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Flagpoles can be purchased, or use these ideas for your homemade version. These flag pole tips and facts will help assure that your residential flagpole is installed well and will properly support our American flag, even in strong winds.

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Perfect wood stains on soft wood are hard to get unless you use a professional secret. The wood stain magic of professional painters has been kept from us for many years. The secrets of getting perfect results when staining any wood are now revealed!

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Concrete Laundry Tub TIPS Concrete sinks are fantastic. Do not get rid of one! Valuable!! Contain high amounts of Portland cement and wire mesh reinforcing WATCH concrete epoxy video below Use Stain Solver oxygen bleach to deep clean concrete CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I have a 1938 Cape […]

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Paperless drywall is an interesting product. Unlike regular drywall, there is no paper surface. The drywall is covered in fiberglass. The fiberglass surface is highly water resistant. Paperless drywall helps reduce the spread of mold. It is mold resistant, not mold proof. Other than a slightly different surface feel, you work with it just like regular drywall.

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Interior doors are available in many styles and materials. For a really great look, try a solid wood interior door. Be sure when you are comparing wood doors to be comparing apples to apples. To finish off the look, purchase period hardware. There are some great antique reproductions available.

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This is video number one of a four-part series. Tim Carter, founder of AsktheBuilder.com and national award-winning builder, discusses how easy it is to locate the true professionals in your town. This video was shot before the advent of the online contractor-homeowner matching services, but it's relevant because you'll use this system to DOUBLE CHECK to […]

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Outdoor Furniture Restoration TIPS Most free advice from store associates is worthless - tough love, sorry! Get best advice from pros who's livelihoods depend on the product Urethane-resin paints perform very well Use Stain Solver oxygen bleach to prep outdoor furniture CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I’ve got several […]

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Aluminum siding can be painted successfully. Painting aluminum siding properly includes proper cleaning and selecting the right paint and primer for the job. How to paint aluminum siding right with the best paint for the job? Use a thinned down oil base metal priming paint with a acrylic latex exterior house paint. Avoid any paint with ammonia!

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Concrete block foundations that are about 8-feet tall have a history of developing horizontal cracks about 4 feet up from the floor. You rarely see this happen in cast or poured concrete foundation walls. Hollow Walls The reason the cracks develop is simple. Rarely are concrete block walls filled solid.  The average concrete block that […]

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