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  • Home decorators find flaking paint a huge problem. There is only one well known way to remove flaky paint from plaster walls and that is to scrape it off. Here are the details of that process.

    How to Remove Flaking Paint From Plaster Walls

    How to Remove Flaking Paint From Plaster Walls

    by Marvin Africa8

  • If you have traditional wooden fascia boards on your eaves, then they will need maintenance at some time or another. It's not so terribly hard. Here's some tricks and traps, described and photographed.

    Eaves and Fascia Board Repair: How (Not) to Fix Them

    Eaves and Fascia Board Repair: How (Not) to Fix Them

    by Doc Snow18

  • Easy-to-use home remedies for dealing with just about any clog. The do-it-yourself guide to fixing a clogged drain with household products.

    Home Remedies for a Clogged Drain

    Home Remedies for a Clogged Drain

    by Melanie Palen47

  • Painting over wallpaper is much easier than dealing with removal. If the paper is in good shape, preparing the surface and painting over it is an option. Check out my tips on how to tackle this project correctly.

    Tips for Painting Over Wallpaper

    Tips for Painting Over Wallpaper

    by Matt G.4

  • Sherwin Williams provides quality interior and exterior paints and stains at reasonable prices compared to other paint brands. Read my Sherwin Williams paint reviews for paints I frequently use.

    Sherwin Williams Paint Reviews

    Sherwin Williams Paint Reviews

    by Matt G.17

  • Instructions for how to stain a hardwood floor. It's not as difficult as you may think! Learn how to remove ugly old carpeting, sand a hardwood floor & apply wood stain for a beautiful shiny finish.

    How to Stain a Hardwood Floor in 5 Steps

    How to Stain a Hardwood Floor in 5 Steps

    by Ashley Bergin13

  • This guide shows you how to wire a UK style, standard 3-pin plug and select the correct fuse. These basic principles can be applied to wiring plugs from other countries, only the colours are different

    9 Easy Steps to Wiring a Plug Correctly and Safely

    9 Easy Steps to Wiring a Plug Correctly and Safely

    by Eugene Brennan1

  • Painting varnished wood involves thorough prep work to get a durable, professional finish. Check out these tips for prepping and painting over stained and varnished wood.

    Tips for Painting Varnished Wood

    Tips for Painting Varnished Wood

    by Matt G.2

  • Detailed instructing by choosing, installing and wiring a GFCI outlet. Written by an electrician for the homeowner doing their own work.

    How to Install a GFCI Outlet

    How to Install a GFCI Outlet

    by Dan Harmon11

  • Has your kitchen sink become clogged? Learn the different methods you can use to clear your drain and how you can prevent blockages like this from happening again in the future.

    How to Clear a Clogged Kitchen Sink Drain

    How to Clear a Clogged Kitchen Sink Drain

    by Paul Goodman2

  • A plate joiner, commonly called biscuit joiner, biscuit cutter, or biscuit jointer, is a power tool used to make very strong wood joints. Learn how to effectively use these amazing tools.

    How to Use a Biscuit Joiner for Strong Joints

    How to Use a Biscuit Joiner for Strong Joints

    by Dan Harmon15

  • I simply do not understand why people nowadays are choosing hardwood floors over carpet for their homes. It seems that in every home show I watch, people are always acting like carpet is so undesirable. In this article I explain why I disagree.

    Why I love Carpet and Hate Hardwood Floors

    Why I love Carpet and Hate Hardwood Floors

    by Willow Mattox73

  • The theory and practice of door closer adjustment, with steps and detailed instructions to adjust the swing of your hydraulic door closer.

    How to Adjust Your Door Closer

    How to Adjust Your Door Closer

    by Tom rubenoff214

  • Painting the exterior of a two story house can be quite a daunting project. We rented a boom lift for the upper story. It was the best way to get at the high peaks and those areas where it would be difficult to negotiate the pitch of the roof.

    How to Paint the Exterior of a Two Story House

    How to Paint the Exterior of a Two Story House

    by Sandi2

  • Why keep moaning and groaning about a showerhead being in the wrong place, when you can do something about it? This do-it-yourself article shows how to improve the location of your showerheads.

