Is a taping banjo worth it?

Is a taping banjo worth it?

Is a taping banjo worth it?

Taping drywall isn’t for everyone. It’s called a banjo and it makes short work of covering drywall seams with paper tape. But speed isn’t the only advantage a banjo offers. It practically eliminates the common problem of loose or bubbling tape that plagues many beginning tapers.

How much does a taping bazooka weigh?

Overall Length: 54.5 inches (1,380 mm). Weight (unloaded): 13.26 pounds (6.01 kg).

How does a drywall taper work?

Drywall tapers, also called drywall finishers, prepare a wet compound, press it into joints, nail or screw holes in the drywall and cover the wet material with tape. When a high level of finish is required, they may also apply two more coats of compound, each of which is sanded to make it smooth.

How much water do you add to drywall mud?

Add a cup of water to 2 gallons of mud to make the mud slightly more pliable than the original pre-mixed mud if you’re going to do any texturing with a drywall knife, such as knockdown, Spanish knife or skim coating. The mud shouldn’t be runny — it should stay on your knife without dripping over the edges.

What consistency should taping mud be?

It should be pudding consistency for hand taping, and a little thicker for the final coats. For smaller jobs, transfer some of the joint compound to another pail before mixing so you can make custom batches for taping or finishing.

How do you tape a banjo to the wall?

Grab the tape and pull out about 12 in. Starting at the top of a vertical seam, center the tape and stick it to the wall. Hold the tape in this position while you pull the banjo with the other arm to release more tape. Slide your hand down the tape to press it to the wall and repeat the process as you work the length of the seam.

How do you put compound on a banjo?

Pour the thinned joint compound into the banjo. Pull a section of tape away from the banjo wall and pour joint compound into the space to help cover the topside of the tape with joint compound when you pull it from the banjo (see photo). Completely fill the compartment and clamp the lid shut.

How much mud do you put in Banjo?

You’ll have to thin the mud with water, up to about 4 cups per pail, before you pour it into the banjo. If you’re only taping one or two rooms, transfer a few gallons of joint compound to another bucket. Then you’ll still be able to use the remaining thicker mud for troweling on the second coat.