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DeWalt DW272 VSR Drywall Scrugun Review
by Lorenz Prem on 05-15-2013 1:43 am

We do not get to test a lot of screw drivers inour shop. Screw guns are one of just a few tools that areexclusively used by the trade. The DeWalt DW272 has all the rightproperties to make it last in the demanding world of construction.It looks tough, and roars mightily. Let's see how well the DW272performs under close inspection.

The DeWalt DW272 Screwdriver

The DeWalt DW272 was engineered to be the ultimate drywallscrewdriver. Every component of the tool is strong enough tocomplete this mission, but not over-engineer

Skim Coating a Drywall Ceiling
by Lorenz Prem on 09-20-2011 12:02 am

My house has popcorn ceilings all throughout.This look must have been very appealing to someone living in the60ies, but it's not the look I want. I decided to do the work andupgrade to a modern flat ceiling.

After taking down the popcorn my task was to apply a skim coatacross the entire ceiling. Let's take a look at what'sinvolved.

What is a skim coat

A skim coat is a very thin layer of drywall joint compound thatcovers an entire ceiling or wall. It is smooth and hides allimperfections in the dry

Tools to get for fixing Drywall
by Lorenz Prem on 05-04-2010 9:39 pm

Sooner or later you will have to fix your walls.Drywall gets damaged, or there is leak in the walls. Here is a listof tools and materials you'll need to fix your walls.


  • Utility knife : Drywall sheets arecut to size by scoring one size with a utility knife and breakingthe side off in one swift motion. Keep your knifes sharp.
  • Drywall saw: A drywall saw is usedto
How to repair drywall
A simple fix for a common problem
by Lorenz Prem on 05-03-2010 10:44 pm

Sometimes you have to patch holes in drywall.Either there is a dent in the wall, or you had to cut an accesshole. The fix, fortunately, is simple enough.

Wooded slates and drywall

When you cut a hole to install wires, do not throw away thepiece of drywall you just cut out. It perfectly fits into the hole.It can be used to cover the hole back. To provide a surface tomount the drywall to, secure two thin pieces of wood along theedges of the drywall with screws. Put the piece of drywall in placeand secure it to the slats

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