How to tape when painting and have it actually work.--I painted stripes on a wall and cussed it to no end. I swore I would never do stripes again although I love them. Now, I know I can do nice lines with no touch-ups! Thank you for this tutorial!
For mysterious, quantum-mechanical reasons, the screws that hold handles and doorknobs always eventually work loose. A few drops of thread-locking compound will permanently fix the problem, yet still allow you to remove the screw with ordinary tools if you need to later. A heavier-duty variety is also available for large bolts and machinery.