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Tips and advice from experienced contractors working in the field.
Trim Finishing Techniques
Achieving a flawless finish is all about proper prep, taking the correct steps, and applying...
Get the Most Out of Your Hammer
Did you know a hammer can be used for all sorts of jobs besides pounding...
Avoid spending a bunch of money on the wrong blade.
What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Then you better read this article to...
Mineral Spirits vs. Paint Thinner
Mineral spirits vs. Paint thinner. Find out the difference and which one is best.
Painter’s Tape Test: Which Is Best?
The Idaho painter tests several tapes to find out which one preforms the best. Find...
Two Perfect Tools For Painters (VIDEO)
The Idaho painter shares why feels that these two painters’ tools are essential.
Plastic Glue (VIDEO)
What is the best way to turn two sheets of plastic into one larger one?...
How do you know when "double-lugging" is allowed? We asked an expert electrical inspector.
Electrical Panels In A Bathroom
Can an electrical panel be installed in a bathroom? Find out the answer from an...
Common Ceiling Textures and Finishes
There are several styles of ceiling finishes to choose from. Check out the five most...
Classic Construction Tips
A compilation of great tips for construction pros
How many subpanels can you install to one another? This Chief Electrical Inspector has the answer.
Circuit Breaker Panel Clearances
There needs to be empty space around an electrical panel so they can be worked...
Abandoned Cable Removal
What are your options when you need to abandon a wire in a wall or...
Replace An Aging Stoop
Learn how to build concrete steps that look fantastic and will last 100 years.
Mobile Marketing: A Guide to Truck and Trailer Decals
A detailed guide to fitting your vehicle with decals
Customer Service Tips
Avoid callbacks. Increase repeat business. Generate more referrals. These are must-read tips for all painting...
Lacquer Or Paint For Cabinets… Which Is Better? (VIDEO)
In this video Chris Berry attempts to answer that question and walks us through his...
Airless Painting Tips: How To Paint Down Spouts
Learn the best way to paint downspouts from the famous Idaho Painter. As usual, it...
Ladder Tip For Painters (VIDEO)
Prevent ladder bumpers from sticking to paint.
Cleaning Paint From Window Screens (VIDEO)
A simple and easy method for removing unwanted paint from window screens
A Painting Tool and Tips That Will Save Money (VIDEO)
A tool that saves time and money when working on houses with seamless gutters
Be the Best Plumber
Five Ways to Boost Your Plumbing Business
Excelling in Customer Service
Five Ways to Establish Excellent Customer Service
Be the Best Carpenter
Five Tips for Bolstering Your Carpentry Business
Three Awesome Ideas For Baseboard (VIDEO)
Raise your trim game.
Boring a Door For a Lever And a Latch (VIDEO)
In this video, Richard McMurray goes through the steps of boring a door for a lever and a latch.
How Did This Pass Inspection? (VIDEO)
How does an electrical outlet that was caulked in place ever pass inspection? Answer: It shouldn't!
Matching Grout Colors and Caulk Colors
Here's how to custom mix your own caulk so it's a “dead-on” match.
How To Remove Tile From a Concrete Floor
Scraping off tile that's been installed over concrete floor is a tough job, but the...
Simple Trick For Removing Baseboard (VIDEO)
In this video Richard McMurray shares a simple and effective trick for removing buried baseboard