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  • Removing Textured Paint

    "I have a painting problem: All the walls and ceilings in my apartment have been painted using a sponge technique. The paint itself is a latex flat base to which powdered pigments were added along with a small amount of an abrasive material to give the walls an "adobe" look.I now wish to repaint...
  • Painting tips for using masking tape.

    You have the choice of working harder before you paint to mask off the glass, or working harder after you paint to clean off the glass.Most of us will use masking tape. Be aware that there are different grades of glue on masking tapes.The Painter's tape has a lower tack, it sticks less, which co...
  • How to hang posters without taking off the paint.

    A young lady grabbed our camera in a store and begged for help with hanging posters in her room. The scotch tape marks were just pissing off her mom too much.Probably the best of the new gadgets for hanging things on a wall is the one that you see advertised so much by 3M, the plastic clip that ...
  • Sealing ductwork in an attic

    Often furnace heating and air conditioning duct work is run though an attic and then back down into the house. Personally I think that this is a really bad idea unless there is absolutely no alternative route. Why? First, most duct work is not sealed where it goes through the ceiling, so a lot...
  • Use Duct tape to remove recessed light bulbs.

    Here is a great tip from one of our viewers. To remove that light bulb from the tight halogen fixtures where there is no room for your fingers, simply wad up a piece of duct tape with the sticky side out. That will grip the bulb for unscrewing.You could even tape that wad to the end of a broom ...
  • A cold weather caulking gun -- Tip

    One of our viewers sent in this tip.Although you can supposedly caulk outdoors even when the temperature is down to almost -10 degrees Celsius, if your caulking material itself is that cold, you won't be able to get it to flow out of the gun, let alone stick to anything.First, keep the caulking a...
  • Aids for one person measuring.

    Measuring by yourself can be a drag. Here are three gadgets to help you out.If you are working with metal studs, you can now find a tape measurer that has magnetic on the hook. That won't slip and you can even just put it on the surface of the stud and measure from there.To get the hook on your...
  • How to fix mirrors safely over-head.

    Our viewer wanted to know how to safely fix mirrors overhead. That may sound kinky for many of you, but it is a very important question if you are placing mirrors inside a skylight well to reflect the sun down all day long.Attach the mirrors with that spongy double sticky tape pads. I don't lik...
  • Re-attaching drywall tape in a shower.

    Vaclav, from Edmonton, writes: "Years ago the tile bathtub-surround was cut out and replaced with new drywall and tile. The upper edge of the drywall tape, which is not covered with the top row of tiles, is peeling off. How can I fix it without removing it?"Open the crack behind the tape just ...
  • New edge filler for Melamine boards.

    If you are tired of trying to put tape on the edge of Melamine boards, or can't avoid those surface chips that always show between the surface and tape, there is a new Melamine putty made to replace the tape.You put one or two coats on, flow it right over into those surface chips and sand it down...