Drywall

Drywall in small projects is an acceptable project for most DIY people who are willing to take the time to learn how to do it properly.

Drywall in large, multi-room projects is best left to the pros unless you have a strong back a few good helpers.

Picture of new drywall job

Everyone should hang and finish at least a few sheets of drywall at least once in their lifetime so they can appreciate how little the pros charge for the really big job that converts your house shell into a finished home.


01-21-2012
Fill Drywall Cracks and Gaps using a Grout Bag
I am going to explain a process that as far as I know I invented for packing drywall compound into the cracks and voids where the boards meet.......Read More


02-11-2010
The Many Types of Drywall Compound
The first time you venture out to the store to purchase drywall compound also known as mud, chances are you will find a bewildering display of products from which to choose. There will be two or more ......Read More


01-07-2010
The Basics of Hanging a Drywall Ceiling
The ceiling is always hung first and then the walls. This enables a cleaner, tighter fitting of the boards and improves the quality of the finishing process. A minor gap along the wall of the ceiling......Read More


01-07-2010
The Basics of Hanging Drywall on Walls
Once the ceiling is up you are ready to repeat the process for the walls. The walls should be hung from the top down with the butt joints staggered and the horizontal tapered joints aligned. There ar......Read More


01-04-2010
Cutting Holes in Drywall for Outlet Boxes
This is the most daunting task for the newbie. To do it and do it accurately without a RotoZip or drywall router is challenging. We will explain the basic steps for a couple of different methods ......Read More


01-02-2010
Tools and Materials for Hanging Drywall Part One
This article will serve as an introduction to hanging drywall. Hanging drywall is very physical labor. Hanging it on a ceiling without using jacks or dead-man is brutal physical labor for one or two......Read More


01-02-2010
Tools and Materials for Hanging Drywall Part Two
This is a continuation of the article Tools and Materials for Hanging Drywall.......Read More