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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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Best Exterior House Paint Podcast: Tim Carter talks with Maggie in North Carolina. Maggie and Tim are old friends as they worked together to put whitewash on Maggie's fireplace. CLICK or TAP HERE for the unbelievable before and after whitewash photos. This time Maggie wants to know the best exterior house paint. She needs to […]

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Paint Beadboard Ceiling The recessed grooves in beadboard make painting it a not-so-fun project. Painting overhead is also problematic because the paint wants to fall in your face and on your arms. Bill, who lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, asked me to create this column. What are the First Steps to Paint Beadboard Ceiling? The first […]

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DEAR TIM: This summer I need to paint my house. I need your sage advice about a number of things. First and foremost is the color choice. My husband and I are involved in a daily cage fight about the color. I want to go bold. He wants a plain-vanilla color. We have no intentions […]

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Selecting Exterior Paint Colors QUESTION #1: Please help me, Tim! I’m trying to select a new color for the outside of my house. I’m frozen and unable to make a decision looking at samples on a brochure. I don’t want to make a mistake. Please share a few tips that can relieve my anxiety like […]

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"If your roof makes up lots of what you see when you view your home from the street, you need to make sure the color of the roof compliments the house colors." House Paint Color Ideas - Drive Around & Cruise the Internet Too Please help me, Tim! I’m trying to select a new color […]

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Strong Pocket Doors QUESTION #1: Mr. Tim, can you solve a dilemma? I’m planning to install a few pocket doors in my new home. I already know at these locations I’ll have heavy mirrors and artwork on the walls where the door slides in and out of the pocket. I’m afraid the small anchors I […]

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XO Rust Spray Paint Video Watch this video to see how I used XO Rust spray paint to restore a rusted piece of wrought-iron patio furniture. The test panels will be just after the music interlude.

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Restore Patio Tile Grout QUESTION #1: Tim, my outdoor deck is a concrete slab with gorgeous tile on it. The grout is a mess and I believe I have to replace it. The quotes to do this work took my breath away. How does one make the determination if the grout needs to be replaced? […]

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 Ask the Builder Podcast 24 Paint Odor Blocker: Paint Odor Blocker - Tim Carter, the founder of AsktheBuilder.com, chats with Colleen in the Washington DC area about a lingering paint odor in a bedroom. The room was painted nearly three months ago and the odor persists. Tim suggests a little-known product to block the […]

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"The paint is a single-component moisture-curing urethane. Urethanes are one of the stickiest paints you can buy." Rustproof MD Paint Checklist primer and finish coat in one sticks well to slightly rusted metal paint steel or aluminum two coats five hours apart provide the best protection thin with acetone RustProof MD Paint - Paint Rusty […]

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