Painting, Insulation and More Home Improvement Advice ??? Tom Kraeutler
The Money Pit co-host Tom Kraeutler explains what every DIYer should not do.
Original Content | May 16, 2011
Over the years, I've been asked hundreds of home improvement questions. While many of them start with "How can I do this?," a number of them start with "How do I un-do this?" That's because do-it-yourselfers embarking on projects for the first time tend to make the same basic mistakes. The good news is that most are easy to avoid. Here's how.
Mistake #1: Painting Before Prepping
Paint offers one of the easiest and least expensive ways to transform a space. It seems so easy, right? Pick a color, open the can, dunk in a brush and you’re good to go. This is why homeowners often skip the prep work.