How-To Videos

How-To Videos

Watch how-to home improvement videos on a wide range of topics.


How to Repair a Roller Shade

Window shades can be great for providing privacy and blocking out sunlight, but one of the biggest problems with a roller shade is that they have a tendency to pop out of their brackets. Over time, the pin at the end of supporting rod becomes sheared down from spinning in the bracket.

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Paint Disposal

Disposing of unwanted paint can be difficult because paint is considered a hazardous waste in its liquid form (it can leech into ground water if dumped in a landfill in this form.) Here’s a tip for drying out paint to simplify disposal.

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Rack for storing lids made from towel bars

How to Make a Kitchen Cabinet Rack to Store Lids for Pots

It’s inevitable that if you store your pots and pans with the lids on them, they won’t stay that way for long and you’ll find yourself constantly searching for the right lid to the right saucepan. Organize your pot and pan lids by creating a simple storage area for them.

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Caulk Saving Trick

If you just finished your caulking job and there’s product still left in the tube, there’s a quick way to cap off the cartridge. A long nail or screw makes a nifty stopper for the open tube.

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Belt Sander Sharpener

A bench grinder is the ideal tool for all those sharpening jobs around the house, but if you don’t own one you might find a belt sander works as well. Invert the sander and clamp it to your worktable, so that the belt is facing up. Lock the trigger switch “on” and you’e in the sharpening business.

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Using Window Screen to Strain Paint

Here are two ways to put that scrap window screen or hardware cloth to work for you the next time you get ready to paint by using it to clean your brush and filter out paint chips. Watch this video to find out how.

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Loose Door Hinge Repair Tip

Sagging doors are often the result of loose hinges caused by stripped hinge screws in over sized holes in the door or jamb. Watch this video for an easy fix to this problem using a golf tee.

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Repairing Window Screens

Torn or punctured window screens are not only unattractive, they defeat their intended purpose by allowing insects into your home. For larger tears you’ll most likely have to replace the whole screen but for smaller holes there are other options.

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