wallif it's still 11 feet here to hear theyou are installing it square now the

Distance here might be 44 on one sideand 45 on the other side but you can cutthat because your sheets 48 inches wideso all you do is just start your linejust a few inches shy of the width of adrywall and measure both lines and

Install that sheet first then put thatin to fill so the rest of this wholeroomgo in nice and square and generallyspeaking one of these walls will besquare and you can take your square in a

Level and you can throw it across yourframing and you can double check in acorner to see how it's doing find theone corner that's the most square andwork off of that one okay but to makeyour life simple because you're it's

Really hard to measure a perfect pieceof drywall the first time just start 44inches in and then off you gowhat we're gonna do Matt if you couldjust do that so when you'recommunicating with somebody else in the

Room and let's say there's two of you'reworking you've got a friend helping andhang your drywall what you want to do isestablish you know which wall is youryour level wall okay so we have a beamthat's supporting the open space in this

House so this is our beam all right sowhen I'm asking for a measurement I'masking first from the beam out and thenfrom the beam out right and I'm gonnasay this wall here has a door and thisone has a window so we can communicate

Right so when I'm making my drywall hereI'm gonna be taking this sheet puttingit over and lifting it up so I can rightdoor side and I know when he's given mea measurement that this door side thisis going to be the square side that's

Going to be the cut end because we'regonna pick it up and go like this andinstall it this way okay I don't know ifthat made a lot of sense but let's trythat one more time the door is over hereso we're gonna pick the sheet up rotate

It just like in the picture and lift itup so my my door symbol would be on thatpart of the drywall so when I'minstalling this the other end here endsup down here on the square wall we'renot cutting we're gonna cut the other

Side in case these dimensions aredifferent so so we're gonna just measurethis together now we're measuring basedon this floor joist because this floorjoist is 45 inches in the room which isa perfect location

Okay Matt right to the stud what's myactual measurement of 134 and like 7/8of some of that 134 to 7/8 okay so whatI'm gonna write is 134 7/8okay now we want to move over one twothree more studs

Now these joists are actually the threestuds their choice these joists are 16inches apart so if you just count threemore it's actually four feet it's agreat cheat it's one of the reasons whyI love having things strapped because it

Makes math so much easier 135 and aquarter so here we go all right that's ahuge difference the other side down hereit's one thirty five and a quarterimportant to write these downnow you want to do a little math because

The last thing you want to do is cutthis drywall exactly the right dimensionso if this represents the wholedimension the wall ceiling in the wallyou want your drywall to actually come alittle bit short at the end all the way

Across well it's almost a straight lineand then short on the other siderememberthe drywall is half an inch thick so ifyou're 1/4 inch shy over here at aquarter and shy over here that makes it

A lot easier to install and the nextsheet that goes up is going to come outpast that point all right and it's gonnago in horizontal but you're gonna have anice solid joint there so you don't haveto worry about being perfect drywall is

Not finished carpentry its drywall soyou really want to take advantage of theopportunities you have to cut theseshort spaces so that the install goesnice and simple all right so thisbecomes a half an inch shorter so we're

Taking a quarter inch from each side soyou take half an inch off of that nowthis is fractions I know it's math rightthis is gonna be crazyhalf an inch in eighths is actually 4eighths so you take that off leaves you

Three eighths so we're gonna end up withone thirty-four and three eighths theother side we got one thirty five and aquarter that ends up being one thirtyfour and three quarters so because thesenumbers are different we're gonna want

To put the mark on the top and thebottom and then connect the dots nowthis is a really old house and as aresult I'm not surprised that they'redifferent now this is our new tool we'regonna introduce this the t-square for

Drywall and if you put that pointit sits on this on the drywall right onmy mark now I'm a good I'm about a halfan inch off down here so there's optionsfor cutting in youand drywall videos people will take

Their tape measure and they'll taketheir knife they'll extend the blade alittle bit and they'll basically holdthe knife to the tape okay and then theycan measure and they can cut and you canset this up if I wrote the door on the

Other side of the drywall I'll becutting on this end and then you can setthis up where your finger is actuallythe guide and then you just pinch thedrywall with the measurement you wantand you can cut a straight line with the

Knife okay and that works great whenyou're making square cuts but insituations like this you can't use thetape you can't cheat so what we're gonnado is we're going to use our square andwe're going to just move the bottom of

That and to connect the dots use ourtotal hold it in position draw a linewith a pencil the reason you want thepencil is when you're working like thissometimes it's difficult to keepeverything where you want it so having a

Visual guide to make sure that you'restill on track is a good thing okay nowwe just press it against the drywall andwe're lightly cutting the paper okaythis is not an exercise I'm trying tocut all the way through the board now

Very important to have a really sharpknife hereI recommend the Olfa knife I'm notgetting paid to say this I just beenusing them for years it's adjustable itsretractable they have a snap off blade

And you get a lot of life out of this sothis one blade is gonna do all the hotdrywall in this whole room because whatyou're doing is you're cutting the paperremember drywall is paper with all thecompressed gypsum in between the two

Layers as long as you can cut the paperyou'll break the board no problem nowthe way you break this after you put thescore it's just that's it a little bitof a wiggle all rightnothing to it now as you fold the

Drywall back like this you got controlof it's not gonna fall over you know thereason we always have the white paperfacing the front is it leaves a niceclean line and when I break that drywallthe part that I'm looking at and I'm

Working with with my mud is nice andclean if I cut from the brown sideokay can I break it and something goeswrong or my knife gets dull I end upwith a bunch of these kind of pieces ofpaper tearing off now when I go to

Finish my drywallI can't tape that I'd actually gottacome by and tear every single piece ofthat off all the way down the edgealright so in order to avoid that Ialways have the white side out and cut

That then you step back behind thedrywall with your knife from bottom tothe top and you're cutting through justpapernow you're sticking your blade all theway through but you're only cutting

Paper because the gypsum is out of theway and then grab both sides so theydon't fall over set the garbage to theside there we go now it's ready forinstallation all we have to do isassemble our drywall lift throw it up in

The ceilingall right so just before you put yourdrywall on the ceiling I want to takeone more look and you want to getmeasurements so anything that you haveto use a cutout tool after the fact now

This is why I'm suggesting you use thecutout tool boxes like this they're anissue you have electrical fixtures youhave heat ducts you can have fans allkinds of different protrusions throughthe drywall when it's finished generally

Speaking you want to cut those out witha cutout tool after you install thedrywall because if you try to measureexactly the location on to that drywallbased on where it goes up you're goingto be really disappointed

Remember we're leaving a little bit ofgap on each side the world isn'tperfectly square even if we think it isthe drywall is square you're cuttingmight not be straight there's so manyvariables that leaving all of the

Cutouts until after it's installed isyour best bet so what you want to do isyou want to measure the center murk ofthis fixture center line and you want towrite it on your plastic wall you can'tdry wall without a marker I'm telling

You right now this is like the mostimportant tool 58 inches okay so ataround the 58 inch mark I'm gonna put anarrow okay I'm gonna put 58 and then I'mgonna measure from the other side 45 andthen I'm gonna put this arrow 45 it

Doesn't look like much but as soon as Iput this sheet up I'm going to check mywall okay and I'm going to draw this andmark that spot on the drywall for afuture cutout tool now I think we'llshow that on the video right away anyway

But the point is your system should becheck where your sheets going make sureany protrusions you've got labeled andmarked and then the next sheet over youcan always take a pencil and mark it onthe drywall right where the next to

Where the protrusion is and you can justfollow that system one sheet at a timenice and methodical don't be in a hurryand bury everything that's generally howdrywallers do it that goes so quick theyalways miss something take it easy

Make notes think twice double-check nowyou can proceed so here's our ourdrywall lift these products aregenerally available at a lot of toolrental stores you can just rent them forthe day or just a few hours if that's

All you need it forPeregrin Pro manufacture companiesthat makes this this is made in the USAsolid steel it's an amazing tool and ifyou haven't seen the other video wherewe discussed the difference between this

And the cheap junk that's available onAmazon I actually bought one just tocheck it out and we did a video on thedifferences pros and cons you've reallygot to check that out I'm just gonnawhip this together and start putting up

The drywall while Matt goes out to buyour lunch just a quick note before yougo sticking your drywall on and closingyour ceilingmake sure you've made a map of all ofyour electrical you need to know the

Exact center locations for after thefact so you can drill your holes for allyour pot lights crucial now let's justrecap we've got our drywall we've got acut we've got it measured we know it'ssquare in the room we're going about 44

Inches off the fixture we're gonna cutout is written on the wall so in realitythis drywall can go pretty much anywherewithin a few inches right as long as itfits in the hole it doesn't matter whereit lands we're gonna be just fine this

Is the benefit of my system you don'thave to be perfect in your location youjust want to get it roughly in the areakeep an eye on things try to keep themrelatively square all rightbuh-buh-buh now we were trying to go off

This floor joist here or give or takeabout that spot now I know I'm less than48 inches to the wall good look a littlebit tighter I've tucked all my wires upso there's not gonna be any problemthere all right now I just want to make

Sure my gap here you're straight andit's not and this is my key if the gapon each side of this drywall to myheader is the same I know I'm going insomewhat square so I'm just gonna make acouple of modifications before I put too

Much tension on it I like that and thenthe last thing I got to do is give it alittle bit of tension push it up therenice and tight now nothing's gonna goanywhere I'm free to go get my tools andscrew that on so here's this thing I

Just went out and I bought a new dimplea bit from Dewalt and it goes tospring-loaded does a great job throw onyour screw and generally speakingthe idea is it sets the screw deepenough that it is recessed so it's not

Too proud so you can fill it with mudand it doesn't break the paper and theway you can test that is use a 5:1 thisrub over topthere's no clicking sound here that ifit clicks it's not deep enough so then

You can adjust this just by turning thehead you can turn the head in and outand then you set the wheel behind it toSnug it up right anyway I just wanted toshow you that because that's a nicelittle tool and I picked that up so that

You know we'd have some options but Ialso went up and picked up a new toolfor Maddy he doesn't own a screw gun yetand so this is a drywall screw gun it'svery specific tool it's generally onlyfor drywall and it has a adjustable neck

As well and so it's very quick and soyou can turn the motor on the tipdoesn't spin until you put pressure onit all rightand then that's not deep enoughobviously so then you adjust your head

Until you get what you want out of itthat's too deep so I'm just gonna playaround here a little bit until I get theright depth setting no still not deepenough so I'm gonna turn one more clickmaybe I like on that it's just barely

Though so I want to throw one more it ontherethere perfect now it's set in place onelittle suggestion I have is Mattactually can you grab the electricaltape take a little bit of electrical

Tape and wrap it on the Chuck now nowthat you have the depth set there's noneed to fine-tune it there's nosituation the need for that will changeso we're just gonna take care of thatright now now I got that taped on it's

Good to go forever and ever every menlisten this particular tool is like only80 bucks and the way you hold it is ithas like a pistol grip so that you'realways pushing right up through thescrews and you're not gonna slip off and

Just use the your last couple yearshow runs the trigger nice and easy nowit's corded which means it's a good dealall right80 bucks hello if your drywall you don'thave power in the house then you're

Probably in brand-new construction youmight need to get a corded cordlessversion but that's like 300 or so so Iprefer to go with corded especially forhome renovations this is a great toolupgrade for a homeowner because it's one

Of those things that if you have you canmake really quick work of this job andit's gonna be a perfect screw every timeand you're not going to be adjusting andfiddling around and breaking throughpaper and causing all of those problems

Associated with just using a hand drilldefinitely one by one you want to buyany of these tools the lift the drill isa little bit's you can go to our webpage now the links in the descriptionwe've got a brand new affiliates link

There so we got affiliates from allkinds of different companies so feelfree to do your shop in there thereshould be some deals availableeverybody's got different prices ondifferent things so you can do some

Comparative shopping but we just puttogether a little bit of a resource foryou to help make shop easier anotherquick tip if you find a hardware storethat sells screws in bulk you just payby the pound it's half price when you go

To the store and you buy them in theselittle plastic containers uh-huh halfprice the best part of using a screw gunin this situation is it's really superquick and you don't run the risk havingany problems with puncturing the paper

So now for the next sheet you'll noticethat when you screw the drywall in nowyou have the strapping as Merck to putthis drywall now cross here we need amark this is again where this blackmarker comes in handy a nice big black

Line under each one B strapping on theplastic and you won't have any issueswith knowing where to attach yourdrywall so as long as you put a screw onthis each strap on this sheet and youmark with the marker on this side you'll

Know all your locations for putting onthe next sheet so here we get intosomething a little bit more trickybecause we're putting in a sheet that'sgoing to get cut it's not a full eightfeet four feet across so when you're

Cutting your sheet down you really wantto be cutting where it's comfortable uphere it's a lot easier to cut here andbreak it and trim it than at the bottomobviously that means thisis now gonna be my factory edge on the

