Drywall is a construction material used to create walls and ceilings. It is applied to walls and ceilings using drywall nails and screws.
To do various drywall work, you need to have all the basic drywall tools to manage the job. But what are these tools exactly? Here’s a checklist for your reference:
- Drywall Knife– This tool is used for slopping the mud into place. It is also used for feathering and final coats. Different sizes of this knife are used for different areas, and the good thing is, this tool is not expensive.
- Drywall Mud– The word mud is a drywall joint compound, it is a gypsum-based paste to finish drywall joints and corners in new drywall installations. It is also handy in repairing cracks and walls in existing drywall.
- Pry Bars– This is also known as a crowbar or pinch bar. It is a metal bar with both ends flattened and a curve in one end. People use pry bars to remove nails or to force apart two objects.
- Drywall Hammers – It is a special type of hammer that is used in the installation or removal of drywall. It has a back portion that is shaped like a hatchet to cut the drywall material.
- Utility Knives– It is a cutting tool that has a sharp replaceable blade that can be retracted into a usually metal handle. It allows more precise cutting work. Using a utility knife is important because it is much safer.
- Cordless Drill– It is simply a power drill that works without a cord, it can drill holes and drive screws. By selecting the one with the right power, you can even build a deck and do the home improvement work like remodeling your kitchen.
- Drywall Sanding Sponges– This tool looks like those scrubbers in your kitchen. It is rough on one side, and a smoother surface on the other side. It is just used for touch ups so don’t rely on them for sanding purposes.
- Ladders– It looks like stairs, it’s just that it is portable and some are permanently fixed to a structure, building, or equipment. The purpose is to reach high places and points safely.
- Drywall Lift– This is to assist you to lift sheets to the ceiling to install them without the help of three or four guys holding the sheets above their head. It is mobile so you can roll it around.
- Auto Feed Screwdrivers– This is used to gather screws for quick and easy driving. This tool started as an upgrade from traditional screwdrivers for drywall applications.
You may not need every single one of these drywall tools. But, you need to be prepared for the ordeal of this job.
As a result, you should have these tools in your stockpile, to support you. It will also help you be mindful of where you source your tools. Be sure to always check how often you need to restock or repair your tools.