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Drywall and plaster make up almost every room. Learn how to install, maintain and repair drywall, plaster and paneling.

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How to Fix Popped Drywall Nails

Drywall, like all building materials, has its own characteristics and problems. As the wood studs age and shrink, nails and screws loosen and pop out of the wood. Learn how to fix popped drywall nails.


 Why do drywall screws pop out?

Why do drywall screws pop out? Visit HowStuffWorks.com to learn more about why do drywall screws pop out? See more »

 How to Texture a Ceiling

When repainting your home, you may decide to texture your ceiling. Learn about how to texture you ceiling from this article. See more »

 How far apart should you place drywall screws?

How far apart should you place drywall screws? Visit HowStuffWorks.com to learn how far apart to place drywall screws. See more »

 How do you estimate the number of screws in drywall?

How do you estimate the number of screws in drywall? Visit HowStuffWorks.com to learn how to estimate the number of screws in drywall. See more »

 Do black drywall screws rust?

Although black drywall screws are rust-resistant, they do sometimes rust or otherwise disappoint users. Learn about whether black drywall screws rust in this article. See more »

How Wallpaper Remover Works

 How Wallpaper Remover Works

Wallpaper remover can be a tricky to work with, but with a couple of tips, you can be on your way. Learn about wallpaper remover and wallpaper removal. See more »

What is the difference between drywall and plaster?

 What is the difference between drywall and plaster?

Two of the most common forms of interior wall materials are plaster and drywall. Find out the difference between drywall and plaster in this article. See more »

Is your drywall making you sick?

 Is your drywall making you sick?

Is your drywall making you sick? Check out this article from HowStuffWorks about Chinese drywall to learn if your drywall is making you sick. See more »

Drywall

 Drywall

Drywall is a strong material, resistant to fire but easy to repair when suffering minor damage. Learn about using this versatile home repair material. See more »

How to Install Wall Treatments

 How to Install Wall Treatments

Learn to install wall treatments in this article, from stucco to fabric, to cork and mirrored tiles, as well as paneling and brick. See more »