In this DIY project on video, learn how to paint the roof eaves and fascia of your home. Our expert will show you everything you need to know to get the job done. Get tips on preparing the eaves with a pressure washer, scraping off old paint, caulking, spackle, priming, and mo ...more
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Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to choose exterior paint schemes. Steps: 1. For small, simple Queen Anne home, choose a three-color scheme; large, elaborate Victorians can support up to seven different colors 2. Choose paint colors for three main areas: the ...more
Tim Carter demonstrates why acrylic house paint is one to consider for your home. Tim points out how the painting process is and should be the cheapest part of home remodleing, but if you use the wrong paint you will be repainting too soon. The video uses an exterior house pai ...more
Painting with watercolors is a great way to bring any artistic design to life. Learn how to paint a house and church watercolor painting from a professional artist in this free painting video series. Part 1 of 19 - How to Paint a house & church for watercolors. Paint a house & ...more
If you're a girl looking to create a Harry Potter costume for this Halloween, take a look at this guide to paint in some Hogwarts House colors onto your nails. This guide will show you how to paint Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, and Ravenclaw nails to go with your Harry Po ...more
This video describes how to prepare for and execute painting your home. To begin, you should power wash your house to remove any dirt, dust, cobwebs, etc. These would prevent the paint from setting properly, unless it was new wood. If it is new wood, you should put on a beige ...more
In this online video series, learn from roofing expert Tom Shean how to roof a house using metal roofing tiles. Tom will demonstrate, step by step, how to frame for and install metal roof tiles. Learn from our expert how to install roof battens, how to frame roof valleys, how ...more
You might notice a brown water stain on a wall in your house and the source of the stain may be a leak in your roof. So, it's good to go up into the attic and look around to see if you can find the source of the leak. When you get up in the attic take a flashlight and look aro ...more
In this video, Lance Sisiolo draws a beautiful house using Microsoft Paint. He uses line tool to draw most part of the house. He uses different types of lines. He also uses curve tool to draw sky and the entrance of the house. The unwanted part of the picture is erased using e ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to reshingle a roof. Steps: 1. Pry off old roof shingles with pitch fork. 2. Nail down loose roof sheathing to rafters. 3. Cover roof deck with 30-pound felt underlayment; staple felt every 6 to 8 inches. 4. Nail drip-edge fla ...more
First, you have to prepare and clean the outside of your house. Then you can apply the primer, and then further layers of paint to seal off your house from the elements. Paint the exterior of your house. Click through to watch this video on homedepot.com
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to remove roof moss. Steps: 1 Slide a margin trowel under shingles to unstick them from the ones below. 2 Slide sacrificial zinc strip underneath the loosened shingles. 3 Secure the strip with roofing nails. 4 Apply a dab of ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to paint aluminum siding. Steps: 1. Rub siding with cloth to check for powdery paint pigment and mildew. 2. Cover ground and nearby shrubs with drop cloths. 3. Test old siding paint for lead using a lead test kit; if lead is p ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to paint the front door of their house to give it a new look. Begin by removing any dirt, grime, mold and mildew off the door. Users are recommended to use TSP cleaner or any bleach solution. Then take off any hardware on the door (loc ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to paint a cast iron radiator. Steps: 1 Have the old paint blasted off the radiator by a professional refinisher. 2 Wipe the radiator clean of all dust and dirt. 3 Spray an even coat of primer onto all surfaces of the radiator ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a rain diverter. Steps: 1. Sand underside of flashing with 80-grit sandpaper to help paint adhere; wipe surface clean. 2. Spray-paint bottom surface and up-turned edge of flashing to match color of roof. 3. Cut flas ...more
Make a toy house out of wooden building blocks. You'll need one square block for the body of the house and a triangular prism for the roof. You'll also need paint in several colors and a paint brush, as well as glue and a black marker.
How to Build a Basic BirdhouseMaybe you were outside in your back yard and you noticed that it seemed a little lonely and empty. Our maybe you have young kids that love to experience wild life in their own back yard. Whatever reason you have for searching out this article, you ...more
There are more uses for gingerbread than just piecing two rectangular slabs of it together to form a gingerbread house roof. In fact, you can make gingerbread cupcakes with the same sugary sweet, cinnamon-y aroma! Check out this food tutorial to learn how to bake and decorate ...more
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, demonstrates just how easy it can be to replace a broken roof shingle on your house.
