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Drywall & Plaster


How to Remove and Cover Heavy Wall Texture

Older homes often come with heavy wall texture that is not only unattractive but can make your home look dated. How are you going to remove the wall texture? With time and effort, and some hearty wall scraping, you can cover it up in a single weekend.


The Best Sherwin Williams Primer for Drywall

If you're a fan of Sherwin Williams paint, read my in-depth article on their best drywall primer options and when to use them, based on personal experience.


The Best Patching Materials for Drywall Hole Repair

Interested in doing drywall repair? In this article, learn about the best products and materials used for drywall patching.


How to Install a Ceramic Bathroom Fixture on Drywall

This is a step-by-step guide for any homeowner who discovers they need to install or replace a ceramic bathroom fixture.

How to Texture Drywall: Perlite, Swirl, and Spanish Methods

Putting a professional finish on your walls can be done with some practice and the right tools. Check out these videos for a crash course in DIY wall finishing.


How to Apply a Knockdown Texture on Your Ceiling or Walls

Learn how to give your ceilings and walls the classic look of a knock-down finish! This article describes the tools and techniques you need to do the job.


How to Hand-Plaster Walls to Cover Wallpaper and Damage

Easy instructions for hand plastering walls to cover over wallpaper, hide damaged walls, or create a unique look.


How to Cover a Popcorn Ceiling With Plaster

Step-by-step instructions for covering over popcorn ceiling using joint compound, with tips, FAQ, and photos.


Sheetrock Repair: How to Patch and Repair Holes in Drywall

Sheetrock repair made easy: How to patch and repair different sizes of drywall holes, from small to large.


How to Tape and Apply Joint Compound to Drywall

How to finish drywall by applying tape and joint compound. Designed for the homeowner, this article gives useful tips for finishing drywall.


How to Remove Unpainted and Painted Popcorn Ceilings

Yes, a popcorn ceiling can be removed even if it has been painted, though it takes more work. Learn how to remove this texture in the simplest and least expensive way possible!


Wall Stud Repair (Load-Bearing and Non-Load-Bearing)

Damaged studs can weaken a wall greatly. Luckily, there are some easy ways to mend broken studs.