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  • Paint

    How to Fix Paint Runs

    If you’ve ever used a paint sprayer, chances are you have had to deal with paint runs. Runs occur when you spray too much paint in the same spot. This is why it’s important to keep the sprayer moving when you have the trigger pulled. But as hard as we try to avoid paint runs, they are bound to happen. I had a few while painting the mudroom lockers in our flip house.

  • DIY

    How to Give Wood a Wire Brush Finish

    A wire brush finish is a great way to add more interest and texture to wood. For example, I recently built a couple of bathroom vanities out of solid white oak. The style of the vanities is minimalist with very clean lines. I thought it would be cool to create a contrast by distressing the wood. I did this with a wire brush. The technique is very simple but creates a dramatic effect. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how I did it.

  • DIY

    How to Build and Install Functional Wood Shutters

    Adding functional shutters to the exterior of your home is an excellent way to increase curb appeal! It’s also very doable as a DIY. In this article, I’m going to show you exactly how I built and installed them on the house we are renovating.

  • Building Tips

    How to Increase the Roof Pitch on a House and How Much it Costs

    We knew from the start that in order to totally transform the exterior of the flip house we had to increase the roof pitch. The house had a typical split foyer look, even though it wasn’t a split foyer. This look was created by the cantilevered second story and the low roof pitch. The cantilever we could live with, but the roof pitch had to change! I’m going to give you some insight into how we increased the pitch of the roof and roughly how much it cost.

  • Building Tips

    Basement Waterproofing: How to Waterproof Your Basement

    Basement waterproofing can be essential if you’re having water or moisture leak into your basement. Water and moisture seeping into your basement can cause water damage that will cost you a pretty penny to clean up and fix the damage it caused. The water damage not only causes structural and foundation problems but also creates the perfect environment for mold to grow in.