Ceiling

Projects, tips and ideas for all the ceilings in your home from installing ceiling fans and insulating to makeovers and repairing ceiling problems.

How to Handle Full-Span Ceiling Truss Problems

Recurring cracks in a ceiling with full-span trusses may be caused by various types of moisture problems— sometimes in foundations, but more often in the attic.

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  • Ceiling Repair: Fix a Sagging Ceiling

    Sagging in a ceiling may be caused by undersized drywall. You either have to replace 1/2-in. drywall with 5/8-in. or add furring strips and a…

  • Drop Ceiling Installation Tips

    A 30-year pro shares his drop ceiling installation tips and demonstrates his techniques that will help you hang a suspended ceiling easier and…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Patch a Textured Ceiling

    Repairing a damaged textured ceiling starts with replacing the damaged drywall underneath the texture. Here's the right way to prep the area for…

  • Cathedral Ceiling Insulation

    Solve moisture and rot problems in insulated cathedral ceilings with closed-cell foam insulation. It fills and seals the space and doesn't…

  • Textured Ceiling Repair Tips

    A textured ceiling that's deteriorated or suffered water damage can be restored to new condition by scraping, priming, and then spraying new…

  • How to Paint Popcorn Ceilings

    Is your popcorn ceiling showing its age? Here's a hassle-free way to refresh it. Painting acoustical ceilings is easy—just use this…

  • How to Install a Ceiling Fan Remote

    Old ceiling fans may have inconvenient pull chains, make noise or need repairs. One easy fix is to install a ceiling fan remote control. You may…

  • How to Fix a Wobbly Ceiling Fan

    Ceiling fans often wobble for reasons other than balance. Although a slight wobble (1/8 in. on high) is normal, anything more than that can be…

  • Patch a Water-Stained Ceiling or Textured Ceiling

    When water leaks onto a drywall ceiling, ugly coffee-colored stains usually appear. Sometimes the ceiling texture will become saturated and…

  • Ceiling Panels: How to Install a Beam and Panel Ceiling

    Create an attractive beam and panel ceiling with just 2x4s and fiberboard. It’s inexpensive, easy to assemble and looks like a classic beamed…

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