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Mark the studs before you lift drywall into position. Position the drywall directly below where it will be installed. With a builder’s crayon or pencil, mark each stud’s location 7 in. down from the top edge.

Tips for Faster, Neater Painting

Caulk Cracks at Inside Corners - 11 Tips for Faster, Neater Painting:

Tips for Easier DIY When You Work by Yourself

When installing gutters solo, use clamps to give them something to rest on as you fasten them in place.

Drywall edge trimmer - If you have to trim about an inch off the ends of our drywall, this is a tedious work with a utility knife. So I screwed together some pieces of 1x scrap to make a cutting guide and attached a couple of "snap-off utility knife blades to its top edge (see drawing). When I slide this tool along the edge of a piece of drywall, the blades cut from both sides, making it quick and easy to remove uniform strips from a sheet of drywall.

DIY Tip of the Day: Easy Plaster Cleanup. Simplify cleanup when drilling holes in plaster or drywall by securing a bag to the wall with masking tape, then drilling through the tape. Dust and chunks will fall directly into the bag, which can then be reused or tossed.

Trim Painting Tips For Smooth and Perfect Results

For a seamless look, caulk every crack or gap - no matter how small - before painting. Use latex caulk or a paintable latex/silicone blend. Pros swear by this tip!

10 Tips For Removing Mold and Mildew

Look for Outside Leaks - 10 Tips For Removing Mold and Mildew: