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. 

Solving Paint Problems #0102171

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TOM: Coast to coast and floorboards to shingles, this is The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show. I’m Tom Kraeutler. LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete. TOM: Pick up the phone, give us a call, right now, because we want to hear from you about your home improvement project. What are you working on? What are Read the full article…

Picking the Perfect Holiday Tree #1212161

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TOM: Coast to coast and floorboards to shingles, this is The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show. I’m Tom Kraeutler. LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete. TOM: And Happy Holidays to all. Well, I know that you’re probably just running around going nuts this weekend, just trying to get ready for Christmas and for New Year’s Read the full article…

Tips for Painting Ceramic Tile, Apps that Help in Disasters and Tips to Keep Mold Away

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Have you ever tried to paint a surface that just didn’t seem to want to be painted, like ceramic tile or a countertop, for example?  Tom and Leslie have a review on a finish that handles those surfaces and more.  Plus, when a disaster strikes, there is often mass confusion.  Hear how FEMA is solving this with a handy new app that has everything you need to know in one place.  And if you are about to close a vacation home, boat, or RV – there’s a good chance you may find mold when you open it next spring.  We’ve got tips to stop that from happening and answers to your calls about, eliminating bugs, HVAC options, basement cracks, gutters, wood floor products, dehumidifiers, slow drains, concrete patios.