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Getting to Know Wallpaper-Removal Techniques

New wallcovering can transform a room, going from boring to beautiful. But before you can determine the best approach to removing wallpaper, you need to know the type of wallcovering and the type of wall [more…]

Estimating How Much Paint to Buy

Before you begin painting your home's interior walls, ceiling, woodwork, doors, or windows, you need to estimate the amount of paint you'll use. Estimates require specific calculations for each surface [more…]

Caulking Your Tub and Shower

Caulking the connection between your shower walls and tub prevents leaks and reduces mildew buildup. Removing old caulk and recaulking joints between tiles and your tub is an annual bathroom maintenance [more…]

How to Fix Scratches In Hardwood Floors

Fixing scratched hardwood floors is essential for any homeowner lucky enough to have wood floors. Scratches on hardwood floors mar their beauty, but fixing scratches is easy. You can make your floor look [more…]

How to Fix Large Cracks in Drywall

Fixing cracks in drywall (even if the crack is big) is an inexpensive repair that can make a damaged wall look fresh and new again. Cracks in drywall (also called wallboard, gypsum board, and Sheetrock [more…]

How to Fix Small Drywall Cracks

Fixing cracks in drywall (also referred to as wallboard, gypsum board, or Sheetrock) is essential because drywall damages easily. Repairing small cracks in drywall is also easy. The best way to fix a small [more…]

How to Pick Paint Colors

Picking paint colors can get confusing, but you don’t need to hire a decorator. Use these professional tips for choosing paint colors to turn your home into a haven. [more…]

How to Deal with Your Home's Ceiling Popcorn

Popcorn ceilings are textured, acoustic ceilings that are sprayed on and that resemble popcorn or cottage cheese when they dry. Homebuilders put in popcorn ceilings because theyr’e fast and inexpensive [more…]

How to Get an Even Coat of White Paint on a White Ceiling

When applying white paint on a white ceiling, it’s hard to identify missed spots. Getting an even coat of white paint on a white ceiling is tough not only because it’s hard to see what you’ve covered with [more…]

How to Recognize Different Types of Pipes

To tackle a do-it-yourself plumbing project, you need to know how to recognize different types of pipes. Recognizing the different types of pipes within your house is vital to knowing the right repair [more…]

Figuring Out Why the Toilet Keeps Running

Take a few minutes to figure out why you have a run-on toilet, and then you can repair it. You have a run-on toilet if each flush doesn’t end with a gurgle but instead continues with a hissing sound, with [more…]

How to Choose a Paint Roller

A roller is a roller, right? Not quite. Knowing how to choose the right paint roller can save you time. Choosing the right paint roller requires a good understanding of what your project requires. [more…]

How to Update Your Kitchen Cabinets

Updating kitchen cabinets make tired drab kitchens look fresh again. Knowing how to update kitchen cabinets, can save you the cost of completely replacing them. Most cabinets, no matter how unattractive [more…]

How to Fix Loose Ceramic Floor Tiles

Fix a loose ceramic floor tile before the tile breaks. Loose floor tiles occur if the original adhesive doesn't seal properly or if the grout is chipped or uneven, allowing moisture to get under the tile [more…]

How to Replace a Broken Glass Pane in a Wood-Frame Window

The trickiest part of replacing broken glass panes in wood-frame windows is getting replacement glass that’s sized exactly right. To replace a broken glass pane in a wood window, you need to measure the [more…]

How to Fix a Leaky Stem Faucet

Knowing how to fix a leaky stem faucet saves money, and the process is easy. A leaky stem faucet usually means that the packing is worn out or needs tightening. The packing [more…]

How to Clean Latex Paint from Paint Brushes

Savvy DIYers know how to clean a paintbrush to retain its longevity. To clean latex paint from brushes, use just soap and water (latex paint is water-based). Clean paintbrushes before the paint has a chance [more…]

Estimating How Much Paint to Buy for Walls

Estimating how much paint to buy is important whether you paint an entire room or a single wall. Estimating paint depends on the amount of wall you want to cover and how coarse the wall is. Make sure that [more…]

How to Sweat Copper Pipe

Sweating a copper water line is relatively easy. Knowing how to sweat copper pipe allows a do-it-yourselfer to install pipe yourself. A properly sweated joint will last for years [more…]

How to Paint Vinyl Floors

Painting vinyl floors is an inexpensive way to refurbish your stained or outdated floor. Knowing how to paint vinyl floors can make the difference between a stylish statement and a mess. [more…]

How to Repair or Replace Window Sash Cords

Replace window sash cords when the cords fray and break; or repair sash cords if they become disconnected from the weights that give balance to the window. Some windows have chains instead of ropes and [more…]

How to Fix a Squeaky Floor That’s Carpeted

Fixing a squeaky floor that’s carpeted can be challenging. To fix a squeaky carpeted floor, you might have to try a few times until you get the squeak to stop. [more…]

How to Fix Ripped or Torn Carpet

Fixing a ripped or torn carpet is essential because loose carpet tears easily. Fixing a ripped carpet while the tear is small can prevent accidents and keep the damage from spreading. Sharp objects can [more…]

Tools You Need for a Basic Paint Project

Painting tools come in various shapes and sizes; however, you only really need the following tools for a basic paint project. If you decide that you plan to do a lot of painting, you can start to look [more…]

How to Fix Damaged Pile Carpet

Patching a pile carpet that’s damaged or stained can renew its look. Fixing damaged pile carpet with a patch is cheaper than replacing a whole carpet. Just cut out the damaged or stained spot and add a [more…]

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