Get the most energy efficiency from your insulation by filling all gaps, avoiding compression, sealing holes in framing and other expert tips.
Removing Mold From Walls
Persistent mold on a wall near an inside corner may be due to an insulation problem in the corner framing. Here's how to find it and fix it.
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Preparing Walls for Painting: Problem Walls
We show you how to fix common wall flaws and make them perfectly smooth before you paint. You'll save the $200 expense of hiring a pro.
How to Build a Retaining Wall
Instead of using stone or timbers, make an attractive, long-lasting retaining wall from pressure-treated 2x4s, plywood and trim boards.…
How to Paint Walls: Prepare Interior Walls for Painting
Quick fixes for the 8 most common drywall flaws, including nail pops, cracks at corners, bubbled or loose tape and holes. Fix them right before…
Simple Wall Stenciling
With our basic stenciling techniques, you'll be able to create everything from a simple stenciled border to more complex patterns that will add…
Decorating Ideas: Wall Panels
Create the look of traditional paneled walls for your bedroom or living room with painted MDF strips. For very little money you can completely…
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 Build Retaining Walls Stronger
We'll show you how to build an attractive retaining wall that's firm, solid and will stand the test of time. It features a solid base,…
How to Fix a Cracked Basement Wall
Cracks in basement walls are common, but they can also be a sign of a weaken wall. We'll tell you how to handle this potentially dangerous…
How to Build a Wall-to-Wall Closet
Need more closet space? You gain tons of storage space by stealing a few feet from a room and building a new closet, complete with double…