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Quick Column Summary: Behr Paint is proudly used If you're a professional painter, I'm willing to wager your perception of Behr Paint may be like mine was fifty-seven hours ago. As the wheels of my plane touched down at LAX on February 9, 2014, I thought Behr paint was a tier-two paint company that made […]

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You've heard that old saying before, right? A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link. When you hear the words adhesive chain, that truism should pop into your mind. Layers and Layers What does this have to do with things around your home? When you start to glue things to one another and […]

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I get press releases sent to me on a regular basis. On some days as many as ten. Yesterday I received a very important one about a fantastic change in the Federal law about lead paint removal regulations. Read the press release below from the Window and Door Manufacturers Association and you should take pause. […]

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Tiernan O'Rourke was painting a window at his home inĀ Athy, Ireland. The trouble is he proceeded to get paint on the window's weather stripping and then closed the window. Here's his full report: "Hey Tim, It's great service you have here and even better if you can help šŸ˜‰ I've made an annoying mess of […]

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Greg is helping his mom sell her house in Corona, CA. But the laundry room sink is rusty and it needs a minor repair before the For Sale sign goes up. Here's the story: "Mom has a laundry room in the house, with a cast iron sink in aĀ cabinet next to the washer. The cast […]

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Jim Carter, no relation to me, lives about an hour's drive north of Sacramento, CA. He thinks he wants to replace the wood siding on his house because it looks bad. But he's worried about the cost and his tight budget. Here's his story: "Hi Tim, When we moved into our house, it needed the […]

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How many homes do you think on Long Island have traditional and durable wrought iron porch railings, decorative porch supports or majestic wrought iron fencing? My guess is tens of thousands. Wrought iron is one of those materials of old that's proven itself. In almost all cases, it's a high-quality steel with few impurities in […]

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Amy, who lives in the quaint city of Martinsburg, WV, is creating lots of angst at her local Home Depot and Lowe's stores. Here's why: "I have not been able to get a clear answer from Lowe's or Home Depot about when a door may need to be re-stained or repainted (and how). I've been […]

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Ronald A. Carleton has trouble with paint peeling on his patio inĀ Port Clinton,Ohio. Perhaps paint is not practical. How's that for alliteration? Here's what Ron wrote to me: "What's the best product to apply to pre-painted cement on a outdoor patio? The pre-painted area in the sun area flakes off while the shaded area stays […]

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Debbie Foley has a question about her cedar potting table that's stored outdoors all winter inĀ Pickerington, OH. "I have a cedar potting table that must remain outside over the winter.Ā  What should be done to care for it over the winter? Should it be covered and if so what should we use to cover it?Ā  […]

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DEAR TIM: I argue constantly with my husband about him wasting expensive paint brushes and roller covers. He says it's too hard to clean them and when he tries, he seems to ruin them. I can't believe that pros throw away brushes and roller covers. What do you do? If you clean your tools, how […]

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