How to Get Your Walls Smooth

How to Get Your Walls Smooth

Tools and Gear for Wall Repairs

Tools and Gear for Wall Repairs

Fixing Small Holes and Nail Pops

Fixing Small Holes and Nail Pops

Fixing Medium Sized Holes in Walls

Fixing Medium Sized Holes in Walls

Fixing Wall Cracks

Fixing Wall Cracks

Fixing Large Holes in Walls

Fixing Large Holes in Walls

Prepping Your Walls for a Paint Job

Prepping Your Walls for a Paint Job

Readying Your Room For Painting

Readying Your Room For Painting

3 Problem Door Solutions

3 Problem Door Solutions

Toilet Tweaks That Save Money

Toilet Tweaks That Save Money

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Basic Toilet Repair

Fast Nail Pop Fixes

Fast Nail Pop Fixes

DIY Squeaky Floor Fix

DIY Squeaky Floor Fix

Simple Splatter Fixes

Simple Splatter Fixes

Tricks To Tape Trim

Tricks To Tape Trim

Caulking Gaps For Smooth Seams

Caulking Gaps For Smooth Seams

Keeping Home And Self Paint Free

Keeping Home And Self Paint Free

Neat Painting Prep

Neat Painting Prep

Taping Trim For Clean Lines

Taping Trim For Clean Lines

Prepping Woodwork For Paint

Prepping Woodwork For Paint

Picture Perfect Walls For Painting

Picture Perfect Walls For Painting

 Readying The Walls and Floors

Readying The Walls and Floors

Perfect Painting Prep

Perfect Painting Prep

Painting Over Existing Wall Coverings

Painting Over Existing Wall Coverings

Varnished Trim Painting Tricks

Varnished Trim Painting Tricks

 Textured Ceiling Painting Tips

Textured Ceiling Painting Tips

Painting Clean Corners On Textured Walls

Painting Clean Corners On Textured Walls

Tackling Tough Painting

Tackling Tough Painting

Priming Bare Wood For Easy Painting

Priming Bare Wood For Easy Painting

Simplify Color Change With Primer

Simplify Color Change With Primer

Priming Glossy or Non-Porous Surfaces

Priming Glossy or Non-Porous Surfaces

Priming Fresh Drywall and Wall Repairs

Priming Fresh Drywall and Wall Repairs

Using Primer To Undo Stains

Using Primer To Undo Stains

Paint Perfectly With Primer

Paint Perfectly With Primer

Painting an Exterior Steel Door

Painting an Exterior Steel Door

Painting a Raised Panel Interior Door

Painting a Raised Panel Interior Door

Painting a Flush Interior Door

Painting a Flush Interior Door

Prepping a Door to Paint

Prepping a Door to Paint

Top Door Painting Tricks

Top Door Painting Tricks

Painting Walls Using a Roller

Painting Walls Using a Roller

Painting Walls - Edging with a Brush

Painting Walls - Edging with a Brush

Painting Walls - Masking Tape

Painting Walls - Masking Tape

Painting Walls - Prep Tips

Painting Walls - Prep Tips

Painting Walls - Equipment

Painting Walls - Equipment

Painting Walls - Beyond the Basics

Painting Walls - Beyond the Basics

3 Quick Fixes for a Door That Won’t Stay Closed

3 Quick Fixes for a Door That Won’t Stay Closed

Cut a Door The Goof-Proof Way

Cut a Door The Goof-Proof Way

Remove a Heavy Door Without Breaking Your Back

Remove a Heavy Door Without Breaking Your Back

Fix a Sticky Door the Easy Way

Fix a Sticky Door the Easy Way

Five-Minute Door Fixes

Five-Minute Door Fixes

Fixing Stair Squeaks

Fixing Stair Squeaks

Fixing Squeaks Under Hardwood Floors

Fixing Squeaks Under Hardwood Floors

Fixing Floor Squeaks From the Underside

Fixing Floor Squeaks From the Underside

Fixing Squeaks Through Carpeting

Fixing Squeaks Through Carpeting

How to Fix Floor Squeaks

How to Fix Floor Squeaks

Toilet Repair - Replacing the Flush Lever and Flapper

Toilet Repair - Replacing the Flush Lever and Flapper

Toilet Repair - Replacing the Supply Line and Shutoff Valve

Toilet Repair - Replacing the Supply Line and Shutoff Valve

Toilet Repair

Toilet Repair

Fixing Large Holes in Walls

Fixing Large Holes in Walls

Fixing Wall Cracks

Fixing Wall Cracks

Fixing Medium Sized Holes in Walls

Fixing Medium Sized Holes in Walls

Fixing Small Holes and Nail Pops

Fixing Small Holes and Nail Pops

Tools and Gear for Wall Repairs

Tools and Gear for Wall Repairs

How to Get Your Walls Smooth

How to Get Your Walls Smooth

Power Tool Maintenance

Power Tool Maintenance

How To Clean Your Gutters

How To Clean Your Gutters

Choosing A Deck Stain

Choosing A Deck Stain

How To Prep A Deck For Resurfacing

How To Prep A Deck For Resurfacing

How To Resurface A Deck

How To Resurface A Deck

How To Stain A Deck

How To Stain A Deck

Pressure Pool Cleaner Troubleshooting Tips

Pressure Pool Cleaner Troubleshooting Tips

Suction Pool Cleaner Troubleshooting Tips

Suction Pool Cleaner Troubleshooting Tips

Robotic Pool Cleaner Troubleshooting Tips

Robotic Pool Cleaner Troubleshooting Tips

How To Fix Flashing Lights & Loss Of Suction On A Robotic Pool Cleaner

How To Fix Flashing Lights & Loss Of Suction On A Robotic Pool Cleaner

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Lightning Protection For Trees

How To Prune Trees

How To Prune Trees

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How to Get Your Walls Smooth

If you’re walls look like a war zone, help is on the way! Ken Collier, Editor at The Family Handyman, shows how even a beginning DIYer can tackle a wide range of wall problems, from tiny nail holes, through cracks and nail pops, to medium-sized and even enormous holes.

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Ken Collier: Hi, my name is Ken Collier and I'm an Editor at The Family Handyman Magazine, the leading brand for Do-it-Yourselfers.

I was trained as a cabinet maker but I lived in a hundred-year-old house, there was a fixer-upper and I've had to fix every single wall in that house. So I can tell you from personal experience, that even if you have no experience working with drywall and patching walls you can get professional looking results if you take your time and you are careful.

I am going to talk about the tools and materials that you will need to do the work, how to fix small holes, medium sized holes, cracks and even large holes, and by the time you're done your walls will be looking as smooth as the day they were made.

Now, if you've ever watched a drywall pro work, they are so fast and efficient, it's a thing of beauty to watch them. Now, I'm not that guy, I've been an editor at The Family Handyman for 22 years and I've seen a lot of drywall experts in the course of our work and learned a few tricks from them which I'll share with you in the videos that come.

The Family Handyman, after all, is the nation's largest and oldest magazine for do-it-yourself home owners, and if there's one thing we know how to do is to explain pro techniques to regular home owners so they can get the best home improvements possible.

So now, let's get those beat up walls of yours whipped into shape.

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