Do it yourself!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

How To Clean Windows Like A Pro



Tuesday, July 29, 2008

How To Hang Wallpaper Borders

Wallpaper borders come in many different widths and patterns, and are used for many different purposes. They can be used along with a companion paper underneath or on a painted wall. Here are a few examples of how they can be used:

  • As chair rails to divide the different papers on the top and bottom
  • As a distinctive edge at the ceiling
  • Along the floor just above the baseboard
  • 1 to 2 feet below the ceiling line to make the walls appear shorter
  • Around windows or doors to make them stand out


How To Measure For Wallpaper

Most wallpaper sold today comes in what is called a metric roll. In the 1960’s and 1970’s it was sold in American rolls which had more footage on them than the metric rolls. Although it is priced and sold by the single roll, it is usually packaged in double rolls.



Tuesday, July 15, 2008

How To Unclog a Drain

There is nothing like waking up on Sunday morning to a clogged up sink. There are certain things that we take so much for granted. I guess it would be worse if all of the commodes were stopped up. If you are one that likes to try to take care of these things yourself here are a few tips or ideas that might help.



How To Install Ceramic Tile

Something to think about before attempting to tile work in your own house is how permanent it will be. It will probably be one of the most visible areas in your house.  So if you haven’t done much in the line of home repair or construction you might want to think twice and hire a professional. If you still feel like you can do it here is an outline of how to go about it.



How To Hang Wallpaper

This article is mainly intended to relate my experiences in paper hanging to the diy or even someone wanting to hang professionally. I won’t go into the history or the hundreds of changes in manufacturing over the last 4000 years.In general,while wallpaper can be very beautiful and and effective in building design, it is a pain in the rear to deal with and can really try one’s patience.



Sunday, July 06, 2008

How To Hang Drywall

After your house or room addition is framed,insulated,the electrical and mechanical trades have done their rough-in,and the local inspector has approved everything, you are ready to cover your framing. Usually this is done with sheet rock,(or drywall). Drywall is used probably 98% of the time for this. Sometimes paneling, brick or stucco, stone or something similar is used.