Whitewash Fireplace DIY TIPS Use real whitewash, not paint - paint is for losers Real whitewash is hydrated lime and salt - SEE RECIPE below Do a test area and add dry pigments for color Keep brick wet before applying whitewash CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! I’m departing from my usual […]
Building storage sheds or garden sheds takes some important preplanning. Check your local building codes to see if a building permit is required for your shed. Outdoor storage sheds can be built on a wood frame or concrete foundation. Wood sheds are easy to build and very affordable. Should your shed plans call for a mini-garage door? Great for that riding lawn mower.
Sound Underlayment Laminate Flooring TIPS Condos and apartments benefit from sound underlayment Cork is a great soundproofing underlayment - SEE LINK BELOW Sound travels through air - block all air connections CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Sound Control In Condos Anne Sluder, who lives in a condo with noisy neighbors below her […]
If the hardwood floors in your home squeak, it could be a simple fix like driving coarse-threaded screws through the subfloor into the floor joists. However, it could also be a problem with the actual floor support system. While it may meet building code requirements, these are simply minimal standards for a builder.
Cork flooring is spectacular, distinctive and affordable. Cork floor tile is environmentally friendly, comes in a variety of styles and muffles noise. Cork flooring is very durable, just check these locations. Some of the manufacturers of cork flooring are listed.
Gutter Leak Repair Spray TIPS "If it looks too good to be true, then ...." Old gutters used to be soldered WATCH gutter seal video below Modern sealants do a great job if aluminum is cleaned first CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Seal the Connections Aluminum gutters and downspouts are prone […]
Best Laminate Flooring TIPS Buy the one Tim Carter uses in his own man cave! Get one that's so realistic it fools most visitors WATCH the DIY install video series below Follow simple instructions for a one-day install CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Cynthia Russell wants to install laminate flooring in her Standish, MI […]
Squeaky floors are caused by numerous things. The most common is unsecured wood sub-flooring. Or, the metal ductwork beneath a floor can squeak or pop as you walk over it. Visit your new home as it is built to catch for these mistakes.
Painting plywood floors is easy and the results are great. First prime your floor with a special primer. After you are done painting, apply three coats of a clear urethane to give the floor its durability. Apply the urethane once every two years for maintenance.