Drywall & Plaster

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

How to Install Drywall

Hanging drywall can be done by a do-it-yourselfer, but joining the pieces together does take some practice. Learn how to install drywall in your home.

Drywall screws pop out due to shrinking and warping of the wood behind them. Learn why drywall screws pop out from this article. See more »

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

You can install drywall using nails, screws or adhesive tape. Learn more about how far apart you should place drywall screws from this article. See more »

You need around one screw for every square foot of drywall, so the total number of screws depends on how much area you want to cover and how closely the wood studs are spaced. Find out how to estimate the number of screws in drywall in this article. See more »

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

There's something about wallpaper removal that frustrates even the most enthusiastic home improvement hobbyists. Luckily, you can buy some wallpaper remover or make your own at home. See more »

What is the difference between drywall and plaster?

When building a home or remodeling, people usually think about the granite countertops, the extensive square footage or the number of windows in the new space. But what about the walls? See more »

Is your drywall making you sick?

During the housing boom of the early 2000s, drywall manufacturers couldn't keep up, so builders turned to China. And while there was plenty of cheap drywall, it also could be toxic. See more »


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

You don't need to hire professionals to take care of messy walls. Instead, you can just cover them up with our creative wall treatments. Learn to cover walls with stucco, fabric, paneling, brick, and tiles. See more »