Durabond Over Paint (Will It Stick?)


Durabond’s high-strength bond and low shrinkage make it one of the best joint compounds for finishing drywall seams. In typical applications, Durabond is often used over drywall, gypsum panels, tape, or beads. But can you apply it over paint? Even though such a scenario is rare, in this article, I will look into the possibility of … Read more

Seamless Shiplap To Tile Transition (A Guide For Homeowners)

Shiplap wall

Initially, shiplap was used to build exterior sidings. However, of late, this wooden board has found its way into the interiors of many homes. That’s because it looks amazing, it’s versatile, and here is the best part; it’s one of the most affordable interior finish materials. Though it’s relatively easy to install, there is one hiccup … Read more

Metal Behind Drywall (What Is It And Why Is It There?)

A man working Builder makes a marking on the drywall for electrical wiring. Drywall construction in a house during renovation

The materials you will most likely find behind drywall are wooden studs, insulation made out of fiberglass or foam, window/door headers, wires, and plumbing pipes. You may also encounter fire blocks and debris. But what if you find metal behind drywall? What could metal be doing behind drywall? In today’s post, I will explore some … Read more

6 Common DuraTemp Siding Problems (Explained)


DuraTemp wood siding introduces a stylish and timeless finish to your home’s exterior. It’s a popular choice for many homeowners because it’s both aesthetically appealing and durable. If you are interested in installing DuraTemp wood siding in your home, before buying it, you should familiarize yourself with some of the common problems it’s associated with. … Read more

5 Common Eggshell Paint Finish Problems (Explained)

Eggshell paint

Most of us are guilty of paying more attention to color than sheen when choosing interior paint. And even though paint sheen never seems to get the most attention, it contributes significantly to the aesthetics of the final finish. Today, we will be focusing on the problems associated with one of the most common paint … Read more

Can You Use DITRA On Walls? (Explained)

Schluter DITRA

When it comes to uncoupling membranes, Schluter DITRA stands out as one of the top options. Besides being an uncoupling mat, DITRA creates a waterproof layer that protects moisture-sensitive materials such as OSB and plywood floors. This uncoupling membrane also facilitates tile installation. DITRA is designed specifically for use on floors. Due to its many impressive features, … Read more

Stucco Without Sheathing (An In-Depth Guide)


Stucco is undeniably one of the most durable and attractive finishes you can have on your exterior walls. It is fire-resistant, affordable, and low-maintenance. If you want to install stucco, the recommended method is to apply it over sheathing. The sheathing acts as a backing material for the stucco to adhere to. But can you install … Read more

Tyvek Over ZIP System (Is It Recommended?)

ZIP System

When building a house, you need to be cautious about moisture and air. These two can significantly affect the comfort level in your home while accelerating the damage of materials such as sheathing and drywall. Tyvek and the ZIP system are products you can use to prevent air and moisture from getting inside your home. … Read more