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3 Simple Ways to Transform a Room on a Budget

Interior designers know the quickest and most inexpensive way to dramatically change a room’s style is to attack those boring white walls. Sure, you could try painting the room a bold new shade, but the newest design techniques go a step further with drywall, faux painting, and nontraditional wall coverings. 1. Drywall Textures Once purely…

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How to Remove a Textured Drywall Ceiling

On This Page: Before You Scrape Materials & Tools You’ll Need to DIY Preparation Removing the Popcorn Sanding, Repairing & Refinishing Benefits of Hiring a Pro Questions to Ask Cost to Remove Popcorn Ceiling Popcorn and movies may go hand-in-hand, but popcorn and ceilings went out of style decades ago. Originally rising to popularity because…

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Guide to Repairing Drywall Cracks & Holes

On This Page: Read This Before You Start Small Drywall Fixes Patching Dings/Dents Popped Nails Corners Repairing Holes in Drywall Small Holes Medium Holes Large Holes DIY Finishing Whether it’s an aggressive meeting between the doorknob and the wall, an over-enthusiastic child playing ball indoors, or just the normal wear and tear of age and…

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Drywall Finishing: Don’t Ruin the Ending!

Watching a professional on television can make drywall finishing look quick and easy. In reality, it takes a lot of practice, and unlike the people on TV, most of us don’t have years of experience or the luxury of editing. Many of these programs are geared toward the booming do-it-yourself (DIY) industry. While these shows…

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Drywall Installation Techniques

Drywall panels cover most walls and ceilings built over the last 40 years. Also called sheetrock, wallboard, or gypsum board, drywall is made of a layer of gypsum sandwiched between heavy paper facings. A waterproof type, sometimes called “green board” because of the color of the paper, is used in bathrooms and other areas subject…

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Drywall Nails vs Screws

Though some claim that the battle of drywall nails vs. drywall screws is a bit one-sided, both of these fasteners have their benefits. It’s true that drywall screws are more secure when properly installed, but as drywall nails are far cheaper and, in certain respects, easier to put in, the battle is far from over….

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Drywall Basics for the Finish You Want

It’s been called many different things—sheetrock, gypsum board, wallboard, and, of course, drywall. However, all these terms refer to the same thing: a panel consisting of a gypsum core surrounded by paper backings. It’s become the most popular form of wall surfacing, quickly replacing the plaster found in older homes. Why? Because it’s cheaper, lighter,…

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Drywall Texturing Methods

Drywall texturing is a wonderful way to make your drywall more visually appealing and cover up minor imperfections in the drywall installation. Several different texturing techniques can make your drywall more or less subtle. While drywall texturing can definitely be done by DIYers, many homeowners elect to hire a service professional because the job can…

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How to Patch Drywall & Fill Cracks

  Drywall is cheap, light, and easy to install. Drywall also doesn’t crack as easily the plaster walls in older homes, but it’s far from impervious. Whether your drywall is old, suffered from moisture damage, or has been stressed from weight-bearing loads, filling drywalls cracks is a common home repair project. Patching drywall is a…

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