    How to Move a Shower Head Up or Out

    How to Move a Shower Head Up or Out

    by watergeek0

  • Painting kitchen cabinets is a project that calls for only the best paints that are going to last and look great. Read my two reviews about kitchen cabinet paint from Sherwin Williams.

    Best Kitchen Cabinet Paint From Sherwin Williams

    Best Kitchen Cabinet Paint From Sherwin Williams

    by Matt G.13

  • Plumbing problems come in all shapes and sizes, from dripping faucets to sewer system backup to burst pipes. This article lists the most common issues, what causes them and suggests some easy fixes when appropriate.

    The 10 Most Common Plumbing Problems

    The 10 Most Common Plumbing Problems

    by Paul Goodman1

  • DIY guide to changing your own locks, including an explanation of common lock types and the basics of how to replace cylinders and get new keys.

    How to Change Your Lock Cylinder

    How to Change Your Lock Cylinder

    by Tom rubenoff41

  • Check out these recommendations for the best masking tape for painting. We'll take a detailed look at FrogTape and ScotchBlue for all of your painting needs.

    What's the Best Masking Tape for Painting?

    What's the Best Masking Tape for Painting?

    by Matt G.1

  • Here is a comprehensive list of what not to put down the drain (and why), as well as the correct use of the garbage disposal, and how to maintain it, clean it, deoderize it, and de-grease it.

    What Not to Put Down the Garbage Disposal or Drain

    What Not to Put Down the Garbage Disposal or Drain

    by Kathryn55

  • How to install an over the range microwave oven. Installing a microwave isn't difficult, but here are some tips for potential problems and their solutions.

    How to Install an Over-the-Range Microwave

    How to Install an Over-the-Range Microwave

    by Dan Harmon10

  • Gel fuel is an awesome compound that's really useful when combined with ventless fireplaces. It can be expensive, though, so learning how to make gel fuel can be handy.

    How to Make Gel Fuel

    How to Make Gel Fuel

    by Benji Mester243

  • Many old French houses have issues with damp. Some of these issues relate to humidity in the home and can be easily dealt with, but rising damp is a serious underlying problem which needs addressing.

    Rising Damp: How to Recognise It and What to Do

    Rising Damp: How to Recognise It and What to Do

    by Annabelle Johnson10

  • It doesn't take more than a few hours to replace a porch column. This tutorials will walk you through the process step-by-step and give you tips and tricks on how to prevent some of the more common errors that occur during this process.

    How to Replace a Load Bearing Porch Column or Post

    How to Replace a Load Bearing Porch Column or Post

    by Everyday Green0

  • A breakaway screw lets you break it off at the length you need, but how do you break a breakaway screw?

    How to Break Breakaway Screws

    How to Break Breakaway Screws

    by Shasta Matova13

  • Painting oak cabinets is an inexpensive way to modernize an outdated kitchen. Check out these helpful cabinet painting tips.

    Tips for Painting Oak Cabinets

    Tips for Painting Oak Cabinets

    by Matt G.21

  • If you have an animal companion in your home, it can do wonders for the satisfaction of all concerned to allow free access to the outdoors. It can be easier (and less expensive) than you might think. Read how--and how NOT!--to do it here!

    Pet Doors:  How (Not) to Install Them

    Pet Doors: How (Not) to Install Them

    by Doc Snow6

  • Apartment Living is something that many believe everyone should experience, if only once. While you don't have some of the luxuries that you'd enjoy in your own home (a yard, for example), most apartments have perks of their own. These can include:...

    Living High VS Lying Low:                                     Deciding Which Floor Is Best For You

    Living High VS Lying Low: Deciding Which Floor Is Best For You

    by mickmanson0

  • What are the parts of a toilet, and how do they function? I've included a diagram you can use to learn about this understated but necessary receptacle.

    What Are the Parts of a Toilet?

    What Are the Parts of a Toilet?

    by Holle Abee35

  • Find out the many awesome ways the Empire Protractor can be used to make measuring angles a breeze. This tool is truly underestimated.

    How to Use the Empire Protractor

    How to Use the Empire Protractor

    by NiaG8

  • The best 5 pvc cutters available on-line. All are 5 star recommended so buy with confidence. There are manual, ratchet and battery operated types to check in this review.

    Best 5 PVC Pipe Cutters

    Best 5 PVC Pipe Cutters

    by Brian Slater0

  • Many older homes have been painted so many times that the paint becomes a series of thick layers. Humidity, moisture and time have a way of causing these layers to separate and bubble. Eventually it will start cracking and chipping. When this...

    How to Fix Bubbled and Cracked Paint Before Painting Walls

    How to Fix Bubbled and Cracked Paint Before Painting Walls

    by C.S.Alexis33

  • Hot and neutral supply power to an appliance, so why the need for a "ground" wire? Well basically it's included for safety reasons. This article explains how it all works....

    What Is the Ground (Earth) Wire For?

    What Is the Ground (Earth) Wire For?

    by Eugene Brennan20

  • Wainscoting is a great way to update your home, but hiring a professional to design and do the woodwork can add up. I've provided three DIY options as well as my experience with DIY wainscoting below!

    How to Install Wainscoting Without a Professional

    How to Install Wainscoting Without a Professional

    by Ruth Coffee51

  • Frosted window film is used for many reasons.  One popular use is to give homeowners more privacy by either covering a portion of a window or a glass front door with privacy frosted window film, for example. This prevents nosy passers-by from...

    How to Apply Frosted Window Film

    How to Apply Frosted Window Film

    by SusanWesty2

  • Replacing an exterior door isn't like it used to be, back when you built your jambs from scratch and hung the door itself with elaborate care. In fact, it's very possibly within YOUR reach--especially with this illustrated guide!

    Exterior Doors: How (Not) to Install Them

    Exterior Doors: How (Not) to Install Them

    by Doc Snow8

  • Hate the trouble of getting out an air compressor, then fighting with an air hose? The best cordless nail gun can save your arms and your ears while delivering all the power you need.

    The 5 Best Cordless Nail Guns

    The 5 Best Cordless Nail Guns

    by Will Apse10

  • Whether you’re planning on installing a floor or simply calculating how much you need to budget for, you can determine how much tile you need. For a wall project, the steps are the same.

    5 Steps to Calculate How Much Tile You Need

    5 Steps to Calculate How Much Tile You Need

    by versatileflooring16

  • I describe my first time working with concrete and go through the step-by-step process of pouring a small slab near my garage door.

    How to Pour a Small Concrete Slab

    How to Pour a Small Concrete Slab

    by Laura Smith2

  • The key machine is a marvel of mechanical engineering. This article illustrates how a key machine is made and how it can cut keys accurately to within 1/1000 of an inch.

    How Does a Standard Key Machine Work?

    How Does a Standard Key Machine Work?

    by Tom rubenoff2

  • Are you looking for the perfect thermostat temperature so that you're not wasting electricity—and money? Cut your electric bill, help the planet, and find the right thermostat setting for winter, summer, and everything in-between.

    Set Your Thermostat Right to Save Money and Energy

    Set Your Thermostat Right to Save Money and Energy

    by Steven Gomez21

  • Aqua Coat is a clear wood grain filler that can be used for a number of painting and wood working projects. Read my review to find out if Aqua Coat is a good product or not.

    Aqua Coat Clear Wood Grain Filler Review

    Aqua Coat Clear Wood Grain Filler Review

    by Matt G.2

  • Directions and tips on how to check various fuses to see if they are blown.

    How to Test a Fuse

    How to Test a Fuse

    by Dan Harmon5

  • So you hate your outdated brick fireplace surround but love the look of real brick? The answer is easier and cheaper than you think. I'll show you how to paint a natural-looking faux brick finish on brick.

    DIY Painted Brick Wall

    DIY Painted Brick Wall

    by Sarah1

  • Instructions on how to fix a broken door frame. A DIY job that can be accomplished by most homeowners for little cost, door frame repair is well worth checking into doing it yourself.

    How to Fix or Replace a Broken Door Frame

    How to Fix or Replace a Broken Door Frame

    by Dan Harmon25

  • Painting staircase spindles is easy when you use the right tools and paint. Check out these tips to help you get the job done professionally.

    Tips for Painting Staircase Spindles

    Tips for Painting Staircase Spindles

    by Matt G.0

  • Building new water sources costs billions of dollars that most governments don't have, but reusing waste water can help relieve that need. This article covers home greywater and blackwater systems.

    Home Waste Water Management

    Home Waste Water Management

    by watergeek30

  • Sooner or later everyone will have to replace a blown fuse; description of types of fuses and tips on changing different styles of fuse.

    How to Replace a Fuse in a Fuse Box

    How to Replace a Fuse in a Fuse Box

    by Dan Harmon10

  • Carpeting was a fad in the 60s and 70s. What homeowners covered is a grade of wood that is now impossible to find. Refinishing these old wood floors will improve your home's look and health. Read why.

    How to Refinish a Hardwood Floor

    How to Refinish a Hardwood Floor

    by LiamBean6

  • A basic guide for the homeowner who would like to know the pros and cons, and the installation methods of the different types of faucet supply lines.

    Faucet Supply Line Types and Installation

    Faucet Supply Line Types and Installation

    by Bert Holopaw1

  • Most DIY home repair enthusiasts can apply ceramic tile grout. It isn't as hard as many may think. If you are just learning how to grout or need a few tips to help you along, this article will give you grouting tips, tell you what you need to carry out the task and how to maintain your grout works.

    How to Apply Ceramic Tile Grout (Do-It-Yourself)

    How to Apply Ceramic Tile Grout (Do-It-Yourself)

    by viryabo11

  • Technicians troubleshoot malfunctioning electric baseboard heaters before replacing anything. Troubleshooting isolates the exact fault and helps determine which part has failed.

    Troubleshooting an Electric Baseboard Heater

    Troubleshooting an Electric Baseboard Heater

    by Bert Holopaw1

  • Sometimes your desk, chair, or bed is just too low to be comfortable or safe. You don't have to buy new furniture. A good set of bed risers is an affordable and effective solution.

    Tips on Using and Choosing Bed Risers

    Tips on Using and Choosing Bed Risers

    by Christine Mulberry3

  • How to install or replace a light switch, including 2 way, 3 way and 4 way switches. Easy to understand instructions for the homeowner doing their own home repairs.

    Installing or Replacing a Light Switch

    Installing or Replacing a Light Switch

    by Dan Harmon15

  • This is an easy to follow step-by-step guide to installing your new peel and stick vinyl tile flooring yourself, no matter what your skill level. I did it, and so can you!

    How to Lay Peel-and-Stick Vinyl Tile Flooring

    How to Lay Peel-and-Stick Vinyl Tile Flooring

    by Sherry Hewins22

  • Heating and cooling a room with vaulted or high ceilings as well as how to better cool and heat the second floor of our homes are very commonly asked questions about HVAC systems. Here are your options and a few tips to help you accomplish a more comfortable environment efficiently.

    Efficiently Heating and Cooling Homes With High Ceilings & Rooms

    Efficiently Heating and Cooling Homes With High Ceilings & Rooms

    by Dan Reed17

  • Window treatments for sliding glass doors are not always easy to pick out when decorating your home. A slider is usually a large part of the room and choosing a window treatment should not be a rush decision.

    Window Treatments for Sliding Glass Doors

    Window Treatments for Sliding Glass Doors

    by 197413

  • A friends daughter whose wedding I sewed and organized a few years ago came over last night with her 'Hubby'... saying that the deal on the house they had bid on had been accepted. The young couple was in seventh heaven. Their first house was a...

    Common Drapery Terminology---Basic Window Treatments Explained

    Common Drapery Terminology---Basic Window Treatments Explained

    by Zsuzsy Bee25

  • The numbers and letters on the head of your key always mean something. Here is a brief guide to the most common meanings of the numbers and codes.

    What Do the Numbers on My Key Mean?

    What Do the Numbers on My Key Mean?

    by Tom rubenoff38

  • This is not a guide to help people break into someone's house, but what it will do is help you make your PVC door more secure.

    How Secure Is Your PVC Door?

    How Secure Is Your PVC Door?

    by Martin3

  • Making your own pendant light fixture isn't nearly as hard as you might think. This article not only tells you how to make it but also gives directions and tons of inspiration for designing your own DIY pendant light.

    DIY Pendant Lights

    DIY Pendant Lights

    by edelhaus15

  • There are times when you need to remove laminate floor to enhance the decor and re-lay new flooring, or may need to redo a portion of the floor in areas that have worn out. It's easy if you know how.

    How to Remove Laminate Floor Diy

    How to Remove Laminate Floor Diy

    by Jayant Row1

  • Learn how to easily identify and fix problems with your bathtub drain stopper. Avoid paying expensive service fees to call out a plumber! Follow these instructions to find out how to unclog a bathtub drain or, if necessary, how to replace your bathtub stopper.

    How to Fix Problems With Your Bathtub Drain Stopper

    How to Fix Problems With Your Bathtub Drain Stopper

    by Cloverleaf16

  • Choosing the right airless spray tips is important for reducing over-spray and wasted paint. Check out my recommendations for the best Graco RAC X tips to use for your next project.

    The Best Graco Rac X Tips for Spraying Paint

    The Best Graco Rac X Tips for Spraying Paint

    by Matt G.0

  • If you have a lot of pretty china that you want to display but don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a store-bought case, you might want to think about making your own plate rack cabinet. This guide will show you how I made mine and how you can make your own as well.

    How to Build Your Own Plate Rack Cabinet

    How to Build Your Own Plate Rack Cabinet

    by serenity4me lm59

  • Have you got paint peeling in your home or office that you don't know how to address? Learn about why paint flakes and what you can do to fix it—and how to stop it from happening again.

    15 Causes of Peeling Paint on Walls and Ceilings

    15 Causes of Peeling Paint on Walls and Ceilings

    by Januaris Saint Fores11

  • With some simple tools, a little effort and a few safety precautions, building a fieldstone fire pit is a weekend DIY project that your family and friends will enjoy for many years to come.

    How to Build a Fieldstone Fire Pit

    How to Build a Fieldstone Fire Pit

    by Anthony Altorenna152

  • A toilet that seemingly flushes itself, also known as phantom flushing, is a common problem. Addressing this problem may require replacing the flapper, flush valve, or flush valve gasket.

    How to Fix a Toilet That Flushes by Itself

    How to Fix a Toilet That Flushes by Itself

    by Tidbitz3

  • Planning to repair peeling paint in your home? Learn how to fix the flaking paint problem on your walls or ceiling. See how to remove the old paint, prepare the surfaces, and repaint them.

    How to Fix Peeling Paint on Your Walls or Ceiling

    How to Fix Peeling Paint on Your Walls or Ceiling

    by Januaris Saint Fores0

  • Priming is crucial when prepping the surface for paint. Check out this article to find out the best primer for kitchen cabinets.

    Best Primer for Kitchen Cabinets

    Best Primer for Kitchen Cabinets

    by Matt G.6

  • Woodscapes is a Sherwin Williams fence and siding stain, available in a water-based and oil-based option. Check out my review to learn more about Woodscapes acrylic stain.

    Sherwin Williams Woodscapes Stain Review

    Sherwin Williams Woodscapes Stain Review

    by Matt G.4

  • My design concept and build of timber frame conservatory with cedar wood cladding and roof tiles. Self-build low budget, key stage step by step guide e.g. recycled windows and laying cedar wood tiles

    How to Build a Timber Frame Conservatory

    How to Build a Timber Frame Conservatory

    by Arthur Russ5

  • A guide to painting stairs in your home. Tips on how to plan the project, and steps to follow for a great finish using paints and stains. Information provided by a professional Toronto painter.

    How to Paint and Refinish Your Stairs

    How to Paint and Refinish Your Stairs

    by paintingToronto12

  • No hot water? Don't call the plumber quite yet. Take a moment to troubleshoot because there are several minor issues that are easy to fix.

    DIY Plumbing:  No Hot Water!

    DIY Plumbing: No Hot Water!

    by Mrs. Menagerie18

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