Walls & Ceilings

Applying natural clay plaster to wall.

Alternative Wall Surfaces and Decorative Finishes

There are an almost endless list of alternatives for plain painted walls from faux finishes and chalkboard paint to textured walls and magnetic paint. Read on to find out more.

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Drywall Repair

Nail pops in drywall are a fairly common repair for homeowners. They are especially common on stairwells and walls beneath stairs. But don’t worry; it’s an easy fix. Begin by digging out the old nail or screw with a knife or pair of pliers.

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Wall removed and replaced with beam.

Taking Down Walls

Taking down a wall is common in major remodeling projects. Read on for tips on what to keep in mind when considering whether to take down a wall in your house.

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Applying joint compound to hardware cloth patch in drywall.

Repairing a Hole in Drywall with Hardware Cloth

Watch this video for an easy way to patch a hole in drywall using a piece of hardware cloth, a pencil, and joint compound.

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Danny Lipford and Joe Truini installing paneling on wall.

How to Hide Seams When Installing Paneling

Watch this video for a tip on how to keep drywall from showing through the seams between sheets of paneling when installing paneling in a room.

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Drywall tape roll holder made from wire hanger hooked on belt.

How to Make a Drywall Tape Roll Holder

Watch this video to find out how to make a homemade drywall tape holder from a wire coat hanger which attaches to your belt to hold a roll of drywall tape.

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Using a hammer to tap out a tile plug.

How to Drill a Large Hole in Tile

Watch this video to find out how to drill a large diameter hole in tile using a nail set, drill bit, chisel, and hammer.

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