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  1. Windows and Doors
    Half of my windows got replaced just three years ago during the ownership of former residents. I realized that there is a large gap btw trim and windows. All new windows has this gap but old ones do not. I am not sure if this is a concern but i am worried about water penetration. Should I fill...
  2. Windows and Doors
    Good evening all! I am in the process of finishing my basement and am a little confused on how to finish these windows. All are same as this one. I did hire out the framing and this is how it ends up. My plan was to frame inside again and then place boards of some sort into the lip right by the...
  3. Carpentry
    Hello all! I'm only semi-handy, and I have a problem I can't solve. I pulled a ratty old carpet up off of some beautiful old hardwood floors. I'll be sanding and staining the floor this weekend. So far, so good. My problem is this: with carpet and baseboard trim pulled up, there is a gap of as...
  4. Painting
    I'm sure it really comes down to personal preference, resell value, etc. but has anyone seen/pulled off black or dark colored trim (baseboards, casing, moulding etc.) combined with white walls? 150+ year old house with (soon to be) dark (brown/slate) engineered hardwood flooring. All of the...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hey all, Water damage to interior trim, which seems to be MDF. Sanded away the paint, and it seems like the water damage is mostly near the floor and doesn't go up too far. I suppose the next step is to cut the wet parts off; what tool what would you use? A type of hand saw or some kind of...
  6. Painting
    I’m painting the trim in our house with a semi gloss Benjamin Moore water based paint. I tested the trim prior to starting the project and confirmed it was a latex paint originally. I lightly sanded and used a deglosser twice then primed with zinnser. I did two coats of semi gloss about a week...
  7. Carpentry
    So I redid my floors in my house and now I’m finishing up the quarter round, The previous floors had quarter round before, but I can’t remember how these sections were done and I got carried away ripping everything off when I started and didn’t take any pictures. The second picture you can see I...
  8. Drywall & Plaster
    I just replaced some windows and added new trim. The new trim is thinner than the old, and I need to paint over the area that was once covered as well as repair a large gap. Pictures included. How would I match the texture of the wall to give a seamless appearance? What kind of texture is this...
  9. Carpentry
    Hello all... We have a sunken living room separated by a pony wall. The pony wall is angled at the step down. My problem is bringing the angle back to meet the flat edge of the wall. https://www.dropbox.com/s/l83czxbn9ncfx55/Photo%20Jun%2006%2C%202%2025%2009%20PM.jpg?dl=0 I’ve scribbled out a...
  10. Roofing/Siding
    I want to add siding to the sides of my patio cover. At the top of the cover is a drip edge only (see pic). In trying to figure out all the piece I’ll need, I can’t find an appropriate top piece to slide under the drip edge (I assume that’s what I need in this case). Like a j-channel with an...
  11. Painting
    I have a couple hundred feet of trim to paint in gold leaf. The only gold leaf I can find around here is the Krylon in quart containers. Does anyone know of a source where I could get gallons? Can this stuff be sprayed using an airless sprayer like any other water based paint? Normally I use a...
  12. Building & Construction
    Hi, I am replacing a few windows in my home and am wondering which parts of the exterior to caulk. The replacement windows are vinyl and are being installed in the existing openings. After the windows are installed the existing exterior trim on all 4 sides is being covered with new aluminum...
  13. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello, Background I have a 1950's home with plaster walls and cast iron baseboard style radiators. When I purchased the home, above the radiators running along each wall was quarter round caked with 50 years of paint. The quarter round was removed to paint the walls and radiators but never...
  14. General DIY Discussions
    Hi All, I am replacing a rotted out front porch column and was hoping someone might be able to assist me in determining what these 1x4 decorative boards are called. It looks like the 4x4 post is encased in these trim boards. I am normally pretty good about "Googling" my way to the correct...
  15. Painting
    I found some great looking poplar boards at HD yesterday, actually love the distressed looking green streaks and intend to use it for door trim. A friend told me the green will go away once it is poly'd so how can I protect it but not lose the color. I have finishing wax so maybe that's an option.
  16. Roofing/Siding
    Hey All - As mentioned in the title, I'm trying to figure out what material was used to construct the soffit and fascia board in my home. This home was built in 1999 in Texas. The fascia trim was damaged during a fence installation. The fascial material almost seems like there's thin...
  17. Building & Construction
    I am finishing the ceiling in the gazebo. Hip roof. Trim question: Need to trim the corners and around the rafters. The corner pieces came together fairly well but around the rafters I have decent sized gaps to hide behind the trim. Not sure what wood I should use to trim it with. I found a...
  18. Electrical
    Been looking for replacement trim only for a old damp rated recessed light that is used in several places: the shower, over a roman tub and outdoor under soffit over doors. They were installed in 1987. The problem is that the wires that hold the trim up are 6.5 inches apart. I can only find 6...
  19. Carpentry
    I have 2 openings (pass-throughs? no doors on either, so I'm trying to avoid calling them doorways) from my kitchen. One is 3ft wide, the other is 4 ft. The difference between everything I've Googled and my openings is that for each, one side of the opening is a plain, flat wall. That is, one...
  20. Painting
    I have new mdf pre-primed door casing. The pre-primed coat was pretty rough so I sanded it with 220 grit sandpaper. It appeared smooth but after applying primer and semi-gloss paint (proclassic with a sprayer) all of the microscratches are very visible when the light hits the trim. From...
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