September 12, 2013
Safer products get the job done, but unfortunately, the fastest are the most toxic
September 4, 2013
Outfitted with an aluminum head assembly and a three-blade cutterhead
September 10, 2008
Click before you dip. For a quality paint job, the first thing you need to do is consult our collection of tips and advice from the pros.
January 17, 2008
On many renovation projects, I have been faced with repainting old cast-iron radiators. Some of these old warhorses are laden with lumpy paint and scaly buildup that is almost impossible…
November 6, 2007
Not long ago, I accidentally hit several of my favorite tools with a quick blast from a can of spray paint, giving them a black-speckled look. The cap was anchored…
July 16, 2007
Irritated with your immaculate paintjob suffering at the hands of a stray bit of tape? All you need is some wax.
November 1, 2006
Q: My husband and I own a house built before World War I. We’ve done a lot of work to it, and there’s a lot more to go. Our next project…
September 1, 2006
Washing, scraping, sanding, patching, and priming are dirty, difficult jobs that can make exterior paint last twice as long
I really hate painting, but my work involves many small projects where it just doesn’t make sense to hire a professional painter. I figured that using throwaway brushes would eliminate…
March 1, 2004
Yes, they're worth fixing. Those old windows were built better (and from better wood) than anything you can buy today.
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