Drywall mud, or also known as joint compound, is a type of gypsum-based paste being used for finishing drywall corners and joints in new drywall installations. This also comes in handy when repairing holes and cracks in existing plaster and drywall surfaces.
Drywall mud basically has two categories, powdered and premixed, which are available in several other handful additional options which make it difficult and confusing to choose the best product once faced with dozens of different types in a DIY store.
Drywall mudding refers to the process of applying several thin coats of drywall mud or compound to the screw indentations and joints in a newly hung drywall. While this might sound a bit messy, once done properly and carefully, the result will be a wall that is very flat that only the keenest eyed observers will notice the seams beneath.
Even though professional drywall tapers can make this job look too easy, for the do-it-yourselfers, they will discover that this actually takes a lot of skill, practice, and obviously, the right materials for the task. In this case, it would be the tape and the mud itself that will prevent the cracks from showing up in the seams.
The process of drywall mudding isn’t something that everyone will be confident to do. If you are not a big fan of doing such messy things on your own, there is no need to worry because we at Utah Drywall & Repair will be more than happy to help you out!