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  • 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

  • Check out my review on Zinsser BIN primer, a shellac-based product for priming and sealing surfaces.

    Zinsser BIN Primer Review

    Zinsser BIN Primer Review

    by Matt G.3

  • 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 Harmon15

  • 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 Goodman3

  • Spray painting doors is a lot faster than painting them by hand. Check out my tips on how to spray paint your interior doors, using an airless sprayer.

    Tips for Spray Painting Interior Doors

    Tips for Spray Painting Interior Doors

    by Matt G.0

  • Painting oak cabinets is an inexpensive way to modernize an outdated kitchen.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.42

  • 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

  • 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 Goodman16

  • Here is a simple and economical way how to keep your water tank cool in hot summer. Keeping water tank cool in summer is really a challenge but with this simple procedure, things would be much better.

    How to Keep Your Water Tank Cool in Summer

    How to Keep Your Water Tank Cool in Summer

    by Asif44

  • 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

  • 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

  • Make your radiator look brand new by thoroughly cleaning and painting your steam radiator heater. It is a perfect DIY job that will improve your environment and the look of your home while saving you money along the way.

    How to Clean and Paint a Radiator

    How to Clean and Paint a Radiator

    by Shasta Matova20

  • 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

  • Using the right grain filler on your cabinets fills the wood pores to make the grain less noticeable when painted. In this article, I give my recommendations for the best grain filler I've used for painting oak cabinets.

    The Best Grain Filler for Oak Cabinets

    The Best Grain Filler for Oak Cabinets

    by Matt G.2

  • This is an easy-to-follow guide for replacing a kitchen sprayer nozzle. These three easy steps take very little time and save you loads of plumbing costs by doing it yourself.

    How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Sprayer Hose

    How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Sprayer Hose

    by India Arnold8

  • In this article, 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

  • An angle grinder is a useful power tool for cutting and grinding metal and other materials. Like any power tool, it can be dangerous if used incorrectly. This guide shows you how to reduce your risk of injury while using an angle grinder.

    Using an Angle Grinder Safely for Cutting and Grinding

    Using an Angle Grinder Safely for Cutting and Grinding

    by Eugene Brennan22

  • 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

  • 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 Holopaw4

  • Check out my tips for painting vinyl windows. Find out if it's a good idea to even paint your vinyl windows, or replace them instead.

    Tips for Painting Vinyl Windows

    Tips for Painting Vinyl Windows

    by Matt G.0

  • 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 rubenoff42

  • 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

  • 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 rubenoff53

  • 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

  • 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.29

  • Learn why and how to lay plastic grids for your gravel drive, how to choose plastic grids to use based on price and quality. There is also a basic step-by-step guide to laying the grids on the driveway and backfilling with gravel to provide a stable surface.

    How to Lay Plastic Grids for Gravel Driveways

    How to Lay Plastic Grids for Gravel Driveways

    by Arthur Russ6

  • 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

  • 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 Reed19

  • With this crippling economy, building a house has become more of a burden. Acquiring land, building materials, and hiring the much-needed contractors and subcontractors could cost you a fortune. Here are tips for building a low-cost house.

    Tips and Ideas for Building a Low-Cost House

    Tips and Ideas for Building a Low-Cost House

    by Alexander Okelo0

  • 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

  • Sometimes your desk, chair, or bed is just too low to be comfortable or safe. But rest assured—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 Mulberry4

  • 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 Hewins25

  • 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's how to choose the correct paintbrush for your project, with practical advice, a helpful video and lots of great tips so that your brush will be right for both your paint and your wall, woodwork, molding or surface.

    Paint Like a Pro: How to Choose the Right Paintbrush

    Paint Like a Pro: How to Choose the Right Paintbrush

    by DIYmyOmy0

  • 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 versatileflooring21

  • 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.2

  • An easy to follow picture by picture guide for replacing a three-way light switch. It only took dad about 10 minutes from start to finish.

    How to Replace a Light Switch

    How to Replace a Light Switch

    by India Arnold6

  • 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 Mester245

  • 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 are 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 Snow20

  • 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

  • This article explains how to install a toilet paper holder in a bathroom. Using this step-by-step guide, you can complete the installation of your new holder in about 20-30 minutes. This article also explains the proper height for mounting the bath tissue holder on a wall.

