Drywall

Learn how to install, tape and sand drywall yourself with these projects and professional tips.

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  • Wet-Sanding Drywall

    Drywall is a better material than MDF (medium density fiberboard) for walls because its joints are less likely to crack. Wet sand to avoid dust.

  • How to Build a Drywall Arch

    Converting a plain entryway into a curved arch is a great way to give a room a new look and feel. In this article, we’ll show you the best way…

  • 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.

  • Tips for Finishing Drywall

    Learn the drywall taping tips and techniques that pros use to speed up their work. Avoid irritating problems like lumpy mud, nail pops and tape…

  • How to Sand Drywall

    After you've hung and taped drywall, follow these steps to sand it perfectly smooth. We'll show you techniques the pros use to get sanding done…

  • Drywall Sanding Tips and Techniques

    In this article, we'll show you how to avoid common sanding mistakes and offer several tips for getting the best results from your drywall…

  • Drywall Sanding Is Time Well Spent

    Sanding drywall isn’t exactly fun. But if you do it right, you’ll be rewarded with a great-looking paint job that will make…

  • How to Make Bullnose Corners

    Want to give a room a adobe-like look? Make your corners rounded instead of square. It's easy and it looks good. Here's how to make bullnose…

  • 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…

  • How to Skim Coat Walls

    Smooth over rough or damaged walls with a skim coat of mud, applied with a special squeegee knife. It's easy to do and delivers great results.

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