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  • Cutting angles for Crown Molding

    Riana from Huntsville Ontario is struggling with getting the miter cuts right for crown molding. First rule, use a large miter box (purchased, rented or home made) that allows you to make simple 45 degree with the molding standing up in its regular position. Well, almost in its regular position....
  • Round trim paint brushes.

    Round brushes, with tapered and split end bristles, are the standard trim brushes in Europe. You actually rotate the brush as you move to keep a wet brush on the work. They are beginning to show up in Canadain paint stores.
  • 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...
  • What is the right height for wainscoting?

    The books say 32 inches, but there is no reason for that to be a hard and fast rule. However if you make it a lot smaller you will have the impression of being a giant Alice in a tiny Wonderland. If you make it a lot higher, it will dominate the wall.Wainscoting was originally created to protec...
  • Dividing an angle in half -- the quick trick

    There are times, especially when working with moulding, that you need to divide an angle in half. I learned how to do this with a compass in high school and since then I have fallen in love with the Angle Finder, an impressive little device that uses more geometry than my compass to measure exac...
  • How to trim plastic laminate.

    When working with plastic laminate, like Arborite and Formica, the material is rather thick, so trimming off the excess requires the use of power tools.Whether using a small specialized laminate trimming tool or an ordinary router, the key is in the bits. The edge trim should be completed first, ...
  • How do I remove baseboards?

    Lorin from Toronto, Ontario, asks for help on how to get baseboards off without breaking them.First, cut the paint line between the baseboard and the wall. This will avoid chipping the paint on the wall.Work with two thin wedges and a 1/4 inch backer board. Force one wedge into the crack betwee...
  • Can I repair a pocket door without opening the wall?

    Try removing the trim around the door.That will usually either expose the track at the top, or removing the stops or trim down the sides may allow the door to swing out and lift off of the tracks.Although the track is installed during construction, the doors are usually hung just before the trim ...
  • Trimming melamine tape.

    One trick to get melamine tape to stick to the edge of a board is to prime the edge with contact cement and let it completely cure overnight or better still for several days before ironing on the tape. This will provide a very good base for the tape adhesive to stick to.When it is time to trim o...
  • Fastening baseboards to metal studs.

    Gord from Elliot Lake, Ontario asks: "What is the best way to fasten baseboards when you have metal studs and base plates?"Often workers will add a piece of wood into the floor track to allow for nailing of the floor boards. If you don't want to double up material like that, then you should use ...