Ceiling so last time we took the sheetand we basically lifted it up like thisright and that would make this the cutside if we did that again so now I'vegot to do this thing I got to flip itaround so you're gonna get very confused

So this is where knowing where the dooris and marking it on this is gonna bevery important so this is gonna be thedoor side where I'm gonna be cutting offokayso I'm gonna put the cut side here so

Now I got to visualize grabbing thissheet and going the other way all rightthat makes left right and right leftvery odd so our measurement on where thewhere the joint is is 134 and 3/8 we'regonna put that number down here now okay

The cut side I remote down 133 and 3/4okayand just for safety sake this is my beamokay so when we're picking it up we'repicking it up like this and that beamgoes over there behind us and that whole

Cut side will be on the outside thatactually makes senseand the reason you have to be verycareful here is because the cut line ateach end are different measurements andit's so easy to get them reversed and

Then you cut the wrong angle so end upwith it doesn't fit on one side it's ahuge gap on the other side the rightside of the sheet I wrote down is 42 andthree-eighths that's over there andthat's at this end 42 and 3/8 from here

And the other end is 42 and 3/4 okay sonow we have all that figured out sowe're just going to draw that line onthe angle again like we did last timenow here's the thing five and a quarteris how much for cutting off on this side

And five and a half on the other sidenow it might seem like a small thing butif we take our total amount which isabout 140 something that 134 65 aroundhere that's about the center of theboard if we make a mark here five and a

Quarter or five and a half thedifference is five and three-eighthsokay then I can go like this with thepencil I can hold it on five and fiveand a quarter and I can start drawing5min a quarter and slowly bring my

Pencil down to five and three-eighthswhere it hits the middle right abouthere and then slowly bring it down themarker to five and a half BAMso I've drawn a straight line that'sactually on an angle over 11 feet it's a

Great trick if you can get good at thatnow you can freehand cut this just traceit out with a knifebring your blade out about a half aninch remember we're only cutting thepaper so you don't have to use a lot of

Pressure you don't have to go deep justgot to get that a nice sharp blade inthe paper and then just set your handyour fingers up against the drywall andall you do is instead of looking at theblade look an inch in front of it and as

Long as you're looking at the at thepencil mark you'll find your bladealmost instinctively cut that markwithin a millimeter or two it's notgoing to be an issue because rememberwe've already taken off about a quarter

Inch or so off that measurement to allowthe wall board to cover the gap and youcan do the same thing on this edgebecause this is on an angle if you makethe mark with your pencil okay all yougot to do is get close doesn't have to

Be perfectif you make a mistake make it on theshort side it's easier to fill okay webreak that a nice clean cut then westart down hereit gets really big it's hard to manage

Now you can cut this from both sidesjust be cautious and be aware where theblade is the whole timeokay go bearish how's that feel yeahthat's pretty balanced you can extend myarm here okay one thing to remember is

Try to leave the handle and the wheelfacing you when you go in tight to thewall all right there we gobounce you a little bit now once we getclose now it's time to worry about thatwe're up there nice if you're not afraid

Of the noise these awesome guns have gota little trigger set on here so leavethe motor on the whole time and the onlytime the tip spins is when there'scompression so don't mind meall right so now we're going to talk

About installing the wall we're gonnaget three measurements here the top themiddle and the bottom because we'reputting our sheets in horizontallythose are the three numbers that we'regonna need one thirty four will go with

We'll reach up as high as I can go okayin the bottom believable I've alwaysfound his best practice sorry to get meall these measurements we're gonna treatthat corner like it's square actually wegonna treat this one we get square

Because this one is that one actuallyslopes in one of my tips for my systemis using the plastic as a way to makenotes right so I'm gonna get Matt tojust write down all the dimensions fromthis corner which we're gonna call

Square because we put a level on it andwe'll measure right to left on thesecases where we want the drywall to endokay well put the number here so that wecan translate that information we'regonna go tight to the ceiling from a

Factory edge so we can also measure fromthe ceiling down to the header okay giveme those two points as well you do allof that I'm gonna start translating thisinformation from a full sheet and I'llcut the board okay so this box here it's

It's a live box right it's already inplace we're not gonna use the kind oftool here because we've got a switchattached to it instead of disengagingthe wiring and putting it all backtogether again what we're gonna do is

We're going to take these two screws outpull this out twist it we're gonnapre-cut the hole on the drywall for thisokay it's not the greatest plan but it'sa good plan for the situation let's showpeople how to do that so we're gonna get

This measurement exact measurements forthese four quarters off that wall inthis wall we're assuming that this isrelatively square here just because weput that stud in with the laser level weshould get pretty close then I'm gonna

Just take those measurements and makethe hole a little bit bigger and thenwe'll come and install that together sowe're done here is we've measured thesheet to fit the whole wall we'vemeasured out where the the framework

Ends around the door okaythis all gets kind of that representsthe door so there's the frame there'sthe insulation and then there's actualframe in the wall so you got dorje ofinsulation wall frame we're measuring to

The edge of the wall frame so we don'thave interruption with the foam and thenover here we've just marked out wherethe location the plug is and we're goingto cut that in advance because it's alive plug the switch is already attached

This is a Seco system you can use athome if you're dry walling this spacethat's already finished the idea here isto cut all this and then then install itso that it's one piece we don't havejoints around the door because joints

Are in the door or the most likely placeyou're gonna find cracks figure that soif you can eliminate the risk of thecrack you solve a problem before itstarts now this is an old – I've beenusing this for about twelve years now

Drywall saw the teeth on it every othertooth they go in two differentdirections so they actually cut the holea little wider than the blade itselfmakes really quick and easy to cut holesnice and simple just a few bucks but

Having a good hand tool on you all thedifference in the world right so that'sgonna mark the ceiling where the studsintersect make sure you hit the middleof the stud that was the outside of thismat it's really important to get the

Middle of the start knowing that whereyou start the pencil isn't buried by thedrywall so you do that hockey stickaction we're not gonna know where it isnow because the door jamb is alreadyinstalled we're gonna cut this in

Advance of getting over there all rightwe just put our level on the ground herejust to create a Leever because the ourground is actually a little warped so ifI had this sitting on the ground andthen I cut it out it might snap the

Drywall in half because the floor isdoing wonky things unrealwell that drywall kind of tool isamazing it's a noisy it's dusty but manis it efficient and you can also use itfor cutting around all your electrical

Boxes that don't have wiring it willshow you that in just a minute let's getthis in place nice and easy on this oneokay because of the door issue you wantto be more in the middle of that panelso that you have got a lot of control

Okay you're over there okay let me putmy end up first number closed like adoor how's that working okay now you cansee how crazy wonky this house is thisis how how worked everything is righthow did you measure this I give I cut it

The measurement that's written on thewall look at the gap I'm two inches awayfrom where I should behere's the evidence this is the numberthat he gave me measuring from hereacross so that's the number that I cut

The truth is the stud is at fifty sixand a half because I need the drywall onthe wood to attach it 57 you're on theright how am I gonna screw the wood ifyou cut it over here oh you told me tomeasure the edge of the stud wrong edge

We're gonna attach it to the wall bigpart of it this is one of these momentswhere you just go moose Papaah okay so two things have were thereone there is a apparently breakdown ofcommunication and we're gonna blame me

That's fine I get that but to theceiling on this house is so out of whackthe floor is out of whackthere's nothing square to work with hereso in it in most homes you don't dealwith the 1880 Payne but here we are so

What we're gonna do is we're going tostart on the floor so that we at leasthave something to measure from it's kindof a similar concept of the ceilingstarting with a second sheet we put iton the floor throw it in the corner that

Sits nice so that can be treated likesquare and then we're just going to comeover here and we're gonna mark where tocut the board so that we can screw it tothe stud and then BAM so now I'm gonnacut that line are you kidding me look at

That even this this is out almost aninch over four feet oh my god everythingis here is so crooked it's our job tomake a look straight all right so allthat information about measuring that'sall great information because generally

We like to install tight against theceiling and that works great if yourhouse is level but in this caseeverything is old and twisted and weirdso it's better for us to work here so wehave a nice straight edge that we can

Measure up because even once we put thatsheet in there we realized we wereinstalling like this and the same thinghappened where things are too long ortoo shortit's just wacky laughter you go you this

And I'll measure and cut the next pieceand then we'll be able to measure niceand snug up to the ceiling and all ofour points across here and we'll be ableto basically trace out the contour ofthat ceiling

Unreal so since I'm installing thisdrywall first I'm just translating thisinformation about where that box is isit inches over and 19 inches up there wego and that'll be fine I'm also going toneed to just remove a little bit of work

Here for that box nicebut a little bit of luck I'll be able towe're gonna listen behind yes sironce you get a couple of screws in juststop get your cutting tool outwe know the middle of that location in

The box now this particular tool the tipof it is like a guide point and itdoesn't have a cutting wheel on it soit'll just run around the perimeter whatwe do is we puncture the hole we run tothe edge we hop over the other side of

The box and then we keep pressure on theoutside of that box until we've tracedit out and it cuts through the drywallperfect every timeoh yeah whooso here's how we do this boom that's

Close to the middle six feet right thereall right in this situation and I meanif you could do this kind of drywallinstallation whatever you face you'regonna be fine if you have square and youhave level you have a lot of advantage

If you don't and you're working an oldhouse like this you've really gotta useyour noggin and you got to have a laserlevel what I'm gonna do I've marked outsix feet exactly on that drywall BAMthere's my mark now here's the best part

There we go there's my six foot markright here okaysix feet now what I'm gonna do and I'mtipping my six foot mark on okay therewe go all the way up and down now whatwe're gonna do is we're going to take

Our measurements from the wall from thatline measuring at the bottom of thedrywall which will be my finished edgeto the edge to the corner which is sixfeet because we measure it from there soI know that's six feet I'm going to take

It from the topmeasure it to the outside corner so nowwe're gonna measure from our 6-foot markover to the corner all right so 71 andthat's just a half-inch less than sixfeet so now I'm going to translate that

Information over to this side I know Igotta take a half an inch off here tozero and we're going to just do thisover and over and over again measuringall of the elements on that wall wellbased on that center line using the

Center line and the drywall as our levelthis sounds kind of complicated but thereality is if we have a horizontal lineand we have a center line and we measureeverything up and then off we can findevery point

Around the outside of that perimeter ofthat sheet of drywall including cut outaround the door and we can cut all thatout first and then just set it in placeperfectly what we want to do is create amultitude of points for taking

Measurements from this was just overfour feet don't need a measurement justover four feet that one's exactly fourfeet and I'm okay if there's a littlegap at the top of the sheet I'm notconcerned about it because you'll be

Able to fix that later it's not idealbut in this scenario nothing is gonna beideal just under four feet okay so farso good we know the other sheet ofdrywall comes up a little bit so overhere we're down to four and a half forty

Seven and a half inchesforty seven and half inches so that thethe ceiling definitely drops here alittle bit so I'm taking a half an inchoff the top over here because this wholeside drops now that I've got a level

Edge you can see how it at the tape itjust pops down there right amazingi sowe're following this drops right here sowe're gonna we're gonna cut that drop inand we're going to continue measuringoff for this line at the bottom the

Sheet they cut around the door in thebud ah once we get that all done thenwe'll be ready to installso before you let the guy you can golike going nowtake off make sure you get a screw near

The top otherwise if somebody comes inthe room and opens the door the airpressure change will pull the drywallright off the wall you might not belooking I learned that one the hard waywe are here to talk today about drywall

Tools and materials specifically over 40different things that you should own forsure you might want to buy and a fewthings you might even want to rent tomake your life as easy as possible tomake a painful job for DIY errs rather

Enjoyable number one on the list ofcourse is a knife no this is the Olfa HBit is the wide fat knife it has snap offblades which is number two you're gonnawant a box a snap off please knowgenerally if you're buying a knife for

The first time it'll come with an extracouple blades I did all of this kitchenand dining area here with one blade Istill have a few snap off sections leftthe secret the cutting drywall of courseis cut the paper don't stick your blade

Into the chalky middle on the inside andyour blades will last a long time onceyou've got that taken care of you'regonna want to get yourself a carpenterpencil there's a difference between thisand those little little tiny ones this

Lead is really strong really fat andwill last you a long long time so thisis what I use to mark my drywall in thecategory of tools you must own is adrywall knife because if you don't havesome of the most professional tools this

Will at least give you the ability tocut all the holes and rectangles and bigangles and inside outside corners sothat you can install your drywall thisone blade here is a lot of teeth that goin two different directions so when

You're cutting it doesn't have a lot offriction so speed is important right nothow hard you're pushing and that is thesecret to using that of course whenyou're dealing drywall a must-have is amask not so much for when you're

Installing it when you're sanding it sothere are two mats that I wouldrecommend one of them is one of thesebad boys here mask like this is worthabout 60 bucks for a chargeablereplaceable filter sorry on the end

