Wall How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our wall step-by-step tips & ideas.
Not willing to commit to traditional wall coverings? These bold patterns are temporary, removable options printed on high-quality woven material
Tom Silva shows Kevin O'Connor the differences between drywall installation and plastering over blue board
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva discusses the options for insulation with host Kevin O’Connor
What does it take and how much does it cost to paint a room? Watch our video and read our easy instructions on how to prep and paint like a pro.
When framing wall corners, try this alternative approach that uses less material and is more energy-efficient.
We show you how to fill a hole in a brick wall with mortar, matching bricks, and tools you can rent.
Transform your basement into a more multifunctional space by adding walls.
General contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O’Connor how to patch holes in drywall, covering holes of all shapes and sizes.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to fur out concrete basement walls to get them ready for drywall
In this how-to video, This Old House tile contractor Joe Ferrante replaces cracked ceramic tile
We rounded up our best retaining wall ideas so you can plan your DIY landscaping project.
In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains how to install cellulose insulation
Do you have an outdated wallpaper border that you want to remove? Read this step-by-step guide to learn how to easily remove wallpaper borders from your walls.
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough rebuilds a retaining wall that was stacked with the wrong material.
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva makes a perfect-patch plaster repair.
Can you mount a TV on a brick wall? Absolutely. But mounting a TV on brick does take more preparation, knowledge, and tools than installing one on drywall. This guide will show you how to hang a TV on a brick wall so you can make the most of your wall space and elevate your entertainment.
Learn what causes the peskiest paint problems—and how to fix and avoid them in the future.
Want a rough texture paint look on your wall? Slather on colors drawn from nature, then smooth out the edges—no brush, no roller, just special effects.
Painter Jim Clark shares tips for cleanly removing the most stubborn wallpaper.
Dressing up a block wall with stone-veneer panels, with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to safely cut open up a wall.
Easily repair a hole in the wall of any size with these step-by-step instructions.
This step-by-step guide will explain how to caulk baseboards in a way that creates neat edges and joints. There are also some tips for keeping things clean as you work. These steps apply to both paint and stain-grade baseboards installed against a painted surface.
Our online visitors asked for help with dinged, gouged, and cracked walls. Here's an easy way to repair cracks in plaster walls and get a smooth surface that lasts.
From start to finish, we show you how to give your interior walls a new personality in just one weekend.
Dress up your plain-Jane walls with stylish trim that also guards against scuffs and scratches. This Old House helps you get the look you want at a price you can afford.
We share different types of insulation so you can select what works best for your home’s interior walls.