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.
Drywall Tools and Prep
Find the essential tools needed for installing drywall.
Tips and Tricks for Accurately Cutting Drywall
Learn the pro tips for properly cutting and fitting drywall.
Learn about the different types of levels and how to use them.
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.
Match Textures in Plaster
Basic techniques for matching textures in plaster can be done easily using everyday objects.
Sandpaper Storage Tips
Almost every project uses some sort of sandpaper or sanding device. Check out these tips for storing and organizing sandpaper.
Types of Wall Scrapers
Painting and wallpapering often require scraping off what's already there. Dozens of scrapers are available, and your choice should be determined by the task.
Hanging drywall? These helpful tips explain the basic tools that will keep your drywall project running smoothly.
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.
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