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How to Repaint Gold Fixtures

Brass and gold finish fixtures are common in many homes. Once popular, these gold fixtures are now considered outdated. However, replacing fixtures in your home can be expensive. Instead of completely replacing your fixtures, update them with spray paint. Many different brands of spray paint manufac

Types of Pipe Couplings

Pipe fittings and couplings are used in most piping projects.plumbing image by Inger Anne Hulb?|kdal from Fotolia.comThere are many different types of pipe couplings on the market, but they can be classified into a much smaller group of similar objects. Keep in mind that not all couplings...

Window Replacement Can Be Economical

With economic conditions being what they are, many consumers are deciding to put off purchasing a new home and instead, improve their existing homes through maintenance and home improvements. When con

How to Monitor Temperature & Humidity

Greenhouse gardeners, ranging from those who cultivate vegetables in the winter to save a buck to those who nurture prize-winning orchids, all need exacting control over the temperature and humidity of their greenhouses. The first step to controlling the temperature and humidity of any greenhouse is

Spray Foam Ceiling Insulation For Your Home

Your home can be insulated in many different ways. Insulation is a good investment. You will pay less for your utility bills, also. Your home can be more comfortable in the winter months. It will also feel better in the summer heat. Several kinds of insulation are available. Spray foam ceiling insul

Caterpillars on Roses

Caterpillars are the larvae of moths and butterflies, and many species like to feed on roses. Usually it's not necessary to treat plants because the damage they cause isn't serious. However, a few caterpillar species cause extensive damage. You can mitigate damage by choosing rose varieties that are

How to Apply Webbing to a Chair

Entertaining family and friends for picnics and home barbecues is a summer activity everyone enjoys. The more the merrier could become a problem when there is not enough seating. Your lawn chairs might be showing their age or are in need of repair. Weaving a chair is a quick home project, and colorf

How to Use a Husky Portable 3 Gallon Electric Air Compressor

The Husky 3 gallon air compressor is a lightweight and portable air compressor. This type of compressor is used for shooting finishing nails or staples, filling tires and operating small air tools. The compressor is powered by a 1.5 horse power motor and is capable of putting out 2.5 cubic feet of a

How to Restring Top-Down/Bottom-Up Cellular Shades

Cellular shades have a honeycomb construction that reduces heat loss through the window and provides ultra-violet protection. Treat top-down, bottom-up shades as two blinds, one above the other. They have separate cords and controls for the top and bottom sections, so you can raise and lower them in

Patio Heaters For Winter Warmth

Patio heaters were initially made for commercial use specifically in bars and restaurants to keep visitors warm during cold winter days. Now it is being widely used in many households as it facilitates to keep exterior and outdoor areas warm and cozy.

How to Keep the Kitchen Sink Bright White

After your kitchen sink is first installed, it's unlikely to remain bright white unless you never use it. Over time, your sink will suffer from soap scum dirt and food stains that make its surface appear dull and dingy. Fortunately, you can remedy the issue with some periodic care that will help kee

How to Cover an Exposed Basement Ceiling

Exposed ceiling beams in a basement have an unfinished look. There are two main options for covering an exposed basement ceiling -- drywall or a dropped ceiling. A dropped ceiling may make the space feel shorter than it is, so drywall is typically the best option. You will need a friend to help with

How to Fix a Ripped Porch Screen

So you want to fix a ripped porch screen. Most porch screens are made from roll-out metal mesh that's attached to the wooden frames of your porch. The downside to this is once the screen is torn, there's no real way to replace it; like paper, once it's ripped, it's ripped. The good news is that repl