Category Archives: Walls

Repairing Wallpaper that is Lifting

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Your wallpaper may begin to lift at the corners when it is exposed to liquid or when it just begins to get older. This unsightly problem can be easily repaired by using a special adhesive that can be found and purchased at your local hardware store. You could also use wallpaper glue or lap-and-seam adhesive. ...

Attaching a Storage Shelf to a Wall

Attaching A Storage Shelf To A Wall Wall shelves could help you for the needed storage in your room if you don\'t prefer to use floor-standing shelving unit. You could find ready-made wall storage shelves at any home improvement stores with different lengths and designs. To install the shelves on your wall is not a complicated ...

Painting plaster walls

Paint Plaster Walls Plaster has been around for a long time now. It was commonly used in homes a very long time back. Some say that plaster was used as far as in the 1950s. May people like it then as it was easily made, which made it popular, cheap and easy to find. Even now, ...

Installing a Wall Fan

A wall fan is used because of the limited space either in your bedroom, warehouses, factories or small office store, plus it is also being used for cooling, ventilation and exhaust. The wall fan takes up little space in a particular area, provides a large amount of air moving power and its swivel function helps ...

Plasterboard Installation

Installing wall boards for plaster wall works in almost the same way as it does when installing drywall. It is more economical and easier to use all 6 meter long sheet to cut walls from especially any job over 200 m2. This is to reduce waste and you won\'t have many different sizes of sheets ...

Plasterboard Applying Plaster

There are several types of plasters that you can use available in the market when applying plaster after installing the wallboards. You can either mix plaster of paris or purchase roll-on plasters (which is more suitable for DIY enthusiast) which allows you to just ‘paint’ or roll the plaster on with a roller brush.Plaster of ...

Taping Plasterboard Joins

When taping plasterboard joins, always cut plasterboard tapes to the length required, do not go around corners. Once base coast has set (but not dry) use an 8 inch joint knife to scrape any excess material from the join. Leaving the base coat to dry out before scraping back makes scraping back very difficult. Never ...

Plasterboard – Tools and Material

Plasterboard InstallationPlaster walls once framed home interiors, molded onto a lath with trowel and manipulated with a float until a smooth finish is achieved. They were heavy to handle and requires skill, making it all but obsolete in new construction. Solid plaster often provides a superior sound barrier and is harder and stronger than what ...

Plasterboard Types of Tape

Basic Tapes Available There are different tapes with different function for different areas of the wall. Below lists the different types of tape as well as their function. 1. Self adhesive fibre glass tape for recessed plasterboard wall joins2. Paper tape for plasterboard ceiling/wall joins, butt joins, internal angles Recessed JoinsApart from being the strongest plasterers tape, it ...

Wall Panels

Starting the ProjectBecause not all houses would have been built with the same wall types, these steps must be taken prior to installation of wall panels:When installing on solid backing Locate the wall studs. Repair the old wall, ensuring that it is nailed tightly to its framing. The framing behind walls usually runs vertically on 16" ...

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