There are about $15 a pop but it willlast you for months and months even ifyou're working in a regular basis thisone here this is from mold X and I'vegot this linked on our Amazon page thismask is awesome it's a got the vent here

Okay so I can actually wear this I canactually wear this and still talk now Idon't have a nose piece to pinch becauseit's built in this is actually formedfor your bridge of your nose it'sactually it's really cool right so you

Don't have to worry this has a muchhigher performance value than thosemasks that have the little breathablepinch nose thing on it they're garbageright they only fills around about 50percent your air this gets up in the 85

To 90 range all rightthis is the 9999 but this is a prettygood substitute for occasional dust youcan get about ten of these things in abox and it's pretty affordable so Idefinitely want to get you a mask as far

As the workhorse you definitely need atape measure if you're working withmetal studs make sure you get a tapemeasure has a magnet on the end becausethen you can reach out magnet to thestud and then pull your reading if it's

Not a magnet any tape will do make sureit's high vis and it has a pretty decentstand out so that you can grab thingsacross the room and then pull the tapetight to measure okay next two things gohand-in-hand

You must have drywall corners I've neverseen a room in my entire life thatdidn't have at least one corner on it sosuggest you buy outside metal cornersinstead of the paper beads the paperbeads are available it's more for

Situations where you don't have framingand you're floating a corner and youdon't have anything to nail or screw toand just a pair of simple metal cutterslike this aviation snips straight onesalright you can cut this corner with

Ease now you also need to install yourdrywall so you're gonna need the drilland you're gonna least need a Phillipsbit I recommend these little gizmos herethis has got a depth setter on it andyou can get a package of two of these

For like five bucks that's also on theAmazon Line being able to have a depthset with your screw is so importantbecause if you break through the paperyou aren't actually holding anything andit will just cause you a lot of grief

Because when you mud it and paint itit'll keep popping and you'll get bumpsand chips and it's a mess the otherthing you're gonna need are screws allright regular half-inch drywall takesone and a quarter inch screw if you're

Using 5/8 drywall for any kind ofsoundproof application then I wouldsuggest getting the one on 5/8 and ifyou're going with the second layer thesecond layer will need a two-inch screwif you buy your screws at a hardware

Store where you can buy a wholefull and you buy by the pound you'll gettwice as many screws as you would if yougo to the hardware store where they sellit in a little plastic container just athought a couple of pounds of screws

Here is 12 bucks a couple of pounds atthe Harbor store in that bucket is 25okay the other thing you're gonna needand I think this is a must-have becausethis makes it possible for you to cutand measure your drywall it sits right

On the edges and allows you to scorestraight lines with your knife I putthat on my must-have list although ifyou're a contractor you're probablygoing we don't do that where I'm from wejust take out our knife take our

Measuring tape hold the knife to theside of the tape find the edge of thedrywall and use my finger as a guideright and you cut like that I get it Idon't suggest a homeowner doing somedrywall work on the weekend is going to

Be very proficient with this techniqueso do yourself a favor and get yourselfa square because that will help youimmensely and if you want to see howthat is used we do have a videooutlining all the details of how to use

That tool and all the options availablewe'll put a card up here or the link inthe description as well you can go andcheck that one outnow that takes us to a place where nowwe have our drywall installed almost one

Other thing I'm going to suggest is somekind of foot pedal because when you'redoing drywall we put the ceilings onfirst and then we hang the second sheetnice and snug up against the ceiling andthen we put the bottom sheet on and if

You're in most places in the world thesecond sheet of drywall even after itsinstalled has a bit of a gap so you putthis underneath that drywall like a footpedal and you can step on it and liftyour sheet up nice and snug this kind of

A snug joint right here allows you tohave a nice easy finish if there's ahuge gap it adds an extra step addsextra material adds extra time so forfive bucks you can have this lift yourdrywall it also acts as a rasp so when

You cut your drywall you can clean youredges up if necessary kind of a handytool to have now that leads us to tapingand then we're gonna be done with themust-haves in just a momentpaper tape if you have paper tape you

Can tape anything inside corners outsidecorners butjoints factory joints you can doanything with this stuff okay you got ahalf paper tape you also are going toneed a four inch knife because that's

How you apply the tape that's how you doyour corners that's how you apply yourmud on all your inside corners okay andthen you're gonna need one of these aten inch by four inch straight blade notthe curved ones straight okay and if you

Want to watch our video series on how totape you can also click that link checkit out in the description below but wegot a taping series set aside for you toshow you my system for homeowners fortaping which is foolproof it's not like

What you've seen on tv i don't usereally weird tools these two ana hawkthis little flat piece of aluminum panif you have these three tools you cantape like a pro I'll show you how in theother video now now that we've got the

Ability to measure and cut and installand tape Wow that's everything you needto know the only thing that's left issanding still a big fan of the radius360 I have it on my extension pole okayso nice and simple nice round head it's

Got a spongy core and this will do anice job of finishing and changing thetexture of the mud to be very similar tothe paper so after you have primed youdon't see the difference and then whenyou paint your walls will look amazing

Now moving on optionsthat's the must-have what you could haveis different tape you can have regularfiberglass tape okayyou could have ultra-thin fiberglasstape that's right this is available in a

Thinner version so when you're tapingyour butt joints you can now usefiberglass instead of paper if youprefer because fiberglass you caninstall with a quick set mud and thenyou can get your second and third coat

All in the same day so if you're doing asmall space using ultra-thin fiberglasstape on your butt joints allows you tofinish the job much quicker they alsohave fiberglass tape for what areas theyalso make a mud just for what areas

Although if you're doing a shower andyou're using green drywall board justkeep your colors the same green drywallgreen tape and don't use mud in theshower I always suggest using a cementuser use your tile cement when you're

Taping with this in the shower and thenwe also have from fibre tape theflexible corner bead this is the coolproduct because you can just cut off thepiece that you need ready for this ithas a joint here already made okay and

You just fold your corner instantoutside corner and it gives you a nicebeveled edge right very similar to ametal corner bead in this situation okaynow this is kind of cool just to have inthe box in case we ever need it right

It's that last minute I got to roll thecorner bead right here just in case whatare your like three feet short or yougot a tricky spot you can peel that youcan apply the drywall compound stick itin use your four inch knife just press

Down the edges and then fill in fromthat Ridge and it's strong enough thatyou can actually use your metal tools onit and treat it like a metal corner beadthat stuff is money in the bank if youever run into trouble but I'll be honest

With you my favorite is right herenow this is very similar okay this onealso Falls okay the difference is thisone folds into a bunch of differentangles both directions okay yeah wherethat tape won't do that it'll only do an

Inside cornerthis one does outside corners and nowthis is an interesting cardboardcompound and the backside of this herehas got a texture on it so it reallyholds the mud incredibly well so you can

Make an inside or an outside cornerright that would be an inside corner youjust fold it the other way be an outsidecorner done you could do 45 corners youknow like those old houses with thesloped ceiling you can set this up so

It'll go here and then on an angle andthen what happens is this corner righthere beside it actually it fits thecorner of the knife okay see that andit's a guide and you can scrape thatnice and tight and then when it's dried

You'd come from the other side and youget a perfect corner hence the word thisis called perfect 90 it's amazing and ifyou are in creative situations having abox of that around is really reallyreally handy now we got all the verbs

Done now okay there we golet's talk tape because you don't haveto just pull it off the roll and have ithanging around this is a great littletwo in one applicator for the fiberglassmesh and the way this works is you start

Here and it's just on the roller and youcan just press it into the wall run downto the corner the other thing it does isyou can pop this corner up pop the wheelout now watch this remember I showed inanother video how to use mesh corner in

The tape in the corner sorry all rightlook at this mess tell me that isn'tbrilliantdone now for everybody out there who ishating on me in that video you can't usemesh in the corner

They didn't make this because you can'tright the reality is if you're gonna usemesh in a corner you got to use theright mud that takes us to the nextproduct we're gonna show sheetrock 45huh because I live in Canada and I have

Sheetrock company all right we also haveCGC we have certainteed we have a lot ofdifferent drywall manufacturing productsout there so the brand name is not asimportant as the number 45 there are alot of companies making a 45 minute mud

Which is rhetorical because this usuallytakes them longer than that for it toactually dry but if you add some hotwater it can be done in 40 minutes ifyou have well water I can be done in 20minutes but the point is this that's a

Quick setting compound it's got achemical reaction it bonds to the meshand the drywall incredibly hard allright and it does not tear and crack ifyou use ultra ultra purpose mud orregular purpose mud or machine mud with

That mesh tape you're gonna have aproblem but with the 45 it works amazingthe other tool you might want to have isthis this little gizmo here you can putyour paper tape in so that if you'reworking on a ladder you just set this

Bad boy in your pocket and you haveaccess to a paper tape you can cut itcheck it in finish let it go move aroundgrab it again and it's right there readyto gohandy dandy okay moving along things you

Might want other than a metal corner Igrabbed this from the drywall's storethe other day and what this is is aninside corner intersection okay and theymake the pieces just like the metalcorner beat out of plastic and they they

Join together kind of like Lego it'sawesome so you can stick these on thewall and have perfect rounded cornersokay you don't have to go to the squarecorner you can go with rounded cornersthat's an option as well I'm not a big

Fan of the rounded corners but they domake tools now for putting on theoutside so it's arounded corner outside corner trowel andthey make all of these little gizmoshere now so you can get really nice

Finished corners that aren't going tocrack when they first came out withrounded corners we've got a lot of tinylittle cracks around but nowadays withthis little invention here your crackfree it's the way to go now when you're

Installing your metal corners a lot ofpeople use screws which drives me nutspurpose this demonstration I'm going toshow you this look here's a screw andhere's a drywall corner bead now rightno there's a row of holes in a corner B

And then there's a rows of exteriorholes that's where the fasteners go notdown the big holes in the middle allright when you put your corner bead onthe first half an inch that you're gotthere materializes other drywall there's

Nothing there to fasten to you alwaysuse the fasteners on the outside of thebead but the difference between thescrew and the nail is when you put thenail on its flat the screw always has araised head it's not designed for use

With the corner bead okay so when you'reputting that on you want to go to thestore and buy a box of these drywallringed nails and that is the secretsuccess which means you'll need a hammerbut no big deal everybody's owns a

Hammer and then you just tap that intothe framework and you're good to go youwon't have any problems next on the lista knife that's right you need a secondknife because if you're like me you'regonna lose the first one halfway through

The day so I have two of these bad boysokay more options lazy low this is forthrowing a line on your wall okay andthis is for every time you have ascenario where things aren't square youcan drop one of these lines down and

Have a point on your wall or on yourceiling you can measure from to helpmake sure that your cuts are perfect nowthat's the trick to learn but honestlyif you're going to be doing a lot ofdrywall or you just don't like having

Big gaps everywhere that you got to fillpache by that now if you do have to filland patch some big gaps or you havedamage you can always buy this stuffthis is amazing now this is just a fiberfiberglass mesh it's quite thin it's a

Little bit more a little more dense thanthe fiberglass tape but this stuff isawesomeso you open up a door and you get apuncture in your drywall all you do isadd some compound and you can stick this

Over top of the dent alright if you havean old house with plaster cracks okaythen all you do should pull out yourkills you spray down the plaster crackadd regular drywall compound over topfor that once it's dry stick this on top

Of that and you can tape that in andmake your wall brand-new again now whileI'm here I should do thisnext tip you can't just use regularcompound over that you want to sprayyour killed on that brown paper first

That'll seal up the paper so that whenyou put the compound on it it doesn'tend up bubbling which is a great pointbecause every once in a while especiallywhen you're new with this drywall gameyou'll have a weird corner to be

Triangular or something like that you'llcut it but you won't have it in yourmind to cut it upside down and backwardsso you're going to install it and you'llbe like wow it fits but only if thebrown side is down you can screw that in

It'll work just fine but after you'veinstalled it spray it with your killsoil spray okay and then you can use thedrywall compound over to if you don'tit's gonna bubble and peel that brownpaper off and you're in for a disaster

Okay next thing you should have with youthis is the wish list as the road as itnow remember you can cut everything withthis but this makes the job flawlesswhen you're installing drywall you don'tget a perfect cut like that using a

Cutout tool and then sticking it on thewall but this could have to let youinstall the drywall then cut it out andit looks like that next to that youdon't need but you might want is thisright here just a little bit from the

Wall this is awesomeit's spring-loaded all right it's alsoadjustable and has a locking ring to setthe depth now these little tabs heredon't really fit in these drills verywell

They do have a tendency to fallen outbut this one is made just like a regulardrill bit and it locks in place it'salso a depth setter so when you screw inyour drywallit's the perfect depth every time and

How you know that is the perfect depthis just before you put your mud on youtake your tool check if you hear anyclicking like well they're all done thatway your new clicking trust me theirscrew is not deep enough and you want to

