Drywall and Plaster

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

How to Fix Cracked Plaster in 4 Steps

Older homes often have lath-and-plaster walls. Latex paint will hide hairline cracks in plaster, but only temporarily. Larger cracks actually are easier to fix. Learn how to repair cracked plaster.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.


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

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.