Drywall

Knockdown Texturing

There are many ways of texturing your drywall walls and ceilings in your home to give them their distinctive look. One of the most common is called knockdown texturing. The name does not refer to method of applying the mud, or sheetrock compound, but the method of finishing it.

Tools and Materials for Knockdown Texturing

  • Paint roller handle with cover and extension pole
  • Crow's foot texture brush

Drywalling a Basement Ceiling

If you have a basement in your home you've got a lot of additional real estate that you could be using for entertainment, a hobby, or home office space. But that means finishing it; making a living area out of a previously unused space. Part of this involves drywalling a basement ceiling and that is the issue we will address in this article. First, let's look at the tools you will need for this project.

Tools You Will Need

  • Drywall hammer and nails or Screwgun or drill with #2 screw bit and drywall screws

Drywall Installation Tips

A DIY drywall project is not as bad as you might think. If you have never experienced the joys of hanging drywall, you're not alone. Most people have done a patch job or two but a full blown installation is only likely to happen during initial home construction or during a fairly intensive remodel. This article will provide you with some drywall installation tips that will make the job easier and save you some time and effort.

Tools You Will Need

    – Drywall hammer and nails
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Installing Drywall Fireplaces

If you’re tired of the look of your current fireplace, there is any number of options in the home improvement world that you could choose to make things look more “modern” and up to date.

However, not all of these options result in continual use of the fireplace – but it’s not unusual for many homes to simply use their fireplace as a decorative element anyway! One easy way to update your fireplace and make it a part of room décor is to look into drywall fireplaces, pulling the room together as a cohesive whole.

Knockdown Drywall Texture

 Knockdown Drywall TextureWhen a simple coat of paint isn’t enough to refresh the look of the room, knockdown texture might be the answer for many reasons.

First of all, knockdown drywall texture (also known as ‘skip trowel’) can help deaden sound, provide a warm feel to the walls as well as hide any imperfections that may be on the wall surface. Make sure your ready, this is defiantly a messy job but well worth the effort.

Some Equipment You May Need