Drywalling

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...


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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 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

How to Choose Joint Compound

Finding the right type for your project


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.

How to Use a Spiral Saw on Drywall

Faster, neater cuts around electrical boxes and ceiling fixtures.


How to Cut Drywall for an Opening

Cut out drywall holes for electrical outlets with a drywall saw.


Master the Basics of Drywall: How to Cut Drywall

Learn about the five simple tools and basic techniques you need to successfully cut drywall.



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.


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How to Tape Drywall

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


Drywall Butt Joints Made Easy

Techniques to avoid having to feather out butt joints.


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


5 Helpful Tools for Hanging Drywall

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

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How to Drive Drywall Screws Like a Pro

These three tools make it easy to do the job right. The key to driving drywall screws is to set...


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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


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