Can I Paint Exterior Wood, or Will it Cause It to Hold Moisture – and Rot?

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Exterior wood that's painted will eventually peel, but staining it can achieve that same painted look – with longer-lasting results.  Learn what steps to take to prep the wood beforehand, including tips on exactly which primer to use. 

Best Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Father’s Day

Check out our guide to the best Father's Day gifts for the home improvement-loving Dad in your life! Whatever his DIY comfort level, we’ve got a great selection of time-saving tools, money-saving tech, and more. Click through to find something that will be sure to bring a smile to Dad’s face this year.

Scotchblue Painter’s Tape Makes Paint Prep Easy

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Want professional-looking paint lines? New ScotchBlue Painter's Tape with Advanced Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector makes them easy to achieve. The tape is available in two versions perfect for a variety of surfaces, and offers improved resistance to paint seepage.

Preventing Burglars from Ruining Your Vacation, Home Inspection Tips for Buyers and Sellers and Easy A/C Install Tips to Keep Cool in Summer

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Summer vacation season is often a bonanza for burglars.  Tom and Leslie share simple and low-cost steps you can take right how to keep your home safe.  Plus if you are planning to buy or sell a home, you do not want to do that without getting a professional home inspector.  The President of the American Society of Home Inspectors stops by with tips.  And find out how to safely install a room air conditioner, plus your calls about, repairing hardwood floors, air flow, contractor problems, painting a front door, repairing a linoleum floor, window replacement, mold on patio, attic insulation, stair repair, drainage issues.

Drought Resistant Lawns, Quietest A/C in America, Tips for Basement Remodeling and more

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Tired of paying high water bills for watering your lawn?  Get tips on how to find and install drought resistant grass.  Plus, find out about a new air conditioner that is breaking new ground by being the quietest in America, as well as energy efficient. Get tips on how to select flooring for damp spaces like basements, plus your calls on, carpenter bees, bald spots lawn, painting columns, water pressure, level a house, roof leaks, clean tile floors, light bulbs, mold on decks, clean siding, roof replacement.