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Drywall, spackle, tape, interior and exterior painting, Additions, ceramic tile, crown, chair, base molding, grouting, remodel baths, remodel kitchens, remodel basements, stain, repair and build decks, install windows, doors, wainscoating, powerwashing, install laminate or hardwood floors, roofing, siding, replace brick, stone steps, repair or replace fences etc. etc. etc. If there is something we can’t do – like jacking up a house or heating and air conditioning – we can certainly refer you to a licensed and insured contractor who does that kind of work.

PAINTING

Interior and exterior. A primer is the first base coat of paint. It's used when a painting job consists of two or more coats. A primer seals raw surfaces and holds subsequent finishing coats. Flat paint is used for the interior. It contains a high proportion of pigment and when dry has a lusterless or "flat" finish. Gloss paint forms a hard coating that’s very smooth and has a high luster or sheen. A simple paint job to the exterior of your home or any room is a quick, inexpensive way to brighten your house and make it a great deal more saleable.

DRYWALL

Sometimes called Sheetrock which is a brand name of US Gypsum. Drywall is a manufactured wall board made of gypsum plaster and enclosed in a thin cardboard. It's usually 1/2" thick and 4'x8' or 4'x12'. The panels are screwed or nailed onto the framing and the joints are taped. Then, they're covered with a joint compound. Green board drywall is used in bathrooms because of its resistance to moisture. Drywall is the material of choice to build walls.

SPACKLE

"Mud" or spackle is made of polymers, mica, pyroohvlitte, limestone, dolomite, perlite and water. It's packaged in a 5 gallon bucket consisting of 12 or 48 pound boxes or 61 pounds. The larger size has the added virtue of being able to be mixed in the same bucket it comes in. Three coats are standard. It's essential to allow each coat to dry completely between applications of additional spackle. Only when it turns white is it truly dry.

TAPE

Not so long ago drywall joints were finished with paper tape. Today fiberglass mesh tape is used. The mesh is self-sticking and stronger than paper tape. All joints must be covered with tape before spackling. Tape that has been installed properly should lie flat on the two corner surfaces.

CERAMIC TILE

Ceramic tile is a machine made tile made of clay used in flooring or walls. It's most commonly used for bathroom flooring and bathtub and shower enclosures, kitchen flooring countertops and backsplashes. Ceramic tile comes in uncountable shapes, styles and colors and is a reasonably priced way to add color and style to any room or surface. It's also inert and doesn’t outgas which is a boon for asthma sufferers.

CAULKING

Caulking is mastic or asphalt plastic cement used to prevent leaks. When this flexible material is applied it seals a gap between two surfaces. Used in tub walls and around toilets. It also can save you a lot of money in fuel if you caulk around your windows and doors.

MOLDING

Sometimes spelled "moulding". It's simply a strip of wood or synthetic material having an engraved surface. Strictly decorative it's used to beautify walls. There is crown molding which is used on cornice or where the wall meets the ceiling, chair molding which appears about the height of a dining room chair and shoe or base molding which appears at the base of the wall. Molding adds character to walls and is available in myriad of sizes, shapes and materials.

DOORS

When purchasing doors choose "pre-hung" instead of merely "slab". Pre-hung cost a few dollars more but will save you a lot more in labor costs because they're already drilled for hardware.