Ceiling How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our ceiling step-by-step tips & ideas.
If you’re tired of the same old flat surface or dealing with a ceiling full of imperfections, repairs, or uneven surfaces, a textured ceiling may be the way to go. Texture can add character and depth to the room, making it an excellent final touch on a renovation project.
Apply basic carpentry techniques to primed boards and molding to add a formal, elegant touch to any room
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to enhance a room with easy-to-install crown molding using plastic clips and caulking to finish.
After some electrical work, This Old House paint expert Mauro Henrique helps a homeowner patch a hole left in a textured ceiling.
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique smooths over a textured ceiling using joint compound
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares tips for installing drywall overhead
Consider these tips when deciding between scraping, covering, or skimming to remove your dated popcorn ceiling.
Installing a new skylight into an existing opening with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva.
Tom Silva shares some tricks of the trade for cutting crown molding precisely to create a scarf joint and outside corners.
In this step-by-step video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows the best way to install decorative trim to the joint between wall and ceiling.
A step-by-step guide to help you choose the right ceiling fan for your space and put it into place.
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron head to Denver to install a fan on a cathedral ceiling
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to permanently patch a damaged and cracked ceiling.
In an act of upside-down residential archaeology, the This Old House TV crew reveals—and rebuilds—historical plaster details entombed above a false ceiling
Flatter your fixture with a lacy frame that suggests old-world plasterwork. With the help of a stencil and craft paint, you can do it in a flash
Can't find a match for your original molding? With these steps you can easily make matching trim
Highlighting the transition between walls and ceiling, this decorative trim adds character to even the plainest rooms
Add character to plain rooms with crown molding, baseboards, wainscoting and more
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates a great product for plaster repair
Create a nailing surface when ceiling joists aren't where you need them
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva saves a cracked plaster ceiling
In less than a weekend, turn your blank ceiling into an architectural showpiece of pressed metal.
From measuring to cutting to coping, discover how to easily install crown molding and add sculptural interest to your rooms.
A single length of molding spanning a wall is best, but when you have to use a second piece, use this technique to hide the gap