Wall How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our wall step-by-step tips & ideas.
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.
Not willing to commit to traditional wall coverings? These bold patterns are temporary, removable options printed on high-quality woven material
We show you how to fill a hole in a brick wall with mortar, matching bricks, and tools you can rent.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva teaches a homeowner to patch small holes in her wall.
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
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Do you have an outdated wallpaper border that you want to remove?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.
In this how-to video, create a safer bath with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
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.
Learn what causes the peskiest paint problems—and how to fix and avoid them in the future.
Dressing up a block wall with stone-veneer panels, with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a couple frame an opening between their kitchen and living room in a load-bearing wall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read these 24 pro tips to ensure our walls and trim get a flawless finish.
Using a temporary wall you can build an instant extra bedroom—and when you need your old room back, it can be taken down in minutes.
3 easy steps and neat trick to safely make tidy cuts in fiberglass insulation batts.