Found 39 results for the keyword ‘Plaster’

  • Repairing a hole in a stippled ceiling.

    When you have water damage, or a wild swing from a hockey stick that forces you to repair the stipple on your ceiling, the repair is a combination of art work and home improvement technique. You probably won't match the colour, even if it is just because the old one is dirty and the new clean, s...
  • Drywall Butt Joints with a pro

    When you put two pieces of drywall head to head, like on the ceiling, there is no tapered valley to hide the paper and drywall compound. The secrete to hiding this joint, which will be raised above the surface, is to spread it out as much as two to three feet wide.On this TV show we visited an o...
  • Spatula Tools & Plaster Washers

    Did you ever think of using old kitchen spatulas as wall protectors for pulling nails, or even as a nail puller itself. This segment developed a series of shop uses for common kitchen tools.And I show you the fantastic plaster washers, used to hold cracked or loose plaster in place. These wide ...
  • Removing Textured Paint

    "I have a painting problem: All the walls and ceilings in my apartment have been painted using a sponge technique. The paint itself is a latex flat base to which powdered pigments were added along with a small amount of an abrasive material to give the walls an "adobe" look.I now wish to repaint...
  • Fixing a drywall corner

    When someone has bumped into the corner of a wall and caused damage to the finish, there are some preliminary things that must be done before patching it.First be sure that all loose drywall compound is removed. Then add screws to the metal corner bead if necessary to pull it back flush. Use...
  • Installing plaster crown moldings.

    We followed Jerry Cloemenzi?s use of special tools during the professional installation of real plaster crown moldings.Of note: he used a framing hammer to punch holes in the drywall right where his plaster was going to glue the molding to the wall. That gave him great toothing into the wall....
  • Making "Stone" Fireplace mantels out of "secret" plaster.

    Leo Montagnese with Omega Modern Mouldings in Woodbridge, Ontario makes faux stone mantels that look like real carved stone. When you look at one and compare it to a plaster-molded mantel, you notice that the colour is different, but mostly that there are interesting and random holes in the ...
  • Speciality drywall spatulas for corners

    If you have ever undertaken the task of applying tape and drywall compound on an inside corner, you know it is hard to work on one side without bothering the other side. You may not realize it, but there exist special spatulas for this job. The 'inside corner spatula' has two faces that are spr...
  • What to do with bad drywall joints after they are painted?

    One viewer installed drywall, taped the joints, painted and then discovered that there were lumps and uneven areas in the joint plaster. What to do?It is certainly easier to perfect the sanding before there is paint on the wall, so the moral is to really verify your sanding job before saying it ...
  • Tip -- Drilling holes in the ceiling without a mess.

    What a mess whenever you have to drill either small or large holes in the ceiling.A nifty trick is to take a fairly flexible and transparent food container, put you bit right through the bottom and into the drill.Hold the container low to sight your entry point, then slide it up tight to the ceil...