McClurg's Home Remodeling Blog

How to Prepare a Room for Painting

Posted by Brian Ciota on Sat, Apr 10, 2010

Every home needs to be painted periodically. Paint is the best way to freshen a home. Home improvement magazines and television shows make it seem so easy, but before you paint do a little research. What the magazines and TV shows don't tell you is how to select paint, how to prepare a room for painting, the tools required for your job and the steps that lead to a good paint job. They also don't tell you how long it will take to complete the job, especially if you're painting solo. 

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Topics: How-To Tips, Repair and Maintenance, Painting, HomeRepair by McClurg

How to Repair Ceiling Cracks

Posted by Brian Ciota on Thu, Apr 8, 2010

Repairing ceiling cracks requires patience. Cracks can occur when roof trusses expand and contract, or when the framing materials of the house move due to seasonal heating and cooling.

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Topics: How-To Tips, Repair and Maintenance, HomeRepair by McClurg

How to Repair Drywall

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Apr 6, 2010

Mothers always tell their children "don't play ball in the house" but accidents do happen and the result is often a hole in the drywall.

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Topics: How-To Tips, Repair and Maintenance, HomeRepair by McClurg

10 Trouble Spots: A Spring Check Up for Your Home

Posted by Brian Ciota on Mon, Apr 5, 2010

Spring has finally arrived! The ice has melted from the rooftops and milder temperatures encourage housebound Central New Yorkers to inspect our homes for winter damage and start "spring cleaning." Here are ten areas of the home you should check for problems:

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Topics: Repair and Maintenance, Windows and Doors, Decks, Skylights, HomeRepair by McClurg, Siding