Month: May 2015

6 Secrets to Silky Smooth Paint

By Scott Sidler | May 25, 2015

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Okay, this isn’t really a secret like professional painters are guarding this information jealously, hoping and praying you’ll never find out. There are no secret paint police to prevent the¬†average homeowner from knowing their tricks. It’s just plain good sense […]

Preservation Lies

By Scott Sidler | May 18, 2015

Preservation-Lies

I feel like I post on this topic more than almost anything else, but until the truth is readily known, I feel it’s my obligation to let the world know how badly government and industries (like the replacement window industry) […]

How Your Roofer is Destroying Your House

By Scott Sidler | May 11, 2015

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Your roof is your home’s main line of defense against water intrusion. It gets baked by the sun, drenched in the rain, and covered by snow and ice.¬†It is the workhorse of your house and does its job without complaint, […]

How To: Use Boiled Linseed Oil (Safely)

By Scott Sidler | May 4, 2015

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Boiled Linseed Oil (BLO) is a common item in my shop and in a lot of woodworker’s shops. It is a great oil treatment for woods, leaving a smooth touch on the surface. It revitalizes old dried wood and gives […]