Sanding drywall is a messy job unless you have one of those vacuum attachments—or ProForm Lite ready-mixed joint compound. It’s designed to reduce airborne dust by more than 60 percent and features Dust-Tech, which causes dust to fall straight to the floor, improving indoor air quality during projects. It’s available in 1- and 4.5-gallon pails or a 3.5-gallon carton. Cost: $13 to $15 for a 4.5-gallon pail. National Gypsum. 704-365-7300.