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S16 E13: Rain Chain, Vanity Install

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In this episode:

Roger installs a downspout alternative; painter Mauro Henrique explains the differences between various types of paintbrushes; Richard installs a vanity for homeowners who gave up on it seven years ago; Tom shows closet storage options.


How to Install a Rain Chain

Roger installs a decorative and functional alternative to a downspout.

Where to find it?

Roger installed a Circle Rain Chain, manufactured by Grasslands Road. They can be found at some garden shops and also ordered through online retailers.

Everything else Roger used for this project, including the stones, gravel, and mulch, can all be found at home centers and nurseries.

Later, in the workshop, Roger showed three more decorative rain chains that included Lily Cups and Watering Cans by Ancient Graffiti and Fish Pure Copper by Good Directions.


How to Choose a Paintbrush

Painter Mauro Henrique explains the differences between various types of paintbrushes.

Where to find it?

Mauro recommends natural hair (or China bristle) for oil-based paints, synthetic-hair brushes for water-based (latex) paints, and foam brushes for one-time use touchups. He prefers a high-quality paintbrush. It will last long and it won’t leave hairs behind in the paint like low-quality brushes do.

Angled brushes are good for cutting around doors and windows, and flat brushes are good for large, flat surfaces.

All of the paintbrushes that Mauro discusses can be found at home centers and painting supply stores.

Expert assistance for this segment was provided by Mauro’s Painting.


How to Upgrade a Bathroom Vanity

Richard installs a vanity for homeowners who gave up on it seven years ago.

Where to find it?

All the tools Richard used for the project, including wrenches, plumber’s putty, and PVC glue, can be found at home centers and plumbing supply stores.

The vanity and countertop were custom-ordered by the homeowner.


Low-cost Closet Solutions

Tom shows low-cost options to customize a closet.

Where to find it?

Everything Tom demonstrated, including the wire shelving, wall mounts, and corner brackets, can all be found at home centers.

Original Air Date: February 1, 2018 Season 16; Ep.13 23:43


Products and Services from this episode

Circle Rain Chain
Manufacturer:

Fish Pure Copper Rain Chain
Manufacturer: Good Directions

How to Choose a Paintbrush
Expert assistance: Mauro's Painting

Lily Cups and Watering Cans Rain Chains
Manufacturer: Ancient Graffiti