When patching plaster walls you will need to first gather the tools for the job. The use of regular drywall tools such as compound (plaster repair), sponge, tape measure, ruler, and a putty knife in any size you are comfortable with for applying the repair compound will make the job go much smoother. However, the blade of the knife should be larger than the circumference of the hole itself, to ensure proper application.
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Makita is one of the best out on the market today, voted best-in class engineering, they are known for their superior advances in technology. In this article we are going to review some of Makita’s different Impact Drivers.
First though let’s look at what an impact driver is and how it is a wonderful addition to any tool shed. The impact driver works by using rotational action (like a drill) and a hammering action.
When a simple coat of paint isn’t enough to refresh the look of the room, knockdown texture might be the answer for many reasons.
First of all, knockdown drywall texture (also known as ‘skip trowel’) can help deaden sound, provide a warm feel to the walls as well as hide any imperfections that may be on the wall surface. Make sure your ready, this is defiantly a messy job but well worth the effort.
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To tile your bathroom countertop you’ll need to decide whether or not to use underlayment . You can lay tile on any solid surface, however you may also choose to use an underlayment that is secured to the cabinets. Always make sure the work surface is dry, clean and dust free.
In the event you are using plywood for an underlayment you will need to leave a ¾” overhang for a drop edge on the front. Once it is cut make sure to flip the wood bottom-up. You can use the same type of strips to build up all the edges of the countertop, gluing them down with a wood glue.
The best way to join your baseboard molding in the corners is to cut a coped joint. This is a joint where one of the pieces is cut to be squared and the other is cut to fit over it creating a tight uniformed look. Below you will find steps to helping you with this project.
• Do not twist the coping blade to follow your base line drawing. Keep the cuts simple and remove one small piece then another to follow the curved lines.
• Use an extra piece of trim to practice on first.