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7 Best Uses for a Drywall Trowel

A drywall trowel is a useful tool to have around. You’ll use it extensively when you’re putting

Fiberglass vs Paper: Which to Use for Drywall Taping

Drywall tape is a key factor in installing and repairing drywall, no question about it. Not only does

How to Properly Use a Taping Knife

A taping knife is a flat metal knife used for layering and smoothing mud and plaster on walls. When doing

What to Consider When Buying a Taping Knife

A taping knife is used to apply joint compound or drywall mud. Since there are a variety of taping knives

Drywall Repair: How to Repair Overcuts

A key skill in drywall repair is how to fix overcuts. Overcuts are those drywall holes which end up being

How to Repair Wallboard Seams

Repairing wallboard seams is an easy task using that you can do over the weekend. A wallboard, or what

How to Repair Travertine Wall Tile

Travertine wall tiles add a touch of elegance to your bathroom or kitchen wall or where ever they are

How to Retape Drywall

Nearly every home has drywall as interior walls. Every piece is mudded and taped to seal the seams. Over

How to Sand Joint Compound

Joint compound is used for many things around the home and large scale construction sites. You'll find

How to Tape Drywall with Fiberglass Tape

When placing drywall, you are left with seams that need to be sealed, and tape is used to cover these

Tips on Joint Compound Sanding

Joint compound is generally used when installing drywall to the exposed studs. This joint compound goes

Sheetrock Repair When Chalk Layer is Showing

Sheetrock repair isn’t too difficult. Essentially sheetrock is chalk that’s compressed between

The Differences Between Faux Venetian Plaster and Venetian Plaster

Originally used as a décor for Roman palaces, Venetian plaster gradually became the standard material

How to Fix Drywall Tape Joints that Have Cracked

If you have drywall tape joints that are cracking you will want to fix them to retain the smooth look

What is the difference between drywall mud and spackle?

Drywall mud, also known as joint compound, was created to bond only with paper drywall, and to be used

2 Problems Using Cloth Tape on Walls

Cloth tape has a cloth backing. It is an durable adhesive form of tape. The cloth backing makes this

3 Tips When Filling a Deep Hole in a Wall

A deep hole in your wall is an unsightly problem that can become worse over time. The process of repairing

Is it easier to apply plaster patch to corners than spackling?

Plaster patch is a repair compound designed to repair larger cracks and holes in plaster walls. Spackle

What is the best type of paint to use when painting silicone caulk?

Painting over silicone caulk is, at best, a challenge. Because its surface, when dry, is slippery and

Can I use a power sander to prep silicone caulk for painting?

Contractors experienced in using silicone caulk and paint will tell you that you must prepare your caulk

Can I use spray paint for painting silicone caulk?

Most experienced painters will tell you your chances of successfully painting silicone caulk are not

Fixing Damaged Drywall

A sheet of drywall, while relatively strong, only consists of a layer of gypsum plaster between two thick

Water Stain

A water stain can appear on your ceiling or walls if you have a leak. Once they have dried they look

How to Seal Exterior Spackle

Spackle, or spackling paste, is a type of filler available in many forms. Interior surfaces often require

Fixing a Hole in the Wall with Cardboard

A hole in the wall can happen rather quickly and innocently. You could just be entering the home with

Answers to Interior Walls Questions #2

Q. I have a home built in the 50's. In the living room on an outside wall, there is a large nasty crack