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  • Pro: Dustless Drywall

    We all dream of dustless drywalling?especially in a renovation job with shag carpets in the next room. So product development people are bringing sanders with vacuum attachments to the stores. If you have ever tried to vacuum up gypsum dust you may have found out that it is very abrasive stuf...
  • 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...
  • Round Drywall Corners

    Many people are not aware that the square boxy drywall look does not have to be the norm. Simply replacing regular square drywall corners with round or bullnose corners can completely change the look of a room. You can even get ones made out of vinyl specifically made to curve through arches....
  • How do you get curtain rods to hold in drywall?

    Roland wants to know how to get curtain rods to hold better in drywall.A screw driven directly into drywall will not hold at all, unless it is driven into wood behind the drywall. If the wall is hollow where you want to drive the screw you must use some kind of drywall fastener or fastener syste...
  • 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 ...
  • TIP: Use contact cement to attach drywall corner bead.

    Kevin from Toronto has passed on his tip for getting drywall corner bead on the wall straighter and easier -- use contact cement rather than screws or crimping. He says it cost a bit more money, but the tapers don't complain anymore.It certainly does work, and you will find it even easier to do ...
  • 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...
  • Drywall taping tips

    Before you get serious about tackling a drywall job, you should practice using two spatulas together, usually one a bit larger than the other. Butter one or both of them up with drywall compound (often called "mud"). Now slide one over the other with the two spatulas at right angles to each oth...
  • 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...