How to Clean Stained or Dirty Tile Grout
Grout is essential to every tile installation to seal the gaps between tiles and maintain constant pressure to keep them in place without cracking. Yet since it’s a porous material, dirt and mildew tend to accumulate on the surface and resist your routine efforts to clean the floor or shower. Try these tricks and tips for cleaning grout anywhere in the home without damaging it or the tile.
How to Install Vinyl Plank Flooring
Vinyl plank flooring has become exceedingly popular among homeowners. Cheaper and easier to install than tiles, hardwoods, and porcelain, it is an attractive, long-lasting, and versatile do-it-yourself floor covering. And it’s easy to install yourself: with just a few hours of work, you can cover a moderately sized room with vinyl plank flooring. Here’s what you’ll need and how to do it.
How to Paint a Ceramic Tub or Sink
Chips, scratches, stains, and dullness can all leave the fixture looking less than its best. Ceramic or porcelain can be particularly tricky to paint, but it’s feasible with the proper preparation and materials. The new finish will look good and should last for a few years with regular use and careful cleaning.
How to Repair Chipping or Peeling Paint
Chipping, peeling paint may be desirable in small doses for the shabby chic look. But when it’s occurring on a wall rather than in a controlled way on a decorative item, it’s a problem rather than a decorative touch. Solve any underlying issues with the ceiling or walls before attempting to patch small areas of paint. Entire walls of chipping and peeling indicate a need for painting the whole room or even the whole home.
How to Hang Wallpaper Like the Pros
Wallpaper is more than just an alternative to paint. It’s a quick way to get a bold graphic or patterned look on a wall while covering up most stains and marks. However, wallpaper does take a little patience and a lot of practice to get right. With this basic breakdown of the steps, you’ll be ready to cover the walls like a pro.