Enamel vs. Lacquer: Which One's Best for Painting Kitchen Cabinets?
Enamel and pre-catalyzed lacquer are two durable coatings used by many painters for cabinet painting. In this article, I cover my likes and dislikes for both and reveal my personal favorite for painting cabinets.
What's the Best Wood for Painted Cabinets? My Top Picks
Whether you're looking for replacement cabinet doors, or you're wondering how your cabinets might look when painted, this article covers the best types of wood cabinets to paint.
Tips for Painting Over Smoke-Stained Walls and Nicotine
Smoke stains are difficult to paint over without proper surface cleaning and priming. If you're painting over smoke-stained walls or nicotine, this article covers how to do it the right way and avoid bleed-through.
What's the Best Outdoor Paint for Wood? My Top Picks
Finding the right exterior wood paint can be tricky when there are so many options to choose from. In this article, I cover my top three best outdoor paints I use for wood siding, fences and trim.
How to Paint Edges of Walls Without Tape
Cutting-in wall edges with a free hand is the most challenging part of a painting project. Most people resort to tape, but taping everything can be problematic. Check out my tips on painting wall edges without tape or those ridiculous edging tools.
5 Baseboard Painting Hacks for Straight Lines and No Mess
Check out my baseboard painting hacks and tips to help you achieve a perfect paint job without a mess on the floor.
What's the Best Sherwin Williams Ceiling Paint? My Top Picks
Sherwin Williams sells some of the best paints on the market, but what's their best ceiling paint? Check out my top picks for Sherwin Williams ceiling paints I've used on my painting projects.
Tips for Spray Painting Cabinet Frames With an Airless Paint Sprayer
One of the best ways to paint kitchen cabinet frames is with an airless sprayer. Spraying frames is faster than using a brush and achieves a smoother finish. Check out my tips on spraying cabinet frames like a professional.
Review of the Watersong Pull-out Spring Kitchen Faucet
I was searching for a reasonably priced kitchen faucet that combined quality with flexibility. The WaterSong Spring Kitchen Sink Faucet appeared to be a strong contender.
How to Fix Nest Thermostat No Power to RC Wire Detected Problem
If you have a Nest thermostat and are getting a warning that there is no power to RC wire detected, here is what may be causing it.
How to Clean Your Drains Naturally With Bokashi Tea
Bokashi tea is a wonderful, eco-friendly alternative to harsh chemical drain cleaners. Learn how to use this bokashi composting byproduct to safely and effectively get rid of annoying clogs in your plumbing.
Tips on Using Drywall Joint Compound as a Grain Filler for Oak Cabinets
Drywall joint compound can also serve as an effective grain filler for oak cabinets. Drywall mud fills oak grain and sands easier than some official wood fillers I've experimented with. Check out my tips on using joint compound for your cabinet painting project.
How I Painted My Brick Fireplace Black in 3 Easy Steps
With one day, a little elbow grease, primer, and black paint, I was able to update our 1980s red brick fireplace. In only three easy steps, the centerpiece of our living room was completely transformed into a fresh, up to date, yet classic look.
What's the Best Degreaser for Kitchen Cabinets Before Painting? My Top Picks
In this article, I go over my top picks for the best degreaser to use for kitchen cabinet painting. All four are products I use for my cabinet painting projects.
How to Spray Paint Cabinet Doors With an Airless Sprayer
Using an airless sprayer to paint your cabinets is actually easy once you understand how to do it. This article shows you exactly how to prep and paint your cabinets with an airless sprayer.
How to Clear a Clog in Your Home's Gutter Downspout
Clogs in your home's downspouts can be a serious problem. Water accumulating around your house will cause damage and attract pests. If your gutters are overflowing, clear the clog yourself and avoid a costly bill.
How to Install Your Own Toilet
Eventually, your commode will crap out. Or perhaps you want a new look for your bathroom. In either case, having a plumber install a new toilet can cost a bundle. Save that cash for something you really need because installing your own toilet is a simple DIY project.
Dimplex DLGM29 Opti-Myst Open Hearth Fireplace Insert Review
I will share my personal review of the Dimplex DLGM29 Opti-Myst electric fireplace insert, as well as simple assembly instructions.
What's the Best Way to Paint Kitchen Cabinets?: Pro Tips
The best way to paint cabinets is to use a system that saves time and provides a professional finish. Cabinet painting is not a weekend project in most cases. Check out my tips and considerations to make your project easier.
How to Attach a Cover to a Recessed Light Switch or Electrical Outlet
Finished a home improvement project only to find out that the light switch or electrical outlet covers don't mate up because the switch or outlet is too far recessed into the wall? There is a simple and easy with to ensure that your switch or outlet extends exactly how you need it, every time.
How to Control Overspray When Spray Painting Outdoors
Paint overspray is something you always want to take into consideration when spray painting outdoors. Follow my tips to ensure your exterior spray painting project goes smoothly without property damage.
5 Expert Tips to Make a DIY Interior Paint Job Look Professional
If you're getting ready to take on a DIY interior paint project, you want it to look great, as if a professional painted your rooms. These 5 expert tips help you achieve that professional look, even if you are doing the painting.
How to Easily Renew Window Screen Frames and Sills
Cleaning your window frame and sill requires nothing more than some steel wool, acetone, and a little elbow grease!
My Review of Sherwin Williams Super Paint (Interior and Exterior)
Is Sherwin Williams Super Paint really super? In this full review, I cover both the interior and exterior versions of this popular paint.
What's the Best Primer to Cover Dark Paint? My Top Picks
The best primer for covering dark paint colors is one that's thicker to help block the color underneath. Check out my top picks for primer I use when painting light colors over dark walls.
My Review of Behr Alkyd Semi-Gloss Enamel (Urethane)
I used Behr alkyd semi-gloss enamel to paint doors and trim on a recent project. Read my full review to find out if Behr semi-gloss enamel is worth using for your painting project.
My Review of Benjamin Moore Regal Select Interior Paint
Is Benjamin Moore Regal Select good paint? I used this popular paint for a recent interior painting project. Check out my full review to find out if Regal Select is worth using in your home.
12 Essential Tools That Every Homeowner Should Have
Being a homeowner usually means doing some basic maintenance and dealing with some minor emergencies, this article lists 12 tools that I consider to be vital for any homeowner to have.
How to Replace the Solenoid on Your Whole House Humidifier
No water flowing to your whole house humidifier? Good chance it is the water supply solenoid. If yours isn't working, it is a simple DIY project that even a novice can tackle.
Graco Airless Paint Sprayer Troubleshooting: How to Fix Common Problems
If your Graco airless paint sprayer spits or dribbles paint, if it won't prime or pressurize, or if it leaks, you will find a solution here.
Tips for Painting a High 2-Story Foyer Without Scaffolding
Painting a foyer with high walls might look difficult, but it's actually easy when done right, and you don't need scaffolding to do it. Learn how to paint your foyer easily without having to rent scaffolding.
A Simple Guide for Your Domestic Drainage
A consideration of drainage and its purpose and effects can be likened to the purpose of a building: to prevent the harsh effects of weather and keep the inside ambient and dry. This article will take a look at possible problem areas for drainage in and around your home.
How to Paint Cedar Siding: Tips for Painting and Staining
Painting cedar siding helps preserve the wood to prevent problems. Check out my tips on how to paint cedar siding and if you should consider using stain instead.