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  1. Windows and Doors
    Hello, The threshold of the exterior door to my garage needs some repair. Can I just replace the wood strip shown in the photos? What is this wood strip called? Thank you, Ken
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Hi everyone, The paint on the exterior stack pipe on our new house is chipping, and I'm wondering what the best way to repaint it is. I have a scraper and sander and can get most of the chipping paint off of it, but I'm not sure what kind of paint to use to repaint it or what kind of paint is...
  3. Painting
    Hello, I bought a used Rainbow Systems playset from someone and we are looking to repaint it. I tried looking online to get some of my questions answered but I still have questions. I'm not looking for a full restoration, just a simple repaint to get it looking nice (and to keep the wood lasting...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    While my question is not strictly DIY, I think I can still ask it. If I have a small 30' X 30' house that is a single story, how much would it cost to brick the exterior (approximately)? I'm not overly concerned with how it looks. It can be thick around the windows. I guess a foundation...
  5. Building & Construction
    I want to install a new exterior door in my house, and my house has aluminum siding. Does anyone have a good process to do this or any tips. Does the siding have to be removed? Can you cut a hole through the siding and not remove it? Any advice dealing with the aluminum siding would be great.
  6. Painting
    Hi - If someone has a moment, I could use some advice. I have a concrete pool deck that's in good shape but it's ugly. I'm trying to match the deck to the pool coping - are there exterior concrete coatings that would provide a durable finish ? If so, can someone provide some recommendations...
  7. Electrical
    Please see photo illustration. I need to install a new front yard lamp post from a dedicated previously installed switch in the garage. My thoughts are to take wire from the existing box, down about 2-3' on inside garage wall, drill hole outside, install gfci box and outlet, then take conduit...
  8. Painting
    Can anyone advise me on whether there is a 'right' sort of paint to use on exterior walls of an old granite house, please (and if so, what?!)? I have recently moved into the house and would like to give the exterior large granite stone walls a fresh coat of paint once the weather warms up a bit...
  9. 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...
  10. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have a corner porch, covered with 1" sandstone on a concrete base. To get to the ground are steps with a 4' x 6" landing at the top next to the porch. One side is next to the porch, one side is next to the wood siding of the house. The landing is robustedly build with a 6x6 post hold the...
  11. Windows and Doors
    Hi, One of my exterior doors had some weather stripping installed subsequent to it being painted and re-fitted. Since that stripping went in, the door feels far too tight when opening and requires a good amount of force with my shoulder to get it closed sometimes. Here are a couple pics -...
  12. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have a strip of faux stone veneer on the exterior of my house that has seem to come loose. After peeking behind it, I noticed that whoever installed it didn't use a moisture barrier and just glued it to plywood. Whats my best course of action on how to fix this? I was thinking that I cut it...
  13. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    We are remodeling a home in Texas (hot & humid!) and want to do a dry stack look wainscot of natural stone 4" chopped (more dense than limestone). The guy at the stone place where we ordered it said you should normally do either metal lathe or tie-ins. There is a decent footing and the...
  14. Remodeling
    Hi There, The project I'm working on is for a downtown urban mixed use property renovation. I'm working with a small architectural firm. For the exterior of the building, the architect told me to 'pick paint colors' for all of the exterior (several components). I was a bit taken aback by...
  15. Windows and Doors
    Hi there, I'm wondering if there is a preferred type of material for affixing decorative exterior shutters to Hardie Board siding. Does it matter? I'm looking at these ones from Home Depot - https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.15-inch-x-60-inch-paintable-louvered-shutters.1000427076.html...
  16. General DIY Discussions
    So our pest control company did a shoddy job the first time blocking the underside of our house. Now they've removed that wire mesh and put up new wire mesh. However this left dozens of unsealed screw holes in our vinyl siding. As new homeowners we have no idea how to best repair/seal these...
  17. Painting
    Porch stain questions... New cedar posts and wood ceiling. Ive never stained exterior wood before. I am thinking of trying a gel stain so I have less mess when staining above my head. 1. What pre stain prep do I need to do on the wood? For interior projects I've lightly sanded and used Minwax...
  18. Painting
    I'm working (very, very slowly) on the repainting of my turn of the century home in Iowa. I've tried every paint stripping method in the book with varying degrees of success. Today I tried something new: I attached a carbide wheel to my Wagner Paint Eater and went at my wooden garage door (see...
  19. Insulation
    Hi there, I've got a house built in 1970 with a partial slab foundation. I'm doing some landscaping and I noticed that along the side of the house there is some foam insulation against the slab, starting right as the siding ends. It's badly decaying and I suspect it may have been installed...
  20. Painting
    Hi Fellow DIY'ers, i'm trying to figure out how to make 1x6 cedar T&G siding look as modern as possible for an exterior application. The knots make the wood look more rustic, but it's 4x's cheaper than an A grade cedar, so trying to make this material work. A local builder has used it to good...
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