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Interior Finishes

  • A Drywaller’s Approach to Air Sealing Homes (Subscriber content)

    Air leaks through the building shell can have a significant effect on a home’s durability, energy use, and indoor air quality. Myron Ferguson explains how drywall can be an important part of the air barrier of an enclosure.

     
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    Plaster Repair Strategies (Subscriber content)

    Minimize demolition by patching cracks, resurfacing with fabric, or adding a layer of drywall

     
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    The Fine Art of Floor Planing (Subscriber content)

    Caillebotte's "Les Raboteurs de Parquet” shows workers using 19th century hand tools

     
  • Patching Veneer Plaster (Subscriber content)

    Tips from a thread on fixing a hole in a plaster ceiling

     
  • Patching Plaster

    Use setting compound and drywall patches to quickly repair holes in plaster

     
  • Removing Grout Haze (Subscriber content)

    Stubborn latex grout haze on textured accent tiles led to this thread in JLC's Ceramic Tile Expert Forum

     
  • Double Duty

    Premium Plus Zero VOC Interior Paint combines the primer and finish coat in one product

     
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    Getting Oil Results With Waterborne Finishes (Subscriber content)

    Premium latex paints are easier to work with than traditional oils and can look just as good

     
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    Prepainted Trim

    Finished Elegance molding comes in 27 profiles

     
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    Five-Sided Dust Barrier

    The Encapsulator Workbag upacks into a 5x8-foot "clean room"

     
 
 
 
 
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