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Master the Art of Wipe-on Poly
Learn how to achieve a mirror-like finish on your next project from a furniture maker with more than 40 years experience.
Make Your Own Barnwood in Nine Steps
Barn wood is as popular as ever, but it’s expensive, can contain unwelcome bugs and can smell, well, like a barn. Learn an easy, inexpensive way to make your own.
House Demolition Made Easy
Demolition shouldn't be a haphazard job, especially for the professionals. These tips and tools will make your residential remodeling and demolition process easier.
How To Roll Perfectly Straight Masking Tape
Pull from the roll to get the tape perfectly straight
Guide to Installing Cabinet Hardware
There’s more to installing kitchen hardware than drilling holes and screwing on knobs and pulls.
Mosaic Tile Laying Guide
A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick bonus guide on how to set a decorative band!
New Products Make Painting Safer (VIDEO)
Chris "The Idaho Painter" Berry talks with an industry expert about new products that eliminate painting hazards.
Top 3 Spray Foam Insulation Sprays To Consider Using
Not sure which spray foam to choose from? These have been reviewed as the top spray foams that will give you the most bang for your buck!
What’s the Difference Between Pink, Yellow and Green Insulation?
The difference between pink, yellow and green insulation.
11 Tips on How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling Faster and Easier
Popcorn ceilings were all the rage back in the '60s and '70s. Applying the texture to drywall and plaster ceilings was a quick and easy way to hide imperfections and didn't require any painting afterward....
14 Ways to Minimize Lead Paint Exposure and Avoid Paint Poisoning in Older Homes
Lead paint is dangerous, especially for small children, who might eat crumbling paint chips or pick up lead dust on their hands, which they might stick in their mouth. Each year, thousands of children test...
Best-Kept Secrets of Professional Painters
Great ideas for how to get a perfectly smooth and even paint job.
Hang A Suspended Ceiling Like A Pro
Installing a suspended ceiling is easy if the grid is square and the tracks are secure. Here are some great tips from a long-time professional installer.
How To Choose Kitchen Cabinet Hardware
Trend Manager Knikki Grantham helps to simplify the head-scratching, often frustrating, process of choosing kitchen cabinet hardware
Do Waterproof Coatings Really Work?
Do waterproof coatings work? The short answer is yes. We’ve used waterproof coatings in basements with great results.
Five Knots You Need to Know
Master these five knots. In most cases, they’re the only ones you’ll ever need.
Framing Basement Walls
A poor framing job can bring a whole mess of problems, so we asked a professional framing carpenter how to best build basement walls. These were their expert tips for framing basement walls.
How To Install Pocket Door Privacy Hardware
A pro finish carpenter shares his method of installing hardware on a pocket door.
Prevent Lippage The Rubi Tile Leveling System (VIDEO)
Worried about "lippage"? Learn more about a tile leveling system that might help prevent this common problem
How To Reface Cabinets
A pro walks through the process of refacing kitchen cabinets, which is a great way to give an old kitchen new life.
How To Cut Off Wood Door Bottoms
This is the best way to cut off a door bottom without splintering the wood.
Sanding for beginners
If you have never sanded drywall before and just have a small project to complete, this story is for you.
Things To Do Before Installing Tile Backer (VIDEO)
What do you absolutely need to do before installing tile backer? A veteran tradesman shares his thoughts.
The 3 Best Tips for How to Seal Windows for Winter
Sealing windows is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce your heating bills. But how do you know where to start? Here are the top three things…
How To Insulate Basement Rim Joists
Cut heat loss through the rim joists and tighten up your house with rigid foam insulation.
Get Another Angle Grinder (VIDEO)
If you are in the market for an angle grinder, you'll want to watch this.
How to Remove Paint From Hardware
Avoid chemical strippers with a simple hot water soak
How to Replace an Interior Door
Upgrade your interior spaces by replacing hollow-core doors with sturdy, sound-reducing solid-core new interior doors
How To Repair a Pocket Door
How to fix sticky, noisy or just plain broken pocket doors
How to Repair Rotted Wood
Rebuild and restore rotted wood without replacing it.
Finishing Compounds: Products To Consider For the Task At Hand
The kind of drywall mud you use will depend on the project your working on. Learn more here
5 Tips For A Successful Interior Painting Project
A pro painter shares the five steps to a successful interior painting project.
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