Walls

Build, repair and decorate all the walls in your home with these projects, tips and ideas.

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  • Insulating Walls

  • 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.

  • 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 Wainscoted Wall

  • Elegant, traditional wainscoting looks like an intimidating project, but with this simple, easy-to-assemble design even a moderately skilled…

  • Foundation Insulation Panels

  • Insulate and dress up bare foundation walls using coated rigid insulation. Use termite resistant insulation for termite infested regions.

  • How to Find a Stud

  • Use clues and your powers of deductive reasoning to locate studs and ceiling joists with out an electronic stud finder. Here are some tips to…

  • How to Repair Plaster

  • Repair sagging, cracking plaster walls and avoid the mess of demolition. With plaster washers and wide fiberglass mesh, old plaster walls can be…

  • How to Wallpaper

  • Don't know how to hang wallpaper? Afraid if you try you'll end up more papered than the walls? Follow these 10 pro tips for how to hang…

  • How to Install a Load-Bearing Beam

  • Open up cramped rooms by replacing a wall with a load-bearing beam. Create an open kitchen/dining area, a larger living room or a huge master…

  • Home Theater Setup

  • Create a first class home theater setup in an existing room in your home. We show you how to adapt it for optimal viewing and sound and the…

  • How to Hang a Flat-Screen TV

  • Mount a flat panel TV yourself and save hundreds of dollars with these easy-to-follow instructions for low profile, tilting and full-motion…

  • How to Install Wainscoting

  • Traditional wainscoting doesn't have to cost a bundle. Using MDF and standard pine molding profiles you can add old-world elegance to an…

  • How to Soundproof a Room

  • Cut down on the noise coming into—or going out of—your living area with these proven sound-dampening materials and techniques.

  • How to Install Fiber Cement Siding

  • Half the cost of a fiber cement board siding job is labor, so you can save thousands of dollars by installing it yourself. A siding pro shows…

  • How to Hang Prepasted Wallpaper

  • Successfully wallpaper a room even if you haven't done it before. A professional paperhanger demonstrates every technique you'll need, start to…

  • How to Install Beaded Wainscoting

  • Transform a room with the warm glow of beaded wood wainscoting. Install the paneling right over your existing wall, eliminating the hassle of…

  • The Best Way to Remove Wallpaper

  • Removing wallpaper before painting is a tough job, but it doesn't have to be terrible. Learn how to make it go quicker and easier—and how…

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