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    3 Main Paint Ingredients You Should Know About

    What’s even in that paint you’re putting on your walls? You should know about the ingredients! Because if paint is in all of our homes, in nearly all of our rooms, we should know what ingredients are...

    • Posted August 8, 2015
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    10 Painting Tips That Will Save You

    Painting is one of those tasks that you either really enjoy or just simply can’t stand. For most people there seems to be no in between. In either case, it is something that each of us is...

    • Posted July 27, 2015
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    Caulking: Where & How To Apply It

    A maintenance project that should be performed each summer or two, and that is guaranteed to prevent a home-sized heart-ache this winter, is exterior caulking. Caulking is a sealant that is applied at joints and connections all...

    • Posted July 17, 2015
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    The Secret To Paint Removal!

    When we were younger one of our favorite pass-times was refinishing antiques (you know, old family furniture). Our aunts and uncles seemed so glad to get rid of their old chairs, tables and other assorted pieces. Fortunately,...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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    The Secret To Applying Paint

    One of the very first home improvement tasks that we learned was painting. Both of our folks loved to paint. Although mom’s style of painting most often came from an aerosol can, she, like dad, had done...

    • Posted June 22, 2015
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  • Installing Wall Paneling

    In the 1960’s and ’70’s, home centers had an abundant supply of wall paneling. It was everything retailers could do to keep the shelves stocked to meet the ferocious demand of consumers looking for an easy-to-install and...

    • Posted February 26, 2015
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  • Working With Wallboard

    Wallboard is one of the most prevalent finishes for interior walls in post World War II homes. It’s affordable, relatively easy to work with and uncomplicated to finish. Albeit, finishing the wallboard is certainly the most complicated...

    • Posted February 4, 2015
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  • Drywall: Taping Joints

    The earth is constantly moving. First, around the sun. Next, around itself. And finally, when the moisture content on its surface changes, soil radically expands and contracts. Therefore, it is a fact of life on earth that...

    • Posted January 8, 2015
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    Wall Insulation – I’m Hot/Cold!

    Question I own a single-story home in Livermore, CA, that was built in 1964, and it can get quite warm/cold in summer and winter. I’d like to check into getting insulation blown into the walls prior to...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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    Hanging Heavy Stuff?

    The original “Star Trek” made its debut in 1966. For 79 episodes, the crew of the Starship Enterprise went “where no man had gone before.” For these voyagers, “space” was good. But for a homeowner, hanging things...

    • Posted July 28, 2014
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