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  • Tiling a Curved Wall

    Q. Tiling a Curved Wall We've been asked to build a semicircular bathroom with tiled walls. What should we use as a substrate to cover the curved wall, which will have about a 12- to 18-foot radius, and what should we use to waterproof behind it?

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  • Painting Fiber-Cement Siding

    Q. Fiber-cement siding comes primed. Can I go straight to a top coat? What's the best paint to use?

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  • Installing Fiber-Cement Siding

    Fiber-cement siding is no fun to cut and handle, but its price and durability make it a good deal for spec houses. An experienced installer tells you how to work with it efficiently.

  • Q&A: Various Stucco Over Concrete

    Q. I'd like to finish the above-grade portion of a poured-concrete foundation with a color coat of stucco. The broken-off snap-ties are visible and are slightly rusty. Do I need to treat these with anything before I apply the stucco to prevent a rust stai

  • Products

    Heat pumps, siding and accessories, lighting, interior millwork products, more

  • Cutting Fiber-Cement Siding

    Cutting fiber-cement siding can be a dusty job, but a number of manufacturers offer tools designed to keep the air clear.

  • Engineered Trim & Siding

    Engineered wood, fiber cement, and plastic can provide the look of natural wood siding and trim without the limitations of the real thing.

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