Recent Blog Posts

  • Removing Lead-based Paint

    April 1, 2016
    Lead-based paint refers to paint that contains lead as an additive. Lead is used in order to speed up drying process and increase durability. It’s also known for improving the paints moisture resistant properties, thus reducing corrosion or rot.
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  • Guide to Paint Finishes

    November 15, 2015
    Whether you own your home or rent, chances are you will eventually spend a little time with the paintbrush and roller. One of the first things you need to do before painting is make a decision: what kind of finish do I want? First off, exactly what is a finish?
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  • Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets Like A Professional

    November 1, 2015
    As most homeowners know, replacing kitchen cabinets can be a huge investment in time and money. Maybe your cabinets are a bit outdated and dingy. Perhaps they are just too dark and you wish to brighten up your kitchen.
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  • Repainting Your Home: Tips for the DIYer

    September 15, 2013
    If your home’s paint is beginning to peel and crack, it may be getting difficult to avoid the age old question: Should I hire a painter or do it myself? That answer depends on a few things. First, do you know how?
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  • How to Repair Your Wood Siding

    August 1, 2013
    Wood siding, for all of its classic elegance and historical significance, can require a lot of upkeep. Beyond the usual scraping and painting, there will be times when it needs a little more than just a fresh coat to hide its blemishes.
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  • Tips For Staining Your Wood Deck

    July 15, 2013
    Staining your deck is a fairly simple task and it can keep your deck looking vibrant year after year. If your deck needs to be stained, here’s how to do it: Clean it Take your grill, furniture, etc. off of your deck and get out your pressure washer.
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  • Things to Consider Before Starting Your Deck Project

    April 15, 2013
    Building your own deck can be a rewarding experience for any handyman or homeowner. If you are looking to build a deck for your home, then here a few things to consider before starting your deck project.
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  • Hardwood Moulding Installation

    February 1, 2013
    Architectural details done with hardwood mouldings are the perfect finishing touches to your workmanship.
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  • Remodeling Ideas for Winter

    February 1, 2013
    Now that all of the excitement of the holidays has passed, are you starting to feel the winter doldrums creeping in? There’s nothing like that feeling of accomplishment when you finish a home project; yet it may seem difficult to find something to work on this time of year.
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  • Winter Home Improvement Projects

    January 1, 2013
    It’s easy to feel cooped up inside after a few months of winter. The holiday buzz has died down, you’ve finally finished putting away all those seasonal decorations … so, now what? The winter months are a great time to embark upon an indoor home improvement project or two!
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  • Effective Ways To Clean Your Gutter

    October 1, 2012
    If your gutter is brimming with leaves and water cascades off your roof like it’s coming down Niagara Falls, it may be time to clean it out.
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  • Easy Energy Saving Projects for your Kitchen & Bath

    October 1, 2012
    Want to make a difference in your energy bill but don’t want to get involved in a huge project? A great place to make a big impact with little effort is in your kitchen and bathroom. We’re not talking about tearing things apart and doing an expensive remodeling project, either.
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  • What to Look For in Exterior Wood Finishes

    August 1, 2012
    The choice of exterior wood finishes is dependent on the manner in which it will be used.    All-acrylic latex paints are the most durable house paints, but oil-based paint films usually provide the best protection from water and water vapor.
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  • Know Your Wood When Selecting Paint

    June 1, 2012
    How well exterior paints and stains adhere to wood is a direct result of wood properties and the various manufacturing processes. Dense wood shrinks and swells more than light wood, which stresses paint and solid-color stains and causes them to chip or peel prematurely.
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  • Wood and Paint Adhesion

    April 1, 2012
    Whether the home is new construction or purchased from a previous owner, painting its exterior is the first step toward making it your home. Likewise, if you’re looking to sell the house, an attractive exterior paint job goes a long way toward creating “curb appeal.
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  • Choosing Interior Paint Colors

    March 1, 2012
    Picking paint colors that you want to use inside your home is not an easy task because in all likelihood you will actually want them to last a while. Here are some things that you should consider when picking interior paint colors:Does it “fit” with your home?
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  • Improving Interior Stains

    February 1, 2012
    New technologies have made installing hardwood flooring and millwork in the hot, humid environment of a bathroom more acceptable these days.
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