In this HowTo we will cover the basic steps of restaining an outside bench that has had its finish ruined by the elements.
There are 4 pages to this HowTo
To perform the work you will need.
1 Pack of assorted Sandpaper
Good Quality Nylon Brush
Small Can Of Wood Stain
Small Can Of Urethane Sealer
Spray Can of Flat Black Paint
Old News Paper
Cost for restoring this bench will be …
Depending on the age of your home and the extent of your bathroom remodeling project you may or may not have to remove the drywall or plaster lath that make up the surfaces for your walls.
If your home was built before 1960 and you will be doing more then just replacing a vanity and toilet then you should probably consider a total remake of …
After you have installed your floor joists the next step is installing the plywood decking that will be the base for your home’s floors.
Before you begin this part of your project it is important that you make sure your joists / rim joists are aligned so the home is square. Using a tape measure check the corners for square and double check the distances between the joists at 16 on center.
Decking comes in two …
Steel post and frame buildings are great when a regular shed is too small to meet your needs.
Many people that live in rural areas will use them for storing a variety of items and depending on what you are storing the need for a concrete slab and perimeter foundation may not be part of your plan.
Larger buildings can be used to home animals …
All wood products will eventually decay and in this howto we will cover how you can repair a rotted door jam and molding.
The first thing you have to do is find the problem. When decay sets in on painted surfaces you will often find that the piece will look relatively ok from the outside but because the non-painted surfaces may have absorbed water over months and years the damage is likely to happen from …
No matter how nice you are to your cabinets, floors and furniture there is going to come a time when you cause some damage that needs to be repaired.
The first thing you need to keep in mind when repairing damage is… no matter how well you do the job your in-laws will walk into your home and directly to the repaired object and stair at it throughout their visit.
Another consideration is whether the repair …
After you have completed repairing or installing your drywall you will need to sand and prepare the drywall compound used for taping joints and filling nail or screw heads.
Sanding is only for the final prep of the wall and for the most part won’t be needed while making repairs.
First start by working your way around the entire room with a drywall pallet knife knocking down any big bumps. Hold the knife at a tight …
Popcorn ceilings are a fad that have seen their day unfortunately once they are installed they tend to stay around longer then basements full of 1960’s wood paneling.
There are two reasons designers or home owners install popcorn ceilings.
The first is to reduce repair major problems.
If a home owner or remodeler is confronted with a ceiling that has a heavy damage then they have the choice of replacing the drywall, making spot repairs which will …
Whether you are hanging a picture or installing a light switch there are many times when you need to locate the studs that are in your finished walls.
Some people will suggest a tap and listen method to find where the stud is located but this is probably not a great idea. Since your wall may be made of paneling, drywall or plaster over lath depending on your untrained ear will leave you with a …
As often as every deck is built the question arises should you place the bark side up when you install the decking or should you place the board so the bark side is down.? The reason for this is to reduce cupping or warpage of the board. In shingling the same is true there is an inside and outside of many shingles.
Here we will take a look at …