January 8, 2014
Q: I am about to begin residing my 23-year-old house in central Massachusetts. The house sits in the middle of a field and gets lots of direct sun, which has wreaked…
September 6, 2012
A vacuum is the best tool for cleaning up a houseful of drywall dust. The dust, though, wants to get into the motor’s bearings and kill it, and the powdery…
May 17, 2012
I needed to come up with a durable repair for a stucco corner damaged during the construction of an addition. I wanted something that I could sculpt and feather into…
November 10, 2011
I did some tuck-pointing recently on some small cracks. I wanted to keep the fill as tidy as possible, so I mixed up a pretty sticky batch of thinset and…
June 7, 2011
When making a large drywall patch, all you need is a scrap of plywood and some drywall screws.
June 6, 2011
A simple and effective way of patching small holes in drywall or plaster is done without tape.
June 3, 2011
This video combines two tips into one - first, a quick way to make an access hole in drywall, and then an ingenious way to close it back up.
May 31, 2011
An improvised spinner and a bucket of water work wonders when cleaning these handy little rollers.
May 19, 2011
Whether you’re replacing wood, fiber cement, or vinyl, choose the right tools and minimize the collateral damage
May 9, 2011
In this Building Skills video framer Scott Grice demonstrates a few easy ways that you can use line-of-sight to identify serious issues before they're buried under drywall.
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