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Cut through plaster vaneer

My house was built in the 50s and has the same wall construction described here: Is this plaster over gypsum wallboard? Does anyone know how I can easily cut through it. I've been using my sturdy ...
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Mimick Sheetrock “texture”

OK so I have a regular drywall house… What I’ve noticed is that when you use joint compound to fix hole etc. the joint compound is incredibly smooth yet the drywall surrounding the patch has a little ...
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How to build a strong wall surface against wall anchor?

When one remove acrylic (hi bond) double sided tape from wall, it often damages wall. Surface material is pealed off, usually drywall and plaster, and sometimes paint. By drywall and plaster I mean ...
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How can I repair my wall where the paint around screw holes has torn away?

My wife and I moved recently to a new flat and immediately started adapting it to our liking. This process involved removing some shelves left there from the previous tenant on our living room wall. ...
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How do I repair this stair rail hole and screw back in?

As you can see the screw on the right side is hanging in the air right now . What should I use to fill the hole and screw them back in? Thanks!
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Replacing drywall in bathroom

Heads up, I’m one of those dreaded DIY-ers :) I am currently replacing drywall, no tiling, in my full bathroom as previous owners did not have any type of ventilation and very soon after purchase we ...
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Screw not fully screwed into drywall anchor

I used these drywall anchors. They went into the wall just fine and are flush against the wall. However my clothing rack requires 16 screws, and I think I didn't measure and drill perfectly well, so ...
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Why does my corner bead flange still show after multiple coats of drywall mud?

I'm done with my 2nd coat and still seeing plenty of light between outside beads and the wall. I swear I have used mud but it sure doesn't look like it. Some of them are filled but most are not. I ...
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Can drywall be attached directly to foam insulation or do furring strips need to be between them?

I have a basement wall that was recently finished with drywall and insulation. Instead of attaching the drywall directly to furring strips with foam under the furring strips, the drywall was attached ...
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How to cleanly remove, and reuse, an area of plasterboard (drywall)

Has anyone been able to cleanly remove, and then reuse in its original area, a piece of plasterboard (or 'drywall')? My plan is to remove an area of plasterboard in my walk-in-wardrobe, which is the ...
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Parallel seam between drywall and plastered brick

Most of the interior walling in my house that is under construction is using single skin brick with plaster. In a few locations we require "cavity" doors and space has been left in the ...
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Mounting Quartz slab on drywall or cement

I am thinking of mounting a quartz slab (3/4" thick) that extends to the ceiling behind my 36" range top and range hood (chimney style). I was wondering if it is secure enough to mount it on ...
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Do I need to worry about 1st or 2nd coat drywall mud fish eyes?

New drywall Can I just wait until the 3rd coat to sand any pock marks/fish eyes that may appear? Should I do it after the 2nd coat instead since I am switching to a final coat mud?(wont they just fill ...
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Ceiling drywall - options for dealing with joists slightly higher than beam?

I'm planning to drywall a garage in my house. The garage has floor joists above that are 12" OC. The joists connect to beams but are not even with the bottom of the beam (the offset varies ...
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Can this stack air duct be removed to tear down small wall?

I have an appointment with the HVAC supply business that installed the furnace 2 years ago but it is months away. My question is can I remove this wall to make my shower bigger? Through research I ...
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Bottom few inches of drywall got wet, but wall looks fine. Do I have to replace that drywall?

So my basement bathroom backed up, and some water (mild sewage too I guess) spilled to floor, and made its way under the wall. I have sprayed enough mold killer, and Clorox to kill an elephant, and ...
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Re-drilling into existing hole in plasterboard/breeze block

I live in the UK. I drilled a hole to hang a mirror and it’s slightly off, I’d like to shift it over to a new location, the new location will be half over the old hole. So I’d like to fill the ...
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Can I cut out a blister in my drywall joint and add more tape to the small section?

The only reason I am asking is because i used Durabond and getting the tape fully off of this small 6" section is going to likely damage the drywall. With 50 inside corners and a ton of butt ...
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How to hang wall cabinets with the upper plaster removed

I am trying to hang wall cabinets obviously want them level and plumb. However, when I removed my old cabinets half of the wall’s plaster is missing. This creates an extremely unlevel surface. My ...
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Do drywall cracks pose any risk for further damage?

I recently discovered a fairly long (~2 foot) crack in my drywall within my home. Aside from the aesthetics, is there any negatives associated with leaving a drywall crack alone for an extended period ...
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A celling vent does not stay in place

I have a vent in the ceiling that no longer stays in place. I think it is drilled into dry wall but the drywall is too corroded to keep the vent in place. Any suggestions on how to fix this? Do I just ...
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Why does the paint in my home scratch off easily?

We bought a flipped home in 2013. Over the years, we've noticed that the paint chips and scratches very easily. We always thought this was about bad paint but we have recently started repainting rooms ...
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How can I bug proof walls before they are sealed up?

How can I make a wall bug proof or resistant? I know about in wall pest control tubes but I am looking for other solutions. I fixed a wall damaged by water. I replaced the wood and drywall and I ...
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What wall cladding should be used along the floor of the garage?

I have an attached garage on a house with a wood foundation in Minnesota, USA. The garage is not temperature-controlled. On a roughly three foot long exterior wall, I discovered the drywall was ...
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Skim-coated textured ceiling - do I really need to sand before priming and painting? [closed]

My kitchen had textured walls and ceilings. I've skim-coated, sanded, primed, and painted the walls and they look great. For the ceiling, I'd like to avoid the mess (and health risks) of sanding ...
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How to deal with Densheild to drywall transition disparity

I'm in the process of tiling now (porcelain tile). I noticed that the seam between the Densheild and the drywall is slightly not even. Do I need to use the all purpose compound (used for dry wall) to ...
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How to hang things on wall where 1/2" drywall covers solid material (steel?)

