Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
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.
Installing ceramic tile flooring over vinyl flooring

Can You Lay Tile Directly Over a Plywood Subfloor?

Chris asks, “Can you tile directly over a plywood subfloor without using cement backer board?”

To keep the grout or tile from cracking, you need to put down either cement backer board or an underlayment membrane before tiling over a plywood subfloor. Read on to find out more.
Closeup, overhead view of a toilet, mid-flush, as cash goes down the drain

How to Fix a Running Toilet

Wondering how to fix a running toilet? Watch this video to learn the two best methods: replacing the flapper valve or adjusting the water level in the tank.
Tile floor

How to Install Tile Over a Wood Subfloor

The use of a plywood subfloor topped by cement backer board has made tiling much easier today than when I started my remodeling career. But there are a few important considerations to take into account when tiling over a wood subfloor. Read on to find out more
Lattice under skirting around a wood deck.

Adding Wood Lattice Under Skirting Around a Deck Foundation

Watch this video for tips on how to cut and attach pressure treated wood lattice panels around a wood deck foundation.
Smooth drywall corner bead

How to Repair Damaged Drywall Corner Bead

Outside corners on walls take a lot of abuse. Watch this video to learn how to replace damaged drywall corner bead.
Shaker cabinets painted pale blue

How to Transform Your Kitchen with Shaker Cabinets

Shaker cabinets' five-piece design makes them a popular, timeless choice for kitchens. Watch this video to learn how to transform cabinets to Shaker style.
Faced or Unfaced Insulation

When to Use Faced or Unfaced Insulation

A little bit of paper can make a world of difference. Listen to this tip to find out when to use faced or unfaced insulation in your home.
filling joints in patio pavers

Filling Joints in Patio Pavers

The joints between patio pavers are usually filled with sand, which has a tendency to wash out of the cracks over time. PowerLoc Jointing Sand from Quikrete is a polymer based product that prevents it from washing out or cracking. Simply pour it out and sweep the jointing sand diagonally into the cracks with a push broom. To lock it in place, mist the surface down with water from a sprayer, going over it three times within an hour, and let dry.