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  • What to do with bad drywall joints after they are painted?

    One viewer installed drywall, taped the joints, painted and then discovered that there were lumps and uneven areas in the joint plaster. What to do?It is certainly easier to perfect the sanding before there is paint on the wall, so the moral is to really verify your sanding job before saying it ...
  • Wallpaper working tips.

    Tracey Paul from Provincial Wallcoverings Ltd. in Toronto dropped into the studio to give both me and you some tips on getting wallpaper on the wall looking good and staying put.Most important according to Tracey is to have the wall smooth with no bumps or holes before you start.Read the instruct...
  • Avoiding painting errors.

    Ok, I'm not the best painter in the DIY world. I don't even enjoy painting that much. So I asked Alan Watkins from Sico paints to come in so I could grill him on my common painting errors.I always thought that the thick rollers were for rough surfaces and the low mat rollers were for smoother s...
  • OVERVIEW: Sound Proofing

    In this TV segment we followed a sound proofing specialist through a home, testing it for problems, and indicating some solutions. Elsewhere in this database you will find more through discussions on soundproofing various parts of your house.The photo shows the use of Z-bars or resilient bars on...
  • Rusty Nails in the wall

    Todd from Manuels NFLD looked under his siding and discovered that the nails holding the siding were rusting away.In very damp climates, like Canada's two coastal regions, walls tend to get wet, and stay wet. In other areas of the country, the climate gives them more of a chance to dry out. Tod...
  • House Walls made out of Firewood - A Stackwall House

    A viewer in Brandon, Man. had some questions about why his stockwall has started to shrink and crack. Art asked whether it is the aggregate he used or the logs themselves.Good question and I couldn't really help much. (But read on and you will see that at least one of our viewers does have so...
  • Warming up a cold wall

    Rob in London Ontario has one wall that is cold in the baby's room and he just wants to warm it up a bit. The easiest way to make a significant difference without major renovations is to put about 1 to 1-1/2 inch of Styrofoam right over the painted wall and cover that with more drywall. That ma...
  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SAY A WALL MUST BREATH?

    The easiest way to stop the bathtub from overflowing is to turn off the water. If the faucet leaks, we have to pull the plug to let the dripping water out the drain as fast as it comes into the tub.Warm, humid air leaking into the walls of a house is like a faucet flooding the tub. Even a go...
  • IS TRADITIONAL BUILDING PAPER GOOD TO PUT ON MY HOUSE?

    Yes, but maybe not good enough.Sheathing paper is designed to keep outside water and wind out of the walls but to let inside vapour breath out (like your skin does for your body). Over the years, manufacturers have made the traditional sheathing or building paper stronger, but at the same tim...
  • WHY ARE MY WALLS WET?

    This generally indicates a lack of insulation behind the moist area. This can occur when loose-fill insulation has settled, leaving gaps. Open the wall and inspect the insulation.Corners are usually poorly insulated, and they lose more heat than flat walls anyway. If insulation cannot be up...