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Painted Latex Over Oil Paint

The real solution is to remove the paint or to replace the trims so a good bonding paint is the key. Two products that do a decent job of avoiding stripping the paint to fix the problem are Paso and Liquid Sand Paper. Both products sort of melt the latex paint and oil...

Painting Brick

Once the brick is painted it is difficult to remove all the paint. The paint absorbs into the brick mortar and does not easily come off. Painting brick is much more common because brick colors often date the house and may need color updating. The vision and value of...

Refinish Kitchen Cabinets

Cleaning cabinets is risky because the grease and oil residue that typically coats your cabinets also softens and destroys the cabinet finish. Removing the grease and oil from your cabinets usually removes the clear coat stain or paint on the cabinets themselves which...

Windows to Help Reduce Noise

The interior storm panels do cut noise a little. Some sound transmits through the window weight sash pockets in the old double hung windows so the storm panels may be of limited effect for cutting sound. The panels will help cut the sound but maybe not as much as you...

Radiant Hot Water In-Floor Heat

The liquid in your radiant heat system is circulated by a pump or pumps from your boiler. The flow of hot water or liquid to each room must be balanced according to the heat-loss from insulation or lack of it, amount of glass or doors in the room, sunlight, etc., in...