In this 1909 house with a Michigan basement, block walls were added in the 40's and the "knee walls" with dirt behind them were retained, but have a half to three-qua... See more
I am about to patch up this water damage on a low bathroom ceiling. What can i paint/seal the entire ceiling with to minimize future water damage? the ceiling is very... See more
i am painting a table that has a piece if veneer missing. I have used bondo to fill spot. I have sanded and primed and painted and spot still shows through. What e... See more
I have a small porch that is inclosed on 3 sides. I’m thinking about completely walking in the porch to be used as a closet. It has a cement floor and my concern is... See more
I was reading about how to do it and all of a sudden it disappeared and in the middle of the tutorial a water garden feature was in its place.Where can I find it agai... See more
I have an old stone retaining wall in my backyard that needs to be repaired. Some of the stones have fallen out because the old motar has come loose. I would like to... See more
in spring down in fall,all through house, has done this since home built in 2004. how can I fix it. Crown moulding would move up and down, if installed and could stil... See more
When it is cold, and the furnace is not running, cold air comes in this air return on the bottom of a wall in the living room. I am thinking of gluing a piece of mat... See more
The room is on a gable end of the house , and is problematic , wallpaper won't stick very well , I've decided to strip it back and paint it , but I'm not sure if ther... See more
I just bought a house with textured, plaster walls throughout the entire living room. What are the least expensive ways (relatively speaking) to get a smooth finish?
I'm putting in a wood burning stove in a rural setting trailer. What is an inexpensive wall backing I can use to protect the wall from high heat?
This hole is on the landing of my staircase (see picture) this is next to our lab to give perspective.
I have plywood walls in my 1942 home and I was wondering how to redo them without replacing them with drywall, etc. Any ideas?
We want to redo our walls and don't know which would be better, paneling, sheet rock or paint. The walls have the strips between the panels.
We are having our first major rainstorm of the season and when I recently checked the basement, the spots that have leaked before are leaking again. They are where th... See more
I am doing trim repair and find that the most damage to them is my hammer aim, thus negating my good intentions for refurbishing them in the first place. I have come ... See more
when i use a hammer, the walls chip and the nail won't go in when I drill, the walls chip and the screw won't go in when I use those sticky hangers, they won't take t... See more