Learn how to hang and finish drywall yourself with these projects and professional tips.
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 quickly with excellent results.
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Master the Basics of Drywall: Cutting Drywall
With a few simple tools and special techniques you'll be cutting drywall like a pro in no time. Plus we'll show you how to plan your installation to make the best use of materials and avoid waste.
Tips for Better Drywall Taping
Whether you're finishing a basement, repairing a damaged wall, or hanging drywall in a new house, these taping tips will help you make smooth, invisible seams, even at inside corners.
Common Drywall Installation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
This article walks you through the “Do's and Don'ts” of drywall installation. It will help you avoid seven common mistakes people make when tackling their drywall projects. Enjoy the foibles of our enthusiastic but sadly misguided drywall installer as he shows you the right way and the wrong way to ...
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 a new coat of ceiling texture.
Drywall Repair: How to Fix Cracks
The only way to fix a recurring drywall crack around a door or window is to bridge the crack with a fresh sheet of drywall. The fix takes a few days, but it will finally make the problem go away.
How to Choose Joint Compound
Setting-type joint compound, lightweight joint compound, all-purpose compound and others all have their unique uses. Learn the difference between them and get a better understanding of the choices for different situations.
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 second layer of 5/8-in. drywall.
Drywall/Sheetrock 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 all the effort worthwhile. These tips will help you avoid common drywall sanding mistakes so you can get the best results possible from all your hard work.