Have one of these to get his hit anothershotthat'll take care of that long as youcan run over your screws without make anoise you're ready to take the nextthing is this clip right here it doesn't

Look like much but there's soundproofinghat channel that this gets clipped intoyou screw this to the wall and then youput on your hat channel and this is forsound absorption this helps to eliminatesound transfer from one room to the next

And if you want a really good version ofit right here the back bar here also hasfoam on it if you want to learn how todo that again card description check itoutthe next thing you might want is to go

The next step up now you can buy thisit's about 80 bucks comes with a cordyou can get the three or four hundreddollar version and you can put yourbattery from your drill on it but reallyit only has one function installing

Drywall it's the same thing it's a screwgun it has the same adjustable tip alittle different design but it has thesame function the other thing that thisdrill does because it has a little spotdown here a little switch so you pull

The trigger you flip the switch on andit stays on and the motor runscontinually and you put a screw on anduntil you put pressure on that itdoesn't turn right so it's really quickyou have it on it's a pistol grip so

You're always pushing straight up useyour last two fingers here as thetrigger I need to set that up and youcan just throw a screw on and throw ascrew on and just go all day long withthis bad boy it speeds up the drywall

Installation process by about threetimes as much when it comes to settingthe screws alrightylet me see – one of the tools and tricksto hevener huh yes for mixing your mudlet's move this out of the way you're

Gonna want to have a pail you're gonnawant to have one of these mixing paddlesmine's filthy but because it sits inwater it still makes perfect mud everytime and I have one of these slow mixerdrills man if I had a dollar every time

I saw suppose a pro in television notusing one of these to mix their compoundthis is a heavy-duty slow-moving drilland it will mix compound without makinga bloody mess because when you buy itpre-mixed in a box you got to put it in

A pail and add a couple cups of waterand mix it up that makes it creamy andsmooth and it makes the consistency inthe texture of such that a reducessanding it's worth the weight and goalof having this because when it comes

Time to sand and then do your primecheck you're gonna thank mespeaking of project you're gonna want tohave trouble light grab one of thesethat's on a 25 foot cord it runs abouttwelve dollars at the home depot right

You throw in a 100 watt light bulb andthen you can run around and you can putlight from all different angles andchecked it for all the imperfectionsafter you've put the primer on becauseonce you've used your primer which that

Have high solid content the wall shouldbe white and this will cast shadows onanything that's got notperfect then you can just take your 4inch in your hock and go around dotouch-ups all day long and make it all

Look beautifulnow if you don't have a hawk for yourmud right you have a couple of optionsyou can take a scrap piece of drywalland you can put your mud on it this ismy leftover 45 minute mud nice and hard

Which is why it doesn't crack when youuse it with a match you can work rightoff of here all right this is littleoversized we get the idea or you canjust about grab it anything else thatyou can find around your house throw a

Little mud on there and you can use itas this you can use that horn arounddoing your taping it's awesomenow we also have one other thing thatyou are gonna want to have this not anecessary tool but if you're working

Alone it becomes almost impossible towork without it and then I'm going toshow you a revolutionary new productit's going to change your life foreverwhen it comes to drywall installationfirst bump boom last few things I want

To show you this is for wet sanding okayyes you can wet sand drywall the secrethere really is this this coarse plasticmaterial in the outside you put this ina pail you can squeeze it like this toget the water out and then you can just

Rub the wall right and middle to get ridof all of the ridges and then help towork out the scratches and then you flipit around and give the wall a quick wipeand then you wash it and you do the nextspot now if you're doing a small repair

And a finished basement room or akitchen you don't want dust everywherethen pick one of these up it's just afew bucks it takes a little bit ofgetting used to to be really good at itbut once you're proficient with a wet

Sanding it'll change your life becausethen you won't have to do all thecleanup afterwards and you want to havefine dust leaning on every surface inthe house now the other thing is thisthese little plastic gizmos here are

Kind of cute I don't know why they madethem so bloody orange and over ages butthe point is this if you're workingalone you can put this underneath yourdrywall and then carry it okay you justset it down here you lift your drywall

Set this underneath and you put yourhand on top and you can carry yourdrywallall by yourself this is a lot safer thanhaving it up over your head and thenbending down underneath the doorway as

You're walking around right just carryit where you're comfortable this is onlya few bucks and it might be worth itsweight in gold even if you're workingwith somebody else we did it anothervideo where I showed you how to carry

The drywall again if your arms are soreor your got elbow issues this is a greatway to just hold everything nice andsquare reduces a lot of the stress onyour joints and your muscles a greatlittle tool to have all right now and of

Course I'd be remiss if I didn't tellyou go rent a drywall lift especially ifyou're working alone if you're workingwith two people I still recommend itbecause it'll cut down your risk ofinjury and nothing slows a project down

Faster on the weekend and throwing outyour back or tweaking your shoulder feelfree to get it it'll cost you 40 bucks aday no big deal it's worth the moneybecause it'll speed up the installationit'll help make it flawless and put

Everything right where you want andyou're not going to end up falling off aladder or throwing out your back okaydefinitely worth it by the time you'redone installing your ceilings theold-fashioned way climb a platter and

Holding over your head most guys I knowthey don't do it on a regular basis arealready exhausted and ready to take anap so if you're gonna do your ceilingsand have a nice successful productiveday rent the tool and then take it back

At the end of the day when you're doneit's worth its weight in gold now I'mgonna show you the revolutionary productthat's in this box bump bump bump andI'm gonna install it so you'll know howto use it too because once you've seen

This you're never gonna go back to whatyou used to do so here's my new productand here is a typical drywall exhaustarea okay I've got my forced air comingthrough the wall instead of the floorbecause I love doing that because it

Blows hot air across a floor instead ofup to the ceiling seems to make a lotmore sense to me and I've got a producthere that traditionally you would justbuy a plastic or metal floor great stickit in the wall or one of those white

Plastic rolls and screw it on and theyall look like dirt well the folks atarea vent have invented thisthis thing is freaking awesome now whatI'm going to do is I'm going to installthis then I'm gonna open up these

Dampers to let the air through and thenthis is here gets installed as adecorative finish and it snaps intoplace when you do it right okay there wego and what what you can do is you canactually paint all of this right so once

This is in place you can have all ofthis painted and that's invisible to thenaked eye here we go it fits in justlike that now I knew that I was going tobe using this so I actually framed thiswhole thing out so that I could install

You try doing this with drywall screwsyou will drive yourself crazy becausethis is of a thicker gauge steel andyou're not going to bend that into thewall so blue-ringed nails are anabsolute necessity in this situation

Don't try to cheat with screws it'llpick the drywalling process anabsolutely nightmare just the whole wallwill be covered in ridges but if you usethe nailsyou can do this with a couple passes of

A four inch knife just demonstrate thisin a secondall right there's my knife it's mypremix Ludd okay here we go now I am notusing not carry I probably should beokay I'm go know when that is dry I'll

Be able to come by with another coatsmooth all that out and then if youpaint with a sprayer you can spray allof that and leave this on the ground andspray it as well if you don't you canjust install it and then hit it with the

Roller now if you're using a really wildcolor you might want to roll thisseparately and hit all these other sidesbut here we go we just stick this inboom there we gohe'd been now how sexy is that

Hey it's Jeff from home renovation andyou know our YouTube channel isgenerally designed to give people lotsof ideas tips tricks advice constructiontechnologies and how did the renovationsat home but today we're kicking it a

Little bit old-school we were gonna goback and I'm taking care of the drywalltaping today doing corners insideoutside first second coats we're gonnago through the whole process as I tapethrough this room and I'm gonna show you

How to do it with some basic tools we'regonna go back to just the old fashionedI've got my Hawk I've got a four by tenknife I got my four inch I've got mykill spray I got a knife and a papertape and a drill that's it if you have

This well plus the bench if you've gotthis set up you can tape like a pro andwe're gonna show you how so let's justget right into it so the first stepyou've got when you're taking care ofyour drywall job is your preparation

It's it's a necessary evil because youwant to make sure you've gone throughthe whole room taking care of all theissues because a lot of the repairsyou're gonna want to do before you getstarted are going to create dust and

Dirt and crap falling around and youdon't want that falling into yourdrywall compound or what I call it mudyou don't want to fallen into your mudin the wall after you put it on there sothat just makes a mess so what you're

Looking for is to take your four inchknife or you're running around yourscrews as long as it makes that nicescratching sound you're good I got afine one here this wrong oh there it isyou can hear that so even though we have

A dimple or set on our screw gun that'sgonna happen occasionally if the screwsgoing in on an angle okay it's probablymy son he always puts the screws in inan angle just give a little bit of atight now make sure you don't have any

Contact anymorethe other thing you want to look for iscertain areas like I remember when wewere screwing this drywall on the woodbacking only comes out to here and soyou know this screw is embedded this

Screw isn't but the best way to get ascrew out is to get it spinning and thenpush the screw head to the side so thethreads will grab the drywall and it'llgo back out a little bitlynnie dozen I could write so we take

The end of this knife here and we make adent whenever you have an imperfectionin a wall you want to create it thenbecause ident can be filled right here'sanother one here's another one this isall part of the prep right all right

Let's get up here now you want to checkyour corner you don't want to be hittingany drywall when you're running down thewallthat's don't that nice and clean becausethen your metal just going to stick nice

And tight against the wall if you havebumps and raised sections it's going tocause an issue I got some down there allright so this is going to be an outsidecorner and if you have a little tourpaper here on the outside corner it's

Not an issue but if you have torn papersomewhere else or if your drywall willget installed upside down and then thosehome orders that happens sometimes youmeasure and you don't think properly soyou have this huge amount of brown paper

Face showing right you can't apply adrywall compound on that so we have atrick with my favorite products in theworld just an oil-based aerosol primerall right and what that does is itcreates a bit of a moisture lock to

Protect that brown paper from thecompound while it's drying there we godone five minutes that'll be dry you canput compound over top of that and you'regonna have no problem at all worth itsweight in gold so once you know that all

Your screws are sunk properly yourcorners are good your torn paper issuesare dealt with any imperfections ordented and ready for you filled the onlyother thing you want to double-checkmake sure you have enough screws in the

Drywall sheet a lot of times when you'reputting in drywall you know you getmoving ahead so fast you'll miss thescrew here there are a whole row makesure it's all done because once you pullout the taping tools you're not going to

Have the drill on you anymore and youjust don't want to go backwards in timeso make sure you walk through the roomget everything prepped now it's time toblow up the pail of mud let's talk aboutmud for a second all right so drywall

Compound is a it's an interestingproduct because there's differentcompanies that manufacture theseproducts in different areas in bothcountriesanywhere you go this is called machine

Mud our company is CGC that we have inthis area they make a whole line ofsheetrock products and it doesn't reallymatterwhere you live you're gonna havedifferent companies selling the same

Product but the important issue here isdown here so to answer all the questionswe've been getting if you have alightweight all-purpose rightready-mixed compound that's what you'relooking to buy it doesn't matter what

The name is or how they marketed andbrand it that's the product so we havethree or four maybe five differentdrywall compounds available on themarket that are lightweight ready mixedand so it doesn't really matter which

One you use the reality is every singleone of them has one thing in common eventhough it says ready mixed it's notready to be applied to the wall okay youstill have to put in a pail and have acouple cups of water and mix it up and

We're going to get into that process alittle bit later to show you about itbut I've just enough mud left over mypail right now that I can finish tapingthis so we're gonna do that then we'regoing to show you how to put on your

Corners we're going to show you how tomix the special quick drying compound tofill all your corners then we're gonnashow you how to mix your mud and set upanother pail of that and do a secondcoat on the whole room

Stay with us we got a lot to cover andhopefully we'll be able to help teachyou something you have a little bit morevery important when you're working withdrywall tools and compound keep yourstuff clean I mix this drywall a couple

Of days ago and what I do is I take mysponge and actually wipe the edges inthem and knock it all down and keep itnice and moist and not crusty becausethe chunks are what's gonna get you on ajob like this once it starts drying out

And getting chunky it's no longerdrywall compound it's just a mess youshould throw it out okay so we're gonnaset the tape and the drywall now there'sreally only a couple things you need toknow first and you want to apply your

Mud now Wow we've seen guys showingtechniques like throwing all of this mudon the wall exists right holy cow that'sjust ridiculous we're gonna spend allday long putting on taking it off allright put your mud on your knife hold it

Sideways all right that's why you putdrywall mud on the walls right thereyou don't make a mess it's not going onthe floor there's no more there thoseyou actually need okay you can go bothdirections off the side of the knife and

Then you just lightly flatten that outyes there we goso we're just gonna set the paper inhere if you want to know where themiddle of the joint is you can go likethis you can feel it right press the

Middle of there lightly press it in nottoo hard here okay that's for thehomeowners this is a great little systemto help keep you in line because youdon't want to end up taping off a linelike that you basically are gonna set

The tape with the four inch knife now bypressing it in okay and you can see yourthat it's dry you cover the tape with alittle bit of mud and then take it rightback off again all rightthat makes it wet and you just to stop

