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  1. Painting
    Hi there, need advice from you experienced folk. I hired exterior painting last week for my simple 1949 bungalow, one story, clapboard siding. Old paint was 10 years old, with some damage but mostly decent. I inspected the job today after a couple of days drying. There are big blisters in...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm going to build an outdoor concrete workbench. I'm going to pour the legs/supports first (H design). After they cure, I'll set them into place, build a plywood form on top of them and pour the final workbench surface. The top ends of the legs will fit into the lower surface of the workbench...
  3. Painting
    Hi! I have hired a professional painter to paint our house & am hoping to get some advice from professional painters. To be clear, I did not hire this painter myself. I hired a contractor to do some soffit & facia work, and the contractor I hired has subcontracted out the painting. We've...
  4. Flooring
    Dear tile experts I’ve been engaged in my own bathroom renovation for the past 2 months. Initially, I was going to do the tiling myself, but decided that this best be left to a master tiler. I did my research and decided to go with a company supposedly has an excellent reputation. They...
  5. Flooring
    I am about to overlay slate (12" x 12" x 1/2") onto an exterior porch and a new step and slab. The porch is 55 years old, covered by the home's roof, and is in amazingly great shape. My only concern is that the surface of the older concrete is rather smooth. (I put a broom finish on the new...
  6. Flooring
    Just had some VAT removed from the concrete basement floor. There was black mastic underneath that was also removed with a heavy duty solvent (methyl ethyl ketone I think it was). I hear the mastic residue can react with other adhesives and cause problems. The floor needs to be skimmed before...
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