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Tips To Help You Get Home Improvement Done

If you’re looking for great ways to improve your home but don’t know where to start, read this article for great advice and tips. The information that you find below can not only help you to become an expert at home improvement, but may also help to increase the value of your home.

If you have any doors that squeak upon open or closing, try using a little lubricant. Apply a small amount of commercial lubricant to the door hinge and open and close the door to allow it to enter the crevices. You can also try this with cooking oil, though the results may not last as long as a commercially available lubricant.

Check with your local fire department to determine what you can, or cannot store in your garage. Storing combustible materials (such as gasoline or used oil) is usually prohibited. Fire departments can restrict the storage area in your garage to prevent fires or make it easier for them to control it.

To achieve the most even look when installing vinyl tiles, start applying them from the midpoint of the room. To do this, measure the room at its widest points, marking the halfway point of each line. Using a chalk line to mark the intersecting points, you can begin your tile installation at the perpendicular junction point, spreading outward toward the edges of the room.

Poke holes in your wall paper bubbles! Sometimes bubbles form when you are hanging wallpaper and you don’t notice them until it’s too late to pull the paper back and correct them. All is not lost! Just use a pin to pierce each bubble then carefully flatten it out against the wall.

When doing upgrades on your home, make sure you do not invest much into an upgrade that cannot possibly get you a return when you sell it. For example, do not pay $30,000 to upgrade a kitchen in a home that you paid $90,000 for if most houses in the area only sell for around $100,000.

Watch for carpet installation sales at local locations of national home improvement retailers. They will often offer installation for a low, low cost to encourage carpet purchases. This is a great time to have new carpet put into your home, as the cost of labor and installation, often can exceed the cost of the actual product.

Do not wait until December to start winterizing your home, and start in autumn, instead. Weatherstripping and other products that depend on adhesives will stick better while the air and surface temperatures are still warmer, and you need not wait until it’s frigid outside to perform tasks like insulating pipes in the crawlspace.

Now that you know a little bit more about home improvement, you are all set to embark on the around the house project of your choosing. Whether or not you start with something small or tackle a monster of a job is completely up to you. Either way, you’ll have the confidence you need to improve your home.

Tips To Help You Get Home Improvement Done

Long Beach Garage Door and Gates Repair Services
2902 E 15th St.
Long Beach, CA 90804
562-285-6995
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Opening The Door To A Beautiful Garage

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Despite being the first room that most homeowners see when they enter their houses, the garage is probably the most ignored and least talked-about room when it comes to home improvement.

The typical bland and stained concrete garage floor suffers from years of heavy foot and car traffic. Fortunately, there are ways to make even the most beat-up garages look great-and homeowners can do it themselves. Professional concrete epoxy coatings can revitalize a garage floor, make garage cleanup easier and help prevent the need for future costly floor repairs. Here’s how to restore your floor.

Tools Of The Trade

To restore your garage floor, homeowners will need Quikrete Epoxy Garage Floor Coating Kit (including instructional DVD). This all-in-one, easy-to-use kit beautifies and protects concrete garage floors from hot tires, gasoline, oil, scuffs and wear and tear with a coating twice as strong as concrete. You’ll also need a flat, stiff bristle brush, plastic watering can, garden hose, push broom, a 3/8-inch roller with extension handle, roller tray and a 2-inch, solvent-resistant brush.

What To Do

• Careful preparation of the garage floor is essential for positive end results. Using a push broom, sweep entire area to remove all dust and debris.

• Wet concrete surface, add Bond-Lok concentrate to 3 quarts of water in watering can to degrease, clean and etch in one step.

• Working in sections, sweep watering can back and forth while pouring to ensure proper coverage. Use bristle brush to thoroughly scrub stains and spread cleaner.

• Once each section is cleaned, rinse away dirt with a garden hose. Repeat process until entire surface has been cleaned, following with a final hose down of the garage.

• Wait until concrete is completely dry (at least 4 hours) before epoxy application.

• Combine Part A of product with Part B and allow epoxy to sit for 30 minutes before use.

• Starting at the back of the garage, spread epoxy coating in smooth, even strokes across a 2-by-6-foot area.

• If using color flakes, they must be applied to wet paint. After covering each 2-by-6-foot section with the epoxy coating, lightly sprinkle flakes onto concrete.

• Continue process, working in sections, until entire garage surface is covered.

• Allow epoxy to harden for 12 to 24 hours before light foot traffic and 72 hours for automobile traffic.

Opening The Door To A Beautiful Garage

Long Beach Garage Door and Gates Repair Services
2902 E 15th St.
Long Beach, CA 90804
562-285-6995
longbeachgaragedoorrepairservices.com