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Remove Wallpaper and Adhesive Before Applying Orange Peel Texture

Nancy asks, “I want to remove some old wallpaper, then apply an orange peel texture to the wall. Do I need to remove all the wallpaper glue and prime the wall before applying the texture?”

Yes, but you should prime after applying the texture to the wall. Read on to find out more.

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Homefront Radio Goes on the Road to Nashville

Danny and I had a blast recently at the Woodcraft National Sales Conference and Vendor Trade Show in Nashville. We broadcast our Homefront radio program from the show, and saw a lot of cool tools. Read on to find out more.

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Using Warped Cement Backer Board When Tiling a Floor

Lynn asks, “We’re putting cement backer board over our subfloor before tiling, but the cement board seems to be warped slightly. Is it still okay to use?”

If you install the backer board properly, a slight warp shouldn’t matter. Read on to find out more.

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Using Bt for Organic Caterpillar Control in Your Garden

If caterpillars are devouring your garden, one safe and effective way to get rid of them is by applying Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis), a naturally occurring, organic bacteria that can be applied as a liquid or powder. Read on to find out more.

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Problem with Noise from Tankless Hot Water Heater

Nora asks, “I heard sounds coming from my gas tankless hot water heater. Should I be concerned?”

All tankless gas hot water heaters make noise when running, but other sounds could indicate a plumbing problem. Read on to find out more.

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Choosing Durable Wood for a Garden Bench and Outdoor Furniture

Garden benches and other outdoor furniture can be fabricated from many materials, but it’s hard to beat wood for its warmth and natural beauty. When using wood for outside furniture; it’s important to choose a durable wood. Read on to find out more.

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How to Remove Rust Stains from Concrete Naturally

Ted asks, “How can I remove rust stains from my concrete front porch?”

Rust stains can be hard to remove from concrete, but here are a few ideas to try. Read on to find out more.

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How to Replace a Single Pole Wall Switch

Replacing a standard, single pole wall light switch is an easy DIY project that only requires a few tools and a little know how. Read this article to find out how to replace a light switch in your home.

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