How to Install Drywall: A Guide for Beginners

Learn the basics of drywalling, with help from step-by-step diagrams, instructions for building a homemade drywall jack, and tips on tools and supplies, sizing, and edging.

Outside corners and metal trim are first filled using the small joint knife. Let one edge of the blade ride the metal and the other the panel itself. To clean any compound from the metal bead, run the tool up the corner before mudding the opposite flange.