Home Improvement

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How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling

If you want to know how to remove a popcorn ceiling, check out my tips on removing the texture and skim coating the ceiling after.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How to Use a Tape Measure

Here are several ways to use your tape measure for more efficiency, including what the black diamonds are, not guessing in a corner, and more tips to help you be more accurate.

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Five Tips for Using Spray Foam Sealant

A can of spray foam sealant can keep your home air tight and energy efficient. It can also be a a hassle to use. Here are some tips to make your foam sealant project go smoothly.

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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.

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Tips for Painting Cherry Cabinets White

Painting cherry cabinets white is a great way to completely transform your kitchen overspending on brand new cabinets. With the right prep and materials, cherry is easy to paint. Learn how to do it the right way with my tips.

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Graco Airless Paint Sprayer Troubleshooting: How to Fix These Common Problems

Having problems with your Graco paint sprayer in the middle of a painting project is frustrating, but in many cases, you can troubleshoot and fix the issue yourself without having to take your airless sprayer in for service.

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Tips for Painting a 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.

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Tips for Skim Coating Walls Before Painting

Skim coating walls is the best way to restore damaged drywall, or remove a textured finish. Skim coating is easy and makes damaged walls look brand new again when done right.

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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.

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Tips for Painting Cedar Siding

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.

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Tips for Repainting Kitchen Cabinets

If you're unhappy with the color and condition of your painted cabinets, this article provides tips on how to repaint them successfully.

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What's the Best Paint Sprayer for Cabinets? My Favorite Sprayers

One of the fastest ways to paint your kitchen cabinets is with an airless sprayer. In this article, I go over what to look for when choosing a sprayer and the one I use for all of my cabinet painting projects.

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How to Install an Expansion Tank in Your Plumbing

Pressure in your home's water lines can lead to catastrophic damage. It can cause water line fittings to leak and leave you with a huge repair bill. Help your home's plumbing deal with the added pressure by installing an expansion tank.

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What's the Best Way to Paint a Room?: Pro Painter Tips

In this article, I share tips and my painting process for the best way to paint a room in less time.

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How to Fix a Sagging Bathroom Vent Cover

Is the cover on your bathroom vent fan sagging? There is an easy and free fix to make it snug and flush with the ceiling again.

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What's the Best Paint for Interior Walls? My Top Picks

In this article, I go over my top paint picks for interior walls. These are some of the best interior paints I use for my painting projects.

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Tips for Painting Kitchen Cabinets Black

Learn how to paint your kitchen cabinets black. This article features pictures of oak cabinets I spray painted black.

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Tips for Priming Wood With Oil-Based Primer

Learn how to properly apply oil-based primer on wood for a smooth and professional finish.

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Tips for Painting Wooden Shutters

Check out my tips on painting wooden shutters after removing them.

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My Review of Sherwin Williams Repose Gray (SW-7015)

I use Sherwin Williams Repose Gray a lot for my painting projects. Learn more about how the color looks on walls and where to use it in your home.

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Common Types of Drill Bits for Home Use

A quick guide, with photos, to help a homeowner choose the correct drill bit to complete a variety of projects around the house.

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Airless Paint Sprayer vs. HVLP: Which One's Better?

Learn the differences between an airless paint sprayer and an HVLP sprayer, so you can decide which one's better for your painting project.

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Tips for Applying Red Interior Paint Successfully

Learn how to apply red paint on walls like a professional.

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My Review of Sher-Wood Hi-Bild Precat Lacquer for Cabinets

Check out my review of Sher-Wood Hi-Bild Precat lacquer and Primer Surfacer after spraying a set of cabinets with both products.

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Tips for Painting New Drywall Like a Pro

Learn how to paint over new drywall the right way.

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Tips for Spray Painting Bookshelves

Learn how to paint bookshelves like a professional, using a paint sprayer to get a superior finish.

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Tips for Painting a Staircase Black and White

Check out my tips for painting a staircase black and white, using a sprayer for the spindles and a brush for the railings.

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My Review of the Graco 9.5 HVLP Pro Comp Sprayer

I bought the Graco 9.5 HVLP sprayer and used it for two painting projects. Check out my review to find out if this sprayer is worth it, or not.

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5 Affordable Ryobi Cordless Power Tools That Make Great Gifts

Looking to gift a Ryobi cordless tool that won't break the bank? Ryobi has several items in its cordless lineup that will make the DIYer on your gift list and your budget happy. Take a look at five of the best.

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How to Stop Drafts in Your PVC Door

UPVC doors are great. But if they don’t do what their main job is—keeping the drafts out—then they're not much good. This article will show you how to make sure they serve their intended purpose.

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Building a Drywell With Cinder Blocks

This article will provide a step-by-step breakdown of how to build a drywell and recycle leftover waste construction materials.

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My Review of Sherwin Williams Pro Industrial Water-Based Alkyd Urethane Enamel

I used Pro Industrial water-based alkyd urethane enamel from Sherwin Williams for two painting projects. Check out my full review to see if you should use this product for your project.

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Tips for Painting Cabinets With Lacquer

White paint is popular for cabinet painting, but have you ever considered using white lacquer instead? Check out my pro tips for spray painting cabinets with lacquer.

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Pro Tips for Prepping and Painting Kitchen Walls

Check out my tips for prepping and painting kitchen walls.

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Laying Concrete Kerbs Along a Driveway

If you have basic DIY skills, you can lay edging kerbs. Minimal tools are required, just a shovel, level, spade, string and hammer. Concrete can even be mixed by hand for bedding the stones.

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Easy Steps to Making Concrete With a Cement Mixer

Although small amounts of concrete can be mixed by hand, a cement mixer speeds things up and is practically essential if you need to lay good-quality concrete floors and pavements.

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How to Build a Solid Concrete Gate Pillar

This article is a pictorial account of how I widened my driveway and built a solid concrete gate pillar

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How to Install Glass Block Windows in Your Basement

Are your basement windows old, leaky and a hot mess? Replace them with glass block windows and enjoy energy savings, increased security, natural light and fresh air.

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Tips for Painting Oak Trim White

Check out my tips and product recommendations for painting your outdated oak trim white like a professional.

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Tips for Painting a Front Door

Improve your home's curb appeal simply by painting your front door a new color. Check out my tips on painting a front door like a pro.

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Tips for Painting a Bathroom Vanity

Check out my tips for painting a bathroom vanity, using a brush and roller.

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The Best Sherwin Williams Primer for Drywall

If you're a fan of Sherwin Williams paint, this article, based on my personal experience, goes in depth on their best drywall primer options and when to use them.

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What Is Wood Racking?: A Practical Guide

Wood racking is a great way to create extra storage in your garage or workshop, but what is it, and how do you make it?

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Tips for Painting Fireplace Brick White

In this article, I provide tips on painting fireplace brick, product recommendations, as well as pictures from a project.

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How to Use a Battery Drill

This article will detail steps on how to set up and use a battery drill. This guide includes thorough instructions on installing a drill or driver bit, choosing the proper gear, and adjusting the torque clutch.