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How to Hang Wallpaper Like the Pros
Wallpaper is more than just an alternative to paint. It’s a quick way to get a bold graphic or patterned look on a wall while covering up most stains and marks. However, wallpaper does take a little patience and a lot of practice to get right. With this basic breakdown of the steps, you’ll be ready to cover the walls like a pro.
How to Clean Stained or Dirty Tile Grout
Grout is essential to every tile installation to seal the gaps between tiles and maintain constant pressure to keep them in place without cracking. Yet since it’s a porous material, dirt and mildew tend to accumulate on the surface and resist your routine efforts to clean the floor or shower. Try these tricks and tips for cleaning grout anywhere in the home without damaging it or the tile.
How and When You Should Clean Your Chimney
Chimneys should be safety features that help funnel sparks, fumes, and smoke out of the home. Yet, they can become the very cause of a dangerous house fire when left neglected for too long. Here’s how to know when to clean a chimney and how to do it yourself.
8 Ways to Use Timers Around the House
Timers are versatile household tools that are all too often relegated only to kitchen duty. Yet, these simple manual or digital devices can make a big difference all around the house. There are more ways than you think to put these tools to good use. Here are eight new ways to try timing yourself around the house.
How to Paint a Ceramic Tub or Sink
Chips, scratches, stains, and dullness can all leave the fixture looking less than its best. Ceramic or porcelain can be particularly tricky to paint, but it’s feasible with the proper preparation and materials. The new finish will look good and should last for a few years with regular use and careful cleaning.