XO Rust Spray Paint Video Watch this video to see how I used XO Rust spray paint to restore a rusted piece of wrought-iron patio furniture. The test panels will be just after the music interlude. Please watch this video and then click REPLY and write me a short note as to what you thought Read More »
Restore Patio Tile Grout QUESTION #1: Tim, my outdoor deck is a concrete slab with gorgeous tile on it. The grout is a mess and I believe I have to replace it. The quotes to do this work took my breath away. How does one make the determination if the grout needs to be replaced? Read More »
Ask the Builder Podcast 24 Paint Odor Blocker: Paint Odor Blocker - Tim Carter, the founder of AsktheBuilder.com, chats with Colleen in the Washington DC area about a lingering paint odor in a bedroom. The room was painted nearly three months ago and the odor persists. Tim suggests a little-known product to block the Read More »
"The paint is a single-component moisture-curing urethane. Urethanes are one of the stickiest paints you can buy." Rustproof MD Paint Checklist primer and finish coat in one sticks well to slightly rusted metal paint steel or aluminum two coats five hours apart provide the best protection thin with acetone RustProof MD Paint - Paint Rusty Read More »
A Bucket Of Water Question #1: Tim, I was really grossed out this past weekend. A toilet clogged in our home and while using a normal plunger some of the nasty water squirted up on me. It was horrible. Then you have to clean the yucky plunger. ICK!!! Is there a safer and more sanitary Read More »
Ask the Builder Podcast 8 Highlights: Karen's wondering if she needs a new paver or blacktop drive. Tim has a better idea. Brian needs some tips about painting the inside of a concrete block building Lauren wonders about attic framing lumber, a slanted floor and some cracks in her home Tim shares a funny Read More »
Three Calls - Three Happy Homeowners Chuck convinces Tim to get back in front of the microphone Vic has a tilted concrete patio and needs to level it Sandy's house paint is peeling, she wants to whitewash it TJ wants to be his own contractor on his house building project - good idea or now Read More »
Vinyl siding paint works best when it is a blend of urethane and acrylic resin. Vinyl siding soaks up heat and therefore has a high expansion/contraction rate. Painting vinyl siding with the proper paint will leave a lasting color for a long time.
Perfect wood stains on soft wood are hard to get unless you use a professional secret. The wood stain magic of professional painters has been kept from us for many years. The secrets of getting perfect results when staining any wood are now revealed!