How to Clean Paint Brushes: Paint like a PRO!

By Phil Benevides

How to Clean Paint Brushes: Paint like a PRO! When I first learned to snowboard, lesson one was how to stop. With that idea in mind before we go any farther with this ACC How to Paint like a PRO series, lets learn How to Clean Paint Brushes, before we even get them loaded with…

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Paint One Side of Your House, Once a Year

By Robert Robillard

Paint One Side of Your House a Year – Save Time and Money Painting your house yourself can be a daunting task, not to mention it’s a big commitment of time.  It can also be rewarding and if you have the time, it can certainly save you money.  Once you get past the time is…

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How to Make A Custom Slate Chalkboard

By Robert Robillard

Custom Slate Chalkboard In this article we will show you how we cut a 100 year-old authentic schoolhouse chalkboard and created a custom frame in which to hang it. A client of ours came across some an old slate blackboard that was salvaged from an old Massachusetts boarding school. This blackboard was originally installed in…

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Tile Back Buttering

By Robert Robillard

What is Tile Back Buttering? by Phil Green Unless you, or know someone is in the tile industry, this phase may be uncommon to you.  Tile Back Butteringis the term used to describe the technique of applying setting material (thin set) to the back of your tile and natural stone. A successful tile installation is…

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How Fix A Slow Toilet Leak

By Robert Robillard

How To Repair A Toilet with the Phantom Flush I recently discovered my toilet would add water periodically, every 15 minutes to be exact. This water cycle sounds like a small amount is leaking into the toilet bowl, necessitating the auto-fill to turn on. My gut told me that I had what’s affectionately called a…

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Installing A Wall Safe

By Robert Robillard

How To Install A Wall Safe: Most crimes committed are related to theft of personal property from a residential location. There are many precautions you can take to secure your home  from locking  your house to installing an alarm.   Installing a wall safe is also a way to further secure items inside your home.  …

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Dishwasher Buying Guide

By Robert Robillard

Older dishwashers, ten years or more, are neither energy efficient nor water efficient.  Often times using between 8 an  15 gallons of water per cycle.  Purchasing a new Energy Star rated dishwasher can save you 1,000 gallons or more water per year as well as use 10-13% less energy.  The following dishwasher buying guide can help you…

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How to Build a Custom Cabinet

By Scott Arnold

How to Build a Custom Laundry Cabinet Laundry Cabinet This article will focus on “How to Build a Custom Cabinet.”   More specifically, a cabinet that is designed to hide four laundry baskets. The customer wanted a paint grade cabinet to put  between her two bedroom windows.  she wanted two doors in order to keep her…

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