As homeowners, it seems that we have to tackle one problem after another. Well FIX IT Home Improvement has made things a little easier on us by releasing their new book. This book is packed with information to help you deal with issues both inside and outside of your home. Scroll below to read a … Continue reading Home Improvement Solutions Every Homeowner Should Know
There are an overwhelming amount of different caulks out there and choosing the right one for the right job can be a little difficult. Here is a quick guide to eliminate the stress and help you to pick the perfect caulk for your project. In case you were wondering, caulks generally have two main functions. … Continue reading How to Choose the Right Caulk For the Right Project
Caulking your shower surround doesn't have to be a hassle if you follow some of the easy tips below. Before you know it, you will be on your way to a beautiful, blended shower surround joint.
Alright, you've gotten past the hard part- the tedious application process- but it's not over yet! A caulk bead isn't fully adhered to the surface or attractive until it has been tooled or smoothed within the joint. Follow the five best practices below to ensure you get a durable, aesthetically pleasing bead.
With modern industry innovations, some caulking guns now come with a no-drip feature that prevents the pressure of the gun from pushing too much caulk out. However, if you are stuck with an old school caulk gun, one easy trick will prevent caulk over flow.
Spackling is all fun and games to apply and smooth out until you have to cover the outside corners. The awkward angle, variable dry time, and extra smoothing or blending required calls for a bit more finesse and planning. However, Red Devil has got you covered with the application and prep tips below!
If a previous spackling job left you with rough edges or an unblended texture, you can remedy this by using a drywall sander. A hand held sander is a grip-able applicator that you can set sand paper on for smoothing out surfaces. You will want to use 100-grit sandpaper to level out really rough, high-level spots and use 200-grit sandpaper (which has a more even, gentle distribution of grit) to smooth out the texture.
The Cause Caulk bubbles can originate from trapped air in the cartridge, caused by manufacturing or air leaking in through an uncovered cartridge tip, or from trapped water underneath the caulk that is vaporizing under the surface of the film of the caulk.
Forget spring cleaning! Detox the stress from all of your leftover home improvement projects before the holidays and rest easy. Get out your check list and take note of some of the projects below that may have slipped your mind. Replace your Windows You may need to trade out your old, inefficient single layer windows … Continue reading Must-do Fall Projects
In honor of pet gratitude, the best DIY pet bed projects have been gathered for your convenience and enjoyment. Show your sassy cat or loyal dog the love with these pampering crafts! The best part is many of them recycle or repurpose previously used furniture and accessories. Factors like time investment required, supplies needed, and source … Continue reading DIY Pet Bed Projects to Try