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4 Tips for Painting Particle Board

Particle board is very affordable, but that doesn’t mean it has to look cheap.

How to Paint Oriented Strand Board

Oriented strand board might seem difficult to paint, but with the right materials, anyone can give this job a professional touch.

Buying Mesh Wire for the Home

Mesh wire can be used in homes as a way to extend available space for storing items, protecting the home

Choosing and Installing Staircase Balusters

Choosing and installing the perfect staircase balusters can enhance not only the beauty of your home

Determining Building Materials You Will Need

Part of making plans for new home construction is estimating the quantity of each of the various building

How to Calculate the Cost of Steel Buildings

In many areas, steel buildings are quickly gaining popularity among contractors, building planners, and

Selecting the Best Nail Gun for You

A nail gun can make many home improvement projects easier and quicker to finish. Choosing the best and

How to Choose a Framing Nailer

A framing nailer is a workhorse of a power tool that can tackle almost any heavy duty home improvement

Your Miter Saw Selection Guide

A power miter saw is one of the power tools that many woodworkers and carpenters believe is essential

How To Check Your Table Saw Blade Alignment

Before starting any carpentry project, check your table saw blade for alignment so that you can be sure

Changing The Discs On A Rotary Grinder

A rotary grinder can use many different kinds of discs. What happens when your disc wears out or you

How To Change Circular Saw Blades

To ensure smooth cuts, it is important to keep circular saw blades nice and sharp. This article will

How To Select Colored Glass Blocks

Depending on where you want to use your colored glass blocks, you can get an idea of what options there

Safely Transporting An Extension Ladder

If you have ever painted a two story house, cleaned gutters, or repaired a roof, you have used an extension

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 Replace Rotten Greenboard Underlayment

Greenboard is essentially sheet rock with a moisture barrier seal used in places where water is prevalent.

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