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Wall How To & DIY

Improve the value of your home by discovering our wall step-by-step tips & ideas.


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How To Choose the Right Colors for Your Rooms

Make your house look fresh, beautiful, and cohesive with paint color selection tips and tricks shared by professional designers.

How To Fix a Hole in the Wall

Easily repair a hole in the wall of any size with these step-by-step instructions.

How to Treat Stains on Plaster and Drywall

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains the best way to get rid of water stains on ceilings and walls.

How to Remove Different Types of Wallpaper

Paint expert Mauro Henrique shows host Kevin O’Connor some methods for removing different types of wallpaper, and Kevin’s shocked at the results.

How to Build an Indoor DIY Rock Climbing Wall

Thrill your kids with this easy-to-build, fully customizable rock climbing wall suitable for all ages. Climbing together as a family builds strength, increases flexibility, and improves coordination for everyone–from toddlers to adults. And it’s a fantastic way to stay active while having fun. Add one to your playroom, family room, attic, or home gym, and your home will be the most popular in the neighborhood.

How to Mount a Flat Screen TV

In this DIY Smarts project, This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert walks host Kevin O’Connor through everything he needs to know about mounting a TV.

How to Soundproof a Room

Learn how to soundproof a room from floor to ceiling using both simple and advanced methods.

How Build a DIY Faux Brick Wall

It’s hard not to love the look of exposed brick, but not everyone is lucky enough to have it in their home. Don’t worry; you can mimic the look with these tips.

How to Frame a Shed

General contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O’Connor and mason Mark McCullough how to frame walls while rebuilding Mark’s chicken coop shed.

How to Frame a Corner

When framing wall corners, try these approaches that save money while offering better energy efficiency.

How to Hang a TV on Brick Wall

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.

How To Remove Wallpaper Border

Do you have an outdated wallpaper border that you want to remove?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.

How to Caulk Baseboards

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.

How To Cut Drywall

Read this DIY guide to learn how to cut drywall.

How To Paint Over Wallpaper

Want to change the look of your room with paint, but your walls are papered? Read this guide to learn when and how to paint over wallpaper.

How to Install Shiplap Walls

Here’s how to create the effect of shiplap by installing plywood panels to walls inside your home.

Exterior Walls That Exceed the Code | Pro2Pro Premiere

Learn how to build an exterior wall assembly that is air-tight, manages moisture, and provides an R-value that goes beyond the code.

6 Common Paint Problems & How to Fix Them

Learn what causes the peskiest paint problems—and how to fix and avoid them in the future.

How to Repair Cracks in Plaster Walls

Painting expert Mauro Henrique shows Kevin O’Connor how to handle cracks in plaster and drywall.

How to Frame Out Basement Walls

Transform your basement into a more multifunctional space by adding walls.

How to Plaster Blue Board

Tom Silva shows Kevin O'Connor the differences between drywall installation and plastering over blue board

How to Fill a Hole in a Brick Wall

We show you how to fill a hole in a brick wall with mortar, matching bricks, and tools you can rent.

How to Choose an Accent Wall

A pro painter's take on the design staple

Norm Abram’s Best Tricks of the Trade VII

You asked, Norm answered! Now, learn from the best

Create the Perfect Gallery Wall for Winter

Here’s a classy conifer-themed holiday decor idea

How to Adjust the Top Plate for Straight Walls

Use a springboard to make walls straight and plumb

Things to Know About Choosing Insulation

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva discusses the options for insulation with host Kevin O’Connor

Paint a Supersized Stencil Pattern

A large Scandi-inspired stencil pattern and a soft two-tone paint palette offer a fresh take on the wallpaper look

How to Locate Structure Behind Walls

When you’re hanging a shelf or TV, you’ll need to find the studs in your wall. As part of the Ask TOH Tips from the Pros series, Tom Silva reveals simple, low-tech ways to get the job done

How to Hang a Heavy Mirror on Masonry

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner hang a large mirror on the stone chimney above his fireplace

Tips for Using Stone Wool Insulation

It’s efficient, easy to install, and incredibly effective; hear what Tom Silva has to say about this versatile insulation product.

Pro Paint Tips: Get the Most Out of Rolling

Three paint roller tips from Mauro Henrique

Brush Advice to Know Before Painting a Room

These three hints can help you prolong your brush’s life and save some wear and tear