Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Cubic Yard Calculator — Start Here Before Purchasing Materials

Need to know how many feet are in a yard or how many cubic feet are in a cubic yard? Our cubic yard calculator is a must for home improvement projects!
Rolling paint on a ceramic tile wall.

How to Paint Over Ceramic Tile in a Bathroom

While you can paint ceramic tile, preparation is key to making it stick. Read on to find out more.

Recommended Temperatures for Painting Your House

Is it too cold to paint your home's exterior? Here's Danny's rule of thumb.

How to Solve Problem of Wood Stain Not Drying

Lauren asks, “The stain on my cabinets is still tacky after two days of drying. What should I do?”
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How to Paint a Room Like a Pro

Painting a room is a common do-it-yourself project around the home. While it’s not that difficult to do, it’s important to know the tricks of the trade on how to go about it before you break out a roller or brush. Read on to find out more.
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Killing Weeds Naturally in a Gravel Walk or Driveway

Watch this video for tips on how to kill weeds in a gravel walk or driveway without herbicides using common household items.
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How to Replace Worn Weather Stripping Around Doors

Replacing worn or damaged weather stripping around exterior doors will save on your energy bills. Weather stripping either fits in a groove cut in the casing or is attached to the door jambs.
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Painting Wood Floors

This summer, I committed what any self-respecting lover of natural building materials would call a cardinal sin. I walked into our old farmhouse with nearly 100-year-old pine floors, and when my husband asked what we should do with them, I replied, “Paint ’em!” Read on to see how to it turned out.
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How to Fill Grooves Before Painting Wood Paneling

Wood paneling was popular in the 1970s; the trend has returned, but some folks want flat, timeless walls. Here's how to prep walls before painting paneling.