Month: March 2017

How To: Use A ProScraper Like a Pro (Video)

By Scott Sidler • March 27, 2017

how to use a proscraper like a pro

What’s the most valuable tool in my restoration arsenal? Well, it depends on the job, but most of our jobs have something to do with scraping paint, and that means I need my ProScraper. If you haven’t heard of it […]

Fighting Broken Window Theory

By Scott Sidler • March 20, 2017

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For those of you who haven’t heard of it before, the “broken window theory” is the idea that by working to prevent small crimes like vandalism and other misdemeanors, neighborhoods will be sparred the larger and more serious crimes that […]

Original Materials Are Better

By Scott Sidler • March 13, 2017

original materials are better

This has been a fun trip down the path toward Proving Preservation with you guys. I’ve gotten some great feedback from readers and hope you’ll continue to give me your thoughts. After all, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man […]

Old Building, Green Building

By Scott Sidler • March 6, 2017

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“The greenest building is the one that is already built.” – Architect Carl Elefante That’s what it comes down to today, doesn’t it? In this age of sustainable, environmentally smart, green consumerism, we want buildings that are as green as we are. […]