All posts tagged "paint"
Home Improvement Skills Every Grown-Up Adult Should Know
How to install shelves on drywall This process comes down to two simple steps: 1) figure out where your studs are (points at self. Winks in mirror), and 2) figure out what size anchors you’ll need. And...
- Posted October 29, 2015
All About Exterior Paint Problems
A coat of paint on the exterior of a home can do wonders to improve its appearance and hence its value. Albeit, appearance is important to the value of a home, enough can’t be said for the...
- Posted August 30, 2015
Leaky Basement Walls
Leaks and squeaks; they’re two of a contractors worst nightmares. They can also drive most homeowners bonkers. Fortunately, with patience and persistence, the source of most leaks and squeaks can be located and repaired. However, trying to...
- Posted August 26, 2015
Painting Stucco The Correct Way
If you’re like most people, your home is the single biggest investment that you will make in a lifetime. Therefore, it makes good sense to do everything that you can to take good care of this prized...
- Posted August 15, 2015
Help, Ceramic Tile Cracks On My Kitchen Floor!
Q. I recently had ceramic tile installed on my kitchen floor. The tiles are pavers and are 12 inches by 12 inches. A short while after installation a crack that is several feet long appeared in the...
- Posted August 11, 2015
3 Main Paint Ingredients You Should Know About
What’s even in that paint you’re putting on your walls? You should know about the ingredients! Because if paint is in all of our homes, in nearly all of our rooms, we should know what ingredients are...
- Posted August 8, 2015
How To Clean Kitchen Cabinets
Q. What can I use to clean goop and junk off of my maple kitchen cabinets? A. We have a formula you can put together yourself that will do the trick. You’ll need the following ingredients and...
- Posted August 6, 2015
How To Paint Concrete Like A Pro
We grew up in a home built around the turn of the century by our boat builder-turned-contractor grandfather. Several generations were raised in that home. It boasted traditional Mediterranean architecture, a reflection of our grandfather’s European roots....
- Posted July 29, 2015
Caulking: Where & How To Apply It
A maintenance project that should be performed each summer or two, and that is guaranteed to prevent a home-sized heart-ache this winter, is exterior caulking. Caulking is a sealant that is applied at joints and connections all...
- Posted July 17, 2015
The Secret To Paint Removal!
When we were younger one of our favorite pass-times was refinishing antiques (you know, old family furniture). Our aunts and uncles seemed so glad to get rid of their old chairs, tables and other assorted pieces. Fortunately,...
- Posted June 24, 2015