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Other stories by Myron Ferguson

  • Is All Drywall Mud the Same?

    Q. My drywall sub's crew members ran out of mud before they were able to finish the third coat of a recent project. But when the local lumberyard delivered three buckets of the familiar green-labeled compound, the two tapers refused to use it and instead drove nearly an hour round-trip to pick up...

  • How to Tape a Knee Wall

    Q. As a remodeler, I've hung and taped my share of drywall on small jobs, but knee walls and sloped ceilings always give me a problem. I'm never able to get a really straight joint on these irregular inside corners. How do the pros do it?

  • Drywall Orientation in Tall Rooms

    Q. I am about to install drywall in a workshop with 9-foot ceilings, and I don't see why I should install it the traditional way, horizontally. Why not buy 10-foot sheets, cut off one foot, and hang the board vertically? This would put all the butt seams

  • Favorite Drywall Tools & Accessories

    A professional rocker shares the tools and techniques that make for a professional drywall job.

  • Reducing Drywall Callbacks

    A drywall contractor explains the techniques and materials he uses to prevent nail pops and visible seams.