Faux finish painting, or using techniques and materials on one surface to imitate or suggest another surface, has been around for thousands of years. Today’s faux paint finishing products and innovative techniques allow beginners to the highly skilled to create visual interest. Here's an overview of faux finish painting.
While a roaring fire sounds romantic, the reality is that many conventional fireplaces are often closed off and unused. Homeowners have found they are inefficient and a source of drafts and pollution. However, with today’s inserts, the interest in fireplaces can be rekindled.
Learn to estimate the amount of paint needed to complete a job so that you won’t run out of paint before your project is finished.
The insulating barrier under the roof protects against heat loss and air infiltration. Deciding which type of insulation to use depends on where you live and the space you're insulating.
Before repainting exterior wood, be sure to properly prepare the surface. Taking a shortcut at this step is the fastest road to paint failure.
Flagstone and fieldstone are both used outdoors, but they are different stones and cuts. Decide which use and look you want before deciding on the right stone for your project.
Nearly all bacterial and most algae problems can be avoided by maintaining the correct sanitizer concentration.
Be careful before freshening the finish on stucco if you want it to last a lifetime.
Granite gives the look of bygone era along with a solid, hassle-free character that makes it perfect for salvage and reuse as outdoor curbs, steps, walls, and stairs.
Old tanks may have chemical residues, explosive vapors, or known pollutants that must be managed before they can be removed or thrown away.