Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

4 Quick, Affordable Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Whether you want to sell your home, increase its value, or just create a nice first impression, you can do it easily and affordably with these simple tricks.
Applying a bead of machine oil to a hinge pin.

How to Fix Squeaky Door Hinges

Door hinges that squeak can be very annoying, but they are easy to fix. Watch this video to find out how.
Head of key painted with nail polish to make it easy to find.

How to Mark Keys for Easy Identification

Watch this video for tips on how to mark the keys on your ring that you use the most, so you can find them easily even in the dark.
enlarge lockset hole

How to Enlarge the Lockset Hole in a Door

Enlarging the lockset hole in a door can be difficult, since there’s nothing to guide the pilot bit. Watch this video to find out how to solve this problem.
Applying powdered graphite to door lock.

How to Fix a Sticky Door Lock

Watch this video to find out how to use powdered graphite to fix a door lock that doesn't turn easily.

How to Replace Screen Wire on a Screen Door

The hardest part of replacing screen on a screen door is making sure it’s tight and wrinkle free. Watch this video for an easy way to solve the problem.
Using circular saw on clamped board guide to trim door bottom.

How to Trim a Door

When trimming a hollow core door, take off less than an inch off each side to avoid cutting into the void beyond the frame. Score the cut line with a utility knife to prevent splintering, then trim the door using a circular saw and guide board. Watch the video to see how it’s done.

Stripping Door Hardware the Natural Way with Vinegar

Watch this video to find out how to strip paint from door hardware by soaking it in heated household vinegar.

Door Painting Tip

Painting six panel doors with a brush is a chore, but it can be made easier by removing them from their hinges and laying them horizontally. This can be time consuming though if you have to wait for one side to dry before flipping the door over to paint the other side.