Wall How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our wall step-by-step tips & ideas.
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.
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.
Learn how to soundproof a room from floor to ceiling using both simple and advanced methods.
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.
General contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O’Connor and mason Mark McCullough how to frame walls while rebuilding Mark’s chicken coop shed.
When framing wall corners, try this alternative approach that uses less material and is more energy-efficient.
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.
Do you have an outdated wallpaper border that you want to remove?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.
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.
Do you want to change the look and feel of your room with paint, but are faced with the challenge of wallpaper? You don’t always need to remove wallpaper first. Read this guide to learn when and how to paint over wallpaper.
Here’s how to create the effect of shiplap by installing plywood panels to walls inside your home.
Learn how to build an exterior wall assembly that is air-tight, manages moisture, and provides an R-value that goes beyond the code.
Learn what causes the peskiest paint problems—and how to fix and avoid them in the future.
Painting expert Mauro Henrique shows Kevin O’Connor how to handle cracks in plaster and drywall.
Transform your basement into a more multifunctional space by adding walls.
Tom Silva shows Kevin O'Connor the differences between drywall installation and plastering over blue board
We show you how to fill a hole in a brick wall with mortar, matching bricks, and tools you can rent.
Not willing to commit to traditional wall coverings? These bold patterns are temporary, removable options printed on high-quality woven material
Pro painter Nick Slavik uses a tried-and-true 3-step process to get rid of wallpaper. He takes you along on a job to show you how it's done
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva discusses the options for insulation with host Kevin O’Connor
A large Scandi-inspired stencil pattern and a soft two-tone paint palette offer a fresh take on the wallpaper look
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
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner hang a large mirror on the stone chimney above his fireplace
It’s efficient, easy to install, and incredibly effective; hear what Tom Silva has to say about this versatile insulation product.
These three hints can help you prolong your brush’s life and save some wear and tear