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More stories about Paints

  • On the Job

    Making porch floorboards last; door-finishing jig; a simple tent

  • New Rules for Lead-Safe Remodeling

    If you plan to work on pre-1978 houses, you’ll need certification by April 2010.

  • Fixing Hairline Stucco Cracks

    The stucco siding on my client's recently remodeled home has developed some small cracks. My stucco sub wants to patch them with plastic stucco cement and then prime the walls with latex mortar primer, but I'm afraid the problem will resurface. Is there a better way to fix hairline cracks?

  • Metabo LF724 Paint Remover

    Last year one of my remodeling projects involved stripping the paint off a large area of wood siding.

  • Cutting Glass Tile

    We had to cut a few glass tiles to complete a backsplash. Even though we used a diamond glass blade in our tile saw, fine chips are visible on the cut edges. What's the trick to cutting glass tile?

  • Restoring Wood Shutters

    A methodical approach and modern materials give new life to a time-honored architectural element.

  • On the Job: Installing Prehung Doors

    Installing prehung doors

  • Products

    Central-vac alternative; bay-front fireplace; wood-look decking; quick-dry latex paint; lighter bricks; more

  • Products

    Packable water-based primer; biodegradable stripper; multi-tap transformer; high-quality wall caps; more

  • Does Radiant-Barrier Paint Work?

    Q: My painting subcontractor is recommending Thermo-Tek, a paint the manufacturer says is a radiant barrier. What can you tell me about products like this one or similar coatings made with something called ceramic microspheres that claim to have thermal characteristics and promise significant...