The 25th anniversary of Energy Awareness Month in October serves as an ideal time for builders and home buyers to pay special attention to the construction of new homes. Originally designated by President George Bush in 1991, Energy Awareness Month spotlights how specifying energy-efficient products when a home is built can help homeowners save […]
By Larry Walton Photos by Mark Walton It may look like home improvement skills come naturally for my brothers and me, but it’s mostly due to a lifetime of lessons strung together. Early on we learned from our dad, a professional carpenter and a prolific remodeler of the house we grew up in. […]
Removing Wallpaper to Create a Painted Wall Surface By Larry Walton
Using Gypsum Board for Creative Interior Décor.
By Mark Clement Tips and tricks for working with plaster walls—from pulling it down to patching it up.
Building with pre-manufactured panels makes it simpler to brace walls for high winds and earthquakes.
This years design interests in soft metallics has opened up a fresh approach to decorative plasters. Lusterstone provides the technical ease and beautiful results that are unmatched in the decorative world. To make Lusterstone even more user friendly, a set of 43 colors and a tint base have been created for you to choose from. Materials: Antique Parchment Lusterstone Brown […]
Use a masonry waterproofer to conceal stains and prevent water intrusion.
“To line with boards or paneling,” is how Mr. Webster describes wainscot. Doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? Wainscot, however, can add excitement and set the theme of your home’s decor. Wainscoting, in most instances, is finished off with a variety of moldings and is a great way of creating a true, “custom […]
Giving One Away Each Week 1 TOOL + 10 CONFIGURATIONS + 1,100 lbs. BENDING FORCE = The Hardwood Wrench™ is the “Original” patented self-locking deck board straightening tool. Used to hold deck boards straight while hidden deck fasteners are installed, its cam locks into place, transferring a pushing force of around 1,100 lbs. A true “one-man, one-handed installation!” […]