Month: June 2019

Why is Silicone Caulk Bad For Wood?

By Scott Sidler • June 24, 2019

why is silicone caulk bad for wood

I get a lot of comments from people wondering why I don’t use silicone caulk on things like leaky wood windows or doors. Silicone seems to be the savior of the caulk aficionado. The creme de la creme of the […]

Bringing Old Hardware Back to Life

By Scott Sidler • June 17, 2019

bringing old hardware back to life

Nothing beats the solid bronze and brass window hardware you typically find on old houses. And the patina of antique bronze? Get outta here! It is solid stuff that can stand the test of time much better than the cheap […]

How To: Restore a Wood Deck

By Scott Sidler • June 10, 2019

When the weather turns warm we all want to go outside and enjoy it, and having a deck is a great way to do that. Like anything outdoors, a wood deck needs regular care and maintenance to look its best […]

Picking the Right Dust Mask

By Scott Sidler • June 3, 2019

Whether you’re a DIYer or a professional renovator you need to protect your lungs from the assorted stuff floating around the air as you work and picking the right dust mask is extremely important. Some of these airborne meanies are […]