Nov , This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to warm up a chilly concrete wall I have never seen a basement wall done this way and for good reason Yes to I have brick walls in my basement and I want to cover it with dry wall, should I put insulation between the brick wall and the drywall
Learn how to beef up your wall s weather protection in four easy steps Tom Silva replies Filling walls with a fluffy layer of fiberglass insulation is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to make your home more energy Unfaced batts should be covered with mil plastic or MemBrain (shown), a breathable sheet.
Jun , CNET reader Jason wants to know if he has to get a TV specifically rated to work outside, or if any TV will do Geoff Morrison helps We have a covered porch that s screaming for a television I m not worried about Is that my only route, or are there certain TVs that do better in the heat or cold of outside
Plywood sheathing lb builder s felt or housewrap Fiber cement siding Hot dipped galvanized or stainless steel nails Paintable exterior caulk Exterior paint Replace Rotten Sheathing If needed, replace the sheathing behind the siding using plywood covered with builder s felt or housewrap Cut Fiber Cement
Apr , Plaster and stucco can both be applied much the same way with the same textures and thicknesses, but the main ingredients in each are what make them Stucco, sometimes called render by our neighbors across the pond, is an exterior coating that historically wasn t much different from lime plasters.
Jan , I tanked a wall with Storm dry so now I have to PVA it (apply glue) and put a scratch coat before rendering I did some Hello Kirk, I have a regular old cinder block wall in my backyard I would like to finish it in some way Once I get the cinder blocks in place and mortared I need to stucco the exterior.
Oct , I cover topics ranging from decorating ideas, product picks, Houzz More From the original converted old factories and warehouses that caught the eye of artists and designers looking for cheaper rents, to today s sleek Here are ways to bring a little or a lot of industrial style to your home for less.
Needless to say, I ve have to paint over wood paneling quite a bit in my house and have tried several methods The method that I ve found works best is actually the easiest as well! And the picture above is the FINAL paneled wall in our house finally covered with paint! This wall is part of a DIY series where Lauren and I are
Apr , It also is a another curtain behind which to hide cleaning supplies on the sly (Or, hey, you can paint your lines lime green as in the lead photo above.) (Image credit Buzzfeed) A C Window Units Hot weather is coming, believe it or not, and that means your wall unit will make its way into your window
Aug , It was not cheap But it was the only sure way to both seal the cavity and insulate it A little goes a long ways with this stuff too! It tooks us about two days, with five us us (and no babysitter so really four of us), to cover all of the walls with tongue and groove Now comes the big decision to paint or not to paint
To prevent water pipes from freezing in cold weather Open cabinet doors under sinks located on outside walls Leave hot and cold water dripping in faucets Put foam covers over outdoor spigots Insulate water pipes with foam pipe insulation Watch this video to find out more.
Dec , Well, I m determined to get it right this time (for at least a year or so) and that required the addition of a plank wall I have wanted If you re a perfectionist you ll want to forgo my method ) However If you re looking for even more plank wall tutorial goodness, my friends have got you covered There are