10 Ways To Repair a Fence

It isn’t that hard to keep your fence in great shape. Most fence repairs are DIY-able, although you may have to do some digging. Wood Fence: Replace a Post This is a common repair because wood posts rot, resulting in a leaning fence. This repair isn’t difficult. You’ll need 2×4 bracing, a reciprocating saw, a digging…

6 Most Innovative Paint Technologies

Painting the interior or exterior of a home keeps getting easier, and paint quality keeps improving. Check out these six new paint technologies. Interior and exterior house paint might not seem like it’s changed drastically in the last 20 years or so. Ashley Kloehn, manager of Hirshfield’s Uptown, a long-established paint and coatings store in Minneapolis,…

What Is a Green Roof?

Green roofs are sprouting up everywhere, thanks to their aesthetics, sustainability and long-term cost savings. Is a living roof right for you? Green roofs have been around at least since the time of the Vikings, who laid birch bark and sod on top of wooden boards to make their homes more draft-proof. Their modern incarnation…

A Surprising Hack to Keep Mice Away For Good

Mousetraps aren’t the only tactic for keeping mice away. This simple, natural remedy will help keep those furry little creatures gone for good. It’s pretty clear that having mice in your home is not a pleasant experience. Even if they seem innocent, mice can create dangerous conditions in your home. However, getting rid of mice doesn’t necessarily mean buying a slew…

12 Hacksaw Tips and Tricks

From handy cutting tips to storage solutions, check out these brilliant hacksaw hacks. Sandpaper Cutter Cutting sandpaper is a quick way to dull your scissors or utility knife blade. Instead, I fastened a hacksaw blade to the edge of my workbench. I slipped a washer behind the blade at each of the mounting holes so a sheet of…

What to Know About Polyaspartic Garage Floor Coating

This floor coating is a durable, versatile option that will make your garage the envy of your neighborhood. Many homeowners use garage space as an extension of their indoor living space; the garage is a workshop, laundry room or recreation area. An uncoated concrete floor is an unattractive option if you spend significant time in your…

Homeowner’s Guide to Liquid Sandpaper

Are you restoring a painted or finished surface? Discover how to simplify prep work with liquid sandpaper. DIYers love to breathe new life into old materials — things like restoring painted or finished wood furniture, doors or interior trim. All these projects start with surface prep. Traditionally, this process involves sanding off the paint or poly…