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Bright and Welcoming Kitchen

Bright and Welcoming Kitchen

A 1928 home is opened up and changed into a contemporary living space.

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An Easy Way to Keep Oil-Based Putty From Drying Out

An Easy Way to Keep Oil-Based Putty From Drying Out

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If you're using an oil-based product, like plumber's putty or glazing compound, you could just seal the lid tightly when you're done and hope that when you come back in a year or two the putty isn't rock hard, but there's a better way.

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Wood Walls - 3 Tips

Wood Walls - 3 Tips

Everyone loves wood interior walls! In this video I'll show you three tips to ensuring your wood walls look great after installation. The wood in this video is reclaimed from the 30's house we were remodeling and was used originally as a wallpaper backer.

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Keep Your Job Site Clean with a Caulk Caddy

Keep Your Job Site Clean with a Caulk Caddy

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If you have a bunch of caulking to do, you could drag the caulk gun and a scrap of cardboard around with you and just wait for the caulk to end up on the carpet, but there's a better way.

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A Creative Kitchen Renovation on a Small Budget

A Creative Kitchen Renovation on a Small Budget

Creative solutions open a kitchen space while keeping costs down.

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How to Clean Fuzz Off of a New Paint Roller

How to Clean Fuzz Off of a New Paint Roller

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If you're rolling a nice, smooth finish onto a painted surface, you could take your chances that the fuzz from your brand-new roller doesn't end up in your paint, but there's a better way

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Oil vs Latex Paint for Millwork (Ben Moore Aura Review)

Oil vs Latex Paint for Millwork (Ben Moore Aura Review)

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Classic argument among Custom Builders: Oil or Latex for Millwork. I've been an Oil fan for years but I'm finally coming around to Latex and I think I've found the right paint for the "Crisp" paint job that I demand in my houses.

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How to Paint Screwheads Without Making a Mess

How to Paint Screwheads Without Making a Mess

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If you've got a bunch of screws you need to paint, you could spray them individually, but there's a better way

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How to Make Spray-Can Caps Easier to Remove and Replace

How to Make Spray-Can Caps Easier to Remove and Replace

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Tame that reluctant lid on your paint rattle can with a simple modification.

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Make an Easy-to-Carry Paint Pail Out of a Milk Jug

Make an Easy-to-Carry Paint Pail Out of a Milk Jug

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Don't get hand cramps from lugging around that metal paint can—recycle a plastic jug into an ergonomic painting container.

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Spray-Painting a Door

Spray-Painting a Door

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Work at a comfortable height, overlap passes and keep moving. Oh, and few more things...

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Senate bill would ease EPA paint rule

Senate bill would ease EPA paint rule

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Amendment would restore opt-out provisions that the EPA dropped in 2010

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How to Keep Paint off  a Carpet When Painting Baseboard

How to Keep Paint off a Carpet When Painting Baseboard

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You could try to peel that carpet back as you brush along the edge of the molding and hope you don't get any paint on it, but there's a better way.

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Make a Drying Rack out of Wood Scraps and Staples

Make a Drying Rack out of Wood Scraps and Staples

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If you're finishing pieces of woodwork with paint or varnish, you could just lean them up against the wall and hope that they don't drip, but there's a better way.

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Undoing the Dings of Life

Undoing the Dings of Life

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A true story, a clever solution and a tool that few carpenters carry on their belts.

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Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

This remolded / updated bathroom started with the claw foot tub that my friend gave me. The claw foot tub was bigger than the old tub, so I had to redsign the bathroom (this is my house) in order to...

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Whats that Finish?

What's that Finish?

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Wood surfaces with clear finishes can often be freshened up with a light sanding and a new application of what’s already there. Here’s how to figure out what's there.

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Painting Secrets of a Pro: Hand-Finishing Custom Cabinets

Painting Secrets of a Pro: Hand-Finishing Custom Cabinets

Spray-painting can achieve a quality finish cost-effectively. But there's a secret to making the job look hand-painted.

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A Drying Rack for the Road

A Drying Rack for the Road

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Constructed from common building materials, this drying rack can be easily transported and quickly set up wherever kitchen cabinets need painting.

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Paint Scheme-ing with SketchUp

Paint Scheme-ing with SketchUp

What wall gets an accent color? Where should a contrasting stripe go? What color combination works best in a space? Use SketchUp for quick answers to these important questions before dipping a brush.

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