If you keep playing with this itactually starts to absorb enoughmoisture it gets wrinkled and itstretches it's gonna make a mess on youokay so the secret here is to workquickly press the extra mud compound up

From underneathget it wet take the extra off and thereason you want to have your wet tapewet it on the wall is because what tapedoesn't bubble if you don't get it wetbefore or after it's gonna bubble on you

So this is the secret to a nice tape jobnow I know guys it'll wet their tape ina little pale before they put it on thewall that drives me crazy because thenit's already getting Brinkley the wholetime you're working with it I find this

Is a great way to do it because it goeson dry you can get it done quicklybefore it goes wrinkly and you're notpulling off the wall and stretching itup and cutting it over and over and overagain

So when process for taping is to do allof my flats and that means I've got afactory joint with a factory joint orsmall sections like this right this isnot a factory joint but I'm gonna put anoutside corner be an inside corner it's

Gonna get covered up so well it's notreally an issue but I want to make surethat it's not going to crack so we'rejust gonna apply some compound I alwayswork with your hock like this it becomesa drip tray as well that's something

You're never gonna have when you workwith that little pan I hate those thingsthere's people that talk about thedifference between using the pan andusing a hock and what the benefit is onewrist of the other so the reality is

Hock holds more mud helps keep your siteclean it helps keep you clean I findguys that work with those pans andforever covered in mud and filthy jobsites I've always got the drippingseverywhere if you're doing a good job

With your taping you should be able towalk away as clean as you started sowhen you're working keep your toolsclean keep the mud off the edges alwaysworking it back into the middle so thatit doesn't start to dry out on you okay

Can we take in our paper tape and thisstuff comes creased this has a creaseline in it okay so it's almost it'sready to fold so what I do is I take aquick look at my room and I know Iappreciated dry walls four feet so I go

Four feet eight feetsame as the other corner look I got asealing edge there probably enough rightthere there we go now I got all myinside corners already folded ready toroll sitting on the floor okay and that

Is sort of speed up the processdramatically every time you go to dosome taping you've got to stop and do acrease it will drive you crazyso if using the drywall knife you aregonna find that the best way to use this

Knife is off the side it's a plane thisway so you can load it up with mud andslowly force it out okayI mean like that's it and you wanted hisrun it out takes a little bit ofpractice right there's a bit of an art

Form involved with this but the systemis seems simple enough and you're gonnawant to fill the bottom part and the toppart sometimes the best way to learn howto do this so just sit and watch thisover and over and over again now I am

Not using any pressure this is justflattening out the mud okaygetting in those excess out of there Igot too much gap there I'm gonna fillthat up with mud now we're ready for -no this is my technique throw it all up

On the wall it'll hold your tape inplace because you can set your Hawk downand you're always gonna have your tapeavailable okay now because it'spre-folded we just stick it in thecorner slide it nice and tight all right

There we go we get our hot because we'regonna want to have the ability to cleanthe wrists as we go all right we'regonna set the tape into the mud with amoderate amount of pressure here allright there we go

The same thing going back the other wayif you do the top going to the left andthe bottom going to the right you'llkeep your tape from sliding along thewall and if you get a ridge like thatjust pull it towards you it's great work

It into the cornersweet remember in this situation less ismoreif you put too much compound in behindyour tape it takes forever to dry andthen you're gonna add days and days of

Work okay now from just wetting the tapehere now just like we did down on theflat putting a little bit on taking itoff and this is where edgy I'm actuallygoing to apply a first coat of mud onthe ceiling section okay boom catch all

Those drips with your Hawk there we gonice and clean that's gonna happenalright now now I have mud on theceiling I want to clean this up so I'mgoing to use the knife like this withpressure okay and I'm going to gently

Come along and just flatten out thatlead edge same coming back the other wayokay so now I have no Ridge on the faceI'm gonna take my knife along here andI'm basically getting rid of all theextra mud that's on the bottom side and

On the inside of that corner okay nowlet me replace that in the corner andI'm gonna go gentle pressure just toflatten it out all right there we go andthen I'm gonna pull back I always moveyour tool towards the finish

And then one more of it clean there wegothat's how you set your mud you've gotyour tape and you've got your first coaton the ceiling you have no excess mud onthe bottom side of that tape so tomorrow

When it's dry you can come back and dothe bottom and have a nice hard solidsurface to press your knife against youdon't have a ridge over here there'snothing to scrape nothing to sandingbetween coats that is a perfect

Application here we go yeah when yourcorners intersect it doesn't matter youstill want to put a full complement ofmud on the corner off the side of theknife right over top of the flats therefrom before remember this is a factory

Edge so it actually has a dip so it'snice to fill that before you do yourcorner makes it a little bit straighterjust flatten it out if you see drysections of the wall where there's nomud put the compound in there and fill

It up don't leave it where the heavyunits fill those gaps with the compoundokaythe gaps are really big you can mix up alittle bit about 45-minute mud and youcan fill all your gaps in advance we

Actually did a video on that I shouldprobably put that in the descriptionbelow just to help people out in caseyou need that now here we goso I'm gonna put this tape up in thecorner but I don't want a rough edge

Like that it's gonna hold my knife errall right tear that up nice and squarenow it's ready to be embedded up therethere we goshut all the way down to the bottom holdthe knife and just tear off paper yeah

We're gonna start a couple inches fromthe top first in that paper in it's okayand then I'm gonna press it up that'llkeep it from sliding dinner okay I'mjust putting him that little bit ofpressure in that corner there help set

That tape I always want to finish niceand clean now I mean another wall therethere we go gonna help work the tapeinto the corner a little bit you know Ihope to avoid tears all right if there'sa wrinkle

Put your nation like that if it's ifit's bubbling like that if it's not ifit's not sticking down you can alwaysjust come back with your night horselittle mutt in there all right get goodcontact

Once it's set get it wetnot actually running it's a great way toremember it you know your tape is wetwhen it hits the wallit won't bubble bubbling tape is thenumber one problem that you're gonna

Face in this business because the nextthing you come back it bubbled up it'shollow it's in behind there you have tocut the tape out you have to reattach ityeah you lose a whole day of productionwatching that dry just maddening and

That's if you're lucky sometimes youwon't see the bubble until the second orthe third day depending on the lady inthe room and you're really in troublebecause now you're ready to stand andBrian can you got to go back to the

Beginning on that joint all right soundslike my boynow just like on the ceiling I'm goingto take compound and we're gonna finishone side I usually do the left sidefirst just a habit no real reason for it

Okay and then I'm going to start herethen I'm gonna work my way back to thefinish okay I'm gonna set this in thecorner create a nice groove clean outall the excess on the other siderun it back there we go no need to sand

Between coats something to clean up niceand cleanlet's do Nookay so this is the area where we havethe torn paper and that's dry nowbeautiful this is all the situations

Where I have a something that didn't getdented properly there there's no way youcan pull a nice unless your fill in thehall right beautifulput your knife corner right in themiddle find that edge right there here

We goclean that edge to have a trulyprofessional drywall job means timeinpatient when you're setting the tablethis is the point where you make orbreak your entire job

Too much mud you've got to be filling instretching not enough mind you're gonnahave things bubbling it's a nicecombination of filling it and not havingtoo much there and creating nice smoothlines I only need to put one more coat

Of mud on this inside corner and it isfinished money in the background allright now quick recap we've done ourflats we've done our inside corners andwe filled one side of the inside cornerswhich is important because there's mud

In behind the joint and there's a lot offill and that usually takes a littleextra time to dry so I would suggestafter you're done for the day put on thefan put in the meantime now we got totake care of our screws so again we're

Gonna use that off the side of the knifeapproach I'm going to demonstrate thisnice and casually here for you so you'regonna keep this down here pressedagainst the wall and you're slowly gonnarelease the mud going up so you're

Filling a hole you're gonna push it intothe hole this way and then you're gonnahold your knife tight to the wall andpull it down that way all right you knowpush it in one motion really all rightthen you get good at this you can make

Really quick work of a room and then youwant to do the bottom as wellnow don't go all the way down to thebottom of the floor because the last rowscrews should be where your baseboardsare gonna go and you don't really need

To worry about filling those and a rugscrew thereyeah okayah well now that we've got the screwsfilled it's time to put on all of heroutside quarters and then we're gonna

Mix the other 45-minute mud we'll showyou that whole process fill thosecorners and then we'll mix the regularmud and show you how to do that as welland then we're gonna do a topcoat on allof those outside corners because it

Dries so fast you can get two coats inabout an hoursee now that all the joints are tapedand the screws are all filled we'regonna move on to the outside corners andall you want to do here is just get a

Measurement one side to the other andthis is a measuring technique that I useI extend the tape and then I run it overto the corner and it's 74 and 1/8 andthat's when I go like this because I'mtotally if you're anything like me right

About the time that you take ameasurement somebody calls you to askyou a question the phone will ring thedog will bark the bell will ring at thedoor just do this once write it down andthen something happens I still have your

Measurement later so I found the bestway to measure and cut these is just torun your tape inside the bead and thenbring your snaps over to the linebring your snips over the line give thatB to cut just that hold this so it

Doesn't bend over on you and start it alittle bit below the cut and angle uptowards it just that couple of degreesmakes all the difference in the world aperfect world they would send these 85degrees instead of 90 I don't know why

But I love to just give them a bit of asqueeze to close them up just a hair sothat when I'm putting them installingthem helps to establish a little moreangle for filling with the mud I'll showyou what I mean instead of here you see

You have you have room to press it intoplace right so that helps you toestablish where you roll it around thisis the most outward point on thissurface and on this surface so if I setit right here I could put my knife and

You see the shadow and behind it so theidea here is that you want to have a gapright from the corner to the tip of theand that's something you can fillwithout moving that check the other sidesee if there's a gap there so you might

Want to roll it up to create there seethat roll it up to create a gap but nowthat you find that happy place rightthere in the middle where you can fillboth sides to this corner from the wallthat's where you want a nail in place

Now a little bit of experience goes along way here because I can tell wherethe right spot is just by looking at itbut demonstrating that with a knifevision understanding of what you'relooking for you can see that there's two

Rows of holes here the one in the middleis actually for the drywall compound togo in and actually bond between the walland the metal the other row is where youwant to put your nails we're using theblue-ringed nail here it's a very thin

Flat head and that is designed so thatwhen you install it it's not in the wayof your knife so that it is not causingintersection with the taping knife whenyou're putting your compound on if youuse screws and EE they're going to be

Sticking out too far and you're gonna goclick click click when your fill in yourmud you're gonna have a problem on yourhands you have to drive the screws toodeep you're gonna be bending andtwisting the metal causing all kinds

Issues learn how to use the hammer inthe nails and you're gonna be a lothappier with your cornerspay very close attention when you putyour next bead on that you are runningthat up and you're exactly the same

Depth okay you don't want to be too highor too low that's a nasty-looking cornerget it right there on the money okay andthen nail back here so that if you haveto make a minor adjustment you stillhave a little bit of flexibility before

You set the second nail in it's the onlysecret of putting in corner beads lookslike it the rest these up it's time forus to mix our 45 minute compound do afill coat and this time for second coatso now that all of our metals are on

We're gonna do two coats on the metalsand our second coat with regularcompound on the walls so here's thesecret we have our sheet rock 45 we Ihave warm water in the pail and thishouse were out in the country so it's

Also well water so has lots of mineralsin it this stuff is gonna dry super fastsuper super fast so what we're gonna dois I'm gonna mix it I'm gonna use thefour inch knife from my Hawk and I'mgonna apply just a fill coat just a

Couple of inches worth the money nowthis entire ceiling area here we'regonna add crown molding from here tohere which is why it's not taped so Idon't need to have a whole lot of mudunderneath here I don't want to put too

Much on here make a mess in my coursewhen you use a four-inch knife as wellif I use this knife here I'm just gonnabe making a mess of everything it's toobig but on the outside corner over herebump bump bomb I'm gonna use this knife

To fill a nice six or 8 inch kind ofwide swath alright so once I mix thisI've got about 10 or 15 minutes topsso I'm gonna just run like the wind andtry to get all this on and then we willshow you how to do all the second coat

On the inside corners and flats and thenwe're gonna come back and put anothercoat over top of this within the hourthere we gothey're definitely a little bit runnyhere

So I would side corners generallyspeaking we're just filling the gap fromhere to here but you see in this cornerhere these are two different pieces andthat metal edge there you want to havesome tape on there because that's the

Only place in this whole system that'slikely to crack and we use the hook tohold that still so get that tapeinstalled there press nice and tight nowwe can just some mud on our hawk and wecan just travel that down around the

Corner little sloppy all right one ofthese things about 45 minutes but whenyou mix it you want to mix it a littlebit loose not too loose that the rainingall over you and a little looseespecially in the country especially

