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How to Repair Small Holes in Drywall

Lisette asks, "I want to paint my house, and I have several holes to patch from hanging paintings. What do I need to do?"

Start by tapping the hole with a crown head hammer to slightly dent the wall around it. Read on to find out more.
Using foam backer rod to fill a wide crack before caulking.

How to Caulk Wide Cracks

While caulk alone can be applied to narrow cracks, gaps wider than 1/4” should be filled with foam backer rod first. Watch this video to find out how.
drywall hole hot patch

How to Patch a Hole in Drywall Using a Hot Patch

Learn how to repair a hole in drywall using a hot patch. Patching drywall holes is never fun, but it can be made easy!
filling crack in drywall

How to Fill Cracks in Drywall

The easiest way to fill cracks in drywall is to use a pastry bag with a 1/8” diameter hole in the tip. Use joint compound, rather than caulk, to patch a crack in drywall, since it can be sanded smooth with the surface to make the crack disappear.
Drilling a hole in tile through masking tape.

How to Drill a Hole in Tile

When attempting to drill into ceramic tile, the glazed surface of the tile can cause the drill bit to wander. Watch this video for a simple tip that can allow you to drill into tile cleanly.

How to Measure and Cut Drywall

See how easy it is to cut sheets of drywall to size using only a tape measure and utility knife.

How to Remove Wallpaper

Homeowners often grow tired of wallpaper patterns and want to change to painted walls. If the wallpaper is glued down well and not made of vinyl, you may be able to paint over it, but it is usually best to remove it.
Using a cold chisel and hammer to remove a ceramic tile.

How to Remove a Bathroom Wall Tile

Watch this video to find out how to remove an existing ceramic tile using a nail set, carbide tipped masonry drill bit, hammer, and cold chisel.
Popcorn ceiling removed, before and after

How to Remove Textured “Popcorn” Ceilings

Textured popcorn ceilings went out of style years ago, but many older homes—and some new ones—still have them. While taking down a textured ceiling is not that difficult, it is a messy job that requires hard work and special safety precautions. Read on to find out how.