Ceilings

Few things in home ownership require urgent action like a compromised ceiling. Here’s the info you need to repair or replace your ceiling.

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    9 Best Ceiling Paint Colors to Consider

    Put down the white paint! Go bold with these ceiling paint color ideas that will take your room to the next level.

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    Ceiling Fan Buying Guide

    Keep a cool head with these tips for selecting and buying ceiling fans.


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    Which Direction Should My Ceiling Fan Spin?

    Help your home stay cool in summer or warm in winter just by flipping a switch.


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    8 Styles of Ceiling Fans to Beat the Heat

    Considering a ceiling fan to help with your summer cooling? Check out your options before making your selection with help...


    Fluorescent Light Covers to Transform Your Drop Ceiling

    Fluorescent light has been linked to migraines, sleep disruption, increased stress and more. Fortunately, there are many beautiful ways to...

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    What to Know About Attic Ladders

    Do you have unused storage space in your attic? Install an attic ladder to reclaim it.


    How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

    A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick...

    13 ‘Cutting Edge’ Table Saw Tips

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


    Patch a Water-Stained Ceiling or Textured Ceiling

    Repair sprayed ceilings with aerosol spray texture patch.


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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 Paint Popcorn Ceilings

    Renew that old acoustical ceiling with a coat of paint


    What to Do When Your Ceiling Has Water Damage

    There are few feelings worse than being confronted with water damage. If you have a ceiling that's water stained, peeling...


    How to Install a Tongue and Groove Ceiling

    Installing tongue-and-groove (aka T&G) boards is a fast, inexpensive way to panel any ceiling or wall. You can install T&G...


    Our 10 Favorite Fresh-Look Ceiling Fans

    There's the standard ceiling fan, and then there are these beautiful, bold and unique options. Which one is right for...


    How to Apply Knock Down Texture

    Wall texture works for ceilings, too. Knock down texture is a fast fix for problem ceilings

    How to Balance a Wobbly Ceiling Fan

    Stop the wobble and make your fan run smoothly in 15 minutes.


    How to Install Ceiling Fans

    It's easier than you think, even on an angled ceiling.


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    14 Ways to Cover a Hideous Ceiling

    There are many ways to cover an unsightly ceiling, whether it's genuinely ugly or you just want a change. Some...


    How to Patch a Textured Ceiling

    The first step is repairing the hole.


    How to Fix a Wobbly Ceiling Fan: Ceiling Fan Repair

    Repair your wobbly ceiling fan so that it works like new


    How to Handle Full-Span Ceiling Truss Problems

    What to do if you see signs of truss lift. Look for signs of seasonal movement first.


    Drop Ceiling Installation Tips: How to Install Drop Ceiling Tiles

    A veteran drop ceiling installer shares his secrets for installing drop ceiling tiles yourself.


    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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    How to Install a Ceiling Fan Remote

    Upgrade your fan with a ceiling fan remote.


    With Ceiling Fans, You Get What You Pay For

    If you’ve ever shopped for ceiling fans, you've probably been struck by the huge price variations. Fans with the same...


    The Best Tools for Popcorn Ceiling Removal

    Popcorn ceiling removal is fairly easy, but it does require specific tools. Here's what you need.


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    How to Install a Ceiling Fan Mounting Bracket

    The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Gary Wentz, will show you how to remove an old light and install a ceiling...


    Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 8

    In this installment of home inspector nightmares, you’ll be amazed by how much ceiling fan blades can droop. Plus, as...