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Caulking Bathtubs

Mildew, a species of fungus, is a common blight in many parts of the home, from gutters and siding to laundry rooms to bathrooms. Because of the consistent dampness and warmth, bathtubs and showers are particularly susceptible to this unwelcome growth. While regular cleaning and drying can help prevent mildew growth, once it has taken…

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How Do I Paint Baseboards (Especially With Carpet Floors)?

Baseboards can be tricky to paint without getting paint on the walls or floors, and the process is even more meddlesome when there is carpet involved. With a few simple tips, the process becomes manageable, and a skilled do-it-yourselfer can paint baseboards, producing a crisp, attractive result.

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How to Remove Fingerprints from Painted Walls

When children are young, it sometimes seems like you can chart their growth by the height of the fingerprints on the walls. Even orderly, clean-conscious adults, however, will eventually accumulate fingerprints around light switches, thermostats and other frequently touched items. This leaves nearly everyone, whether a renter or a homeowner, wondering, “How can I remove…

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Preparing a Room for Painting: Interior Painting Tips

Professional painters all agree that one of the keys to a spectacular paint job is proper preparation. Not only does preparing a room for painting allow for a more professional, clean appearance, but it also protects drips, splatters and accidental painting of other surfaces.

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Preparing Your Home for Winter: Winterizing Tips

As the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, the increasing energy bills give good motivation to prepare your home for winter more thoroughly. Improving the insulation of your home is an important step, but there are also some additional winterizing tips that could save you some serious bills and headaches.

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What Is Wainscoting?

Wainscoting, a decorative molding that gained popularity in the 1800’s, is a practical and sophisticated way to add depth and beauty to a home or office. Using a combination of chair rail, trim and moldings, wainscoting typically runs horizontally along the lower portion of a wall. More durable than drywall and plaster, wainscoting holds up…

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