Articles for tag: Drywall

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How to Repair Holes and Cracks in Drywall or Sheetrock

Drywall has been an important wall and ceiling material for many years in the home and also for commercial buildings. Before it’s advent plaster was the only material used to achieve the smooth finish necessary for an attractive painting surface. The low cost and easy installation of drywall more than makes up for the durability ...

How to Repair a Hole in Drywall

Have you ever thrown a door open too far and had the doorknob go through the wall? Has anyone in your household lost their cool and punched a hole in the wall? Have you ever lost your hold on a piece of furniture, while moving it, and put a hole in the wall? If you ...

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How to Install Drywall

Drywall is one of the most popular ways to cover the walls inside your home. Paying for a professional to install drywall can be expensive, but when you install drywall yourself you can significantly cut the cost. Recommended Tools for Drywall Installation Before beginning your drywall installation project you should have the following tools on ...

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How to Patch a Very Big Hole in Drywall

After cutting large chunks of drywall out in search of a mystery leak in my home, I was left with the need to learn how to patch a very big hole in drywall firmly and seamlessly. The worst holes were beside and behind the toilet, as well as under the sink. To repair such big ...

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Choosing and Using Drywall Anchors

If you ever plan to hang a picture, towel rack, or shelf on a drywall wall where there isn’t a stud, you will need a drywall anchor. Drywall anchors can allow you to hang ten times the amount of weight that an ordinary nail will support in drywall. Keep in mind, however, that drywall anchors ...

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Here’s the Secrets to a Perfect Drywall Installation

There are a lot of little secrets to succeed in hanging drywall. First is choosing the correct drywall for your project. Standard 1/2″ thick drywall is commonly used on interior walls and ceilings. A green colored drywall is used in the bathroom, or any other area where moisture might be a concern. Other examples would ...

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Easy Steps for Covering a Popcorn Ceiling

Popcorn ceilings are one of those things that you either really like or really dislike. If the latter is true, and you do not want to go through the extremely difficult and messy process of removing the popcorn, you will want to cover it instead. The following instructions will help guide you through the relatively ...

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The Process of Hanging Drywall

Some say there is a secret to hanging drywall. I have been hanging drywall now for about two years and I know a good deal about the techniques used. My uncle has been running his own business for about 20 years now and he does everything from painting walls to building additions. Every time he ...

How to Patch a Hole in Your Wall

So the kids were horsing around and now you have a hole in your wall. Don’t despair. Making the repair is a fairly easy do-it-yourself project. Read the following guide to find out how to patch a hole in the wall. INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPAIRING SMALL HOLES To repair small holes, you will need the following ...

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6 Tips for Hanging Ceiling Drywall

The best tip for hanging ceiling drywall is to persuade someone else to do it. Since that is not always economically possible, learning how to hang ceiling drywall with a minimum of hazard to life and limb would be the next best plan. You need to know a couple of facts about drywall before starting. ...