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Tips for working "inside jobs"
The Coolest Windows Matt Risinger Has Ever Put In A House (VIDEO)
This remodel has some incredible windows!
Trim Finishing Techniques
Achieving a flawless finish is all about proper prep, taking the correct steps, and applying...
Mineral Spirits vs. Paint Thinner
Mineral spirits vs. Paint thinner. Find out the difference and which one is best.
Common Ceiling Textures and Finishes
There are several styles of ceiling finishes to choose from. Check out the five most...
Customer Service Tips
Avoid callbacks. Increase repeat business. Generate more referrals. These are must-read tips for all painting...
How Did This Pass Inspection? (VIDEO)
How does an electrical outlet that was caulked in place ever pass inspection? Answer: It shouldn't!
Watch as Trim Gets Sprayed! (VIDEO)
Ever wonder what it looks like when a room's worth of trim gets spray-painted? Because...
Wire Fishing Guide
The ultimate guide to fishing wires through walls, ceilings and cabinets. With the help of...
How To Remove Grout
Find out how to use an oscillating sander to remove grout that is beyond repair.
15 Mysterious Old Home Features That Aren’t Useful Anymore
Many old homes have perplexing features that baffle their modern-day owners. Here we've solved 15 of...
Tips for Basement Finishing
These are great tips on how to solve many of the problems you're likely to...
Working With Steel Studs
How would you like to be able to frame a perfectly straight wall each and every time?
Tidy Tips From a Picky Painter
You can tell a good paint job because the new wall paint is only on...
How To Hang Wallpaper
Learn from a pro: Hang wallpaper straight, with near invisible seams, and avoid making a...
Best way to remove tiles (VIDEO)
Check out this super-smart method of removing ceramic tiles.
Waterproofing a Shower Floor After the Walls Are Tiled (VIDEO)
In this video, Sal DiBlasi demonstrates how to finish waterproofing a shower floor even after...
Best Way To Paint Trim (VIDEO)
Discover the exact method of achieving a silky smooth, "automobile finish" on trim painted trim.
Easy and Efficient Door Painting (VIDEO)
In this video Chris "The Idaho Painter" and his colleague "Journeyman" John share some great...
How To Control Dust and Keep Things Clean on the Job
A clean workplace is a happy workplace: Learn how to clean up efficiently, and prevent...
How To Remove Wallpaper
Wallpaper removal can be nasty, time-consuming work. This guide step-by-step guide, full of helpful tips,...
What is Blower Door Testing?
In this video, Matt Risinger explains blower door tests, which provide information to home builders...
What Is Wet Shimming & Does It Work?
In this video, Sal Diblassio shows how wet-shimming, the method of applying thin-set to wall...
Are Expensive Water Heaters Worth it?
In this video, Matt Risinger takes a look at three electric water heater models. Find...
House Demolition Made Easy
Demolition shouldn't be a haphazard job, especially for the professionals. These tips and tools will...
Amazing Old Paintbrush Hack
Reincarnate your broken brushes into an entirely new tool!
Easier Fastening Tips
You can fasten almost anything with precision and confidence using these pro tips. Read on...
Painlessly Protecting Stairs From Paint Splatter
In this video, Chris Berry, "The Idaho Painter," shares his slick method for keeping the...
The Right Way To Router Drywall Out Of An Opening
Long time drywall hanger demonstrates the proper way to cut openings out with a router
Remove Wallpaper Without Losing Your Mind
In this video, Chris, "The Idaho Painter," explains his method for removing wallpaper without losing...
How To Cut Around Electrical Boxes
There are a few ways to cut electrical boxes out of drywall. In this video...