Today’s Homeowner Radio Show for February 21, 2015

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Here are some of the highlights from the February 21, 2015, Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford radio show.

Questions Answered on This Week’s Show

Ginger in MD
We had tile put in and it is uneven. My husband says it’s because the installer did not use a level the entire time. Can I tile over this with more tile or can it be fixed easily?

Carla in SC
My den was paneled, very dark, so I mudded all walls and painted. Then the panel ‘seams’ cracked back through the paint. So I again mudded those cracks, of course sanded everything (again) and painted again. That’s been several months now, maybe a year, and the cracks are again coming right back through. And I don’t mean tiny little almost-unnoticeable cracks, I mean big, huge, very prominent, can-see-from-anywhere-in-the-room from-ceiling-to-floor cracks. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG? I’m using quality filler, letting it dry completely, quality paint, just don’t get it!!!! I even used crews instead of nails to hang pictures so no ‘pounding’ on the paneling that could ‘un-set’ the finish and the paint.

Walt in NE
When cutting a laminate countertop with a circular saw, do you cut it from the top or from the bottom? I’ve heard both and I’m confused as which is the right way so it doesn’t splinter.

Kris in WI
Are steel roofs worth the investment in a cold snowy region?

Stephanie in TN
My husband had to break into the house one day because we locked ourselves outside. The door frame molding is busted… can it be fixed or will we need to fully replace it?

David in OH
How do you match up textured ceilings repair to the original texture?

David in MO
I have cabinets that the hinges are on the outside…. can these be changed to hinges on the inside?

Marie in TX
I have a little porch on backyard with little roof and two wooden post holding it up. A few days ago one of the posts broke at bottom where it was connected to cement. It had four little metal square plates screwed on to the post. I tried to screw it back on there and it stayed for couple days until the night before last. In the middle of the night, I’m awakened by a loud crash and look and see the whole post has fallen to the ground. I’m a single parent and do my own repair jobs, but on this one I wouldn’t even know where to begin the repair.

Patricia in GA
The original tile in my bathroom was professionally refinished 12 yrs. ago. The paint on the floor tile has some chipped spots. I need to redo it before listing it for sale, but can’t have the pros do it. Can I paint over the other paint & what prep do I need to do?

Peggy Sue in OH
I am going to replace the carpet in my bedroom. I have senior cats that have gotten sick, plus had “accidents” on the carpet sometimes. What do I need to do to prep the floor before I have anyone come in to lay new carpet?

Gib in Alberta
Do you need vapor barrier when putting a laminate floor over concrete with in floor heating?

Mary in MI
Is it necessary to paint 2 coats of good (1-2-3) primer over old previously painted surfaces before applying finish coat of paint?

Julie in GA
When using painters tape, when do I remove the tape –when the paint is still wet or wait until the paint has dried?

Joyce in OH
I have a single faucet in my kitchen sink and just recently the hot water runs very slow and is just a little more than a trickle. I took the pull out on the faucet to perhaps clean the screen but to no avail. Do you have any suggestions without me having to replace the whole thing? It’s only about 8 months old.

David in AL
We have trouble with rotting of the side and brick molding at the base of exterior doors. It’s too big for just wood filler and since it’s a pre-hung door, I’m afraid to take it apart. We’ve watched your show constantly but haven’t seen this issue addressed. Would you please have a segment on this or explain to me how to fix it?

Bob in GA
I have a solid wood chair that the legs where the casters attached have worn. Is there a strong material I can fill the holes to make them solid? I want to re-drill the holes and reinstall the casters.

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