Today’s Homeowner Radio
We have hundreds of videos online to help homeowners complete some really neat projects around the house. One listener is working on a dumbwaiter installation after seeing Danny install one in his home. He’s on the right track, Danny talks about how to use a garage door opener to finish the job. Getting a factory-installed dumbwaiter can cost you thousands. this project can be done by just spending a few hundred dollars.
And, cleaning sponge gone wrong! The sponge took off a little more than a homeowner expected as she attempted to clean off a door. Find out if there is any way she can salvage it.
Also, this is the time of year many folks will begin their painting projects. Tune in to hear painting expert Nick Slavik talk painting tips and how the weather can throw a wrench in a painting job.
Bill in Ontario says, “I’m about to install your Dumbwaiter, but having trouble sourcing a Garage Door Opener to suit; we need to span 14’, with 3 stops. Any suggestions?”
Michael in Pennsylvania says, “Planning to paint a cement shower floor with oil-based pool paint. Can I use a latex primer first (to prime the floor) Thanks!”
Jay in Alabama says, “Danny, What are your thoughts on a garbage disposal in a septic tank system? Our kitchen sink backs up frequently. Would a disposal help with this?”
Vicki in Alaska says, “I used a magic eraser pad on my white interior doors and there is now a distinct difference in the glossy finish from where it was used or not used. Is there any way to restore that gloss? The doors are the pretty standard hollow core prehung doors used today.”
Painting with the Pros
Nick Slavik, expert painter, and owner of Nick Slavik Painting & Restoration Co. talked shop with Danny and Joe. Listen for some great tips and learn the important parts of Nicks 10 commandments of painting. Plus, Nick, Danny, and Joe talk about the right and wrong weather conditions to be in when starting a painting project.
It’s hard to hammer in small nails and brads without hitting your fingers. But you can simplify this task with the help of a pencil.
Accurately cutting baseboard molding to fit tightly against door casings is a bit tricky. To avoid costly mistakes, make a simple marking gauge.
Best New Products
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