7 Warning Signs of a Slab Leak You Should Not Ignore
Here are seven slab leak signs that you should never ignore.
6 Warning Signs Emergency Septic Pumping Services Are Needed
It is not always easy to tell when your septic system needs to be pumped. However, there are some signs that indicate that emergency septic pumping services may be needed.
10 Decorative Septic Tank Cover Ideas (Dos and Don'ts)
If you have a septic tank in your backyard, then you know that it can be an eyesore. There are many different ways that you can cover up your septic tank and make it blend in with your landscaping.
20 Ways to Make Your House Look More Attractive to Buyers
There are multiple ways that you can fix up your house so that it has a better chance of getting sold. It's important to tidy things up and even invest somewhat in the house to get it sold. I have 20 tips for you on how to make your house desirable.
How to Use a Ryobi Brad Nailer for Home Projects
We love to use our Ryobi Airstrike 18 gauge brad nailer for our home projects. These versatile tools can save many hours of time and make projects such as replacing baseboard molding much easier. Here's how to use a Ryobi Airstrike brad nailer.
Common Types of Nails for Home Use
It seems like a simple task, run to the local hardware store to pick up some nails. However, a quick look at the store's nail section reveals a large variety that can be quite confusing at first glance. This article helps the homeowner choose the right nail to complete their project.
Sherwin Williams Neutral Ground (SW-7568): A Painter's Review
I painted several walls with Sherwin Williams Neutral Ground (SW-7568), and in this review, I cover the undertones of the color and what to expect if you paint your walls with it.
Painting or Staining a Fence: Which One's Better?
If your weathered fence is in need of a re-coat, you're probably trying to decide between painting or staining the wood. This article covers the pros and cons of using paint and stain on a fence so you can make the best decision.
Adding an Electric Fireplace and Mantel to a Blank Wall
We recently upgraded our builder-grade home by adding an electric fireplace and mantel to a blank living room wall. Here's one idea for adding a fireplace to create a focal point in your living room.
Renovating an Older Home? Don't Forget Small Details
Here are some ways to update an older home that are often overlooked. Many home renovations miss these common items which can make even recently renovated homes look dated.
The Best Paint Colors for Staircase Railings and Spindles
Painting an outdated staircase is an excellent way to modernize your living space. This article discusses the best paint colors for staircase railings and spindles.
Review of the Linkind StarRay Outdoor Solar Spotlights
I was searching for a set of solar lights I could mount to a fence and use to illuminate a path between my garage and house. The Linkind StarRay solar spotlights appeared to be the best option.
Surfactant Leaching on Interior Walls: Removal and Prevention
Brown drips on walls are usually caused by surfactant leaching and can ruin a nice paint job. This article covers surfactant leaching removal and what causes it, so you can prevent the stains from reappearing again.
How to Paint Behind a Toilet Without Removing It
One of the challenges of painting a bathroom is painting the walls around the toilet without making a mess or having to remove the tank. In this article, I cover step-by-step how to paint behind a toilet without removing it.
Krud Kutter Cleaner Degreaser for Cabinet Painting Prep: Is It Worth It?
Does Krud Kutter Degreaser remove layers of grease from cabinets? Check out my review to find out if this cleaner is worth using for your cabinet painting prep.
Does Your Gas Fireplace Keep Going Out? Here's How to Fix It
Do you have an issue with your gas fire keeping going out? Here's some of the potential issues that might be causing the issue.
House Smelling Like Smoke From the Fireplace? Fix It Here
Are you wondering why your house smells like smoke from the fireplace and looking for solution on how to fix it? This guide should help you with just that.
How to Add a Pull-Chain Light to a Closet
Is your shoe closet too dark to find a matching pair of sneakers? A simple pull-chain light solves lighting problems in small dark rooms. This informational guide helps a homeowner understand how to install a pull chain light in a dark closet.
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 Staining and Painting T1-11 Siding
T1-11 siding will last many years when the surface is repeatedly stained or painted to keep it sealed and protected from moisture. Check out my tips on staining and painting your plywood siding to preserve it for years to come.
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.