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  1. Building & Construction
    I removed the tile on my fireplace and there was no saving the Sheetrock on the right side as you can see. I am a complete newbie to DIY because I just bought my first house. Do I need to put in new sheet rock first? Hardie board or cement board can’t go right onto the studs can it?
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Hi Everyone I am new to the group and a novice DIY'er. I am seeing nails popping out if the walls and ceiling from the upstairs of my home. I living in a fully dormered cape. The house was dormered in 1990. Original construction 1950. I've seen some videos and read up on it but WOW they...
  3. Building & Construction
    building a tiny guest cottage (about 200' sq). i've ordered 1-by shiplap from our local lumber yard and will have it in about 2 weeks. in the meantime, i have to decide whether they'll remove stock or not. planning on installing the shiplap at a 45 along the lower third of the walls, then...
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    I am having windows installed in my 3rd floor deck essentially making it an indoor space. Originally this deck was completely exposed to the elements but about 20 years ago I built a roof over it. The current deck has a roof and runs the full length of the house and is about 9 1/2' deep. The...
  5. Painting
    Remodeling my home (built in 1971) and had to move an electrical outlet. Now I need to match the recently mudded/sanded area with the rest of the wall. Question: is this texture merely roller stipple built up over the years or is this actually lightly sprayed orange peel? I know I just need...
  6. Drywall & Plaster
    Yesterday, I had drywall guys (a company that I hired) come out and hang drywall and repair a crescent shape portion of my ceiling. I'm in Florida and have 'popcorn' type ceiling... not true popcorn. The wall looks fine but the ceiling patch looks 'puffy'. When they were done, and I...
  7. Drywall & Plaster
    5 yrs ago I remodeled my empty attic in my 1927 bungalow. I had closed cell insulation foarm sprayed between the studs and the rafters all the way from the ceiling peak to the bottom of the roof (roof overhang/soffet/facia). I built knee walls. I put 1" rigid foam insulation onto the studs and...
  8. Drywall & Plaster
    Does anyone have a quick fix on how to remove some small water bubbles behind my painted drywall wall? Without scraping or repainting?
  9. Remodeling
    I'm removing a sheetrock-finished suspended ceiling from a part of my kitchen. (There was a ceiling fan in the recessed center area.) The framing for the suspended ceiling is almost completely demo'd and I've got the electrician on stand-by. My question: How do I remove the framing that's...
  10. Drywall & Plaster
    I thought I found a good drywall product with Gold Bond Gypsum Board (5/8) but after doing some research, I found reports that claimed that since this product is made in China, it had some problems (terrible odor – ppl complaining of headaches and getting sick). So I wanted to know if anyone can...
  11. Drywall & Plaster
    Good morning, I'm a first-time homeowner who's never done any DIY projects or knows much about these kinds of issues, so please excuse my ignorance in advance. I have a horizontal crack in the ceiling (I think it's drywall) that runs the width of my master bathroom (the crack is probably 6...
  12. Drywall & Plaster
    Im attempting to repair some pretty bad nail pops in our drywall. The house is on a crawl space, was built pre drywall screw, we live next to a train track and the home was built on a more than moderate incline. Foundation settling is an issue along with the fact that all the drywall is fastened...
  13. Drywall & Plaster
    http://imgur.com/a/cNaUD My house was built in 1925. I decided to take down the previous homeowners drop ceilings and quickly realized why the drops were installed - the ceilings are in bad shape as you can see in the pictures. So my question is, should I: 1) Repair the plaster and then...
  14. Building & Construction
    We are building a new house and the builder has just finished installing the sheetrock. The issue is that despite the fact that this is a very contemporary home with sharp angular lines everywhere, the builder has decided to use bullnose corners instead of square. Since this is a more...
  15. Painting
    In the bathroom of a home we purchased the ENTIRE drywall is down to the brown paper. A few places you can see the Sheetrock but not to bad. We are going to paint the walls but are not sure if we should put up new drywall or if there is a way to repair the drywall that is currently hanging up...
  16. Painting
    Oh boy! I'm having anxiety over a project I started yesterday and need some serious help/advice! After peeling away stubborn pink wallpaper (which had been painted over), I was left with smooth white surface, in some areas, and brown paper in others. I assumed the brown paper was simply...
  17. Drywall & Plaster
    Hey guys. Came across this sight looking for drywall installation tips. It actually looks like a good site and plan on being on it for a long time to come. Last week I removed the wall panels in one of my rooms. Typical 14x14x8 room. Only the bottom 4 ft of the walls had the panels, not the...
  18. Drywall & Plaster
    We are currently residing the house and this evening we noticed a bubble in the paint on one of our exterior walls. The sheetrock underneath is all soft. The soft part is about 6 inches wide and maybe 3 inches high. The spot is about half-way up the wall. I've felt all around the wall and I...
  19. Painting
    Let me just start by saying that I pulled a really bonehead move. We just remodeled our bathroom, and replaced the drywall on two walls. When I repainted, I forgot to prime those walls. When I pulled my tape, as you might guess, the paint started peeling with it. So: Now what? So far there are...
  20. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I will be partially tiling the walls surrounding a bathtub. I plan to up to 6 ft with the tile. If the backer board goes to the ceiling, what do I do with the untiled portion? It looks like hardibacker board has a face that can be painted. But what about taping the joints? Will it look...
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