Buddy Tools is an innovative company bringing you contractor grade DIY tools to help you achieve quality results when taping and finishing your drywall project.
2013 - Retailers Choice Award
The National Hardware Show is held every year by Reed Exhibitions in Las Vegas. It is a housing after-market show that brings together manufacturers and resellers of all products used to remodel, repair, maintain and decorate the home and garden. TapeBuddy was awarded the Retailers Choice Award for innovation.
2015 - Best in Industry
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CEO & FOUNDER
The man on the spotlight and patent holder, Ron Morton, has been doing mission work projects with volunteer crews all over the world since the late 1980s. With a large demand for furnishing projects with little resources and tight deadlines, Morton’s genius gave birth to this handy tool. Making projects better, work faster and life easier have been part of the motivation behind every invention. He now shares the ease and usability of his products with every person of the household, offering professional drywall finishes without the need for professional help.
HomeTalk with Michael King
“The Cajun Contractor” Michael King is the host and co-creator of Home Talk USA. He is a licensed contractor in the New Orleans, Louisiana area. His signature opening is “Yaahee! I am the originator not the duplicator. Please do not accept no substitutions. I was green before green was even cool”. King is considered as the most recognizable name in all of Home Improvement Radio, according to DAR.FM.
With its one-step drywall taping solution, the task can easily be done in a flash. Mud thickness is controlled with two options. Taping is so easy! Mud application on the tape makes the taping coat smooth. TapeBuddy® can be used by one person or a whole crew offering greater productivity and labor cost savings. It gives you a no blister, no bubble and no mess finish. Results give a DIY enthusiast a feeling of accomplishment!
Less wasted compound with less mess
Can be used by more than one person
Ceilings and corners are easy to tape
Less frustration with more productivity
Virtually no blisters or bubbles in the finished product
Makes the project look good
Feeling of accomplishment
Cleans easily with water and brush
The Perfect DIY Drywall Taping Tool for anyone
Detailed printed instructions on easily taping drywall are included with every tool
Video instructions on tool use found on the BuddyToolsLLC.com website and YouTube Helps achieve a Professional look on a DIY budget!
Because of its lightweight, easy-to-use design, TapeBuddy® can be easily brought to different projects. It won’t rust nor easily break, thanks to its durable composition. It is an affordable tool which offers simple operation and cost-effective solutions for the users.
The application is concise, which results to lesser mess and reduces wasted materials at the end of the project. Construction is done sooner offering efficiency in labor and customer satisfaction. In other words: If you need an efficient way to tackle your drywall project, TapeBuddy® is your best companion. Using is a breeze and cleaning up is easy; everything is made for your convenience so you can enjoy the work of your hands.
TapeBuddy design offers you these features:
Low equipment expense
Won’t ever rust
No heavy equipment to repair or carry
Can be used by more than one employee
Cost saving by using less skilled labor to accomplish the taping task
Frees up higher skilled and more expensive labor for other tasks
No tape repairs from dry tape spots in finished product
Less mess, less wasted material and less final floor clean up
Quality taping work results in satisfaction:
Achieves project completion sooner
Paint Crews don’t need to repair tape blisters
Increases company productivity
Increased customer satisfaction rating
Increases customer jobs
Increased Bottom Line Profits on every job!
We love hearing from our clients and how our tools have turned their drywall projects into a hassle-free experience!
A solid tool applying a relatively even layer of mud to joint tape. Very helpful when working alone.
I showed this to my contractor and he wanted one. This saved me a lot of time when dry-walling my addition. Thanks for a great product.
The best feature of TapeBuddy is the ease of mud application and simple cleanup. It’s 100% plastic but very durable. My wife even helped me mud our bathroom and thought it was a fantastic tool.
The dispensed tape has just the right amount of mud so that the tape stays on the wall while the user is smoothing and scraping off excess mud.
Makes the sloppy part of mudding the tape manageable. Took a couple of tries to get the process down, but after a few mistakes, it was easy to use and gave professional results each time.
The simple design saves time. I have never heard of any sort of machine for this kind of work. I would just mud, tape, mud. Having a tool that takes that all down to one step is quite handy!
TapeBuddy is actually pretty cool because the tape actually stays straight without bubbling up or twisting with air pockets. The best feature I think is the fact that I can run the tape and the drywall mud at the same time!!!!
Good product! Easy to use, quality construction, a real time saver.
Hi, my friend Mike told me about the TapeBuddy. Working with several unskilled teenagers, we taped an entire 3800 sq ft house in a couple of easy days. The guys quickly learned the tool and technique. We had one guy just pulling tape and reloading mud because it was going so fast. Other guys measured and shouted what they needed, then applied. We had quite an assembly line. Great product!
All I can say is that the TapeBuddy is one fantastic machine. It arrived 2 days after ordering online through the mail. It took me about 10 hours to completely tape a 1200 square foot house from start to finish and included clean up. I would highly recommend this unit to everyone. By far easier using and lighter than a banjo. Again, thanks!
We picked up a TapeBuddy from you at the Cleveland Home & Garden Show. It looked great but we were skeptical if you just made it look easy. This thing is FANTASTIC. The best home improvement product I’ve used. I was able to do an entire room in 1/4 of the time, struggle and frustration it would normally take me! Thank you!
I do work through a nationwide mission group called NOMADS and most of our jobs are small so this works great for us. When doing a large ceiling, you only need a small moveable scaffolding where you can place the drywall bucket and the TapeBuddy. The TapeBuddy is notched on the bottom so it fits perfectly on top of the bucket. A nice feature that allows it to be elevated for easy access. It makes taping fun and easy so when it comes to taping I always volunteer to do that task. An additional tool that comes with it is the plastic trowel that is contoured to the bucket radios. This keeps the bucket sidewalls clean and reduces compound waste. This is a well thought out tool and I highly recommend it to amateurs and professionals alike.
I added a 750 square foot addition to the house and financially I could not afford to pay someone to come in and tape and mud my drywall. I found TapeBuddy while searching for how to tape and mud. I was very skeptical when I ordered it, after all, there are a lot of items that claim to make things easier and we all know how those turn out. I tried the conventional route and I quickly learned there was no way I was going to get a professional look by doing it myself, especially the corners! After I received my TapeBuddy, it didn’t take long to start laying the tape down. All the self-applicators are expensive and for contractors. This thing is amazing and simple. I started in a big closet I built to see just how this thing worked. I was amazed at how easy TapeBuddy worked and after I had a lot of the close, 4″x16″, I had my contractor buddy come and give the pass or fail, keeping in mind that he has done this for a long time. He could not find anything wrong with any of the areas I had taped, now the funny part. He showed me how to lay down the second on what I had taped. Then one corner I had taped he went ahead and mudded and taped that corner. My corners were much cleaner and easier and much smoother! I have to do 4 more rooms and there is no way I could tape this without TapeBuddy. Thanks for saving me at least a couple of thousand dollars TapeBUDDY!
I wanted to write and let you know that I am very happy with my TapeBuddy. I actually purchased it over a year ago and never used it until today. I am an electrician and don’t do much drywall, but today I hung some boards in my garage and figured I would give the TapeBuddy a try. I was pleasantly surprised at how quick, easy, and clean it was to use. I ended up with almost no compound on the floor and none on myself. I am usually covered with compound after about 20 minutes of “conventional” taping. I congratulate you on a great idea and a great product. Thank You.
This is an overall easy tool to use. It reduces the amount of dropped compound dramatically and reduces the amount of time needed to produce smooth seams.