Black & Decker The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair by Quayside

By Quayside

With over 2,000 beautiful, crystal-clear illustrations, your DIY domestic maintenance have by no means been more uncomplicated. And now, in an up-to-date compact measurement, there’s no activity website this booklet can’t handle.
What do you do whilst issues holiday? If you’re like most folks, you could have techniques: name a repairman or pay for expensive replacements. but when you’ve ever wanted for a 3rd selection, this is often your ebook: a one-volume encyclopedia of selfmade fixes that might prevent funds, time, and frustration as you develop into your house handy-person.

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For deeper holes, apply a shallow first coat, then scratch a crosshatch pattern in the wet plaster. Let it dry, then apply second coat of plaster. Let the plaster dry, and sand it lightly. Use texture paint or wallboard compound to recreate any surface texture. Practice on heavy cardboard until you can duplicate the wall's surface. Prime and paint the area to finish the repair. Variation: Holes in plaster can also be patched with wallboard. Score the damaged surface with a utility knife and chisel out the plaster back to the center of the closest framing members.

Pliers. Get the mortar or thinset adhesive out of the grout joints with a small screwdriver and a cloth . Also, wipe away any adhesive from the surface of the tiles, using a wet sponge. Let the area dry for 24 hours (or according to the manufacturer's recommendations). Use a putty knife to apply grout to the joints. Fill in low spots by applying and smoothing extra grout with you r finge r. Use the round edge of a toothbrush handle to create a concave grout line, if desired . You must now grout the joint.

Tuck the carpet edge into the space between the wood strip and the baseboard using a 4" wallboard knife. If the carpet is still loose, trim the edge with a utility knife and stretch it again I How to Glue Loose Seams Remove the old tape from under the carpet seam. Cut a Pull up both edges of the carpet and set the hot iron strip of new seam tape and place it under the carpet so it's centered along the seam with the adhesive facing up. Plug in the seam iron and let it heat up. squarely onto the tape.

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