I own a condo in a high rise building (mid-1970s construction). The walls are 1/2" drywall, and I'm guessing the structure is steel (perhaps with concrete?). The other day I was attempting to add ...
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How to patch holes in stucco wall?

I recently had decorative wood beams removed from my exterior stucco wall, and I would like to patch them. Given the size of the holes in the wall, what would the process be of patching the holes?
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Can I remove kitchen bulkhead/soffit without removing cabinets?

I want to begin a kitchen remodel project. Step 1 will be to fix all the walls. I want to DIY demolish the existing 12" soffit above the cabinets, then hire a plumber/electrician to adjust the ...
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Do i need to mud the top of horizontally mounted drywall if i am hiding the seam with quarterround?

I am doing a bedroom with horizontally hung drywall. The ceiling in the bedroom is already drywall with popcorn on it. The existing wall is just wood panel with nothing behind it. Am hoping to hide ...
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What kind of wall/ceiling texture is this?

Can you please help me identify this wall/ceiling texture and how to achieve it? I recently had to replace a patch and cannot figure out how to duplicate the pattern.
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Fire rated drywall for room next to garage?

The family room, which used to be just a back porch, has one wall against the enclosed garage. This room only has wood paneling, with some kind of insulation behind it, followed by some kind of wood ...
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Drywall thickness for placing over ceiling drywall

The ceiling in a family room I'm getting ready to work on is rather beat up with cutouts and nail holes but not to the point of needing to replace it. The joists are on 16" centers. I want to go ...
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Hanging drywall on taller than 8-foot walls

I have a concrete slab porch that was made into a family room by the previous owner. They used paneling on the walls and I'm going to remove that paneling and replace it with drywall. The top of the ...
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Can I drywall over a skylight without removing it?

Is it possible to put a ceiling over an existing skylight without removing the skylight? It's not leaking. We just want to divide the room in the middle of the skylight. Would it pose problems with ...
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Crooked light switches in loose electrical box needs fixing

I recently replaced 2 rocker switches in an existing electrical box and they are both crooked (inward) and look like garbage. They also don't feel that nice as they are indented and not flush, so ...
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Do fire-taped drywall seams need to be painted?

I just added fire tape to the drywall seams in my 1950s garage using two layers of this compound from USG. I couldn't find any reference to this question in their docs: Do I need to paint over the ...
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Battening an uneven wall for plasterboard

I want to place plasterboard against some interior walls (garage conversion) I want to batten out the walls with timber and back the timber with Damp Proof Course (DPC). I already have this timber, ...
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Mount Heavy TV onto re-patched drywall

My contractor just installed our new 65 inch TV into our wall. The problem is it's about one inch too high. There are now 9 holes drilled into the wall, and only 2 holes is into wood. The rest is with ...
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How to fix a floating wall shelf on an uneven wall

I just installed some floating wall shelves from ikea but my wall is uneven horizontally and one of the shelves is sticking out, not tight to the wall. Is there any way to fix this? These are the ...
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Are suspended ceilings common in residential buildings?

Are suspended ceiling common in houses, rather then offices? If we to comparing with drywall ceiling: Are there more strict requirements for suspended ceiling? Are there more possible safety issues ...
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What causes portions of drywall mud/patch plaster to become discolored and harder?

I was having water issues on the wall above my fireplace, after gutters/tuck pointing/some roofing being fixed the water has stopped. I went to patch some of the areas that had the worst water damage....
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Running multiple camera cables from outside to indoors, do I use bushing and wall plate?

I'm installing a security camera system. The DVR will be inside, connected to 8 cameras outside. All cables will terminate at the DVR. I have a picture of the cables below. I'm going through a ...
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Framing for drywall around curved stairs

I have a curved stair case and I'm looking to drywall it up going into the basement. I'm looking for guidance on how to best frame the area below the stairs to drywall it up. Images of the bottom of ...
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Should I tape/support drywall seam next to cabinet?

I'm replacing the dry wall in our kitchen and then adding a tile backsplash. What is best practice in terms of taping the seam that is right up against the cabinet base/top? Should I add horizontal ...
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Where do I place drywall screws when fixing nail pops?

I have a few nail pops I would like to fix and want to be sure I am putting the screws in the right place. The nail pops are along the edge of the ceiling where it meets the angled portion of a ...
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Replacing moldy drywall

We recently purchased a lake house and found moldy framing and drywall. The removed drywall had a black backing on it, similar to felt paper. This part of the wall is sub-grade with wood (gc 2x6’s) ...
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Are these holes caused by termites?

These holes appeared about a week ago. Two holes had been there when I moved in, but I thought nothing of it. I noticed more of them this morning after I removed a painting from the wall. I have ...
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Drywall and tile to top of shower

Looking for some tips on how best to install. Read a few different things but nothing that seems to fit this scenario. Few pictures at what I am looking at are attached. Not sure weather to go over ...
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When hanging a double layer of drywall, do both layers need to be fully screwed to the resilient channel?

When adding a second layer of drywall to a ceiling, do I need to screw the first layer to the surface with the appropriate number of fasteners ( type S screws into resilient channel ) as code dictates ...

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