Taping & Mudding
Taping and mudding drywall are one of the final steps to finishing off your drywall project, by essentially securing the drywall in place. Taping and mudding your sheets of drywall means that it is attached and fitted to other sheets of drywall and within any frames so that it cannot come loose or detach from the interiors. Taping and mudding also attach the drywall to your window frames, edges, corners, surrounding your crown molding, and much more.
Drywall taping is the process of using drywall tape to fasten any remaining edges of the drywall into your structures. For example, if you have drywall that lines your window frames, you’ll want to tape it into place so that the drywall sheets do not fall out of place and are then attached to the window frames. The drywall tape itself does not usually match the drywall, which is why you’ll want to add drywall mud as well, to conceal and strengthen the drywall tape.
Drywall mudding then uses a mud mixture that is applied evenly to the top of the drywall tape to blend it in with the surface of the drywall. The purpose of the drywall mud is to seal in the drywall tape and to ensure that it cannot come loose, which would then loosen the drywall sheets. It also integrates and blends it in with the rest of your drywall surfaces so that you can easily apply wallpaper and paint over the surface of the drywall and mud. Once the drywall mud has completely dried, your drywall is then ready for a paint job or with the addition of wallpaper.
The ultimate goal of taping and mudding is to provide your drywall with an even surface and secure structure. Without finishing your drywall with taping and mudding, your drywall sheets would not be as supported and could fall out of place with a simple hit or force, such as hanging a picture or pushing a couch against the wall. Taping and mudding your drywall is intended to secure it in place for long-term results so that you also aren’t looking at frequent, expensive repairs for your drywall. We may also need to sand down parts of your mudding to soften the edges of the drywall too.
Along with the need to secure your drywall sheets in place, we are also concerned with the appearance of your walls and want to ensure that you have stunning surfaces that you can customize to your liking. We are dedicated to providing you with optimal drywall results so that your walls have the potential to look great, even before you take them into your own hands with wallpaper or a paint job. The appearance of your walls is very important to us and we’re here to make sure that you’re completely satisfied with the results. We also support taping and mudding repairs that are needed, if your original contractor did not install your drywall correctly and you need us to reinforce the drywall sheets themselves.