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  1. Painting
    What paint should I use to paint front door? The paint would go on two surfaces: steel or aluminum (door) and frame (wood). The door appears to have been painted previously with Comex Flex Glow (Acrylic Enamel). A colleague of mine was telling me that I should use “Sherwin Williams Emerald...
  2. Building & Construction
    I just bought a 2nd home and my first item on to-do list is redoing the front deck. I'm thinking about going country w/ white railings and some rocking chairs (thinking Cracker Barrel countryside feel). I've never shopped for railings before. Looking for advice on what to look for or what might...
  3. Windows and Doors
    Hi! I have a rental where the renter had to call a locksmith to fix an old front door lever-type handle b/c the mechanism inside wasn't working. Long story short, the locksmith said they couldn't fix it and put on a full new knob type set, but the screen door now won't close b/c the knob...
  4. Carpentry
    We have an old Mortise handleset on our front door. One with a handle and thumb-press on the outside and a door know on the inside. The problem is that the inside doorknob completely pulls out of the door if you pull on it. The knob itself pulls out as well as the stick part that goes into...
  5. Carpentry
    I have recently reburbished my own property in Herts, Hertfordshire. The whole process has been time comsuming and stressful. However, on a positive note I have in the process, dealt with a highly efficient and curtious company who made the final stage of fitting the windows and doors stress...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    Hi all. Newbie here and I appreciate any help in advance. My elderly mother had the lock on her UPVC front door replaced yesterday at a cost of £300. Is this normal? The handle on the door would turn up and down on it's spindle resulting in the door being unable to open. The mechanism and lock...
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