Secrets of a Perfect Paint Job

From the painting projects you have at your home to the dramatic details of someone else's, here's what you need to know

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Workshop

 

Workshop

Ask This Old House

Getting a grip; ridge vents on low-slope roofs; etc.

Norm's Notebook

Paint scraper tune-up; extending door and window jambs; etc.

Ask This Old House

Getting a grip; ridge vents on low-slope roofs; etc.

Norm's Notebook

Paint scraper tune-up; extending door and window jambs; etc.

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Features

 

Features

Appalachian Tale

A seedy shack blossoms into a weekend retreat.Laura Fisher Kaiser

Barn Storming

[XLINK {475888} {The new [ITALIC {TOH}] TV project will turn a backyard storage shed into a cozy cottage.}]Dan DiClerico

Get Ready for Fall

[XLINK {482229} {Now's the best time to spruce up your yard.}]Josh Garskof

The Perfect Paint Job

Painting contractor Jim Clark reveals his secrets.Mark Feirer

High Drama

Putting a hilltop house back on firm footing.Laura Fraser

Recessed Lighting

[XLINK {478823} {Neat and discreet, recessed lighting can work in every room of the house.}]Max Alexander

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Departments

 

Departments

On the Job

Vanquishing house-eating ivy; Lesson Learned; [ITALIC {TOH}] Technique; etc.

House Calls

New sleek surfaces bring a kitchen's look in line with its contemporary house

By Design

Copper architectural details from today's master craftsmen

Upkeep

[XLINK {476717} {Storm windows do the job of replacement windows for a fraction of the cost }]

Talking Shop

[XLINK {473626} {Choosing the right pliers for the job}]

Home Technology

[XLINK {477488} {Whole-house and portable filters trap dust, pollen, and more}]

Luxuries

[XLINK {478276} {Through many styles, rocking chairs exert a timeless appeal}]

Homeowner's Handbook

[XLINK {480863} {Installing a freezeproof faucet}]

Letter From TOH

Norm Abram stays a step ahead on seasonal chores

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