Month: May 2015

6 Secrets to Silky Smooth Paint

By Scott Sidler • May 25, 2015


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


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


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


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 […]