How To Repair and Restore Termite Damage and Dry Rotted Wood

damaged wood on an abandoned house in much need of repairTermites love wood, it’s their food source. And while that is natural in their own wooded environment of fallen or rotten trees, it makes for a lot of problems for homeowners. Being that most of our homes are made from wood, there is a likelihood that it will at some point have termites or wood rot damage. In this article we look at how to repair and restore wood that has been affected by these pests.

In California, this year has produced an unprecedented amount of rain. I’ve seen plenty of roofs covered with tarps to protect the structure from leaking. Along with this rain, decks have also been pummeled with seemingly constant moisture. These elements make a perfect breeding ground for wood rot and termites to flourish.

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How to Prepare a Room for Paint

Room Prep for Paint with ViewYou’ve decided that it’s time to brighten up your home’s interior living space…makes sense, since we spend most of our time inside the house. Typically, we cover a lot of the exterior painting that you can do to make big changes in the curb appeal of your residence or commercial building.

But, there are opportunities to make changes on the walls and ceilings inside, and prepare the room for painting is probably the most time consuming although ultimately it pays big dividends by creating a professional look.

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How to Paint Your House’s Exterior with an Airless Paint Sprayer

How To Paint A Home With Airless Paint Sprayer

Using rollers and brushes to paint your house is an exhausting task and you risk painting certain parts unevenly.

Airless paint sprayers make the job faster and cleaner. Instead of air, this tool makes use of a very high pressure of up to 3,000 psi to pump out the paint.

The paint goes through a hose and out through a fine tip that releases the paint in a fan-shaped mist.

It’s important to know that there will be some paint particles that will just drift off into the air and won’t actually make it to the surface that you’re painting. [Read more…]

Graco Project Painter Plus Review

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The Graco Project Painter Plus is one of the small utility airless paint sprayers that provides most home DIYers a simple and easy way of accomplishing some of the painting jobs around the house.

It works with a 2.5 gallon hopper and has some common features that some of the other Graco paint sprayers utilize.

While it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that some of the other models (like the X7) have, it still has enough features to really save you some time while trying to paint your space. [Read more…]

Graco TruCoat Pro Handheld Review

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For ultra portability and lightweight options, you’ll want to check out the Graco TruCoat Pro Handheld (model# 258864). Weighing only 10 pounds and wireless, you don’t have to worry about getting tripped up in cords or hoses. The system include two 18V lithium ion batteries, allowing you to travel wherever you need without hassle. With both batteries fully charged you can get around 4-6 quarts of paint on before it requires re-charging. [Read more…]