Papa Tom teaches veiwers how to easily make a terra cotta roof for a realistic looking house for a diorama or school project. This is easy to do and provides incredibly realistic finishing touch to any plain old miniature building.
When starting out in Minecraft, the first thing you focus on is creating a shelter to seal yourself into to make it through the first night without getting eaten by a zombie or shot to death by a skeleton. But if you want something a little more conventional, try building a ho ...more
With the first installment of the last "Harry Potter" movie coming out in just a few days, now is the time to break out your "Harry Potter" paraphernalia and paint your face with the colors of your favorite house. But lest you look the slightest bit cheesy, check out this vid ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to repair clapboard. Steps: 1. Pull loose nails from clapboard siding. 2. Tap flat bar under siding to loosen nails. 3. Secure old siding by driving ring-shank nails down at an angle through the old nail holes. 4. Pull nails f ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to choose a leaf proof gutter. Steps: 1 Slide putty knife under roof shingles that are stuck down. 2 Insert gutter protector underneath the shingles, making sure it covers the front edge of gutter. 3 Fasten gutter protector to ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to strip wallpaper. Steps: 1 Roll scoring tool over the entire wallpapered area. 2 Mix liquid wallpaper stripper with hot water in a garden sprayer. 3 Use garden sprayer to apply wallpaper stripper to wall. 4 Scrape softened w ...more
Bob Fenwick shows us how to diagnose and repair a gurgling vent for your house. You will need to find your vent pipes that go to your roof in order to complete this repair.
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to patch stucco. Steps: 1 Scrape loose, blistered stucco from the wall with a 4-inch drywall knife. 2 Clean away loose grit and dust from the wall with a wire brush. 3 Create stucco by mixing three parts sand, one part Portlan ...more
Watch this video from This Old how to learn how to install an interior door. Steps: 1 Close old door and measure up 12 inches from threshold and mark the door. 2 Pull hinge pins and take down old door. 3 Unscrew the lockset from old door. 4 Lay old door on top of new door; kee ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to repair a plaster ceiling. Steps: 1. Screw plaster washers to ceiling along and around cracked area; be sure to drive screws into wood lath above. 2. Use trowel to spread joint compound onto ceiling, covering the repaired ar ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a solar attic fan. Steps: 1 In attic, mark location of solar-powered vent between two roof rafters. 2 Drive nail through center of vent location. 3 Install roof brackets and fall-arrest system to roof. 4 Scribe outl ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to fix a broken door jamb. Steps: 1 Remove any nails or screws from the damaged area. 2 Nail pine 1x4 guide blocks to the doorjamb around the damaged area. 3 Adjust the router's depth of cut to equal the thickness of the popla ...more
After taking a beginner’s art class at my local community college I realized two things: one, art supplies are extremely expensive, and two, I am not talented at painting. Although my painting skills are comparable to those of a five year old, I still enjoy art and being creat ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to replace an old threshold. Steps: 1 Remove old threshold from doorway using hammer and reciprocating saw. 2 Use reciprocating saw to cut the nails securing toekick; remove toekick. 3 Test-fit new threshold in doorway. 4 Buil ...more
Are your exterior lamps looking totally out of place? Bring them back into the fold with a simple spray paint face lift. As every fashion-conscious gal knows, accessories make all the difference. The same is true for your house: the decorative touches, accent pieces, and color ...more
Tim Carter of Ask the Builder demonstrates the basics of a framing square. Tim shows how to make the marks for a simple roof rafter. A simple tool like a framing square can help with laying out cuts for building a swing set or play house. The framing square is good for making ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a handrail. Steps: 1 Stand 4-foot level on first step and hold it plumb. 2 Mark the level where it meets top of second step. 3 Calculate height of handrail and mounting brackets; mark bracket height on level. 4 Use ...more
Paint A House demonstrates how to roll paint the ceilings in your home. To roll paint your ceilings, first paint the edges of the ceiling where it meets the wall. Then, make sure you have enough paint on your roller. Raise the roller to the ceiling, making sure that you stand ...more
In this video series, professional painter Grady Johnson teaches how to paint the living rrom in your house. Grady covers how to pick paint, what tools and materials are needed to paint a house, how to clear a room, how to lay drop cloth, how to cut in and roll walls and ceili ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to build an outdoor dog house. Start off by making all the measurements for your dog house and cut out your wood. After this, use a metal frame piece to drill into the wood and this will be the base of the house. After this, connect all the metal ...more
This shows how to collect rain water for future use from the roof of your house. Very cool setup, but be careful not to break the law while you're doing it. I know that here in Colorado, it is actually illegal to collect rain water without a permit. Scary, huh?
