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Protecting A House During Construction

A scratched door, a chipped tub, or a broken window can sour a project in a heartbeat

A fastidious contractor details his methods for preventing damage to a house while it's being worked on. He uses everything from moving blankets and cardboard to pantyhose (it keeps dust out of the furnace ducts). A sidebar offers some tips on cleaning products in case your protective measures fail.

From Fine Homebuilding161 , pp. 92-96