I would like to redo my bathroom floor which is linoleum. Can I put tile over it or do I have to rip it up before I put the tile down ( not the peel and stick tile)
Commented 5 days ago
Monica.... definitely remove the existing floor and to install the tile properly......install
an approved underlayment such as concrete backer board or hardi board underlayment. This will insure a stable surface for the ceramic tile with no future problems. Do not install the tile directly to the wood subfloor.....you will eventually have problems,
I live in an apartment building in quite a dense neighborhood. One evening, when looking out my window, I realized I can see evert pixel of my neigbors washing machines driers, kitchens and showers if in the wrong side of the house (The photo attached is just an illustration, my camera just caught patches of light)
This means that all those 200 eyes of my neighbors see all my stuff too.
The previous owners made a stupid box looking fireplace. I want to upgrade! Please see the pics and let me know if this is work you can do. I'm getting quotes together and would like it done ASAP if possible. I live in McDonough, Ga.
Commented 5 days ago
Kylie.....may I suggest you contact Israel Montenez at 678-758-6006. He is an exceptional
cabinet maker and a real nice guy. He is also very reasonable. Tell him that Gary Rosen (electrician) recommended that you call him.
I am looking for an outdoor chandelier that has a UL Damp rating. I really want something feminine that looks 'indoors'-- and can stand the moisture of being outdoors. My husband wants it to be a bit rustic too. Any ideas? I don't want a lantern-style light fixture. I need to keep the price under $400. Everything I have seen that I like is not UL Damp, so it is pretty for photos but not actually practical for being on a patio. Thank you!
Commented on May 05, 2013
A lot depends on the outdoor location....is the outdoor surface a solid surface or is it under
a deck where the water can drip through the deck board. It if a solid surface, you can install any type fixture....I would look for a wrought iron fixture or solid brass as both will hold up to the elements(brass plated will eventually begin to rust. I'm sure you can find many fixtures on line.
back that Cabot makes the best sealer, that Thompson's and others that are advertised so widely don't do the best job. Your opinion? Also, my deck was built at least 10 yrs ago and never
sealed, but it's still in good shape. When it was built, I was told to wait 6 mos to seal it and that 6 mos has turned into years. I'm planning to for SURE do it this year, but here are my questions. I have 2 largish dogs (inside dogs, but of course they go outside
several times a day), so I'm going to have to keep them inside and take them out front for pottying during this process. During the years since the deck was built, dirt and fur has accumulated between the boards. I know I have to get it out before doing anything. After that's done and I clean the deck well and while it's drying out, can I let the dogs out there or must they be kept off it since they WILL track in soil from the yard? OR, can I cover the deck floor with a large vinyl tarp during the drying out process so the dogs can go out there? I've also read not to use chlorine bleach on it but to use oxygen bleach because it's less destructive to the wood. What about that?
And last question, once the sealant is put down, would putting a tarp on IT and letting the dogs out be a no-no? If it IS a no-no, is there a sealant that will dry out in 24 hours for sure? Keeping the dogs off the deck is going to be a chore and I'm trying to make my life easier. OH, and one more question. Since the deck isn't brand new, will that effect the kind of sealant I use -- transparent, semi, or whatever?
Commented on Apr 28, 2013
Yes...both Lowes and HD can tint it any color your heart desires. I had them tint my numerous
gallons a shade darker than their color pallet. Also, depending on the size of your deck, plan on using a honeycomb roller for every 2 or 3 gallons. Also, I didn't state in my post, but I did sections at a time, and it all blended together.
My hubby and I would LOVE to have a deck out back but just can't afford it. We currently have wood chips in a 10'x20' area for our grill and lounge chairs. Any ideas as to what we could do to improve that?
Commented on Apr 27, 2013
Using pressure treated pine, you should be able to build a deck for around $15.00 per square
If the area, where you want the deck, is level....you should have no problems. If that is still too many $$$$, you could add 12 X 12 pavers to add some solid areas to the wood chips in a checker board pattern......that would also look nice.
I have a vanity table that was given to me as a wedding gift 15 years ago. It is not really good for anything except being at "catch all" and sits in my entry since the seat broke many years ago. It's really showing its age. Any ideas on how to give it a make over?
Commented on Apr 25, 2013
Please do not paint. Perhaps a lighter shade of stain......it is a very nice looking piece,
I need advice on how to make homemade outdoor bright solar lights to insert into a hanging light holder. This hanging lantern/container will hang off of a planter hook from a deck post. I
need 10 of them that are extremely budget friendly, quick and easy. I have some instructions on how to take apart existing solar light stakes but they are not bright enough. Any ideas on different kinds of hanging container ideas and/or how to supercharge the brightness of the solar light? All suggestions are welcome!
Hi guys!! I have another Kitchen appliance cleaning question. I was cleaning off my stainless steel fridge door and it was clean but it has all these little fine scratches on it. Is there
a way to get rid of those? I couldn't believe how many scratches were on it and don't know how they got there, it's crazy! They're super fine but they are there. I use a paper towel and my stainless steel cleaner and (embarrassed to say) I don't clean the doors that often. It's a side by side door fridge quite large. Thanks, I look forward to the answers I may get!!
Commented on Apr 24, 2013
3M makes some scrub pads and if you use the Green pad, wet, and rub with slight pressure in
the direction of the grain,,,you should be able to eliminate most of the scratches. This method also works well on stainless sinks.