With warm water you want to set up fastbut if you don't mix a little loose youwon't have enough work at a time to getadvantage of it here we go so it's gonnabe a little bit sloppy we're not lookingfor smooth all this bubbling is

Irrelevant because we are just fillingthe filling the gaps we put a smoothcoat on in a minute as soon as this setsup and hardens we're just trying toreduce the amount of work as far as daysthat were involved for filling these

Gaps by filling it all right now okayjust want to put it on and because it'sloosepulling up helps okay clean the edgesthey're using this knife you can you canuse it two ways you can pull it this way

Or you can reach down roll your handunder a little bit and pull it up thisway it'll help you so you don't have tobend over quite so burning near theground like I pulled a little too hardso it started off as pretty loose stuff

Five minutes ago look at this because itwas warm water just like puttingplaydough on the ceiling now that'scrazylike I said don't worry about the lookat this it's the function that's

Important the fact that that is filledup that's allno regard just just done so just torecap because I know when we do thesetypes of videos people get a littleconfused

We're using our all-purpose mud foreverything and we use the 45-minutemight as a supplement to help speed ourprocess up so you can fill all your gapsand cracks you can use it as the firstcoat on the corner beads just to fill

The gap you can even use it to fill yourscrew holes if you wanted to and that'llsave you a little bit of time with theyou don't need a third coat on yourscrew holes if you do it that way but asa rule if you're new at this and you're

Just learning how mixing everything anddoing everything with regularall-purpose compound as a benefit andhere's why you can put your lid on itand you can use it again next day whenyou mix your 45 their clock is ticking

It will start off soft like you just sawand then it'll start to stiffen up andthen WHAM it just goes rock-hard andthere's no saving that for the next daysoit's very handy to have that in your

Repertoire and understanding that youhave options if you're in a hurry you'redoing repairs that's the great thing aswell I just in the habit of using it allthe time now it's part of my processbecause it takes a full day tape most

Projects we put the paper tape on and onyour second day you can do your cornerbeads do your first code mix anotherpail of regular compound and then youcan do your second coat on everything inthe second day and this is just a little

Way that I've got designed to get a lotof that mud out without getting filthyokay you can squeeze it out and saveevery drop if you want stuff is almost$2000 a bag which makes that lasthandful worth about 50 cents and usually

I'm just not in the mood to save 50cents and get covered in mud so here wego I've got a full pail of mud therethis is 8 ounces of water I'm only gonnaadd about 6 what I want my mudultra-smooth for my third coat I'll go

The full 8 ounces on a box but for thesecond coat 6 is plenty all right sojust squeezing the pail together startnice and low it's going to vibrate a lotif you bring the blade up too highyou'll get water splashing everywhere

To get that back in your pail of waterso that nothing goes hard and crunchy sohere's our mud it's nice and hard 20minutes ago I was just finishing thelast application on the sewers likeplay-doh now you can take your knife and

Just run all these extra ridges off okaycreate a nice flat surface so we canfinish this up here we go now this isour all-purpose compound that isdesigned for different drywall machinesand I love using it all the time

Remember our goal because we're addingcrown molding let's just have a perfectthree inches here on the bottom I don'thave to go all the way to the top justcreate a nice little finished coat hereand the best thing about the second coat

Is again it doesn't have to be perfectafter second coat all rightyou have the luxury of coming back onemore time to make things perfectnow this is how you can get your cornersfilled up in one afternoon we just put

These metals on okay we mixed up toforty-five warm water and within just afew minutes it's rock hard and ready foranother coat absolutely amazing rightyou'll see my program here this is thefirst coat remember the paper I didn't –

But I did put a coat on the ceiling I'mfinishing this outside corner and I'mdoing the bottom side of the insidecorner they don't intersect it's nice tojust have a plan so that you're runningagainst something nice and dry remember

The way that we did our corners is weclean the edge we went like this andthen we came back and did this the firsttime there's this thing now that's rockhard now I can actually put my knife upagainst it and use it as an edge it

Makes a perfect corner a lot of fun hereyou can use a lot of motor a little bitof mud if you use too much money you'llhave pity just see that just run yourblame a little bit of pressure okayslime know that oh that's what you're

Looking for it's better to come backwith an extra coat then to try to puttoo much mud on at one time all rightthat's perfect now the next time I comein here I'm not going to use a four inchknife on the ceiling I'm going to use a

Five or six so it goes from here to hereand I will do one more nice pull andthat'll make this look absolutelyperfect there you go you can see thefirst coat I did this corner yesterdaythis is nice and dry alright just

Double-check on your blade aroundlooking for any little bumps that mightbe left behindI'll go right into the corner and pullyour mind away okayyou know remember we always want to pull

Towards the finish way so you're nevergonna be perfect when you do that butit's so easy to see it okaythat's nice same for this the corner beright use the side of the night get itin there

You want this to be a four inch wideblade like your knife is okay you'regonna want to take your knife clean theoutside edge put it in here remove thatedge and then you're gonna come back andthen just pull straight down you'll

Flatten it into the corner and have aperfect inside 90 all right at thatpoint there's anything left on the otherside you want to fuss around right aheadbut the important thing is to have aperfect inside corner that's how that's

Done again hit all your screw hole allrightjust to make sure every time you passover a wall you hit the screw holes ittakes three coats of regular mud or onecoat of 45 and one go to finish now

We'll get down off the ladder and we'llshow you the rest of the joint okay soI'm just gonna finish the inside cornerhere real quick and you can be even alittle bit sloppy here if you want riceflatten it out the important thing is to

Have more mud than you need okay youdon't have to be perfect there we go nowI just made a huge mess here for youI'll show you how to fix that groovethat it okay now there's something tofill when I come back with the night

Pressure I'll clean the outside now I'mjust gonna run up the middle and almostdo that behind the whole thingit will close all the gap up just hit ita second time whoops there we gothat's about as perfect as you're gonna

Get except right there okay now you'llsee that here you have your your paperembedded in the mud you can see that wehad a little bit of a thin finish coatover top of it just to keep it nice andwet there's absolutely no bubbles every

Time never see a bubble on my job sitebecause I always put mud on my tape nowagain get a nice trowel fall okay it'snot gonna fall off about a 30 in bothdirections your snowplow II here you'reworking against gravity so you pushing

It up and over at the same time okayraise your hand that's lots of monththere's a lot more than you need andhere's why you want to take your trowelput pressure on the body just like I dowith a four inch plate and you want to

Run that nice and tight cuz what we'retrying to do is fill from here to herewhere the tapered edge is do it on thetop as well you don't want to make thewall any thicker yeah medium pressurestraight across the middle you're

Filling the gap okay any lines just goright out to the corner latinum in againnice it's all there is the second coatsecond coat is actually really quick andsimple if you can do the tape joint onyour job

You can do the finish coats second thirdquarter basically the same it'sbasically just filling in all the voidsthis wall here is probably gonna needone more thin coat like I said we'll adda little bit more water in the mud to

Loosen it up even thinner so that whenwe have to sand there's not much work toit just make sure that when you weredoing your second coat you find all yourjoints you hid all your screws all yourcorners

And any imperfections around yourelectrical boxes where you cut in youmake sure you repair those while you'reat it don't get lazy and leave it tolater correct all right I'm just gonnafinish getting this done in a hurry here

Now we have a new addition to ourcompany we have a new website now andI'm gonna encourage everybody to popover there the link is in thedescription we have theirs we've beenworking feverishly behind the scenes on

Affiliate links so that you guys can getaccess to products and tools and we'restarting to work with differentcompanies to get better deals for youwe're really excited about thatall right so you asked for it so here it

Is this video is all about the toolsthat I use for getting a professionalpaint job and we're not going to justtalk about what the basic setup is it'sall the different details all the tricksand tips that I've got to give you and

Then at the end of the video I'm alsogoing to show you how to wash your paintgear because if you can wash your brushand get your rollers nice and clean youcan use them over and over and over andover again and a seven dollar roller

Sleeve all of a sudden is a goodinvestment not just a real big expensestay tuned we're gonna save you a ton ofmoney and we're also going to show youthe link so you can buy all this stuffand get a good little deal so my paint

Gear basically covers a few differentareas it covers preparation it coversapplication it covers cleaning but italso covers selection the first thingyou need to have if you're going to bepainting is options you need a color

Deckso whatever company is selling paintnear you that's selling a good qualitypaintwhether it's deluxe which I love orBenjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams

Wherever you can go get professionalquality paints had a decent price gothere set up a cash account okay and youcan get a good deal on your paintthey'll give you 20 or 30 percent offand they'll give you a fan deck they'll

Give you all of their colors you don'thave to stand there in front of thatlittle wall and they have all theselittle paint chips they'll give you thewhole thing you can come home you cancheck it up against your fabrics and

Your flooring and everything else youcan take this shopping when you're doingselections okay get a fan deck of thecompany you're gonna deal with where youget your discount and you'll save a tonof money okay so the next thing we're

Going to talk about is the preparationnow if you're a fan of this channel andyou've been watching our videos you'veseen some of my tricks before but myfavorite preparation techniques are allabout the hawk and the four inch knife

Okay now this four inch knife has a coollittle feature in it it has a steelhandle on the end and the purpose ofthis is so that you can dent the wall tocreate a void that can be filled withthe mud that you're gonna mix from

Pom-pom find a mud with a hardener thisis the company I use sheetrock 45 thereare other companies making other mixes520's 45s the secret is in the numberthat setting number is basically if youadd cold water

Take some45 minutes for it to set and Harden sothat you can sand it okay that is asecret to painting in your house becauseif you use general-purpose mud the dentsthat you fill are going to shrink when

They dry then you'll have to do it asecond application you'll notice and onmy table here there's no such thing asdry decks put it on pink and it drieswhite that's a waste of time okay thissheet rock 45 goes on beige and it dries

White it's not a fancy gimmick it's justa quality product and it does not shrinkwhen it dries so you can apply that whenby the time you're done patching allyour holes in your room the other thatyou break back where you started and you

Can put these tools away and pull outyour little sanding sponge all rightnow there's a lot of different spinningsponges in the world and the point isn'tto sell a sponge here if I tell you toget one that has this angle here you

Want an angled edge here's why whenyou're sanding your corners you want toput that angled edge in the corner allright I've got to sand like this don'tput it flat in and go up and down okayyou'll end up getting a groove here and

If it's not angled you'll get a grooveon the other side guess whatyou're right back to patching again soget the angled brush and you turn it alittle bit while you're sanding you noguarantee you'll never put a groove in

Your mud all right so once you've got itsanded on all the patches you're gonnawant to stay in between coats so you'regonna want to sand your wall before youprime if it's new construction if it'san existing wall you want to sand your

Wall before you change your first coatof paint what I suggest is the radius360 has these velcro pads okay now thisis 150 grit you can also get 220 it'sreally up to you but you stick it on andafter you go to the races works really

Well with my Sherlock Paul this one hada lot of miles put on it but you'll seethe quick lock done right and you cansand this kind of head never rolls overit won't like the traditional squareones or rectangle ones this round one

Will never roll you can't yeah you canalmost make it turn over if you tryreally hardbut you can sand blindfold it all daylong it's soft in the corners even allright get yourself one of these you're

Gonna love me for it now along with yourstick you're gonna get this extensionnow this is a universal thread works forthe 360 it also works for paintbrusheswe'll talk more about that in a minutenow when you get your paint you're gonna

Need to open your cancurrent that's why I suggest everybodyshould have a 5 in 1 this is one of themost versatile tools you'll have in yourarsenal and you can stick it in yourback pocket and you're gonna have a

Screwdriver you're gonna have a scraperyou're gonna have the ability to do thedenting for your finishing and you'regoing to be able to clean the rollerwith this thing later show you that youalso use the side here to open your lids

Okay you're gonna want to hit northsouth east and west here pop the lid offyou're good to go this isn't gonna causedamage to anything and you can also useit to hammer it back downthe lid is on securely your paint won't

Dry over all right if you watch me workyou'll know that generally I pour paintout of the can into a tray and I usethis in my cutting but what if you onlybought a little quart and your can't getyour brush into the court for trim paint

Smaller projects you can get the handypail all right now this thing here is aplastic with a rubber top and you canget these three little liners now watchthis huhhow awesome is that there's a magnet

Built-in that grabs the metal on thebrush your brush doesn't sink too fardeep into the bank in alright and itwon't fall out and make a mess no thisis ergonomic design you put your handhere it's nice and easy you're not

Holding a wire you're not going to getcramps in your hand if I'm painting allday long with a cut-in brush like doingthe whole house I use the handy pailbecause I can work this all day longit's a lot more convenient than doing

This which is how I hold my can grant Igot a finger on the wire there got afinger in itI get crimps after a couple hours ofthis you're done but this is awesomenow keep your brush from getting full of

Paint right up to the metal so it's alittle easier managed that way of courseno matter what you do you need a knifeall right this is phenomenalbecause you can take the blade out likethis you get paint on a window have a

