Home Improvement Tips
When buying tools, you should always buy the best quality you can afford. A good, high quality tool can last a lifetime and save you time and money in the long run. The top ten household hand tools you need to have: hammer, flat screwdriver, philips screwdriver, pliers, adjustable wrench, hacksaw, tape measure, level, stud finder, utility knife
Cheap paints have a higher percentage of solvents per volume, say a gallon. As a result there is less pigment and resins in the gallon of cheap paint than high quality paint which can have 50% more pigment and resins than the cheap stuff. What this means is that most of what you are applying with cheap paint is water or mineral spirits which evaporate and leave little pigment behind.
Peeling paint is a very common paint problem but can be caused either by moisture, poor adhesion,or cheap paint. Possible Repairs: Scrape away old peeling paint and feather sand affected areas. Spot prime bare area. Caulk as required with appropriate caulking product. Repaint with a high quality acrylic latex house paint.
Many home repairs can increase your home's efficiency. Preventing air filtration by properly caulking around windows, installing storm doors, installing programmable thermostats and adding insulation are just a few of the project ideas that can help you have a greener, more energy efficient home.
Preventive maintenance can mean the difference between maintaining the value in your home or depleting your equity. Regular roof cleaning, gutter cleaning, pressure washing of walks, patios, and driveways, periodic painting, inspection and maintenance of heating and cooling sysems are just a few things that can save you money in the long run.
Garbage disposals may make clean up easy and cut down on garbage but use significantly more water and energy, and can strain septic systems. A good compromise is to compost or recycle food scraps whenever possible and use a disposer when not.
Get rid of bath tub stains. Mix equal parts of tarter sauce and baking soda and combine with enough lemon juice to make a paste. Rub stain with a cloth. Wait an hour, then rinse off.
Unstick sliding windows. Spray silicone spray lubricant on a cloth and apply to the rails. Works on metal, plastic and wood.
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