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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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Natural vs synthetic brushes

Differences Between Natural & Synthetic Paint Brushes | Which to Use

There are two types of paint brushes available: natural and synthetic paintbrushes. When you need them for painting a wall, finishing wood or applying stain, you have to decide whether you should go for a natural brush or the synthetic option. Read this comprehensive comparison and check out the usage of each brush. Natural Brush …

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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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Title - Example of different wood finishes

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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Front doors are typical entry points for burglars

11 Practical Tips for Improving Front Door Security (with Photos)

Something that concerns us the most is the safety of our home when we are leaving. Especially when you are on a long-term vacation. To improve security, there are some applicable tips for you to strengthen your front door. This way, you will ensure that there are no surprises when you return to your home. …

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Cans of stain that is used as a wood colorant

Types of Stain & Differences: Oil-based vs Water-based vs Gel Stain

Stain is a common colorant for wood that adds a hue to the surface while it retains the grain of the material. There are different types of stain available on the market. Among them, oil-based, water-based and gel stain are the most common ones. In general, a water-based stain is a good choice for interior …

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