‘Satisfying’ Drywall Videos Mesmerize Internet as Viewers Watch ‘Unhealthy Amount’
The internet can be a hub for unexpected interests, but this strange fascination with the internet isn’t as niche as you might think. TikTok is obsessed with drywall.
Drywall is now a popular construction technique for homes in the United States, and thanks to a TikTok account, viewers also recognize it as a surprisingly fascinating process. In fact, videos of drywall repairs often make it onto the popular “Oddly Satisfying” subreddit, garnering thousands of votes at times.
Videos of the technology blew up TikTok, with the user @ putch8 regularly collecting millions of hits. On June 20, the 21-year-old shared a video, also seen here, of filling the holes with “mud” during the drywall process and has garnered over 37 million views.
The video shows the Montana-based drywall paver smoothly using grout to fill and cover the screws remaining during the drywall process. In recent years the internet has become intrigued by “satisfying” videos that hit the bull’s eye.
“I could watch this forever,” wrote one viewer.
“I’ve seen this unhealthy many times,” added another.
Other videos by the TikTok user show that they are using a nifty tool to get the job done faster, which has similarly intrigued users and generated over 11 million views for a clip of it. Some offer a closer look at the skills he’s used, including videos of him sweeping the mud around gaps in an intriguing circular motion.
@ putch8 regularly uploads his popular videos in which he scrapes paint out of a bucket. In the clips, he slowly collects the paint from the edges of the bucket with a scraper tool and sometimes adds items like screws or even sprinkles for decoration.
The videos themselves are satisfying, but they also offer a glimpse into both the craft and future employment opportunities for the young audience.
“You see, I want this job, but I know I don’t have the skills or the timeframe that I want. It would probably take me forever, ”wrote one user.
@ putch8 wouldn’t be the first time construction or handicrafts go viral online for their unique, satisfying skills. A popular TikTok account that documents the removal of popcorn covers regularly receives millions of hits, Newsweek reported in May.
The “strangely satisfying” videos show Brandon Belliveau, aka “The Popcorn Killa,” scratching the out-of-fashion decoration into his bucket.
Belliveau was also inundated with warnings as asbestos was feared, with some popcorn blankets. However, he affirmed that he would take precautions to protect his health and avoid mesothelioma by testing the blanket for asbestos beforehand each time.
Newsweek contacted @ putch8 for comment.
Construction worker applying drywall on glue knife. A TikTok account has gone viral for its satisfactory drywall videos.