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

  1. 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 not only an annoyance but also a sign of hidden danger. We'll show you how to troubleshoot.

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  1. How to Paint Popcorn Ceilings

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

  2. Why Remove Popcorn Ceiling When You Can Cover It With Drywall

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    Do you want to remove or patch a popcorn ceiling? First, remember that removing a popcorn ceiling is a really dirty job. Second, patching a hole is just, well, patching a hole. You should consider simply covering the whole ugly mess with a new layer of drywall instead. It’s probably the easiest way ...

  3. How to Install Ceiling Fans

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    A ceiling fan improves cooling in summer and heating in winter. The result: You feel more comfortable while you save on utility bills. And installing them yourself is much easier, thanks to new, strong hanging systems and electronic controls. We show you how to avoid common pitfalls when installing one yourself.

  4. Ceiling Panels: How to Install a Beam and Panel Ceiling

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

  5. Ceiling Repair: Fix a Sagging Ceiling

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    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 second layer of 5/8-in. drywall.

  6. Energy Conservation: Know the R-Value of Insulation

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    Subzero temperatures can mean three-digit utility bills and a huge waste of energy if your home isn’t insulated properly. Adding insulation to your walls and attic isn’t hard and it can pay off immediately in huge energy and money savings. Here are some great tips that will show you fast and easy ...

  7. How to Handle Full-Span Ceiling Truss Problems

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    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.

  8. How to Hang a Ceiling Light Fixture

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    Change a drab room into a dazzling one with a new overhead light fixture. Here's how to mount that new fixture correctly and safely using professional installation techniques. Even if you've never tackled an electrical project before, you can install a ceiling fixture by following the DIY advice and photos in this story.

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