Painting & Staining

Using foam backer rod, followed by caulking, to fill a wide crack in a sidewalk.

Tip for Caulking Wide Cracks

Watch this video for tips on how to fill wide gaps and cracks before caulking using foam backer rod.

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Old paint that has separated due to freezing.

Using Paint Stored in Freezing Temperatures

Watch this video to find out whether or not to use paint that has been stored outside in freezing temperatures.

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Concrete porch stained with acid stain.

Staining Concrete Surfaces

Concrete stains can be used to give plain concrete a beautiful new look. Watch this video for tips on how to test and prepare concrete surfaces for staining.

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Concrete steps after applying textured concrete coating.

Textured Concrete Coatings

Watch this video to find out about the advantages and application of textured acrylic concrete coatings to old concrete surfaces, such as steps, patios, sidewalks, and driveways.

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Same countertop after finishing with faux granite paint.

How to Apply Faux Granite Kitchen Countertop Paint

Watch this video to find out how to update the look of plastic laminate kitchen countertops by applying faux granite countertop paint to give them the look of real stone.

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Using a slit cut in a cardboard box to contain the mess when using chemical paint stripper.

Tip to Reduce Paint Stripper Cleanup Mess

Check out this easy cleanup tip to reduce the mess of chemical paint strippers using only a cardboard box and newspaper.

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Peeling paint above shower surround.

How to Prevent and Repair Peeling Paint in a Bathroom

Peeling paint is a common problem in bathrooms. Watch this video to find out what you can do to keep bathroom paint from peeling, and how to repair it if it does.

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House with vinyl siding and trim.

Tips for Painting Vinyl Siding

It’s possible to paint vinyl siding, if you do it right. Watch this video to learn about the steps needed to clean, prime, and paint the vinyl siding on your house.

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