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Curb Appeal Tips Video

In this Handyguys video, Brian and Paul discuss a few tips for improving the curb appeal of your home. If you are selling your home, these tips are essential to make your home seem more inviting and appealing. Also, if you just want things to look these tips can be very helpful. https://youtu.be/sZ2Mr-bEXuI Considerations for Curb Appeal […]

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When to prime before painting

Prime This

A Primer on When to Prime Much of the cost of a paint job actually comes from the labor, that is why it is important to know when to prime. When having a repainting job done, it involves scraping the old paint, priming – spot priming or priming the entire surface – and then painting. […]

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Preventing wood rot on door jambs and deck posts

Jamb just prior to wood rot

On this episode, Handyguy Paul brings two topics to the podcast pertaining preventing wood rot and to wood and ground contact. Preventing Wood Rot on Door Jambs Paul asks Handyguy Brian about the best way to deal with rotting door jambs and in particular the garage door jambs.  Brian discusses this problem in general as it relates to any […]

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How To Remove Wallpaper and Wallpaper Border Removal Tips

Paper Tiger Wallpaper Scoring Tool

In this audio episode of The Handyguys Podcast we answer a listener question about how to remove wallpaper and discuss our own experiences with wallpaper removal. The question: …we recently moved into my wife’s grandmothers house. And well it was grandma’s in every way. Wallpaper: now some of the wall paper was put up very well, […]

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Tween Painting Party And Foamy Faucet Trouble

pre-teen painting

In this audio episode of The Handyguys Podcast we discuss if giving a pre-teen free rein on painting her room with her friends is a good idea, we then discuss a vexing issue with Paul’s kitchen sink faucet. Pre-teen Painting She is 12, she wanted her room painted. She wanted to DIY. It was her […]

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How To Pick Paint Colors

Color Samples

We have covered a lot of topics here on the Handyguys Podcast. We have discussed everything from small repairs to major renovations. But while we can lead you through all the required steps for finishing a basement, we can’t begin to talk about one of the final steps that effects the entire …

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How To Caulk Windows And Where To Caulk Windows

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The Handyguys discuss the the energy saving task of caulking windows. Announcements Before we discuss caulking windows we would like to remind our listeners and viewers of our recent video production on replacing a flush valve.  In addition, we will be re-doing our “Fixing a Dishwasher” video in High Definition for additional clarity on the […]

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How To Paint Like A Pro

Brian

In this episode The Handyguys discuss painting. Planning your painting project, materials and tools are discussed in this podcast. Planning Handyguy Brian originally intended to paint the entryway and foyer of his house. The foyer has 17 foot ceilings, a hall leading to the family room downstairs and a hallway upstairs connecting the bedrooms and […]

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Basement Systems Continued and How To Remove Paint

Peeling Paint

In this episode Brian & Paul continue the discussion of various Basement Systems and also take a listener question about paint removal First up, we get right to Will’s question Hiya Handyguys, We have just bought our first home ever! It’s an older, fixer-upper house in a historic district in Knoxville, TN. I painted houses […]

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DIY Kitchen Remodel

A finished Handyguy kitchen remodel

The Handyguys Brian & Paul discuss a DIY kitchen remodel. Some of the topics discussed in this podcast: Planning Skills Tools Timeline Budget When to bring in a professional Listen to the podcast for details and enjoy the before and after pictures. The first three are before pictures. The rest are after. Click on any […]

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Using Primer, What Is Pex And Why CFLs

Skipping primer or improperly prepping a surface for paint cant be a Costly DIY Mistake

Primer, PEX and CFLs Costly Handyguy Mistakes: Primer. Use it or lose it. The Handyguys continue their new segment this week called Costly DIY Mistakes. These are mistakes are ones we have personally seen or have been asked about by our listeners. This weeks mistake is not using primer when painting. The Handyguys discuss when […]

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How To Repair A Porch Post And Choosing A Jigsaw

Bosch 1590EVSK 6.4 Amp Top Handle Jigsaw

The Handyguys, Brian and Paul, first take a question from our call in line regarding repair of rotted porch posts. We then move into a Head to Head tool challenge to test out jigsaws and then wrap up with a new segment Buy, Borrow or Rent. We also discuss tool borrowing Etiquette. Listener Questions First […]

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Wet Paint – painting tips

The HandyGuys Episode #2: Wet Paint! Show Summary About Home Improvement The Handyguys discuss HGTV’s 2008 home improvement guide by Brandie Malay. This article can be found here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22419289/. The handy guys like some of the suggestions in this article. A lot of improvements can be made to your house without spending a lot of […]

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