Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Applying Latex Paint over Oil-Based Paint

Before applying latex paint over oil-based paint, you must first prepare the surface by sanding, cleaning with detergent, and coating with a primer. The primer can be oil-based or latex as long as it’s labeled as a “bonding primer.” Watch this video to find out more.

Removing Mold and Mildew Inside Your Home

Mold and mildew inside your home can be caused by high humidity in or under your house, leaks from plumbing or roofs, and standing water in bathrooms or kitchens. If not removed, mold can damage your home and may even pose a health hazard.

Removing Mold and Mildew Outside Your Home

To remove mold and mildew from the outside of your home, use a bleach solution on nonporous surfaces or an anti-microbial cleaning product on porous wood and masonry. Watch this video to find out how to go about it.

Repairing a Water Stained Ceiling in Your Home

A leak from a roof or plumbing can leave an unsightly water stain on the ceiling in your home. After repairing the leak, apply a stain blocking spray primer to hide the water stain.

Unsticking a Wood Window in Your Home

Wood windows can become stuck over time due to a build up of paint or caulking between the window sash and frame. Watch this video to find out how to unstick wood windows easily without damaging.