On another discussion board, the advice I got was to either let the boards weather back to their grey color or, if it's driving me nuts, to try a 2...
I agree a sealer would improve the looks (thanks, LarryG, for reassuring me I haven't damaged the ipe), but isn't ipe particularly resistant to eit...
For what it's worth, here's a photo of the deck. You can see the "unwashed" section to the left to see the difference the power washer has made.
Yesterday I began the process of power-washing my front stoop, which hasn't been cleaned in 4 years... lots of grime on both the railing (which is ...
So... I re-caulked around the entire perimeter (and bench... and door) of our master bathroom shower yesterday. Or, rather, because caulking is no...
We're in the midst of a renovation on our 1959 brick rambler and have discovered that the original masonry walls had NO insulation whatsoever. (Thi...
Am I just being optimistic to think that the problem COULD have been caused by a single day without air conditioning? Our A/C condenser motor conk...
I think it's unlikely the problem is with moisture coming through the foundation, though your post reminds me that I definitely left out a few deta...
So... we completely renovated our basement and the project seemed finished, but today we noticed mold growing on the back of a clock and warped pic...
Tried the Soft Scrub last night... got the stain partially removed. Shall I simply try it again, letting it set for longer this time? Or is there...
Soft Scrub didn't work; just tried it. The reason is that the stain is BELOW the water line, so any product's power is necessarily diluted. Perha...
So... my lovely Kohler toilet has finally been fixed, but after it was snaked by a local plumber, it has a black (grease?) stain at the bottom of t...
My house, originally built in 1959, has a brick facade with (some impressively ugly) shutters on the side of our front and side windows. Eventuall...
Ah, now I think I understand. Whether or not it's fixable or not is another question... but thanks for the advice.
This has already been done... over and over again. We are completely unable to fix these squeaks by simply strengthening the connection between fl...
Your suggestion seems to be that we need to fix our squeaky floor by screwing the floor into the subfloor (and joist) from ABOVE the floor, rather ...
We've almost completed a wholesale renovation of the basement in our 1959 ranch/rambler. One of the issues we wanted to address was the squeaky oa...
We're in the midst of a basement renovation and one of the huge problems with this basement (since we bought the house, anyway) has always been tha...
In the interests of full disclosure, I thought I'd mention that we'll be needing BOTH casement and double-hung windows. All windows should have wo...
I'm gutting an entire basement and hoping to perform a facade-lift in a few years. The bottom line: all our windows will need to be replaced. A d...