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.
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 serve as an effective wood 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 a 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 yet classic look.
What's the Best Degreaser for Kitchen Cabinets Before Painting? My Top Picks
These are my top picks for the best degreaser to use for kitchen cabinet painting. All four are products I use for my own cabinet painting projects.
How to Spray Paint Cabinet Doors With an Airless Sprayer
Using an airless sprayer to paint your cabinets is easy once you understand how to do it. This article shows you exactly how to prep and then paint your cabinets with an airless sprayer.
How to Remove and Cover Heavy Wall Texture
Older homes often come with heavy wall texture that is not only unattractive but can make your home look dated. How are you going to remove the wall texture? With time and effort, and some hearty wall scraping, you can cover it up in a single weekend.
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.
Pro Tips for Painting Kitchen Cabinets the Best Way
Cabinet painting is not a weekend project in most cases. Consider using a professional paint sprayer, and check out more of my tips 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 paint job for your home interior, you want it to look perfect, as if a professional painted those rooms. These 5 expert tips will help you achieve that professional look, even if you are the one doing the painting.
How to Easily Renew Window Screen Frames and Sills
Learn how to remove and clean your window frame and sill. It requires little 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 the pros and cons of 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 to cover 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 recently used this popular paint for an interior painting project. Check out my full review to find out if Regal Select is worth using in your DIY home projects.
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.