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Estimating Software Technology

What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.

How to Hang Drywall: Pro Tips for Cutting and Installing

A good framing crew makes drywall hangers whistle while they work. Follow these great hanging suggestions, and you can make...


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Taping Drywall Tips: How to Tape Drywall Joints

Get the tape coat just right and you're sure to have smooth drywall joints


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How to Build an Under-the-Stairs Storage Unit

Organized, easy-access storage — and lots of it!


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How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom

Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet. 

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How to Skim-Coat Walls

A new approach for smoothing rough walls that's easy to master


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Drywall Taping Tips

How to get better taping results with less hassle

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Tips for Better Drywall Taping

Simple tricks for fast, flawless drywall finishing


Patch a Water-Stained Ceiling or Textured Ceiling

Repair sprayed ceilings with aerosol spray texture patch.


Plaster and Lath Tear-Off Tips

Gary Wentz is a carpenter and the Editor-in-Chief of The Family Handyman. He claims to have torn out more than...


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11 Tips on How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling Faster and Easier

Popcorn ceilings were all the rage back in the '60s and '70s. Applying the texture to drywall and plaster ceilings...

How to Build a Drywall Arch

Using drywall and Masonite to create a curved doorway.


Drywall Sanding Tips and Techniques

All the best tips and techniques for a smooth drywall surface.


How to Apply Knock Down Texture

Wall texture works for ceilings, too. Knock down texture is a fast fix for problem ceilings


Expert Tips for Finishing Drywall

Professional advice for smoother walls and less wasted time


How to Sand Drywall

Techniques and tools for sanding drywall so it's perfectly smooth, plus tips for dust control.

How to Patch a Textured Ceiling

The first step is repairing the hole.


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How to Tape Drywall

A color-coded guide to flat, smooth, perfect walls.


How to Texture a Ceiling and Walls: Apply Knockdown

Spray ceiling texture to add visual interest and hide imperfections. Keep reading to learn how to texture a ceiling and...


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Wet Sanding Drywall

Choose drywall and try wet sanding to reduce the dust


12 Easy Things Everyone Should Know How to Fix

Whether you're a new homeowner or an expert DIYer, knowing how to fix these common household problems can save you...


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How to Cut a Hole in Drywall

If you have a small drywall job to do, there is no need to buy or rent a rotary tool...


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How to Cut Drywall

Cutting drywall is easy and only requires a few tools.


How to Make Bullnose Corners

Add a touch of class to ordinary drywall corners

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Drywall Sanding Is Time Well Spent

Drywall sanding is tedious and messy work. But doing it right means a great looking room. Here are some DIY...


Ceiling Repair: Fix a Sagging Ceiling

Two solutions for a sagging ceiling


Textured Ceiling Repair Tips

Make an old ceiling look new again