Remove Drywall Mudding

What You'll Need
Putty knife
Scrub brush
Liquid detergent
Cleaning cloths

Drywall mudding can create a messy situation. Removing the mud is a simple and easy task if it is done before the mud dries. Dry mud will require a little more effort to remove.

Step 1 – Scraping Off the Mud

Use a putty knife to scrape off as much of the drywall mud as possible. Slide the knife under the edge of the mud, and carefully pull it off to prevent any unnecessary damage.

Step 2 – Scrubbing the Area

Fill a small bucket with warm water. Add about ½ cup of liquid detergent to the water. Combine the contents of the bucket until the water is soapy. Use a scrub brush to apply the solution to the drywall mud. Allow the solution to sit on the surface for about five minutes, and then scrub the area to remove the mud.

Step 3 – Rinsing the Area

Use a cleaning cloth to wipe up any remaining drywall mud from the area. Rinse the cloth in cool water. Use the damp cloth to rinse any of the soap solution from the area.