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How to Spackle: A Complete Guide for Your Home

Damaged drywall can come from nearly anywhere. Holes in the wall from pins or nails where art has been hung, holes from accidents, or scratches from moving furniture. These and other such indentations,

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How to Apply Polycrylic to Wood

There’s nothing quite like a natural wood finish on cabinets, tables, doors, desks, and other types of furniture around the home. Enhancing the beautiful natural grain and protecting wood surfaces is

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How to Paint Metal File Cabinets and Lockers

Re-purposing or sprucing up metal cabinets is a trendy way to add unique pieces to your home. Want to try out this cool trend? Keep reading to find out how to paint metal cabinets, file cabinets, and even

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A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Cut Galvanized Pipe

Many home improvement projects require the need to cut a galvanized pipe. You may have a plumbing project which requires the need to fit a new pipe extension into an existing pipe. Or, you may be using

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A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Lacquer Wood

Using lacquer to finish your wood piece can provide you a nice clear coat that is durable and attractive. This will ensure your wood piece lasts and always has a nice luster to it. Knowing how to lacquer

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What is a Scroll Saw?

If you have a need to create intricate curves and patterns in your woodworking project, you may have considered investing in a scroll saw. This delicate saw offers you the ability to cut very detailed

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How to Paint Unfinished Rough Wood and Furniture

Finding the key pieces of furniture when decorating your house can seem like finding a needle in the haystack. You may already have a great table or hutch, but the color isn’t right.Learning how to paint

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How to Paint Porcelain

Bring new life to old porcelain items by giving them a new pop of color or by simply refinishing the old paint. Whether you want to do a small project or are looking into refinishing your large bathroom

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How to Paint a Faux Brick Look on a Wall

Brick inside of the home is very common along walls and around the fireplace. Faux brick, while not the real thing, is also used to mimic the brick look in areas that it isn’t feasible. If you’re looking

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How to Paint a Mirror Frame

​You found the perfect mirror for a great price, but the frame is a weird color or the paint is stripping. You may be wondering how to paint a mirror frame and the solution is much easier than you anticipated. Quick

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How to Select and Spray Polyurethane Finish

As you complete your woodworking projects, you will want to add a finishing coat to the wood surface for protection. This will add a layer of shine and prevent your wood material from drying out. Polyurethane

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How to Paint a Lampshade with Chalk Paint

When you want to spruce up an old lamp but don’t want to ruin it’s original integrity then opting to paint the lamp shade is a great way to give it new life. Due to it’s ease of use and interesting

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