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Break out your dust masks and get ready to find spackle everywhere. It’s drywalling time.

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Apply Wall Texture Yourself and Save Big Bucks

Choose an orange peel or knockdown-style texture that you can do yourself with this Homax product.

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...


Estimating Software Technology

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


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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 Skim-Coat Walls

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

Drywall Anchors: Weight Tested

Can drywall anchors really be trusted to bear their rated weight? We conducted a HomeLAB test to find out.


13 ‘Cutting Edge’ Table Saw Tips

Straight from top pro woodworkers—ultra-clever tips for getting the most from your table saw.

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Drywall Taping Tips

How to get better taping results with less hassle


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.

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Drywall Texture Types You Need to Know

If you're like most DIYers, you're probably familiar with a handful of drywall textures. But, there is a wide range...


Push Sticks Prevent Impalement

You can prevent injuries (and potential impalement) when using a table saw by building a small push stick. Learn how...


Create Smooth Walls: A Mudslinger’s Guide

Drywall taping is one of the most important jobs on any construction site. A skilled taper can hide a lot...


Could You Have Made it in Construction With These Tools From 1951?

A collection of ads for tools that were, at some point, on the cutting edge of technology. Things have changed...


What to Do with Leftover Drywall

15 million pounds of drywall is produced in the U.S. every year. Most of it goes on walls, but around...

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


5 Types of Drywall All DIYers Should Know About

Drywall, aka plasterboard, wallboard, gypsumboard or Sheetrock (a brand name), is actually a lot more interesting than you might think....


How to Sand Drywall

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


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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

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The Best Way To Clean Your Drywall Knives

Try this simple little trick next time your drywall knife is clogged up with mud.


5 Helpful Tools for Hanging Drywall

These five handy tools will help you install drywall much faster and better.


One-Off Dust Catcher

Save some time on cleanup next time you drill a hole


Remove a Drywall Screw That Has Missed the Stud

If you try to remove a drywall screw that has missed the stud, it'll just spin and it won't come...


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20 Tips for Working with Drywall

We've hung and patched and primed and finished our fair share of drywall. Check out this compilation of tips for...


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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...