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Sanding plaster wall with sandpaper

Can You Sand Plaster (by Hand or with a Sander)?

Plaster is a gypsum-, lime- or cement-based building material that is used in construction and DIY projects. It is a common material for walls, ceilings or decorative elements. When you wish to make a plaster surface smooth or even remove it entirely, you might wonder whether it is possible to sand plaster. The short answer …

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Measuring Coving

Ultimate Guide to Fixing & Cutting Coving (Designs, Materials, Instruction)

Coving is a material applied between the joints of the wall and ceiling to make your ceiling look more attractive. Coving is also used on exterior walls, window frames, and for sealing wardrobes and kitchen units. The application of coving strengthens the walls and is essential if you want to give your home a polished …

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How to Power an Outdoor Security Camera | Planning | Placing

When considering an outdoor security camera, it is easy to overlook that these cameras require a constant and reliable power source. This is also true for most wireless devices. However, for these cameras to function effectively, they must have a reliable power supply. Various types of security cameras have different powering methods. For example, there …

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Leveling ground with a soil compactor

How to Level Ground (Step-by-Step DIY Instruction + FAQs)

If you own land or a large backyard you will likely need, at some point, to level ground. There are various reasons for doing this, ranging from preparing gardening, setting up a pool or building a patio to construction projects, such as barns or houses. Construction companies and contractors use their professional equipment to level …

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Painting pressure treated wood with a brush

How to Paint Pressure Treated Wood [4-Step Guide + FAQs]

There are a number of reasons why you might want to paint pressure treated wood. The desire to achieve a certain color or appearance is probably the most important one. Although it is generally not recommended that you paint such timber, there are is a way how to do it. However, it needs to dry …

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The blade of a miter saw touches an aluminum work piece to cut it

Cutting Aluminum with a Miter Saw (incl. Step-by-Step Instruction)

Aluminum is one of the most versatile metals that you can use and one of the most durable ones too. Though it may not be the strongest of all, it may get quite challenging to cut aluminum because handling aluminum can get very difficult. Cutting aluminum can get a very tedious job because too much …

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10 Practical Tips for Choosing the Right Type of Wood Finish

Whether you own wooden furniture or installations or whether you are a hobby woodworker – whenever it comes to wood around the house, you will have to finish or refinish it at some point. Floors, doors, window frames and exterior wood are exposed to the weather. Thus, they require a regular, often a yearly treatment. …

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