LESLIE: Andrew from Missouri is on the line and has a question about staining deck. What’s going on at your money pit? ANDREW: Built a deck with pressure-treated lumber a little over – well, it was a little under a year ago. And everybody had said – everybody I talked to had said I needed Read the full article…
LESLIE: Phyllis in New York is working on staining new deck. How can we help? PHYLLIS: Well, I was wondering how long I had to wait. But the deck was replaced. Was treated lumber. And I was told that I had to wait six months before it’s going to be stained. Is that true? TOM: Read the full article…
LESLIE: Ruth in Pennsylvania is on the line with some questions about stain on oak kitchen cabinets. How can we help you? RUTH: I have oak cabinets in my kitchen. And they were beautiful when they were put in but that was in 1977. TOM: Well, OK. RUTH: They’re getting pretty shabby looking. TOM: I Read the full article…
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.
Find out how natural non-toxic wood stains can be made from coffee, tea, raspberries, vinegar and walnut hulls. Find out how to apply and protect organic wood stains.
Want to get years of use from your wooden shed, or another wooden outdoor structure? The key is to prep, paint and stain them correctly. Learn how to protect exterior wood for optimal function and appearance.
Want to step up your kitchen but don't have the budget for a major makeover? Tom and Leslie deliver five kitchen updates you can do for under a 1,000 bucks, plus answers to your questions.
Is there one area of your home that seems hard to cool and even harder to heat? Tom & Leslie have advice on split ductless air conditioner technology that may be the solution. Plus, if you’ve noticed the borders around your lawn, driveway, walk or patio are looking a bit frazzled, there’s a new brick product out on the market that can make that look super sharp in no time. And with a season change just ahead, do you know the one thing that can help you cut energy costs more than anything else? It’s getting a home energy audit. Get advice on a no-cost DIY version that’s helped over 9 million homeowners, along with answers to your questions about, animal odors, anchoring furniture, adding a bathroom, drainage, painting a basement floor, staining a porch, removing tiles, eliminating pests.
Severe summer storms can strike at any moment, no matter where you are. Tom & Leslie have tips to help you make sure you’re ready. Plus, using recycled or “reclaimed” wood for projects is a great idea. We’ll tell you the best places to find it, and get tips for building solid deck footings. Plus your answers to, refurbishing countertops, painting wallpapered walls, paneling, staining cabinets, ceiling cracks, leaky faucets, eliminating ants, renovate a bathroom, water heaters, cleaning a linoleum floor.
Summer is the season for lots of outdoor activities including holding a garage sale! Tom and Leslie have tips to clear clutter and maybe make a few bucks. Plus, patio projects are also popular now. Roger Cook from This Old House stops by with tips to help build your own. Plus, answers to your questions about, electrical systems, patio cracks, staining concrete, squeaky wood floors, cleaning cabinets, roof stains, cracking grout, wood burning stoves, ceiling tile removal, molding repair, and choosing paint colors.