Today’s Homeowner Radio

Can you tile over existing tile? Yes, you can but there are some issues that can come with this project.

And, a listener in Maine has an unwanted visitor on his porch every summer… Mildew! What he can do to finally kick the fungus to the curb.

Also, we introduce you to our Win Danny and His Crew Winners Martine and Kent.

Plus, ice versus fire. Joe explains how you can use ice cubes to clean up hardened candle wax.

Listener Questions

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Wooden Ramp Repair

Thomas from California says, “I currently have a ramp that rises about 40-inches and uses 2 each 4×8 plywood.
Over the ramps lifetime, moisture has destroyed its effectiveness. What type of wood is best to use including the nails to secure the wood?”

Tile over Tile

Buddy from Florida says, “I bought my home 3 years ago and now I want to change the floor. In an effort to save costs since I live on a fixed income, I would like to tile over it with new tile however I am not able to find someone to do it so I have decided to do it myself. Can you offer any advice?”

Keeping Mildew off the Porch

Joel from Maine says, “I have a wrap around farmers porch. The overhead of the porch is white and has substantial black mildew on it. I wash it each spring with soap and water, but it always comes back. I want to paint it this spring, what steps do I need to follow, to kill the mildew and coat with a mildew resistant (if such a thing exists) paint?”

Win Danny and His Crew

Catching up With Our “Win Danny” Winner

We catch up with the winners of the “Win Danny and His Crew” contest. Hear from the homeowners about what it’s like hosting Danny for a few days. Plus, Danny gives another try at speaking French.

Simple Solutions

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Six-Pack Storage

Reuse empty six-pack containers from soda or beer to store spray cans of paint and lubricants.

Removing Candle Wax

If a candle drips wax onto a table, floor or other wood surfaces, here’s how to remove it without damaging the surface.

Best New Products

Wave Smart Radon Detector

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is found in most buildings at varying levels. It’s invisible, it’s found everywhere, and it fluctuates daily. At higher levels, Radon can cause serious health concerns, so it’s important to know if you are exposed to it and to measure it daily. The Wave Smart Radon Detector by Airthings will allow you to do that.

Products Mentioned

National Gypsum

Custom Building Products

Wet & Forget


Metal Roofing Alliance


Phantom Screens


Editorial Contributors
Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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