Learn how to hang and finish drywall yourself with these projects and professional tips.
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 faster. He shows how to lay it out, fasten grid angles and tees, keep the grid square, and cut the ceiling panels.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Fix an Oversize Electrical Box Cutout
An oversize drywall cutout around an electrical box can ruin the appearance of an otherwise perfect taping job. The best way to fix it is with drywall compound and joint tape.
How to Fix Popped Drywall Nails and Screws
Fix drywall nail and screw pops in four simple steps, using drywall screws and drywall compound.
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.