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  • Tips for working with fiberglass insulation

      CUTTING FIBERGLASS STRAIGHT AND SQUARE   It is always easier to cut fiberglass batt insulation if you compress it down as flat as possible. That way you can get through in one pass. Using a piece of plywood gives you a straight edge at the same time.         There is a special devic...
  • What is the right height for wainscoting?

    The books say 32 inches, but there is no reason for that to be a hard and fast rule. However if you make it a lot smaller you will have the impression of being a giant Alice in a tiny Wonderland. If you make it a lot higher, it will dominate the wall.Wainscoting was originally created to protec...
  • Patching a hole in drywall

    Mike is a professional renovator who doesn't have time to mess with slow methods of patching drywall holes. He sent in his quick way to patch a hole in drywall. Measure, draw and cut the damaged hole out to a simple square shape. Cut a piece of drywall two inches larger on all sides than the h...
  • 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...
  • Shellac -- fixing drywall tears

    When you tear the surface of drywall, those fuzzy little hairs just keep coming through coat after coat of paint. The reason is that each time you sand it, they simply lie down and stand back up when they get wet with more paint.The way to cure it from the start is to put a coat of shellac over ...
  • Tip: keeping drywall compund from drying out

    A viewer sent in the tip of pouring a little water over left-over drywall compound to keep it from drying out and then just pouring it off before starting the next job. It does work, and you can get the same results by pushing a sheet of the plastic food wrap right down into contact with the sur...
  • Applying Stucco to a ceiling

    Although some people simply want a rough stucco look on their ceiling, the primary reason so many ceilings are stuccoed is to hide a poor drywall job. Yes, stucco will cover many faults. It is also very forgiving to work with.Whether you apply it with a compressor system or with special loop...
  • Fixing drywall tape that bubbles up

    When drywall tape breaks loose with a little bubble, it is because there was not enough compound under the tape when it was first put on. If you can, lift the paper ever so little with a spatula and then simply slide in some fresh drywall compound to glue it back down. In some cases, white glue m...
  • Techniques for Installing Drywall

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  • What is the proper way to install drywall?

    The ceiling always goes on first. That way the walls will support the edges of the ceiling, eliminating the need for perimeter nailing. If you put the walls up first, the ceiling may sag and drop down along the wall, cracking the plaster at the joint.Which way to put drywall on the walls is ...