Crisp baseboards and molding make a wall paint shine. Repairing and caulking baseboards doesn't have to be scary with these pro tips!

Repairing and Caulking Baseboards like a Pro with a caulking gun and tape

Crisp baseboards and molding make a wall paint shine. Repairing and caulking baseboards doesn't have to be scary with these pro tips!

Home Improvement. How to makeover a staircase and paint the balusters without losing your mind

How to Paint Staircase Balusters Without Losing Your Mind

Carpeting ripped off stairs revealed gaps on both sides of the risers and treads where the carpet once wrapped around. These gaps were filled with foam gap filler, the kind used to insulate openings up to 1” from drafts. Then the filler was wiped down to just below the top since it dries solid. After it had dried, sand-able, paintable spackle was used on top of the foam sealant and allowed to dry. Once touched up with paint, the gaps disappeared.

The Happy Staircase

Carpeting ripped off stairs revealed gaps on both sides of the risers and treads where the carpet once wrapped around. These gaps were filled with foam gap filler, the kind used to insulate openings up to 1” from drafts. Then the filler was wiped down to just below the top since it dries solid. After it had dried, sand-able, paintable spackle was used on top of the foam sealant and allowed to dry. Once touched up with paint, the gaps disappeared.

A staircase in an 1880s New England home was given a complete facelift using paint and wallpaper that looks like Mexican tile.

How to Make Over a Staircase Using Paint and Wallpaper

A staircase in an 1880s New England home was given a complete facelift using paint and wallpaper that looks like Mexican tile.

Add paintable and textured wallpaper on the stair risers - great DIY project, and affordable - under $30!

Add paintable and textured wallpaper on the stair risers - great DIY project, and affordable - under $30!

Carpet to wood stairs! Spring Break 2015! Used paintable wallpaper border on the risers.

Carpet to wood stairs! Spring Break 2015! Used paintable wallpaper border on the risers.

This was the easiest DIY project ever. Loved it. Easy to install with caulk and painted with just one coat. Made my room look perfect. purchased from a local company. Austin Crown Molding.

Foam Crown Moulding - It's so easy. Completed Job Pictures

This was the easiest DIY project ever. Loved it. Easy to install with caulk and painted with just one coat. Made my room look perfect. purchased from a local company. Austin Crown Molding.

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