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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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A window seat is a great addition to your home. Window seats provide both extra storage and a place to sit, relax, read a book and look out the window. Building a window seat can be built in a few days. Once completed, just add some window seat cushions and sit, relax and catch up on that book.

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DIY Wood Rot Treatment TIPS Old wood-hulled sailing ships needed treatment to sail fast Copper plating was used on ships Use liquid copper for DIY treatment - SEE PRODUCT BELOW Cut off end of lumber and stand it up in bucket of liquid like Christmas tree CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! […]

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Window replacement is a major expense. Windows replacement can save energy over older leaky windows. Replacement vinyl windows are a very popular choice.

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Rich Sinclair who lives in Hainesport, New Jersey emailed me asking the following question: "Can you replace only one broken pane of a double pane window?" The answer is simply: No Double pane, or insulated glass, is made by taking two pieces of glass and separating them with a special spacer that has an adhesive […]

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Smokey Film on Car Windows TIPS Film comes from plastic off-gassing Will come off with soap and water Streaks mean you did not clean it well Wash twice and rinse well - clean glass in shade not direct sun CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Vicki Mead, who resides in Jonesboro, Arkansas, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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