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How do we contractor?

We are buying a house -yay! But the house needs renovation work done - eek! While we have previously owned a house, it was 10 years ago, in another state, and never had any major renovations. We are scheduled to close on April 30, so we are trying to figure out what kinds of professionals we need and how to find/hire them. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Mar 30, 2014 - 15 answers

What kind of walls do I have and how do I hang stuff?

I’m having a hard time figuring out how to find studs in my walls. Stud finder and magnet-on-a-string aren't helping me find solid wood to drill into. [more inside]
posted by powpow on Jan 18, 2014 - 18 answers

bathroom difficulties...

What is happening to our bathroom drywall? [more inside]
posted by artdrectr on Dec 11, 2013 - 4 answers

Holes in the wall, concrete behind drywall, shelving disaster.. help!

I'm trying to put up shelves on a wall that, I believe, is drywall over concrete. I made holes for plastic anchors, but the drywall part isn't deep enough for them to fit. Help, I'm about as handy as the two I have at the of my arms! [more inside]
posted by cacofonie on Nov 17, 2013 - 8 answers

At least mold won't grow...?

I just noticed what appeared to be a large water leak on the drywall of the ceiling. Upon further inspection, we discovered that somehow a large bottle of industrial strength bleach had leaked in the attic (please don't point out what a bad idea it is to store large bottles of industrial strength bleach in the attic... we had no idea it was up there and have never seen the bottle before tonight). [more inside]
posted by raspberrE on Oct 17, 2013 - 9 answers

What could have caused this quarter-sized hole in my drywall?

I found a small tree frog in my kitchen today, and while I was searching for its point of entry I found this quarter-sized mystery hole in my drywall in the adjacent room. It is located behind my washing machine (please see the pictures attached below) about six inches off the ground and directly beneath a window. I'm curious if insects or rodents could have created this hole. [more inside]
posted by mrplaid on Sep 17, 2013 - 14 answers

Best material to use for closet walls?

What should we do to the walls of the walk-in closet in our new bedroom. They are currently half concrete and half cedar (sort of). We have a carpenter coming to build the closet part (shelves, bars, etc) and need to be ready by Oct. 2. [more inside]
posted by Pax on Sep 12, 2013 - 10 answers

Reusing and/or recycling drywall for soundproofing ceiling project

I am planning to attempt to soundproof my ceiling of my condo. I plan to use a method that includes adding drywall/green glue between the floor joists and then adding additional drywall below. (example) I was wondering if there were any problems in carefully tearing down the drywall that is there and using it for the smaller areas between the floor joists (i.e., taking down larger pieces out, cutting them to size, and using them for the inner floor joist area). I'd have to get new drywall for the outside, but I am trying to minimize cost and waste. Is this reasonable?
posted by lccslug on Feb 9, 2013 - 4 answers

Should I tear out the walls and start over?

I live in a one-floor condo unit that was, to put it mildly, poorly built. I, and all my neighbors, have dealt with too many issues to count regarding insulation, wiring, and even window and door frames. I'm no longer satisfied fixing things one at a time... [more inside]
posted by trivia genius on Feb 1, 2013 - 24 answers

Dangers of Drywall?

I've been spending time in a house that's been recently drywalled and textured, including sweeping up drywall dust. Are there health implications? Should I be wearing a dust mask? How long until the place is "safe" to be in without a mask? [more inside]
posted by slidell on Dec 29, 2012 - 9 answers

Just how bad is this water damage?

Just how bad is this water damage a roofing contractor caused to my house? And what should I do about it? [more inside]
posted by BlueJae on Sep 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Drywall/Plasterboard and Insulation Installation help needed!

We live in a 160 year old stone house in Scotland that is really cold in winter. Please help me make it warmer? I've been told it's easy to take down the drywall/plasterboard, install insulation, and put more drywall/plasterboard up again. But is it? [more inside]
posted by hazyjane on Jul 14, 2012 - 23 answers

Please recommend someone in Toronto who does drywall. For real.

Oh drywaller, sweet drywaller, wherefore art thou? Please recommend someone in Toronto who can drywall two closets and a wall, including sound proofing on the wall and reconstruction work on one of the closets (old doorway closed up, new door installed). [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Jan 13, 2012 - 5 answers

Ah, the days when you couldn't punch a hole in the wall.

When did builders of residential houses stop routinely using plaster and lathe for the walls and start routinely using drywall? Was it the 1970s?
posted by BostonTerrier on Dec 20, 2011 - 30 answers

Mudslinger.

DIYers: How anally retentive with joint compound do you need to be to prevent visibility of seams after painting? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Nov 28, 2011 - 14 answers

Finishing the Finishing of a Basement

Previous owners of our house began the process of finishing the basement. I'm thinking about completing the job. What should I know? [more inside]
posted by Vectorcon Systems on Aug 25, 2011 - 8 answers

PVA Primer & Patching

Can I apply more joint compound over PVA primer? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on May 14, 2011 - 3 answers

WTF is living on our house?

Is this mould? We're stripping down our bedroom to redecorate. We've found these yellow blobby stains on bare unpainted plasterboard (drywall for Americans) behind the old fitted wardrobe. [more inside]
posted by tweemy on Apr 12, 2011 - 11 answers

Drywall hanging in earthquake country

I'd like to hang a 15 lb framed painting on drywall in an earthquake-proof way. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Dec 1, 2010 - 17 answers

Apartment issues (continued...)

