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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-19-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By bobtheblindguy
Yellows and geens who be good to start off with....

Yellows and geens who be good to start off with. Will add color, brighten things up and complement the light brown.:banana: :D :agree:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 10-23-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,940
Posted By bobtheblindguy
Unless you plan on selling, don't be afraid to...

Unless you plan on selling, don't be afraid to use some color. My work brings me into thousands of homes and most keep it safe by using neutrals on the walls. I think colors that inspire you brings...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 10-23-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,941
Posted By bobtheblindguy
Looks like your sister knew what she was doing....

Looks like your sister knew what she was doing. That really changes the look of things.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-13-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,253
Posted By bobtheblindguy
Hole in Oak Flooring

About 5 years ago I had red oak wood flooring installed. They look great but I knowest a hole in one plank. I think it was a knot that dropped. What is the best way to fit this. Should I just use a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-13-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,187
Posted By bobtheblindguy
I think the best person to get your answers from...

I think the best person to get your answers from is a local realtor. They can tell you if the improvment you what to do to a particular area will increase your property value and by approx how much....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 06-08-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,863
Posted By bobtheblindguy
Did you seal the walls first with a good primer?...

Did you seal the walls first with a good primer? If not that will cause lap marks. The paint is soaking into the porous walls and drying too quick. Once there you can't get rid of them. I would...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 06-08-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,360
Posted By bobtheblindguy
Not sure how you would go about your project but...

Not sure how you would go about your project but we had a similar situation. We had to do some repairs on a walled over fireplace. When we opened it up we found a time capsule from the 1915. It was...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-12-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,736
Posted By bobtheblindguy
Ordiances with vary depending on where you live....

Ordiances with vary depending on where you live. I would place a call to Modesto city hall and check if with a building inspector to see if there is an ordiance for drop ceilings in a garage.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 03-16-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,381
Posted By bobtheblindguy
Mold keeps coming back

Last year when I pulled out our dresser to clean I noticed some mold in the corner. I clean it using a solution of bleach and water. Then this year ( year once a year) it returned. This is an outside...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-15-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,990
Posted By bobtheblindguy
Best product to use for a blacktop driveway

I have a black top driveway that is 12 years old. Every 2-3 years I resurface it with something from the local home center. I aso mix a little sand in to fill the cracks. Now it's getting older and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 01-12-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,958
Posted By bobtheblindguy
I think your too close to the heat registers...

I think your too close to the heat registers also. In the pic with the heat register on the right looks like you will have a hard time installing a rod with how close the ceiling cuts into your trim....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 09-18-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,248
Posted By bobtheblindguy
Hi Courageous1 I agree with...

Hi Courageous1

I agree with others that cellular shades are a good choice.

I like them for many reasons but they do have there drawbacks. There are either open or closed, creating a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-19-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,373
Posted By bobtheblindguy
Drainage leading to strret is blocked.

My sub pump drains into a tube that direct the water away fom my house. The tube is buried and leads toward the gully abbout 30 feet away. Latley I water from my pump is going into the tube but the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 06-01-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,081
Posted By bobtheblindguy
I think the mural is very cool. A top treatment...

I think the mural is very cool. A top treatment for your shade would give it that lived in feel. Maybe a cloth valance or even a cornice. Also if your on ground level and want more privacy, consider...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 05-24-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,686
Posted By bobtheblindguy
Is the brick just old where some sandblasting...

Is the brick just old where some sandblasting would would give it a new look. Do you have any pics? That would help.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-17-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,020
Posted By bobtheblindguy
Thats one heck of a clean up job before you. But...

Thats one heck of a clean up job before you. But looks like it would be worth the effort. You might want to consider having the doors and draws of the lower cabinets replaced. Looks like plywood with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 05-16-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,792
Posted By bobtheblindguy
Thanks for the info Nestor. I will look into the...

Thanks for the info Nestor. I will look into the mosquito magnet. I do know about the bats but I think the mosquitos out number the bats 1,000,000 to 1. Reminds me of the time we visited the Volo...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 05-16-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By bobtheblindguy
No you don't have to strip it but you do have to...

No you don't have to strip it but you do have to scrape any loose paint. Then clean it really good. If there is a sheen you want to dull it by sanding a little or the new paint might not bond too...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 05-15-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,792
Posted By bobtheblindguy
Getting rid of mosquitos

Anyone come across any effective techniques for getting rid of or controlling mosquitos?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 05-15-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,699
Posted By bobtheblindguy
Congratulations. Your gonna have your hands full...

Congratulations. Your gonna have your hands full at night. Hopfully you'll get lucky and your new guy will sleep though the night. If not grab a sleeping bag for your older son because sleeping in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 05-13-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,049
Posted By bobtheblindguy
I think white lattuce would be the way to go but...

I think white lattuce would be the way to go but what is that material below the porch at the other end of the house ?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-23-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,443
Posted By bobtheblindguy
Striping the paint off would be no fun at all....

Striping the paint off would be no fun at all. You'ld be cursing yourself for starting it one hour into the job. You might want to see how much it would cost for someone else to do it. It would be a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 02-23-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,154
Posted By bobtheblindguy
I don't think white trim with stained wood doors...

I don't think white trim with stained wood doors would look good at all. Unless your using a white wash type stain. It does seem a shame to paint beautiful solid wood doors. I wouldn't want to. But...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-03-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By bobtheblindguy
When you applied paint to the edges you increased...

When you applied paint to the edges you increased the width and lenght by the thickness of the paint. Sounds like the door and door opening have a tight fit in the first place. I don't know if there...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-03-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,743
Posted By bobtheblindguy
You want to let it fully cure. I would wait as...

You want to let it fully cure. I would wait as long as you can. Play it safe and wait several days to a week.
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