Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Corner

In this category we include different articles we feel are important and informative for the avid do-it-yourselfer.


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Best Practices for Trim and Molding Removal
Best Practices for Trim and Molding Removal Fri, Jan 10, 2020 There’s an art to removing trim. Learn how to salvage the trim you want, while keeping the collateral damage to a minimum. Read More

Working With Steel Studs: Metal Stud Framing
Working With Steel Studs: Metal Stud Framing Mon, Jan 06, 2020 How would you like to be able to frame a perfectly straight wall each and every time? It's possible with metal stud framing. And the EZCrown Molding Installation System works well with metal framing. Read More

Drywall Texture Types You Need to Know
Drywall Texture Types You Need to Know Tue, Dec 31, 2019 If you’re like most DIYers, you’re probably familiar with a handful of drywall textures. But, there is a wide range of drywall texture types, from the deceptively simple to shockingly complex. Whether you’re thinking about incorporating a new texture... Read More

Everlasting Sanding Sponge
Everlasting Sanding Sponge Wed, Dec 25, 2019 We came across an interesting tidbit the other day by Jenny Stanley which we thought we should share.   Getting an ultra-smooth, glassy finish on wood using a film-building finish like polyurethane requires leveling the surface between each coat. ... Read More

How To Choose the Right Caulk For the Job
How To Choose the Right Caulk For the Job Fri, Dec 20, 2019 When it comes to choosing the right caulk for a job there are a lot of options. Find out how to choose the right formula for your next project. Read More

Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts
Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts Sun, Dec 15, 2019 We've been do-it-yourselfers for a long time. But we all found some useful tips here we had never considered.These will definitely get you out of a few jams. Read More

5 Most Common Caulking Mistakes
5 Most Common Caulking Mistakes Tue, Dec 10, 2019 Anyone who owns a home eventually faces the inevitable: A dried, cracked or flaky caulk seal. Here are some useful caulking tips that will help you. Read More

How To Drywall: A Finishing Shortcut
How To Drywall: A Finishing Shortcut Thu, Dec 05, 2019 Most home improvement shortcuts lead to trouble. But here’s an artile that makes drywall finishing faster without regrets later. Read More

7 Drywall Installation Mistakes You’ve Probably Made Before And How To Avoid Them
7 Drywall Installation Mistakes You’ve Probably Made Before And How To Avoid Them Sat, Nov 30, 2019 This article walks you through the ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ of drywall installation. It will help you avoid seven common mistakes people make when tackling their drywall projects. Read More

How to Cut Crown Molding Using Easy Templates
How to Cut Crown Molding Using Easy Templates Tue, Nov 26, 2019 Cutting crown molding can be frustrating and confusing. Inside and outside corners are cut with different settings. Usually, the right side of the cut is the left side of the corner. Sometimes you need to flip the crown upside down to cut. Using temp... Read More

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