12 tricks to use on your next indoor painting job

12 tricks to use on your next indoor painting job

Bob Vila’s Top 12 Painting Tips If you want to paint like a pro, heed these little-known painting tips. By LuAnn Brandsen Photo: ephesusremodeling.com 1. One trick to determine whether you have the right primer is to put a coat on and let it dry, then take a razor...
Do you know how to fix a clogged drain?

Do you know how to fix a clogged drain?

How To: Unclog a Sink Drain Put the phone down! There’s no need to call the plumber. In only six simple steps, you can unclog a drain that no longer flows as freely as it once did. By Pete Fazio Check the “P-Trap” 1/6 My first line of defense for...
Can you DIY a light fixture?

Can you DIY a light fixture?

How To: Install a Light Fixture By Kit Stansley Since my current residence is only half finished, there are a lot of fixture-less light boxes in the ceilings—which means I am tripping over tools in the middle of the night more often than I care to admit. Electrical...
Banish clogs for good—without calling a pro

Banish clogs for good—without calling a pro

Here’s how to outsmart a stopped up or slowly draining kitchen sink and banish clogs for good—without calling a pro. By Michelle Ullman Photo: istockphoto.com Q: Last night my kitchen sink clogged up while I was in the middle of a load of dirty dishes. By morning, the...