Fresh blade you can actually scrape thatoff it's a flexible blade so you cantake off stickers and stuff like thatyou can cut back cocking always good tohave a sharp knifeyou might want to have a little bit of

Tape with you I'm just saying I don'tuse a lot of tape in most of mysituations but every once in a whileI'll have a live edge countertop or I'llhave something that's really important Idon't want to get any paint on that I

Don't want to have to scratch off laterso I do cover it in tape but it's veryrare yeah you're gonna want to have amini roller all right little 4 or 6 incher I like the long handle because if I'musing a mini roller and a lot of cases

I'll be using it up against the cornerof a high visibility area so I cantexture my brush line right I don't wantto use the big roller and get right inthere these little mini fillers here ifyou roll them right up into the corner

They're not gonna scratch up the wallfor the traditional larger rollers willso this is really handy if you areworried about the details making sureyou don't have any brush lines you canalso use this in conjunction with the

Sleeve to do all your patching andpriming on the walls it's a lot fasterthan a brush and it makes sure you don'tput too much paint on the walls allrightnow before we show you the workhorse my

Rig for my tray let me get this out ofhere I'm gonna show you a paint brushoption this is a paint brush option it'scalled the gooseneck okay and I've gotmy attachment threaded in there that Ishowed you earlier and this can go on my

Paint stick and my paint stick comes twoto four-foot I've also got a four toeight and I got an 8 to 16 this gives methe ability to go like this I can loadit up paint in my brush in my handy pailor my can I can take it out I can snap

It on and I can paint really really faraway okay I can paint like this so whenI'm standing at the top of the stairsand I've got my railing and I'm lookingover the stairwell I can take one of mypoles load up my paintbrush and I can

Stick it 10 12 14 feet away and I canpaint these lines from inside the brushperfectly up against the ceiling likethat that is worth the money now here'sthe other feature if you're in anawkward place you've got a banister this

Is why it's called the gooseneck okayhuh now I can be standing here and theycan reach over top or somethingand I can set my brush into that lineand I can cut an edge that flexibilityyou'll never know when you're gonna need

It but when you need it I'm telling youit's worth the investment have that inyour arsenal all rightthe gooseneck brush okay then we alsohave this lovely gizmo now there aresituations like up against a trim if

You're painting a room and the trim isgood and you're not going to paint thetrim what you can do is you can use thisthis is just a straight line it's aguide you can stick that up against thedoor trim or window trim and then you

Can paint your wall right up against itlet's see how did not bad nice cleanline it's a lot faster than tapingokay so just having one of these theseare also really good for painting trimup against the carpets okay you stick

That down there under the floor and thenyou roll it forward to protect all thecarpet then you can paint your trim niceand low all right I need just pull itout have a sponge in a pail handy keepit clean as you go all right this is not

Something you want to have take downwith painter stops workingspeaking of sponges this is a specialsponge made for wet sanding now in somesituations when you're working as apainter you're going to be in someone's

Finished home you're doing a touch-up acallback or you're working in your ownhome and let's say you're in a beautifulopen-concept house and you're justchanging the paint on your hand rail andyou made a mistake you dinged a wall you

Have to do a touch-up but you don't wantto be sanding drywall dust in a finishedspace with all your China and everythingelse here's the secret you do your mudget your patching done when you're doneyou put this in the pail you bring it

Out and you take the rough side on themand you can sand and then at the end youjust do one pass with this side to cleanall the dirt and crap off the wall andit leaves it perfectly smooth give itabout 20 minutes to dry again and then

You can go back and do a primer a littleroller and then boom you're done this isworth money in the bank we've goteverything done here we're going to talkabout cleaning in just a second butlet's talk about the paint rig that I

Like to work with okayI'll bring this right up here this is asim astray it's a really rigid jumbotray I can put 3/4 to about 80% of agallon of paint in this tray and thatleaves me about an inch and a half or so

In the can and for me that's a perfectblend of cutting and rolling now I usethe Sherlock stick and the Woosterhandle because they are designed to worktogether and then I use a microfibersleeve now I like a 15 mil this is 3/8

Or 1/2 inch nap down in the UnitedStates it's really good it holds a lotof paint and I can do two or threerollers wide on the second coat and it'sjust really super speedy now they makethem bigger and they make them double

Wide yeah and I've got all these guyscommenting oh we like to put our paintin a pail with a grid but here's theproblem every time you pour paint youare wasting it if you pour it into apail right and you put in your screen

Every time you're working with thatyou're mixing air and you have to dunkyour roller into the pail and then cleanit off this is so much more efficientokay that screen may be quick and easyfor you guys but I'm telling you if you

Had this you would switch because thishandle here sits on the tray and thispart here just locks in over top of allof that alright and now I got all theweight right here of a full gallon ofpaint and I can walk around all over my

Job site with no spills no mess no fussyeah this little handle also rests mycageit's brilliant alright so if you want towork with no fatigue you don't want tobe bending down and picking up and

Carrying that trail overall precariouslyholding your handle at the same timethis is a solution it's just a few bucksit's a piece of plastic but it worksthis is what I like to use I also liketo use tray liners okay they come the

Same size of the Jumbo tray use theliner when you're done you throw it inthe garbage you don't have to worryabout constantly cleaning your traythink I've covered all the informationneeds to cover both the tools that I use

Now we're going to show you how to cleanyour rig because at the endtoday if you can't clean your gearyou're gonna be buying new brushes allthe timenow this brush here man I'll tell ya

I've had this for almost a year I use italmost every dayit's amazing clean it right it'll lastyour lifetimethis cage here I've been using this onefor about 2 or 3 years I think the

Sleeve this is the seventh time I'vepainted a wall with this one sleeve theywill last a long timethat means it's costing me $1 to paint aroom hmm $7 sleeve costs $1 to paint theroom it's not even close to being done

I'll use it until it starts leaving linton the wall but this thing here justkeeps on going and going and going soyeah if you know what's going on with mychannel you know I'm in the middle of ahuge kitchen renovation I set up a

Temporary kitchen and I always do thatwith a laundry sink and that's becauseit gives me a great place to clean mygear inside so let's go take care ofthis will show you all my tools fordoing that one more thing before we go

And wash our gear I'm gonna show you asecretbecause this is really really valuablein a lot of situations I know a lot ofpeople when they're done with theirpaint here they just wash it but you

Really got to be careful that you keepthe can around with a little extra paintin it so if you set your set your cageon your pink you can like this you takeyour 501 it is exactly perfect radiusfor just a little bit wider than the

Rule okay and you can scrape all of thatpaint off take three passes and be donewith itokay what you're gonna find is there isabout a quarter the quarter of a quartit's enough paint to do all the

Touch-ups they're ever gonna need rightthere of course if you have moreleftover in your traywe're gonna just this this you canrelease that now watch this techniquebecause when you use them liners the

Whole thing can fall out and make a heckof a mess hold it together like thiswith your finger on the liner okayso contact and contact and do a quickpour right back in the canalright stop the dripping now we're

Ready to wash upall right so welcome to my temporarykitchen while we're renovating ourkitchen now if you haven't seen thevideo on this subject yet we're gonnaput the link up here a little card feel

Free to click and watch that because ifyou're doing a major renovation in yourhome and you want to have a temporarykitchen this is perfect and the reasonfor it is the laundry sink this doublesas a workstation as well as a food prep

Area so I highly recommend it this isyears of experience culminated in sixlinear feet of pure wonder now we aregonna go talk about washing the gear wegot rollers and we got brushes and wegot trays now here's the best part about

This okay I have a tray liner Ohtrains washed if you don't use the trayliner here's the secret throw this inthe bottom of the sinkalright turn on the hot water and let itrun for about five minutes and the paint

That's stuck and dried on to the bottomof that tray will peel right off likeit's like a saran wrap sheet okay thetrays are made out of oil-based productsand the paints are latex so they don'tactually bond it just dries in place so

If you add hot water to it the waterwill actually get underneath it and liftit right off and then piece the cakeafter a few minutes you just empty thewater and you can grab a corner and peelit like a sheet you'll love it now for

Us we've got two roller sleeves here I'mgonna show you two different optionsokay so one of the reasons this sticklooks all beat up the garbages because Ido this when I wanted to get the sleeveoff all right that is an effective

Technique to remove a sleeve from abooster tray so the first thing we'regonna do is we're gonna wash our rollercage because we don't want mountains ofpaint building up on these okay becauseI think it's really difficult to get the

Sneasel enough very important that youget these two ends incredibly cleanright now I don't care if a little paintdries up inside the cage but just makesure that the edges are all cleaned upthere we go the outside here as well

Because this isn't this is a spot wherepaint builds up it'll break off whenyou're loading your tray and then you'llhave a chunk in your paint then you goas long as this spins freely you're goodto go if it doesn't you might need to

Take your 501 and get right in thislittle groove in here and clean driedpaint out okay make sure that this spinsfreely hang it off the side of the yearyour sink here okay now this roller weactually scraped clean just to get the

Extra paint over what we're gonna dothis time we're going to take the sametool so I've got my roller sleeve set uphere and it's standing on end and I'vegot a fountain basically happening nowif I was I'll leave this running long

Enough maybe 20-30 minutes from now itwould actually be all cleanbut the help speed the process up we'regonna take this I'm going to use a lotof force this time and really scrape itall right so we're gonna help speed this

Process up we're gonna just get all thatextra cleanup great handle I'll do thata few times okay now I also want toclean out inside just use your fingerssometimes a little bit of paint fungalsup in there now we're gonna just

Pull through my fingers and clean as Iroll now at this point I'm gonna saythat it's probably 80% clean already nowif I set it up and I turn on the waterit'll cascade over and it'll just slowlywatch all of that paint gravity is your

Friend here and if we gave that five orsix minutes you can see all the paint atthe bottom escaping it's just beingpushed out right so that's one techniqueand if you've got time and you're notconcerned about wasting water that works

Great if you are concerned about wastingwater and you can work this with your5:1 the whole time you're doing thisokay there you goyou know I'm just gonna load this upwith water here real quick kinda like

Eating corn on the cob right okay sothat's done now you put it back on yourcage go find yourself a two-by-four gooutside lay it on the ground put yourpaint stick bag on and roll this downthe 2×4 and you'll end up getting rid of

All the water and you're actually readyto paint right away or you can go andpick up one of these so this is a paintspinner and basically the idea is tostick your roll around there okayrelease the lock mechanism right this is

Kind of like an old-fashioned drillactually brand new the other option youhave of course when you're dealing withthis messsame thing scrape the paint out put iton the spinner and soak it down like a

Corn on the cob alrightdon't leave it in the bottom and just dothis probably two or three timesnearly oh that's looking really goodhere we gobrand-new the spinner also is an

Attachment you can put your paintbrushesin it okay and it does exactly the samething with the paintbrush but it's notreally necessary for washing apaintbrush let's just talk about thisfor a second Washington paintbrush it's

Actually an art because when you'reworking you're trying not to let paintget all the way up to the top okay whichis why it's nice to have a pail of themagnet on it that holds the paintbrushthis direction or you leave it in your

Paint can sitting straight up try toavoid leaving it across the top becausethen paint will end up running insidethe brush when you're washing you don'twant to wash it upside down you want towash it in the same direction you're

Carrying it so now we have a differenttool this tool here is got a bit of acomb on it and you can work that intothe bristles and this is really nice ifyou've been using it for a while and youwant to get some of that cooped up

Acrylic out of the inside maybe isn't itharden up a little bit okay so this toolis really effective it also has that 501circle on it but it's not as strong asthe five m12 steel so I recommend usingthe five one what we're gonna do now is

We're gonna hold the brush down and I'mgonna work Brussels with my thumb learna bit of an angle just to work any ofthe dried up paint off the edgeokay just a little bit of contact alittle bit of contrast goes a long way

Here because when we're dealing with thelatex paint we're dealing with theacrylic build up that's the really bigissue here the paint itself comes outbut the acrylic is but the problem isnow that may look clean okay but here's

What we do we actually massage it thisway now forcing that Pino and as long asthere's paint coming out in that waterif you want to keep going at it so ifyou have a lot of paint inside your bestto do this this forces the water up to

Mix the paint and then you can flattenit out like this and rinse it all offthe bristles as it as it comes up to thesurface load it up my brush again so youcan see just dabbing it in the bottomokay we'll take all that extra paint and

Just massaging it okaythe truth is the last time I was doingthat I just didn't have a lot of painton that yet that's that simulates morewhat it's like when you're been paintingfor an hour okay you know it looks

Pretty clean right here's how you cancheck you know like this Ohsee all that paint coming out it's notdone yet okay so we're gonna keep ondoing this for a little bitworking massaging massaging getting some

Water down there all right we want toget all that paint out all rightI like this no paints come in so now weknow we got the acrylic on the paint sois one step left and that is this takeyour dish soap and pour a bead right

