How do I tape and plaster drywall?

Answer TapingUse a drywall blade to spread a coat of joint compound (mud) along a seam. Spread this so that it is a little wider than the tape and do not leave any bare patches or voids. Measure a length ... Read More »

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How to Put Drywall Over Plaster?

Hanging drywall over plaster hides cracks, holes, stains and other imperfections on the wall. Plaster is a hard cement-based, one-piece wall or ceiling that many times requires professional repair ... Read More »

Is it OK to drywall over horse hair plaster ceilings?

You can affix drywall over old plaster walls and ceilings. You will, however, need to clean up the plaster before you put up the drywall to ensure proper fitting. Also, make sure the supports behin... Read More »

How do I mud& tape drywall using mesh tape?

Apply the TapeCut the mesh drywall tape to the length of each joint. Center the tape over each joint, placing one hand at the top to hold it in place and pulling your other hand downward to secure ... Read More »

What is drywall tape?

Drywall tape is used to cover the seams, or joints, between panels of newly installed drywall. Used with joint compound, the tape helps prevents cracks from appearing at the seams in the finished w... Read More »