Month: February 2016

Deciphering the Sandpaper Puzzle

By Scott Sidler | February 29, 2016

Sandpaper is an integral part of any almost every kind of home repair, especially finish work. Painting, carpentry, refinishing, flooring, woodworking. They all require sanding at some point in the process so it’s imperative to know what you’re doing. There […]

Is It Worth Paying More For Paint?

By Scott Sidler | February 22, 2016

is it worth paying more for paint

What’s the best paint? Honestly, there is no single answer to this question, but I get asked this on a regular basis. I posted about my favorite water-based and favorite oil-based paints before, but neither can be definitively qualified as […]

How To: Pick the Right Caulk

By Scott Sidler | February 15, 2016

how to pick the right caulk

Caulk is often a way overused item in old houses, but abuse doesn’t rule out proper use. And proper use of the right caulk can literally save your old house from big damage. In this post I’ll not only show […]

8 Ways to Find Romance in an Old House

By Scott Sidler | February 8, 2016

8 ways to find romance in an old house

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and I’m feeling a bit romantic today. Sometimes you have to take a break from the sawdust and flaking paint to stand back and appreciate what it is you truly have. And while Valentine’s Day is […]

Avoid the Tyranny of the Lowest Bidder

By Scott Sidler | February 1, 2016

lowest bidder

Getting multiple bids for your project is a good idea whether you are a homeowner or a government entity. And when you get multiple bids someone is bound to be the lowest bidder and someone is bound to be the […]