Down the middle of that okay now we'rejust gonna work the Brussels into yourpalm this is gonna fill that brush fullof soap so now we're gonna wash it onemore time but this time we're gonnawatch the soap over just to guarantee

That all that acrylic is gone this brushwill work like is brand new for yearsand years and years if you keep it niceand clean and that means you got to getrid of the acrylic if you let theacrylic build up inside the base right

Now all these bristles are bound righthere but if you let the acrylic build upit goes like this and this and this andthis and then you lose flexibility youcan't paint with two inches of brushokay just see if there's any soap left

In here what's good now and now we'regonna dry it okay put your handstogether and your spoon form yourbristles and then you can let that dryand it's brand new again loving it nowone more thing I'm gonna mention if you

Were working I try to wash your brushevery hour okay if you don't you'regonna get this build up a gunk acrylicon the edge you can't get a wire brushand you can actually wire brush theacrylic out of your brush okay this will

Not hurt your brush to use a wire brushon itand that'll clean all the acrylic offand leave it looking brand new again nowif you take those steps you're going tohave tools and equipment that actually

Get better for you in time than they areright out of the boxwelcome back to my kitchen renovationwe've got a beautiful sunny morning hereso don't mind me I'm just trying to getmy quick-set mud ready to go here when I

Have this much sunshine and beamingthrough a window I'd take advantage ofit for my friend check now I'm justrunning around with this thing lastnightyou know before I did my first coat of

Paint then I came down here this morningand lo and behold the sunshine hasrevealed all kinds of sins on my wallthat sounds almost poetic done here wego so this is just 45 minute compoundI'm just using cold water so I have a

Few minutes to actually work with itwhat we're gonna talks about today iswhen you're finishing your drywall andgoing into paint there's different stepsof construction so that you can get aflawless finish here we go Wow it's just

Amazing what you can see and this iswhat drives you crazy because at somepoint down the road after you're allfinished paint you're gonna be sittinghere and the light is gonna be just youknow February when the Sun is low in the

Sky that's when you're gonna see allthese little minor scratches andimperfections it doesn't look like muchbut there's nothing like sitting on acouch watching TV and good oh my lordlook how horrible that drywall work is

Right so I am just taking advantage ofthis light okay give me two seconds I'mgonna walk you through the whole processall right so traditional buildingprocess if you're working with yourdrywall it's pretty much you do your

Three coats of mud you say in the roomyou prime the room you do a prime checkand that's the process traditionally oftaking a light like this and walkingaround checking your inside outsidecorners looking to see if all your

Narrow holes were filled properly or ifyou have divotsI had a few divots and the other ceilingnot a big surprise like when you'redoing your drywall work you're gonna runinto situations where different aspects

Of the work only got two coats insteadof three or the screws were put in therejust a little deeper than usual this iswhy we do a prime check just to helptake care of all those littleimperfections

And it's a lot easier after you'resanded the ridges off to go back andfill the divots and the scratches thento try to sand everything perfect thefirst time know what I like to do thesecret to white how I get such a great

Finish when I'm done is I'll actuallysand it and I'll prime it do a primecheck but I use a 45-minute the compoundhere when I do my prime check becauseafter that compound is on all of myceilings are going to get two coats of

Paint all of my walls are gonna get twocoats of paint and this compound heredoes not flash through the paintafter you gets two more coats so I'mreally confident with that situationI'll come by and I'll do one coat of

Paint on all the ceilings and walls I'mnot gonna use the brush and cut in asyou can see but this allows me to havethe colors in the room right then aregonna be the here long term so I canexperience the daylight shining into the

Room bouncing off these colors becausethe ceiling with that daylight comingacross the horizon exposed a lot ofthings and I never saw this color paintonce I put the the light on it showed alot of things I didn't see with my

Trembling so it's just nice to do onecoat it also lets me have a look becauseit takes what 20 minutes to roll all thewalls it allows me to have a look at thecolor in the finished space and confirmwhether or not we like what we see so

Now that the prime check is all donewe're gonna have my wife come down we'regoing to pull out some tile we're goingto talk about plans for the future onthe back wall but we get to experiencethe color in our kitchen decide if we

Want to go darker or lighter orsomething different all together butthis is a great time it only takes halfan hour and half a gallon of paint soyou can invest that now you've all seenthe TV shows where they put like five or

Six colors on the wall and so theselittle squares I don't know for how forthe life of me anybody can decide thatthat paint color works by little squaremost people don't have that kind ofvision so my wife is a visual inspector

She doesn't see things in her headbefore it's finished like I do so I takeeverything one step at a timeshow her completed space get approvaland then move forwardit works and that's how most people work

Right so if you're like most peopleyou're gonna want to get one code onyour walls double check the space beforeyou get to committed to doing all thetedious brush work and the details huhonce you're happy and you're ready to

Move forward then it's simple now I'mgonna get rid of this we'll talk aboutthe rest of the stages but you canfinish off your room all right so nowthat our patches are all dried up we'regonna come back with a sanding block

This is a medium to fine grit right andyou can just give it a nice little scuffokay that'll work great your otheroption because when we do this we'realso going to be sanding the rest of thewall it needs to be Santa we can take

Our sanding pad here no this is myradius 360 okay I'll put it on mypainter stick because it has this littleadapter and we are going to call thisfirst coat so we're gonna also need thesand in between coats so we want to go

Completely up and down here the wholesurface including your pageant's okaythat's the other option now you can seeit was brand new clean I'll be spotshere are little chunks of dirt andissues that were on the wall and now is

Sanded smooth and it collects it righthere I got this question a lot actuallydealing with sanding walls you have toclean all the dust off the answer is nowhen you sand your drywall on the firsttime you're gonna have a bunch of dust

Left on the wall when you're adding yourprimer that dust gets mixed in with thepaint and it becomes part of the solidscontent of the paint now that's a fancyword for high-quality primer has a lotof solid content okay so having dust on

The wall just me you're gonna make yourpaint even better it's gonna make itmuch more solid white and lesstransparent and that allows you to seeall the imperfections it'll also fill ina lot of hairline scratches left over

From sanding so leave the best on thereget your first coat patch it check it inthe sunlight repair it whether you're 45sand it again sand your whole wall rightthen it's time to prime now I've donethis in other videos and I've talked

About my sheetrock 45 material and howI'm confident that I can just go aheadand put two coats of paint on that I'mgood to go but if you don't have thatavailable in your area then you followthis procedure just take a bit of primer

And brush it on okay donenow we only have to wait about five orsix minutes and a light dusting likethat is going to be perfect okayso now I'm going to go ahead sand therest of this well patch the rest of

These spots up and then we're going togo from there this is the whole processfor sanding between coatsthere we go that's done now the mostamazing thing about that is it makes thewall incredibly smooth all right you

Know what hit the rest of these patchesjust a light dusting right you're notlooking to put a lot of paint on thewall here here I go from the purpose ofthis is just to make sure that all theselittle spots if you using regular

Compound they don't end up showingthrough in the sunlight this is whathappens it's called flashing flashing isthe painters enemy because whenever youhave flashing after two coats of finishpaint you can't just go with a little

With the brush after and touch it upbecause that'll show too because you'releaving brush mark instead of rollermark you can't just go by with a littlemini roller because acrylic paint afteris considering for a little bit the

Levels of acrylic are different from thebeginning to the end so the only way tomake a nice wall when you're painting isto paint the whole wall top the bottomthe whole section so you can't dotouch-ups on flashes so better safe than

Sorryhit it with your primer you can avoidthat cost of mistake because flashing inyour paint is going to leave you reallydisappointed also means you got to goback out and buy another gallon of paint

In order to fix that wall as most roomsone gallon of paint will do fine but youget flashing you don't have enough paintleft over to do the whole wall again andthat is how you avoid it right there nowwe're gonna give this about ten minutes

I'm gonna come back with the brush dothe same thing we'll show you there okayso while you're waiting for your primerspots to dry you can go ahead and grabyour paint because we still have to doour cut line now if you want to learn my

Process for painting walls I'll put alink in the video you can click the cardright here what I'm going to do is Ibasically have five or ten minuteswaiting for this to dry up so untilthat's done I might as well do my first

Cut in and having that finished it'sjust gooduse of time right you know that oldexpression nobody wants to sit aroundwatching paint dry well the truth is ifyou have the right order of doing things

Your paints always buying while you'reworking you're never wasting your timecareful here my bench is wobbly yeahthat's right you're watching thiscorrectly there's no tape needed for myprocess other video I'll show you I can

Actually paint this wall faster than youcan put the tape on it you're talkingabout and the time it takes for mostpeople to put the tape around theirceiling I can cut and roll and do all mypatching so you should learn how to

Paint like this so I just finished doingall the cut line now my primer is drythen we're gonna come by we're gonnacall this the first coat of color on thewall all right and we're just gonnabrush over the primer same thing nice

And lightwe're not doing anything here as far asadding too much texture don't want tohave too much in the way of brush linesreally feather that I just want to addthe color all right what we're doing

Here is we're just prepping for thesecond coat so we can just get this onnow this color that I'm using actuallycovers incredibly well so you can onlyhave to be that careful depending onyour paint

Be careful may want to put a nice littlemini roller involved in this programjust to get good coverage because thebrush you can see it leaves these littlewhite streaks okay so depending on thepaint you're using if you use the

Lighter touch you'll get much bettercoverage so that's just a tip rightthere for you there we go good coveragewhether the edges and the reason I'musing the brush over and over and overagain because it's a really good

Failsafe technique if you have blues andreds and that sort of thing you mightfind it even necessary to do a brushcoat like this and then come back withthe mini roller and then an extra coaton your patch just to get the right

Color depth of color in it there's a lotof real popular colors out there thatare somewhat translucent nowadaysthey're real pain in the butt to dorepair work on now you see the time thatit takes you to run around your room and

Hit all your patches this paint will drybecause we're putting it on real thinokaythis whole application only needs aboutfive or ten minutes and wait um you'redone prepping your patches you can just

Come right back with the brush and theroller and do the wall all over againput the final coat on now I wanted tomention really quickly because I don'thave any trims done yet some of yourgonna notice hey what's going on with

The ceiling up here that's pretty nastyand where's the baseboard here's thething when you're doing a project ofthis scale a couple of rooms all thedrywall work the ceiling paint the wallpaint all the touch-ups you've got a lot

Of time it's in your favor here you canput in the carpentry at any point beforeyou roll your second coat okay so whatwe're gonna do is just show you here'smy baseboard right now what I'm gonna dotoday is actually set up some saw horses

In this room I'm gonna paint all mybaseboard trim so I'm gonna paint on mycrown out and then I'm going to cut andinstall it so that I only have a quicklittle a few nail holes and somecaulking to do then I can do my entire

Second coat and we're gonna be able toshow you that process at the end of thisvideo but I just give you an idea allthis left for finishing this room myprocess is install this baseboard about1/4 to 1/2 inch off the ground and I'll

Just nail it in like that and then whenI come do my flooring my flooring willslide up on underneath ok and you'll seethat they'll be a gap all the holesespecially is really necessary to do itthis way and then you come back with a

Small detail trim like a doorstop or ashoe molds and you close that gap afterthe fact there's no way you're gonna geta piece this thick of wood to follow thecontour and close all those gaps up ashort piece might look really pretty and

You might want to say there's anargument for putting the flooring infirst now in new homes you could put theflooring in first and then put all yourtrims on and avoid that detail elementbut in older homes like this

The walls have got too much of a curveand even though we're using some floorleveler in places it's really difficultto guarantee that you can manipulatethis board so what I like to do is putall my baseboards on first I have them

Painted I use the adhesive on the backjust stick that on the wall throw theodd Brad nail in in part of the detailso that I can just put some of that 45compound in there like I said we'll getall that detail in a minute but this is

Why I'm installing where the gap andthen I've got probably two days oftouch-ups and waiting for the goodsunlight and all that sort of thing I'mnot in a hurry to finish the paint sowhile I'm working on the paint I can

Also do all the truth no and of courseif you install your drywall with alittle gap under the floor you have lotsof room for expansion contraction withany kind of learning that you install soonce everything is all done we're gonna

Take in our second cut now listenimportant to know that when you'repainting your walls on the first coatyou can do the cut after the rollthere's no rule about that but on theirsecond coat you really want to do all

The cutting and details on eachindividual section of wall and then rollit where right away while it's wetremember the technology and paintnowadays has it so that this coat ofpaint can actually dry in about 20

Minutes and you really want to go a wetedge on wet edge so having a goodtechnique here to finish quickly isimportant all right well I hope youenjoyed that video and listen if you'rewatching how to do drywall because

You're in the middle of a major projectthen we might not consider you watch oneof these two videos we got a a to zproject how to do your whole basementfrom scratch and we also have a greatmodern bathroom right from the very

Beginning right to the last finishingtouches click one of those you can joinus for the ride and fill yourself withlots of informational to help you getyour next project we don't say using

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