Plastering Walls

How To : Hang heavy art on lath and plaster walls

This Home and Garden video tutorial shows how to hang heavy art on lath and plaster walls. This is really very easy and simple to do. Heavy objects of art will need big size nails for hanging. Hammering big size nails on lath and plaster wall is not possible. The nails just go ...more

How To : Plaster a wall

This video illustrate us how to plaster a wall. Here are the following steps: Step 1: First of all take white cement and mix it with the color of your choice and make a paste of it, add fevicol or any other adhesive to it. Step 2: Now wet the wall with water. Step 3: Now ta ...more

How To : Plaster a wall in your home with Ron the Builder

Ron the Builder demonstrates how to plaster a wall. Mix the sealant with water to achieve the right proportions and spread evenly over the wall with a paint roller. Once the sealant is dry, you may begin plastering. Combine half a bag of plaster with the appropriate amount of ...more

How To : Repair holes in plasterboard walls

Plaster walls, although popular homebuilding materials, are notoriously easy to damage. Door handles, elbows and moving furniture are all great at putting holes in plasterboard walls, holes which, thankfully, only take an hour or so to patch up. Stumped as to how to do it? Wat ...more

How To : Repair plaster molding with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to repair plaster molding. Steps: 1. Make cut through existing plaster molding with drywall saw. 2. Set sheet metal into cut and scribe molding profile onto the metal. 3. Use jigsaw, aviation snips and files to cut molding pro ...more

How To : Simulate brick wall effects for dioramas

Here are some examples of brickwork for dioramas or war game terrain. Create a fine grit coating for foam carvings using a mixture of white glue, paint and fine sand. Press in brick patterns into foam, or if working in smaller scale, you can coat cardboard with a thin coat of ...more

How To : Consistently Locate Hidden Wall Studs in Your Home

Wall studs are both critical for maintaining the structure of your home and supporting items of weight and function on the interior walls (e.g. cabinets, shelves, plasma TVs, etc.). With wall studs playing such a critical role, consistently being able to find them is important ...more

How To : Apply lime plastering

Eager to start your lime plastering project? Check out this video to gain some advice from two pros! * Dampen the wall with a plenty of water. * Fill the large wides first with the lime water plaster. * Do not put a lot of lime water as it is a heavy product. Put it a maximum ...more

How To : Make small rock walls for your game terrain

Watch this instructional video to build miniature rock walls for dioramas and game terrain. You can actually cast your miniature gates and brick walls out of plaster for a convincing effect. Use cheap and convincing materials such as sifted dirt, sand, plaster, and twigs to ma ...more

How To : Update drywall

When faced with old, damaged plaster walls, one technique to dress up the room is to install drywall over the existing plaster. A drywall overlay gives the walls a smooth, fresh surface that's ready for new paint, paper or trim. This is a common technique used among profession ...more

How To : Paint new plaster

This video illustrate us how to paint new plaster. Here are the following steps: step 1: First of all take white cement, oil bound paint, fevicol and paint brush. Step 2: Now scrap off all the old paint with scrapper. step 3:Now mix white cement in water along with fevicol ...more

How To : Hang heavy objects using toggle bolts

Ron Hazelton shows the most secure way to hang heavy mirrors or art on plaster walls using toggle bolts. Attach a sturdy hanging wire to the piece if necessary. Draw a level line on the wall where the top of the piece will go. Stretch the hanging wire taut and measure the dist ...more

How To : Decorate bare walls with a terra fresco technique

Bring the Italian countryside into your home with this technique. Watch as our host shows you how to decorate your walls with terra fresco. Terra fresco simply involves using plaster and paint. Use two or three different colors of paint for optimum results. This interior desig ...more

News : Unknown, but They Shouldn't Be.

Although in recent years street art has reached a high point of public appeal many of the great artists are over shadowed by the likes of banksy and shepard fairey (who are amazing artists for sure, just not the only amazing artists out there). Some of the best urban artists h ...more

How To : Make miniature tile flooring at 15mm scale

Watch this instructional model making video to make miniature plaster tile flooring for war game terrain. Add a thin layer of plaster for a smooth level floor for your game piece or diorama. The layer of plaster simulates concrete as is, or you can etch in tiles while the plas ...more

How To : Repair damaged plaster

If your house is settling, plaster might start to bulge and crack. Here's how you can repair a damaged wall. Repair damaged plaster. Click through to watch this video on homedepot.com

How To : Tile large & natural stone tiles

To tile with large format and natural stone tiles onto walls you must first make sure the walls are flat, clean, dry, and free of any dust, dirt, oil, grease, and any other loose material. Ensure that surfaces are suitable and prepared as advised. Then use the Dunlop Universal ...more

How To : Patch a small hole in drywall

While drywall is an inexpensive building material, it's not the sturdiest. Luckily, repairing the inevitable holes is a quick and easy process. You Will Need * A utility knife * Sandpaper * Clean cloth * Putty knife * Spackling paste * Fiberglass mesh with adhesive backing * P ...more

How To : Drywall partition with Fermacell

In this tutorial, we learn how to drywall partition with Fermacell. This is a great alternative to plasterboard and is environmentally friendly with no plastering required. First, measure out the floor and mark it using chalk. After this, make sure the walls are level, then me ...more

How To : Fix cracks in old drywall with wire mesh tape

When you have plaster walls that are a hundred years old you are going to have a lot cracks. Thankfully this Home& Garden how to video will give you a few tips on how to fix and fill in cracks in old drywall. Watch and learn to use wire mesh tape to help keep the drywall crack ...more

How To : Use earthen plaster

Lately, there's been a lot of building work going on around Dancing Rabbit. So for this episode of Dancing Rabbit TV, they're taking the opportunity to provide a one-two how-to natural DIY building lesson, an in-depth video about earthen plastering techniques and application. ...more

News : Graffiti Bot Tags With Paintball Bullets

Very cool project by Benjamin Gaulon. Gaulon has created a graffiti writing paintball robot, entitled PrintBall. He uses technology from (previously posted) EyeWriter to tag with his eyes, plastering a wall with paintballs. From Gaulon's site, Recyclism: "The PrintBall is a ...more

How To : Deal with cockroaches

These hearty bugs are here simply to elicit screams and revulsion – or so it seems. Apparently they can survive nuclear waste, but that doesn't mean they impossible to get rid of. Deal with them pronto with this video on how to get rid of those pesky bugs. You Will Need: • D ...more

How To : Get rid of bed bugs

It truly is hard to sleep tight when the bed bugs bite, since these insidious creatures are very real, and very nasty. You’ll have to be persistent to get rid of them. Step 1: Know your enemy Know your bed bugs. They’re flat, oval-shaped, wingless, brownish—but will swell and ...more

How To : Make Your Own Chalk Paint

If you're a big fan of home improvement, then you've you've probably painted a wall or item in your day. Not only can it get expensive, it's also time consuming, and very often just plain boring. Waiting for paint to dry so that you can add another coat is, well…like waiting f ...more

How To : Find a Stud in the Wall. Amazing Method!

How to find a stud in the wall. How would you like to be able to find a stud in a plaster wall / drywall wall, easily and every time without an expensive stud finder? Let's look at how to find a wall stud using three conventional methods then l'll explain my foolproof method o ...more

How To : Cut Drywall

How to cut Drywall, Sheetrock, Plasterboard. THE EASY WAY! G'day Knuckleheads, Uncle Knackers here and welcome to Video Two of my ten part series titled 'My Top Ten DIY Tips' as nominated by you.. In todays video l'm going to give you the basics of cutting drywall, plasterbo ...more

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