You can not have a house without a solid roof. Watch this video tutorial for a demonstration on how to install roof trusses.
This video is about shooting a sunset photograph. There's a lovely half sunken house and a little boat. It would look great during sunset. We can use a tobacco grad. Put the line (where it fades) just above the roof of the house. In 1 hour, we'll set up a shot. Wedge the came ...more
Home improvement expert Danny Lipford helps you figure out a way to mix paint thoroughly to ensure a proper paint job in your house. This video tutorial will show you just how to mix paint to ensure a well blended wall color. Boxing, or mixing, paint ensures a consistent, wel ...more
In this tutorial, learn how to make paint for a graffiti style paint marker. This can be done with paint you have left over in your house and a bit of rubbing alcohol. Using a paint marker allows you to draw much more accurate and detailed graffiti. Throw a little ink into the ...more
Smokey eyes are so boring, don't you think? Whether or not you vary the colors (blue smokey eye versus black and silver smokey eye) the same idea is there: layer it on, smoke it out, and presto! Smokey eyes. But with so many gals turning to smokey eyes to get their sexy makeup ...more
This video tutorial is in the Computers & Programming category which will show you how to build a simple house in SketchUp. Start with the floor plan, draw a rectangular main living space and attach a small extra room. Next you use the push pull tool and pull the house up to a ...more
Having a custom Linux distro can be the coolest thing ever. Most of you will probably be satisfied with any particular Linux distribution, but I know I'm not the only one out there who wants it to have custom configurations and programs preloaded while leaving the bloatware be ...more
Michael Weisner demonstrates his method of drawing a Victorian house. He uses a pencil or Sharpie marker, paper, and a T-square to get perfectly straight lines. First he draws the base of the house, and then marks the roof lines. He draws double lines to create the look of cro ...more
Your attic is the most critical area of your house to be adequately insulated in order to keep you toasty warm in winter and cool as a cucumber in the summer. Since heat rises, a poorly insulated attic allows valuable heat from the living space of your house to escape during t ...more
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a wood-sided house. But its what's underneath the paint that can really count. Doing the right prep work will make your painting efforts last longer and look better. The prep work will help make your paint job a success and much easier ...more
Part 2 Welcome back! In my last post I talked about the exterior aspects and techniques of building a great looking house, and now we shall focus on the interiors. Interiors There are a few important prerequisites to look at before starting the interiors of a house: The ge ...more
In this Computers & Programming video tutorial you will learn how to intersect roofs on Google SketchUp house. This demonstration tutorial opens up a project where the building is already constructed and slanting roof is to be added. The building is in 'L' shape. Hence, the sl ...more
Christmas is nearly here and you've run out of your holiday-themed gift tags. What do you do? Got old travel coasters or paint chips lying around the house? Punch a hole through them and thread a string or ribbon through the hole. If you have time to get a little crafty, the ...more
Tim Carter shows some sweet tips on how to keep paint brushes looking like new, how to seal paint can lids and how to get professional results when painting two different colors. To keep the bristles on your paint brush clean while you are painting, dip the paint brush in wat ...more
This video by Michael Weisner will show viewers how to draw a tree house using a white piece of drawing paper and a writing utensil. In order to save time, the drawing had been roughly outlined in pencil. A rough outline of the desired picture may help before you begin your dr ...more
There are many reasons to remove a toilet and store it elsewhere. Maybe you want to paint the bathroom or re-tile the floor, or you've got house guests that just won't leave. Mag has some tips for you when it's time to put the old porcelain potty back on her moorings.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a little house pop-up card. First, draw a cute little house on a flat plain with trees around it, then decorate the house! After this, fold it in half so the house shows on the outside and cut the paper along the roof and on the bottom, n ...more
A blank wall makes an excellent canvas for a large-scale mural to add a special and personal touch to any room. Follow along with the demonstrating artists as she transform the white wall into a landscape mural. When using latex house paints, be sure to create a design that do ...more
Are you tired of how your house looks like from the outside? Watch this video and learn how to choose the exterior paint colors for your home from Jackie Craven.