Machine Mixing Concrete | Video

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QUIKRETE Concrete Mixes can be successfully mixed by hand or machine mixed. For larger projects, machine mixing concrete is often the best method. When working with cement-based mixes, always wear rubber gloves and safety glasses. During concrete mixing and placing procedures, machine mixed concrete should be mixed in a barrel mixer mixing. Blades in a Read the full article…

Veneer Stone Mortar Application | Video

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The addition of veneer stone can turn an ordinary wall, column or fireplace into an elegant and distinctive home feature. Natural stone or lightweight manufactured stone veneers can be applied over a wide range of substrates including masonry block, poured concrete walls and plywood sheeting. With a little careful planning, creativity, and puzzle-solving skills, stone Read the full article…

DIY Shouldn’t be Dangerous: How to Find Safer Paint Strippers

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Do-it-yourselfers buy and use a wide array of chemical products and accompanying safety equipment for their home projects. But many weekend warriors don’t know that a particular class of paint strippers containing two toxic chemicals: methylene chloride and NMP, pose major dangers even while using your typical safety equipment. Luckily, these toxic chemicals may soon Read the full article…

How To Replace A Light Fixture With A Ceiling Fan | Video

A ceiling fan is a great way to make any room more comfortable. It can also help reduce your home’s heating and cooling costs. To replace a light fixture with a fan, all you’ll need is about two hours and some basic supplies. Here’s what you’ll need for this intermediate-level project: TOOLS Circuit Tester Ladder Read the full article…

Building a Stucco Wall | Video

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Building a stucco wall has proven to be one of the most enduring, versatile, and weather-resistant exterior wall finishes available. With its variety of colors and textures, stucco continues to be one of the most popular wall systems. Stucco can be applied over standard, wood frame walls in a three-coat process and over masonry and Read the full article…

How to Hand-Mix Concrete | Video

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QUIKRETE Concrete Mixes can be successfully mixed by hand or machine-mixed. For smaller projects, hand-mixing is often the best method. When working with cement mixes, always wear rubber gloves and safety glasses during concrete mixing and placing procedures. Hand-mixing can be done in a plastic mortar tub or wheelbarrow with a shovel or hoe. When Read the full article…

How To Distress Butcher Block Countertops| Video

There’s nothing like butcher block countertops, especially if it looks well worn. Save yourself the trouble and the expense of finding a perfectly distressed butcher block countertop by distressing one yourself. All you need is a couple hours and a few basic tools and supplies. Here’s what you need to have on hand to take Read the full article…

How to Build Deck Footings | Video

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When building decks or other permanent structures, local building codes typically require the use of concrete footings. Before proceeding with your deck construction, consult with your local building department to determine requirements for the specific deck footings for your area. These requirements will include minimum diameter and minimum depth of the footings. Footings, typically, must Read the full article…

How to Build an Outdoor Bar with Concrete Block | Video

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An outdoor bar is a great focal point of any backyard patio and ideal for entertaining throughout the year. The bar can be a simple design or as elaborate as you can imagine. Even with a built-in refrigerator, a BBQ Grill, shelves and even a sink, but either way, it can be customized to fit Read the full article…

How to Build a Natural Stone Paver Patio | Video

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Building a natural stone paver patio, or a walkway,can be a functional and beautiful addition to your backyard landscape, and with proper planning, attention to detail and a little hard work, you can achieve a long-lasting natural stone patio paver regardless of your skill level and experience. Begin by marking the outside dimensions of the Read the full article…

Building a Dry Stack Block Wall with QUIKWall | Video

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Building a garden wall, a planter, mailbox enclosure…or even an outdoor kitchen, can be as easy as stack and stucco with QUIKWall Surface Bonding Cement. The construction process is quick and easy for even the novice  do-it-yourselfer with professional results. QUIKWall Surface Bonding Cement is a special fiberglass reinforced stucco that is simply troweled over Read the full article…

Building a Concrete Lawn Borders | Video

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There is no better way to add curb appeal and value to your home than adding a concrete lawn border. Concrete borders can be used to define your lawn, flower beds and pathways, adding a clean, finished look to your home’s landscaping. Concrete lawn borders can be poured at virtually any depth or width and Read the full article…

How to Build a Walkway with QUIKRETE Walkmaker | Video

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Building a new concrete walkway can seem like a challenging and time-consuming home project, but with a QUIKRETE Walkmaker, creating a new walkway or garden path can be completed in a few easy steps. The QUIKRETE Walkmaker is a reusable two-foot by two-foot plastic form made of recycled plastic. The Walkmaker form can simply be Read the full article…