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Interior Paints

Interior Paint

Liven up your space with a splash of colour; a fresh coat of paint can spruce up your rooms quickly while keeping you to a fairly modest budget. In addition to enhancing a room's aesthetics, painting also protects the substrate (surface to be painted) from moisture, fading...

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Build a Panelled Accent Wall

Build a Panelled Accent Wall

Get creative with moulding. Panelling placed at contrasting angles adds artistry to a wall. Paint the finished design a single colour and you'll prevent it from being too busy.

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 10 hours

How To Build A Partition Wall

How To Build A Partition Wall

A partition wall adds a whole new dimension to your basement, creating new rooms and making the space more comfortable to live in. A well-built frame is the key. It's relatively easy to do with the right tools and some basic know-how.

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Fire Safety

Fire Safety

Every year thousands of homes are destroyed by fire. Learn how, with the right precautions, you can protect your home and family in the event of a fire.

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How to Patch Drywall

How to Patch Drywall

Drywall damage is a real eye sore. However, if the hole is relatively small, it can be repaired fairly easily and quickly and you won't have to replace the entire surface.

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How to Tape and Mud Drywall

How to Tape and Mud Drywall

Adding new drywall is a necessary step for most renovations. Learn how to finish drywall by taping and mudding seams between adjacent sheets with joint compound. Doing it right reduces the amount of sanding needed for a smooth finished wall.

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How to Tile a Backsplash

How to Tile a Backsplash

A new tile backsplash can transform a tired kitchen décor in just a few short hours, and by following a few simple directions you can do it yourself.

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Using Chemical Strippers

Using Chemical Strippers

Not long ago, using strippers to remove paint, varnish, and other old finishes was a really nasty, smelly business. Today, there are many brands of strippers that have low odors, clean up with water, and generally are safer to work with than in days gone by. You can get liquid...

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Skill: Intermediate

Time: 3 hours

Removing Stains

Removing Stains

You probably can't wait to get rid of ugly brown or rust-coloured stains, but hold on – those stains are trying to tell you something. Stains usually are caused by leaky roofs, walls, or plumbing pipes. Be sure to make all necessary repairs before trying to remove or...

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 hour

Installing Beaded-Board Wainscotting

Installing Beaded-Board Wainscoting

Wainscoting provides an intimate, traditional feeling in dens, bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as a somewhat formal look for dining rooms.Installation is typically 32 to 36 inches off the floor, or roughly one-third of the room height. You can also create real drama in a dining...

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Skill: Intermediate

Time: 5 hours

Adjustable Wrought Iron Balusters

Adjustable Wrought Iron Balusters

Adjustable Wrought Iron balusters are an EASY INSTALL! ONE BALUSTER FITS ALL. A perfect do-it-yourself project! You can easily transition from a traditional wood staircase to wrought iron by simply replacing just the balusters, instantly changing the look of your staircase and...

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 5 hours

Finishing Inside Corners

Finishing Inside Corners

Inside corners are a natural place for hairline cracks to appear. This can be prevented by first applying a thin layer of wallboard compound, followed immediately by strips of paper or fibreglass wallboard tape pressed into the damp compound. You will want to use fibreglass tape...

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 3 hours