Mudding Drywall with Tile Adhesive Mudding Drywall with Tile Adhesive

What You'll Need
Tile adhesive
Fiberglass tape
A putty knife
Sandpaper
Scissors

When you are mudding drywall with tile adhesive, you follow the same basic steps used to apply joint compound. It is important to allow the adhesive enough time to set completely. The adhesive will also require sanding to make it smooth and even.

Step 1 – Applying the Tile Adhesive

Apply a layer of the tile adhesive to the seams of the drywall with your putty knife. Apply a layer of fiberglass tape over the adhesive. Carefully smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles that may have formed. Allow the tape and the adhesive enough time to dry thoroughly.

Step 2 – Smoothing the Tile Adhesive

Use fine sandpaper to smooth out the tape and the adhesive. If there are pieces of tape that are sticking up, carefully cut them off with your scissors without damaging the area.

Step 3 – Applying a Second Layer of Tile Adhesive

Apply a second layer of tile adhesive to the area. Be sure to blend the adhesive into the surrounding surface area. Allow the tile adhesive enough time to dry thoroughly. Use your sandpaper to smooth out the adhesive again. You should apply a primer if you are planning on painting the area.

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