Hi Michael, The easiest and the quickest way to paint shutters or any kind of louver door is to spray them. Since you prefer not to remove the d...
What project are you working on now?
I have completed many home projects. Some of the smaller projects were replacing light fixtures and new floors in my two bathrooms. The larger projects included 150ft cobblestone wall and a new exposed aggregate driveway. Currently I also have a DIY blog.Not as popular as Bob Vila, but it does pretty well. Check it out when you get a chance. www.fixupthishouse.com
What is your favorite tool?
My favorite tool is what ever tool will get the job finished with as little effort as possible. So...My favorite tool changes from project to project.
What's your favorite Bob Vila memory?
Watching Bob Vila was sort of a family thing.I remember back in my younger years, everybody would gather around the tube and watch This Old House with Bob Vila. No particular show comes to mind.My strongest memory is he was always working on some old huungus house up in Massachusetts.
Sounds like you are into quite a project there. I see no reason to channel the plaster out especially since you are covering the walls also. Here i...
I always like to place the cut pieces in the corners where they are less noticeable. The cut edge will be facing the corner. Anytime you cut a til...
I did a few searches concerning this and unfortunately came up with empty handed. The only suggestion I have would be to turn off the shutoff valv...
I tried taking a look at your pictures but the page didn't come up. If you are happy with the results using drywall compound then I would continue...
Hey, I feel for you. I have been in that situation. This old flooring is usually installed directly on wood or fiber board underlayment which makes...
I would recommend going to your local home improvement and ask for recommendations. Purchase a spray adhesive that can be sprayed on one surface an...
I would recommend that you obtain at least 2 more estimates before moving ahead on this. Compare prices and product quality. At the top of this pa...
I have never coped a 22.5 angle, I usually just miter 22 1/2 angle pieces. You can try a piece. cut your 22.5 inside miter and cope...you will pro...
I would apply a very thin coat of floor leveler. Go to home improvement store and ask for a floor leveler that can be feathered. Hope this was hel...
Actually you can charge anything you desire. The question is whether or not the home owner agrees to it or not. I am told that in my area the goin...
I have 2 suggestions. 1)Finish it off by Installing a 6" wood jamb on all 4 edges inside the opening. Finish off the outer edges with a wood casin...
Here is a solution for fastening down a countertop where there are no cabinet braces. Cut several strips out of 2x4 approximately 6" long and 1"x1...
For your own satisfaction I would suggest going around your contractor. Check with a local Andersen dealer or you also might be able to contact the...
I'M sorry to hear that you had a bad experience and it cost you money at the same time. Up at the top of this page is a tab " Find a Pro" which ...
Thank you very much for your input...Greatly appreciated. David: Bob Vila Moderator
It would be kind of tough to say what a good price would be since you didn't state where you are located. Prices can vary quite a bit in different ...
You don't really say how bad the walls are or to what extent the walls need skimmed. That does sound very high but I also have heard that everythi...
Depending on the age of the home, there is a good possibility that the garage ceiling is not insulated. I have a similar situation where as my gar...
You are saying you want it to be clear. Sounds like it might be a glass tile. The coating on the back is a coating that gives a uniform appearance...