Roll Compound on Your Drywall Seams for Faster Easier Taping - Fine Homebuilding Video
previous
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Deck Design & Construction
    Deck Design & Construction
  • 9 Concrete Countertop Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertop Ideas
  • Install a Vinyl Privacy Fence
    Install a Vinyl Privacy Fence
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
    Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Ultimate Deck Build 2015
    Ultimate Deck Build 2015
  • Remodeling Articles
    Remodeling Articles
next
Pin It

Roll Compound on Your Drywall Seams for Faster Easier Taping

Add a little water, grab a paint roller, and speed up this tedious job.

Length: 1:17
Produced By: John Ross

This tip comes from Myron Ferguson of Albany, New York:

This is a nice tip for applying drywall compound in a really fast way.
I've use this method for quite a few years and have dramatically increased our production when putting a finish coat on a seam.

I'd have one person come through with compound that had been thinned but wasn't too watered down. That person would simply just center it right on the seam and roll it down. The seams are finished about 12 inches wide. We use a 9-inch roller with a 1/2-inch or maybe even a bit longer nap. With the 9-inch roller, we're able to get a nice straight edge of compound over the seam.

So that was very fast and easy to apply; now you simply take your taping knife and remove the compound.