QUESTION #1: I’m building a new home and because of the booming economy and shortage of great help, I might be forced to hang and finish the drywall myself. I’ve done a few repairs here and there and wonder if it’s really possible to pull off DIY drywall work on a larger scale. Don’t sugarcoat […]
Drywall Requires Muscle QUESTION #1: Tim, I need your honest advice. I’m seriously pondering installing new drywall in a room addition while I’m on vacation. I’ve watched cable TV shows, numerous online videos and read a few articles. It really doesn’t appear to be that hard. I’ve got a few helpers so I’m convinced we […]
Floor Trusses - No Interior Bearing Walls QUESTION #1: Tim, is it possible to build a multi-story home with no, or few, interior bearing walls or beams? I’ve looked at lumber span tables and regular lumber doesn’t seem to be able to do what I want to be done. What are my options and have […]
Stop Brick Leaks Question #1: Help me, Tim! When a blowing rain lashes my brick-veneer home, water streams down over the inside of my foundation in the basement. I thought brick was waterproof. What’s happening and is there a way to minimize, or eliminate, the water from entering my home? What could have been done […]
Drywall That Gets Wet Question #1: I need your help Tim. I’ve talked to several contractors and their advice is not in agreement. The dilemma is what drywall should be used in what areas of my house. One contractor talks about green board. Another one mentions MMR board. The third contractor hasn’t heard of […]
Repair Wall After Removing Ceramic Tile TIPS Wall must be flat & smooth or tile will telegraph defects Do NOT use cheap pre-mixed spackling or drywall mud for repair WATCH repair videos below Patching compound MUST BE waterproof CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: We’re in the home stretch of […]
Paperless drywall is an interesting product. Unlike regular drywall, there is no paper surface. The drywall is covered in fiberglass. The fiberglass surface is highly water resistant. Paperless drywall helps reduce the spread of mold. It is mold resistant, not mold proof. Other than a slightly different surface feel, you work with it just like regular drywall.
Putting drywall over thin wood paneling may cause the new wall to jut beyond door and window jambs. Consider alternatives such as painting wood paneling or filling in the seams with spackle. If you still want drywall, adjustments to the jambs should be made after the drywall is installed.