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How to Mix Bondo

Bondo is strong repair putty used for automotive, marine and household uses. It functions by combining

Estimating Costs Of Building Materials For Home Construction

Before beginning any project, make sure you know what building materials you will need and how much they

Using Skids To Move Buildings

Very large structures normally require the use of some type of wheeled “cart” placed under

How to Mix Drywall Mud

Mixing up drywall mud is a part of the drywall process. After you hang the drywall, you have to seal

How to Mix Enamel Paint

Enamel paints are oil-based covering products, which on hardening or drying out exhibit a glossy and

How to Mix Concrete

Knowing how to mix concrete is a skill that may come in handy to round out your home improvement skills.

How to Mix Joint Compound

Joint compound is sometimes referred to as drywall mud. It is used to cover seams between pieces of drywall

How to Mix Knockdown Texture

It can cost hundreds of dollars to hire a contractor or specialist to perform a knockdown texture job

How to Mix Laticrete Grout

Mixing Laticrete grout at the end of a tile job is one of the most important steps in the process. A

How to Mix Lime Mortar

Lime mortar is among the oldest types of mortar used in construction. It is prepared by mixing together

Sheathing Board: Which Material is Best

Sheathing board is used as part of the materials utilized to construct a building (residential and commercial).

How to Properly Use Glazing Putty

Glazing putty is something you need when you’re setting a pane of glass into a wood frame. The

How to Use Glazing Putty on Metal Surfaces

Glazing putty has many uses that can be beneficial around the home as well as in the garage. Glazing

How to Use Glazing Putty on Brick Surfaces

In several ways, glazing putty can help prolong the life of brick. You can use glazing putty to fill

How to Use Glazing Putty on Wood Surfaces

Glazing putty is most commonly used in the installation of windows. Glazing is the process of fitting

How to Use Glazing Putty to Fix Fiberglass Auto Parts

Glazing Putty is used to fix fiberglass auto parts because of it provides a smooth finish that masks

How to Wash Glazing Putty Out of Your Clothes

Glazing putty can be a very challenging material to try and wash out of fabric. Due to the way it is

What is Glazing Putty?

Glazing compound or glazing putty is one of the most easy-to-use constructional and repair materials.

6 Little Known Uses for Glazing Putty

If you have a supply of glazing putty remaining after having used it to glaze your wooden window frames,

How to Replace a Fireboard Panel in Your Fireplace or Furnace

When replacing a fireboard panel, you will need to make sure that you know what you are doing. Fireboard

How to Spackle Fireboard

Fireboard is basically a material that is used behind drywall or in place of it. It is a type of material

How to Install Tile over Cement Board

In order to install tile over a wood floor, you will need to cover it with cement board. Once the cement

How to Fasten Cement Board

Before you can install tile onto a wood subfloor, you are going to need to install cement board first.

How to Build a Door out of Soundproof Drywall

There are many benefits to installing soundproof drywall throughout the house. The soundproof functionality

How to Cleanly Cut Cement Board

Cutting cement board can be a messy and difficult job. Whether it’s for a bathroom overhaul or

How to Install Soundproof Drywall

In order to make your home quiet from outside sounds, soundproof drywall installation is the answer.

What Is Fireboard?

Fireboard is a commonly used type of drywall that is used in a lot of new construction of office buildings,

Fireboard vs Drywall: What's the Difference?

When remodeling or building a new home, you might not think of fireboard as a preferred form of wall

A Guide to Securely Fastening Your Fireboard

This article is a guide to securely fastening your Fireboard. Fireboard is a term used mostly in the

Everything You Need to Know about Drywall Finish Level 2

After the drywall has been fitted, you will need to apply what is known as a drywall finish. This is

How to Make Your Own AA Plywood

Plywood is a preferred construction material with many applications to different types of jobs. Low grade

How to Make Your Own CDX Plywood

Plywood is made by sandwiching together several sheets of wood at right angles and gluing them into a

How to Properly Measure and Cut Plywood

Plywood is an excellent material to use on any number of DIY tasks. Because it doesn’t shrink or

What is AC Plywood?

AC plywood is something that you may find yourself needing from time to time. Understanding the different

3 Things to Consider When Buying Dimension Lumber

When you are going to buy lumber for a project you are either buying rough cut or dimensional lumber.

3 Types of Plywood Compared

If you are looking for plywood, then you will know that there are a large number of different types and

What is AA Plywood?

There are different grades of plywood depending on the composition and quality of the materials used.

4 Common Dimension Lumber Measurements and Their Uses

When you go to buy dimension lumber you generally already have a project in mind to use the lumber. You

How to Build a Speaker Box with Medium Density Fiberboard

You can make a high quality speaker box with medium density fiberboard. This project requires careful

How to Build a Subfloor with OSB

Substituting OSB in place of regular plywood is a great way to cut costs if you’re building a subfloor