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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hey everyone! I am wondering if someone could explain the cause of these drywall stains. I know the previous owners were smokers and they also neglected basic household maintenance for years. I would love to know what may have caused these stains: imgur.com/a/DVula
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi, Couple days ago I power washed my driveway. I was able to remove all of the stains and dirt. Next day I have noticed a fresh black stains - probably from a tree - I was not able to clean them using the power wash. I also tried Dish soap + hot water and bleach mixed with water. I would...
  3. Plumbing
    Hey guys! We moved into a home that has a porcelain sink that acquires stains EASILY. You put a glass of water in the sink - the next day, there's a yellow circle that's hard to remove. I do not wish to spend 20 minutes a day trying to get rid of the stains by using harsh chemicals, so I...
  4. Painting
    I have a back porch with a roof, so it's open on three sides. The floorboards and stair treads toward the ends are looking pretty weathered and I'm guessing that the horizontal surfaces should be coated with something. I don't know what kind of wood this is or what was used to stain/paint it...
  5. Flooring
    Hi Folks, My Wife and I recently purchased a home near San Diego. It was built in the 70's (yes- a shag pad) and had beige carpet on the floating stairs to the loft. I removed the carpet to uncover beautiful timbers. The wood is soft, I think it's pine or fir. The question is what is the...
  6. Flooring
    How to Repair Spot Damaged Carpet If you've ever had carpet then you know just how difficult it is to keep stains off of it. If you have kids or pets then it is impossible to keep clean and stain free. Try this to repair stain damaged carpet...
  7. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I am remodeling a kitchen and just put in some natural travertine tiles. What product would be best to seal it from stains? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  8. Painting
    I have used Bear plus solid deck stain- two words- stay away! It peeled in places so bad I have to re-do the whole thing. I am looking for the best product so I can get a few years in without having to redo it. I am going with solid because that is what is already there. I need something that...
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