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Tips for better drywall finishing

Tips for better drywall finishing

DEAR TIM: Money is tight and I have to tackle a drywall project. I've never done it before, but from what I see on the cable home improvement shows it looks simple. I've also watched quite a few videos on YouTube, including all of your videos. My wife thinks I'm delusional. Please share your magic tips, especially on the finish coat. Help me, Tim, you're my only hope. --Shawn C., Austin, Texas

DEAR SHAWN: What's interesting is that when I watch the home improvement shows on TV, I walk out of the room shaking my head. Most of them are unrealistic. They don't really tell you the truth about how hard and complex most jobs are.

What's more, they rarely talk about the required...