DIY - How to Get a Flat Drywall Butt Joint With Fiberglass Mesh Tape

by PeckDrywallPainting
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Butt joints seem to give a lot of contractors, tradesmen, handymen, and the HGTV DIY'er generation the most trouble when drywall finishing.
I made this short video for anyone that wants to try and do their own drywall finishing on a do it yourself remodel or a drywall repair instead of hiring a drywall professional. Hopefully you can learn from my How to get a flat drywall butt joint video that you can try it out yourself and see if you can get a flat drywall butt joint on your drywall project.

With these easy tips and tricks you should be able to get a flat butt joint on your drywall finishing or drywall repair project. I use the same for walls and ceilings. New drywall, ceiling repairs and wall repairs.
Homeowner tore out the water damaged ceiling and added some furring strips before they called me. The ceiling is ready for Sheetrock!
Ceiling drywall is hung and ready for drywall finishing
Apply a setting type compound for the first coat of mud over the fiberglass mesh drywall tape
In this photo the butt joint has been three coated with joint compound
Ceiling Skip Trowel textured
Suggested materials:
  • USG Easy Sand 20 minute mud
  • USG All purpose Joint Compound
  • USG 1/2" ceiling board drywall
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