    How to Install a Toilet Paper Holder in a Bathroom

    How to Install a Toilet Paper Holder in a Bathroom

    by Sam Kear5

  • How to install a light fixture as well as how to wire that same light fixture. Written by an electrician that has installed thousands of fixtures.

    Installing and Wiring a Light Fixture

    Installing and Wiring a Light Fixture

    by Dan Harmon29

  • Many older homes have been painted so many times that the paint becomes a series of thick layers. Humidity, moisture and time cause these layers to separate and bubble, eventually leading to cracking and chipping. Here's how to fix those problems before putting on a new coat of paint.

    How to Fix Bubbled and Cracked Paint Before Painting Walls

    How to Fix Bubbled and Cracked Paint Before Painting Walls

    by C.S.Alexis34

  • One of the more common bends made in electrical conduit is the offset bend. This page incorporates a comprehesive conduit bending guide and describes how to bend an offset using multipliers.

    A Conduit Bending Guide on How to Bend an Offset

    A Conduit Bending Guide on How to Bend an Offset

    by Dan Harmon15

  • Removing old wallpaper can be a tricky task. This guide will help you learn how to take that wallpaper off without ruining your drywall. It will also show you how to repair any damage your drywall may have sustained.

    How to Remove Wallpaper and Repair Damaged Drywall

    How to Remove Wallpaper and Repair Damaged Drywall

    by GoTo Gal2

  • 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

  • This article explains how to replace an old, eroded well point, and possibly save you a little money.

    How to Drive a New Well Point

    How to Drive a New Well Point

    by James Bowden15

  • CHB is an interior Sherwin Williams paint often used for painting ceilings and newly constructed homes. Read my review to find out if CHB paint is a good product or not.

    Sherwin Williams CHB Paint Review

    Sherwin Williams CHB Paint Review

    by Matt G.2

  • If you're thinking about painting your house, you might be wondering if there's a difference in quality between Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore paint. Coming from a painter who's used both, find out if one brand is better than the other.

    Sherwin Williams vs Benjamin Moore: Which Paint Is Better?

    Sherwin Williams vs Benjamin Moore: Which Paint Is Better?

    by Matt G.4

  • 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 NiaG11

  • 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 painter.

    How to Paint and Refinish Your Stairs

    How to Paint and Refinish Your Stairs

    by paintingToronto12

  • 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

  • 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: How to Paint a Brick Fireplace

    DIY: How to Paint a Brick Fireplace

    by Sarah3

  • Sherwin Williams Duration is a popular paint available for interior and exterior use. Read my review to find out how Duration performs and whether it's worth the cost.

    Sherwin Williams Duration Paint Review

    Sherwin Williams Duration Paint Review

    by Matt G.12

  • Learn how to get rid of that standing water in your sink by snaking your drain. Liquid drain cleaners and plungers don't always work and it requires a bit more effort but knowing how you can do this yourself can save you big money.

    How to Snake a Clogged Sink Drain (With Pictures)

    How to Snake a Clogged Sink Drain (With Pictures)

    by Dan Reed6

  • 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

  • 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

  • How to wire 3-way light switches, with wiring diagrams for different methods of installing the wire between boxes. Step-by-step instructions and troubleshooting guides included.

    How to Wire a 3-Way Switch: Wiring Diagram

    How to Wire a 3-Way Switch: Wiring Diagram

    by Dan Harmon75

  • Sooner or later everyone will have to replace a blown fuse. Here, you'll find a description of different types of fuses and tips on changing all the different styles.

    How to Replace a Fuse in a Fuse Box

    How to Replace a Fuse in a Fuse Box

    by Dan Harmon10

  • 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

  • Cross ventilation can clean your home's air, save you money and is easy to create without spending money. Start breathing cleaner air and saving money today.

    How to Cross Ventilate Your Home

    How to Cross Ventilate Your Home

    by Dan Reed4

  • 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 rubenoff223

  • 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.16

  • "Hot" and "neutral" supply power to an appliance, so why the need for a "ground" wire? 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 Brennan21

  • 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

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