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Paints & Finishes

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    Painting the Coastal Home

    Exterior paint takes a beating from intense sun and salt spray, and the demands of

     
  • A Simple Kitchen Bay Window

    A box-bay window placed at counter height makes it possible to run the countertop right into the bay and bring the outdoors in.

     
  • Q&A: Removing Paint from Historic Exterior Brick

    Q: We are restoring a 19th-century Victorian home with a painted brick exterior. The client wants to remove the six or more existing layers of paint, down to the natural brick. What is the best way to remove the paint without destroying the brick or morta

     
  • Products

    Vinyl siding for that log cabin look; interchangeable hitch balls; round shower; platform hoist for roof shingles; stable saw stand; more

     
  • Problem-Solving Products

    Building materials are always changing and so are the tools used to install them. Here’s a look at what’s new and worthy, from foundation to finishes.

     
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    Stripping Old Paint

    A painter shows how to use a nontoxic chemical stripper to safely remove old exterior paint.

     
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    Making Paint Stick to Wood Siding & Trim

    Premature paint failure is a common problem — but it doesn’t have to be. One of the nation’s foremost experts on paint explains how to choose and apply finishes on various types of wood siding to reduce your chances of callbacks.

     
  • New Tools & Materials for '99

    Every year, we keep our eyes peeled for products that solve common job-site problems in a unique or inventive way. This year's collection has something for every phase of construction.

     
  • Durable Exterior Details

    This quality-conscious remodeler describes the materials, finishes, and installation techniques that keep the exteriors of his jobs looking good.

     
  • Stripping & Repainting Wood Siding

    Here’s a step-by-step guide to stripping, pressure-washing, and repainting wood siding, by a Texas restoration contractor.

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking