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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…]

Your Home Maintenance Toolkit

Whenever you’re about to start a maintenance project, run through these lists to ensure that you have all the tools you need: [more…]

DIY and Home Maintenance All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Tackling DIY jobs and renovations around the house, and keeping your home in tip-top condition, is made easier with the metric system calculators on this handy Cheat Sheet. [more…]

How to Choose the Right Kind of Ladder

Choosing the right kind of ladder depends on the intended use. Ladder styles and sizes vary greatly, so picking the right type of ladder can be confusing. In a perfect world, you’d have each ladder size [more…]

How to Make Your Own Household Cleaners

You don't need a cabinet full of commercial products to clean your kitchen and bathroom appliances. You can make your own household cleaners out of a few simple components. Here's what they are and what [more…]

Spray Painting Equipment for Do-It-Yourselfers

If you're planning to paint large areas, you might want to consider using a sprayer. In the power arena, three types of sprayers are appropriate for do-it-yourselfers: the tank sprayer, the airless sprayer [more…]

How to Install a Screw Jack to Level Your Floor

If your home is built on expansive soil and, thus, subject to regular movement, a screw jack can be used in lieu of solid wood posts between the concrete piers in the crawlspace and the girders that support [more…]

How to Solder Copper Pipe

Soldering a copper pipe is relatively easy. Knowing how to solder copper pipe allows a do-it-yourselfer to install pipe yourself. A properly soldered joint will last for years [more…]

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