Archive for September, 2006

Do It Yourself Paint Rolling

Do it yourself painting has been around forever and many people believe it to be the easiest of all home improvement projects. For the most part painting is very simple and not all that time consuming when it comes to the work. However, what few people realize is the fact that painting the home before you sell will actually raise the value, even though some people consider it to be a rather personal choice.
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Do It Yourself Woodwork Painting

Painting the woodwork. By woodwork I am referring to the skirting, the window and door frames (inside) and the doors. All of these areas will probably need preparation. By preparation I mean the following: Remove nails and bits sticking out, whatever they are. Fill in any holes or cracks with a good quality filler, let it dry and sand it smooth. Rub down doors with a solution of sugar soap and water, or hot water and washing up liquid if you don’t have sugar soap. Make them clean.
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Do It Yourself Outlet Replacement

Few things can be worse then plugging something into the wall and then having no power. This will of course happen at the exact time when you are in a hurry and need to get something done, but there is little that you can do to take care of it. The issue is that outlets will go bad whenever they feel like it and most often they will not give any kind of warning before they do. You will simply go to use the outlet to find out that it no longer functions and leaves you stranded.
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Do It Yourself Outdoor Wiring

There are many times when we need some kind of electrical outlet or other power source on the outside of the home. This could be to run yard equipment or maybe some decorative lighting. No matter what the need is, you do not want to have to pay an electrician eighty dollars an hour or more to handle that for you. This is a job that can be done by the standard do it yourself person with little or no trouble. The main issue is safety and taking the proper precautions for this type of project.
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Do It Yourself Primer Painting

Whenever there is new construction inside a home there is most likely going to be something to do with paint that will be present. For the sake of argument lets say that you have added a new wall to the home to make one room into two rooms. For this you will be using drywall and then paint. However there is a step that a lot of people tend to forget when it comes to this issue and that is of course the priming of the walls.
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