Month: May 2014

Rotted Wood Repair with Abatron Epoxy

By Scott Sidler • May 26, 2014

How to repair rotted wood

You live in an old house? Good! Then you have rotted wood and know the frustration and worries it can cause. When a tree is still alive, water is its best friend, but after we turn that tree into lumber, […]

How To Strip Paint (Part 3 Steam Heat)

By Scott Sidler • May 19, 2014


This is the last post in our 3 part series on how to strip paint. In the first one, I talked about working with chemical strippers and when and how to use them. Last week, we delved into the world […]

How To Strip Paint (Part 2 Scrape Like a Pro)

By Scott Sidler • May 12, 2014


This may be the least exciting method of paint removal, but I have found it to be one of the best ways to remove decades of old paint quickly and cleanly. If you can learn how to strip paint without […]

How To Strip Paint (Part 1 Chemical Strippers)

By Scott Sidler • May 5, 2014


I know a lot of you have questions about stripping paint from old woodwork. I know because it’s one of the topics I get emailed about the most. So, I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. There are three […]