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11 Wood-Flooring Problems, and Their Solutions 11 Wood-Flooring Problems, and Their Solutions

For flawless wood floors, avoid these installation and finishing mistakes

Tip: Paintbrush-cleaning advice

A Durable Garage Floor Finish
A Durable Garage Floor Finish

This excerpt from the Taunton book Garage Solutions shows how to apply a tough epoxy coating to this high-traffic area for a clean, durable and light-filled garage.

Q & A: Black mildew on fresh paint

The Challenges of Painting Kitchens and Baths
The Challenges of Painting Kitchens and Baths

For paint to stand up to these hard-working rooms, the surfaces must be clean, and the finishes must be durable

The Art of Pressure Washing
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The Art of Pressure Washing

There's no better way to prepare a house for painting, but be careful you're not doing more harm than good

Q & A: Refinishing “ebonized” oak flooring

Solving one paint-cleanup dilemma
Tip: Solving one paint-cleanup dilemma

Paintbrush garage
Tip: Paintbrush garage

Choosing, Using and Maintaining Paintbrushes
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Choosing, Using and Maintaining Paintbrushes

The right brush for the job and the right technique can make painting go more quickly and give you a better-looking paint job

Q & A: Stains from siding nails

Why Exterior Finishes Fail
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Why Exterior Finishes Fail

Government scientists explain why paint cracks, blisters and peels on your house, and how you can prevent it

Cleaning Paintbrushes and RollersOnline Membership Required

A spinner makes quick work of a messy task

Tip: Salad-oil solvent

Centrifugal roller cleaner
Tip: Centrifugal roller cleaner

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