Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Putting the beam in place to support the load

How to Remove a Load Bearing Wall

When removing a load bearing wall, the load must be supported temporarily while the wall is removed and a beam strong enough to carry the load is put in place. Watch this video to see how it’s done.
Danny Lipford stripping wallpaper from wall.

Removing Wallpaper and Adhesive

It can be a challenge to remove wallpaper and adhesive. Here’s the wallpaper removal formula we use, courtesy of our friend Brian Santos, the Wall Wizard.
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How to Repair Wallpaper Seams

Linda asks, “What is the best way to fix vinyl wallpaper seams?”

Seams in wallpaper can come loose over time, but they usually can be repaired with seam glue, if you know the proper technique. Read on to find out more.
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Problems with Drywall Nailhead Pops and Rust Stains on Walls and Ceilings

Linda asks, “What is causing nailhead marks and stains on the walls and ceiling joists of our home?”

It sounds like you have excessive humidity either in your home or inside the walls, crawlspace, or attic. Read on to find out more.

Repairing a Drywall Nail Pop

Nails in drywall can work loose over time, resulting an unsightly bulge or “pop” in a wall or ceiling. Watch this video to find out how to repair a drywall nail that has popped in your home.
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How to Install Paneling on a Textured Popcorn Ceiling

Sonja asks, “How do I go about paneling over textured popcorn ceilings?”

Since a textured ceiling is too uneven to panel directly over it, you need to remove some of the texture and install furring strips, then attach the paneling to the strips. Read on to find out more.

Patching Large Holes in Drywall

While small holes in drywall can be repaired by filling the hole with spackling or joint compound, larger holes require a patch made from drywall. Watch this video to see how to repair a large hole in drywall using a drywall patch.
Rolling masonry sealer on basement walls.

Sealing the Walls and Floor of a Basement in Your Home

Chris asks, “What should I use to waterproof the walls and floor of my basement?”

Sealers are available for the inside of basements, but the first line of defense is outside. Read on to find out more.

Removing Wallpaper from Walls

Removing old wallpaper from plaster, drywall, and other surfaces using wallpaper remover usually isn’t that difficult, though it can be messy. Watch this video to find out how to go about it.