The Best Way To Strip Hardwood

One of the great thing about using hardwood, whether it be for cabinetry, windows, molding or flooring, is the fact that you can refinish the surface. That is, you can remove the old stain or paint job and apply a new finish that will completely redefine the piece. There are many ways to paint stripping methods you can use on your hardwood. You can either strip the stain off with chemical agents, use power sanders, or use a combination of both. Read More 

3 Steps To Get Rid Of Mold

If you've started noticing a musty smell in your basement, you may have a moisture problem that's causing mold growth. Unfortunately, mold doesn't always grow where you can find it. It can grow behind the walls, in piles of debris or even in damp clothing. Once mold takes over, it can be difficult to get rid of. One of the problems is that mold spores can be carried through the air, which means that mold can start growing wherever the spores land. Read More 

Five Steps To Replace The Fabric On The Wings Of An Antique Airplane

If you are thinking of buying and restoring an old plane, you should learn how to replace the fabric on it. The fabric, originally made from a cotton or linen and covered with a cellulose-based material, was often used to wrap the wings and fuselage when building old planes. Most people have replaced using cotton or linen fabric with using a poly fiber or a polyurethane material, but the process for applying the material to the wings remains the same. Read More 

Three Simple Strategies That Can Lengthen The Lifespan Of Your Washing Machine

When you have a large family with constant laundry needs, the last situation you want to find yourself in is dealing with a broken-down washing machine. Whether you opt to call a washer and dryer repair service to have the problem professionally fixed or begin shopping for a new appliance, the reality is that you might be spending some time without the use of a functional washing machine in your home. Read More 

How Water Damage Affects Electric Attic Fans And Ceiling Light Fixtures

Sometimes the first signs of water damage are not the discolored patterns you see in your ceilings. Water damage can be more covert, sneaking in under your roof and disrupting other systems in your home. Electric attic fans and ceiling light fixtures may be the first indication that you have a leaking roof and some possible water damage. Here is how these items are affected by a leaking roof and how to verify that it is water damage causing the problems with these electrical fixtures. Read More