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Inside Drywall Corners Made Easy!

Many will dread inside drywall corners because of the angle and difficulty of imbedding the tape. Or, perhaps some have unsuccessfully tried to use paper-covered metal inside corner bead. Or they have tried to use mesh tape without much luck. First of all realize that your walls are rarely straight enough at the corners to […]

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Just Say NO To Plastic Taping Knives!

Read how plastic taping knives will ruin your drywall taping job every time!

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Popcorn Texture Repair Fears Gone!

For many years, I advised those that emailed me drywall questions to avoid texture. I still do. Texture is nice, til you get a hole in your wall. Then repair becomes a big issue. Knockdown is not so bad, since one can reproduce the splattered joint compound that is then scraped down when partially dry […]

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Preparing a Recess – Butt Drywall Joint

How to prepare for taping when a drywall recess edge meets a non-recessed edge.

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A Great Use For Leftover Drywall Scraps

In my kitchen remodel project, I generated a good amount of scrap pieces. Instead of chucking them in the trash right away, I laid them out along the edges of my wall. A few of them I had to cut, but that didn’t take long since I would only be using these as a tarp. […]

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How To Prevent Mold in Your Basement Drywall

How we stopped basement mold in our drywall.

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Skim Coating Your Plaster Ceiling

I skim coated plaster to make it look like smooth drywall and saved a bunch of messy demo and work of installing new drywall.

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Ask This Old House Almost Got Drywall Corners Right

Ask This Old House shows how to finish drywall corners, but leaves out some important details!

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Drywall Inside Corners – Easier Than You Think!

Basic steps for taping and finish drywall inside corners are given in this post.

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Hanging 8 ft or 12 ft drywall?

Should you use eight foot long drywall hung vertically or twelve foot long drywall hung horizontally? This article discusses advantages of each method and makes recommendations.

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