Finishing The Baseboard Trim

Cracked Baseboard Paint

We showed the finished and cleaned over-sized floor tiles in our previous article within this floor tile home renovation project series. Today, we need to return to deal with the baseboard trim. The one part which the contractors were not willing to do was to paint the baseboard trim once they installed the new floor tile. We had two options, either have them: Install quarter round trim against the existing wood baseboard trim once the new floor tile had been laid and … [Read more...]

Painting Twice Primed Drywall – One Coat or Two

Starting 1st Coat of Paint

Yesterday we finished double priming the area of the basement drywall following the Clarke Basement Systems repair of crack in our foundation wall. So, did the double priming of the drywall insert help keep the colour constant with the rest of the wall? Let's take a look. Painting is one of those tasks which just does not agree with me; by that I mean that it is one of those home maintenance tasks which a put off as long as I can. I just don't like doing it. However, with such a … [Read more...]

Moen Laudry Faucet Leak Repair

Moen Laundry Faucet

Yesterday, we wrote about how we were not able to turn off the hot water from our Moen laundry room faucet. So, the next day off I go to Home Depot to buy a replacement for the inexpensive, although only two year old, faucet. Since I had replaced (with some help) a sink and faucet in one of our bathrooms over a year ago, and since this faucet was installed only two years ago, I was pretty confident all I would need to do would be to remove and basically drop in the identical … [Read more...]

Overlooked Caulking Tube Tip

Caulking Gun Tip

A while back I wrote about the removable tip on a new type of caulking tube, at least it was new to me. In that article I undersold the value of this innovation to one of the most common materials used in finishing painting around door frames and window frames. Over the recent holidays, I had some time to get to a few home maintenance tasks which I had been putting off. One of those was caulking the gap between a door frame and the wall of our public washroom (as opposed to an en suite … [Read more...]

Caulking Tubes – Is There A Difference?

Large Caulking Tube Tip

What a silly question. Or is it? ;) As mentioned yesterday I am about to embark on several home maintenance tasks involving caulking. Some to provide that missing finishing touch. Others related to preparing the home for the winter to come and conserve energy consumed when heating the home. In either case, I am going to need a lot of caulking. I also mentioned that I am likely the world's worst when it comes to applying caulking. I find it a messy task and I am not good at it. One … [Read more...]

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