Drywall

All the information you need to ensure you can DIY high-quality drywall repair and installation.

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    15 Weird Objects Our Readers Found Lurking Behind Their Walls

    From old newsprint to weapons to mummified animals, we asked our readers to show us treasures they found behind the walls of their homes. They didn't disappoint.

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    7 Drywall Installation Mistakes You’ve Probably Made Before

    This article walks you through the 'Do's and Don'ts' of drywall installation. It will help you avoid seven common mistakes...


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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.

    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...


    How to Build a Drywall Arch

    Using drywall and Masonite to create a curved doorway.

    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...


    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.


    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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    Wet Sanding Drywall

    Choose drywall and try wet sanding to reduce the dust


    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...


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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

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