I think my new apartment has a moisture and possibly a mold problem...what steps should I take? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Aug 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Cosmetic Surgery or Botox for Drywall

I am vacating my room--one bedroom in a multi-bedroom apartment. So that potential future occupants like what they see and want to sublet said room, I would like to fill the tack holes I left in the drywall. Plus, there are several long, very thin cracks that have formed on the walls over the past eight years. How do I give the room a cheap but passable make-up job? What materials will I need to pick up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2010 - 12 answers

Getting plastered on the white powdery stuff.

Can someone explain the art of "back blocking" plasterboard (gypsum/gyprock/drywall/et cetera) - bonus points for a youtube vid that isn't filmed by someone not shot by someone who is actively masturbating. [more inside]
posted by a non e mouse on Dec 31, 2009 - 10 answers

How do I fix what foundation repair broke?

Foundation work has caused a number of problems, how do I triage? Issues include cracked/buckled drywall in walls and ceilings, misaligned doorframes, gaps in shower stall tile, and cracked/separated bathroom floor tiles. [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on Dec 29, 2009 - 12 answers

Because Ceasar never gave honor to Sheetrock...

Is this Latin correct? or Perhaps: How incorrect is this Latin? [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Dec 9, 2009 - 3 answers

pinless moisture meters with drywall

How accurate are the pinless moisture meters when used on drywall? [more inside]
posted by j on Sep 10, 2009 - 6 answers

How much does it cost to fix a doorknob-sized hole in drywall?

Doorknob went through the drywall. How much should this cost to repair? [more inside]
posted by buriednexttoyou on Jun 24, 2009 - 15 answers

Backerboard or Mold Resistant Drywall

Bathroom DIY Filter: Do we need to use cement board (backer board) for the walls around the bathtub/shower that we're going to retile? [more inside]
posted by chndrcks on Apr 8, 2009 - 18 answers

Removing drywall anchors from the wall

I need to remove drywall anchor bolts from the wall, but the recommended method (just unscrewing the screw until the bolt drops into the wall cavity) is not working. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Oct 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Potential for seven years of bad luck?

How reliable are wall anchors like these? I just hung a 35-pound mirror using two of these and two screws, and I want to be sure it won't some crashing down... [more inside]
posted by foxinthesnow on Jul 12, 2008 - 12 answers

I think I just lost my damage deposit [Drywall repair]

Can anyone suggest how to repair this wall? [more inside]
posted by phyrewerx on Apr 29, 2008 - 13 answers

How do you avoid hitting a live wire when nailing or drilling into your drywall?

How do you avoid hitting a live wire when nailing or drilling into your drywall? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Apr 23, 2008 - 13 answers

Drywall dust nightmare

Drywall dust has seemingly ruined my new couch -- and health. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Oct 18, 2007 - 7 answers

How do I install a shelf on poorly-installed drywall?

How do I anchor a heavy-load shelf to a drywall/plaster wall? The trick: there are no studs and a brick wall is directly behind the ~1"-2" thick wall. [more inside]
posted by Braeog on Aug 16, 2007 - 15 answers

He only eats dry-wall when he's bored.

I love my dog, but he loves to eat my walls. I need some direction for fixing some drywall and molding damage with minimal expense. (With pictures) [more inside]
posted by toomuchpete on Aug 6, 2007 - 12 answers

Smeary sheen of sheetrock sand, be damned!

Home Renovation Filter: How do I get the last lingering residue of smeared sheetrock/joint compound dust off of my wood floors and ceramic tiles? [more inside]
posted by desuetude on Jul 10, 2007 - 8 answers

What's under my wall?

We recently purchased an old rowhome in Philly & are slowly but surely doing some renovations to it. We're pondering ripping out some drywall to expose a bit of brick, but are trying to figure out the best way to see what's under there before destroying everything. [more inside]
posted by zempf on May 14, 2007 - 11 answers

Moldy Walls

My family has mold growing on the lower portions of inside of the walls in the central area of our 15-year-old home. We're getting the house sprayed, but the price the contractor gave us seems extremely high. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by silasjones on May 9, 2007 - 8 answers

HomeRepair Filter

I punched a hole in the drywall on my apartment. I probably should be asking about managing my anger, but instead I need advice about fixing the hole. [more inside]
posted by owenville on Mar 8, 2007 - 15 answers

Bay Area handyman

Can anyone recommend a reliable, reasonably priced handyman in the Bay Area/East Bay? Need basic drywall repair and finishing, installation of a French Door, some painting, carpentry, etc. Nothing major.
posted by cubedweller on Oct 26, 2006 - 2 answers

Ceiling Cable Is Making Me Frustrated.

Ceiling Cable Is Making Me Frustrated. [more inside]
posted by fandango_matt on Oct 12, 2006 - 8 answers

Can I install tile over drywall?

Shower tile question. [more inside]
posted by machaus on Feb 1, 2006 - 6 answers

Fixing Drywall Around Shower

In trying to fix the joint where my wall meets up with my shower, I wrecked my wall. What do I need to do to fix it? [more inside]
posted by willnot on Mar 6, 2005 - 3 answers

Drywall Tips

Drywalling: putting up gyproc over an insulated interior wall. From cutting to affixing to mudding, what tips and tricks have you learned? Aside from learning to pay someone else to do it, though I suspect that's ultimately the lesson...
posted by five fresh fish on Oct 21, 2004 - 14 answers

drywall repair

Talk to me about drywall repair. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by kmel on Dec 17, 2003 - 10 answers

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