Installing Drywall Over Ceiling Tiles

Whoever said remodeling a room was a simple matter of deciding what you want? This may be true, but there is nothing simple about it! For instance, it may seem merely a matter of preference when deciding on installing drywall over ceiling tiles for most of us, but this is just another example of where really thinking about something before you actually begin the project really pays off.

How to Apply Sheetrock Mud for Drywall Joints

Sheetrock mud, also commonly referred to as “joint compound", offers a wealth of uses. One of the most prevalent ways in which it is used is to finish out drywall joints. Once you learn how to do this, it's a simple job that can make a big difference in how well the final finish turns out on your walls.

All you need in the way of tools and materials (after the drywall has been hung) is the sheetrock mud/joint compound (sold in large buckets, ready to mix and apply), a utility or joint knife (or scissors), drywall joint tape, and sandpaper.

The First Step

Do It Yourself Drywall Finishing: Taping

You can save yourself some time and effort and get better results by learning a few do it yourself drywall finishing tips. Since taping is one of the fundamental steps in finishing out drywall, we have gathered together a few nuggets of knowledge to help you get this important basic down. Read on to find out more.

Preparing Mud and the Order of Taping

Drywall Corner Beads

Installing a new wall or making an addition to your home means that you will need to become familiar with drywall and drywall corner beads in order to get the job done. Do it yourself drywall is not difficult once you get the practice down. If you've never hung drywall, you may want to consider taking a class at a local home improvement store to get the basics down before you begin your drywall project. Learning about drywall and dry wall corner beads before you begin will help the success of your project.

What is Drywall and Drywall Corner Bead

Drywall Texturing Techniques

As the piece de resistance to the arduous task of hanging all that drywall, you're now ready to apply some drywall texturing techniques to really pack a punch to your home decor plans. But which to use of the many methods available? We can't answer that for you, but we can give you a few ideas. Read on to find out more.

What's in a Name

Drywall texturing techniques, seemingly limited only by one's imagination, run the gamut. There is the orange peel technique, the knockdown, sand swirl, slap brush, and cottage cheese techniques, just to name a few.