Proper Use of a Hawk and Trowel
Mastering the hawk and trowel will enable you to plaster a wall faster and more efficiently. It's basically a four-part technique.
- Scoop a generous amount of plaster to the hawk. Make sure the plaster is balanced on the center of the hawk. This will help lessen fatigue to your wrist as you work. Turning the hawk occasionally as you work will also help reduce fatigue over time.
Installing Drywall on Ceilings, Arches and Around Curves
Learn how to install drywall in the trickiest, most difficult spaces.
Sandpaper Storage Tips
Almost every project uses some sort of sandpaper or sanding device. Check out these tips for storing and organizing sandpaper.
Drywall Tools and Prep
Find the essential tools needed for installing drywall.
This rotating self-leveling laser light is a great tool when working in a large room. The helpful light makes it easy to install molding or a chair rail.
Learn about the different types of levels and how to use them.
Tips and Tricks for Accurately Cutting Drywall
Learn the pro tips for properly cutting and fitting drywall.
Tools for Surface Preparation
Before painting or wallpapering, you must prepare the surface. Learn more from DIY Network on how commercial products can aid in the process.
Plan and Prep Before Building a Non-Bearing Stud Wall
A stud wall is the most common way to divide a room. Find out what needs to be done before installing one.
DIY experts explain the uses of a plunge router.
This project calculator is a great tool to have around the workshop. It can perform functions ordinary calculators can't -- including converting all dimensions.
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