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Repairing cracks in plaster walls

The walls in my house are plaster and have several large sheetrock patches covering areas where windows and doors used to be located. The seam between the plaster and the sheetrock is cracked, which makes the patch appear obvious. What can I use to fill or cover the seams so that they won't crack?

Options for finishing interior walls

We are getting close to finishing a large home addition. The walls and ceiling are sheet rock, but we would like to have some sort of finish that is different than the standard orange peel texture. Any ideas on a good looking sheet rock finish?

What Should Be the Order of My Installations for a Bathroom Remodel?

My husband and I completely tore out our current bathroom down to the studs. As we work on the remodel, should we install the floors first, sheetrock the walls first, or install some of the other elements?

Is there such a thing as perma shield water proof sheet rock?

I've used Wonderboard, but this stuff they're showing me isn't green! I am a renter in a NYC apartment, built around 1960. I have had a leak from the apartment upstairs in my 1/2 bathroom and master bath which share a common wall. The leak comes through the ceiling in the 1/2 bath in kind of a square shape. In the master bath, the leak is only slightly apparent in the ceiling.

Putting New Wall Over Old Wall

I tore down old wood paneling and the Sheetrock behind it is somewhat damaged. I decided to just put 3/8" blue-board over the old wall. My question is. I want to put beadboard paneling half way up the wall. Should I put blueboard over all of the wall or should I just put it on the top half since the bottom will be beadboard. I just don't want a large difference in size between the paneling and new wall.

Which side of sheetrock is a moisture barrier?

I'm remodeling a shower and I'm using a water resistant sheetrock. I don't know which side should touch my tiles. Which side of sheetrock is a moisture barrier - the colorful o regular gray?

Should I request waterproof sheetrock or wonderboard?

We are buying a house in Knightdale NC. My question pertains to waterproof sheetrock or wonderboard. We are having the house built and I have noticed during the drywall inspection that standard white sheetrock is beige used in the bathrooms. Should I request/demand waterproof sheetrock or wonderboard?

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