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How to Mix Paints (and Love the Color)

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Maybe you can’t find a color you absolutely love at the paint store. Maybe you have plenty of paints lying around after other projects in your house, and you want to use them again — but in a new way. Maybe you just like to create. There’s no wrong reason to mix paints, and doing so can be a lot ... Read More »

How to Restore Deck Paint

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I found out how to restore deck paint, and now I’m going to share the secret with you. I had just bought a house, and the previous owners had allowed the deck paint to become chipped. It looked awful, and I was beside myself. We had really wanted an outdoor deck, but not one that got splinters in our feet ... Read More »

How to Fix a Yard Full of Weeds

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Are you inviting weeds to live on your lawn? If you’re not practicing good lawn care, you are! You can fix a weedy, thin or even patchy lawn just by providing good care and giving the lawn what it needs. While it takes some effort on your part, a beautiful lawn is well worth it. What Causes Weedy Lawns? Lawn ... Read More »

Basic Water Well Maintenance Guide

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We’ve asked SimpleWater to share their knowledge about well maintenance and their new product Tap Score. Enjoy, DIY Folks While we’ve come a long way since the hand-dug wells of Egypt and other ancient civilizations, modern wells are still susceptible to a range of issues that may affect the quality of your home’s drinking water. Thirty-eight percent of America’s population relies on ... Read More »

Adjustable-Rate Mortgage vs. a Fixed-Rate

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If you’re in the market for a home loan, you may be wondering about the difference between an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) and a fixed-rate mortgage. In an ARM, the interest rate adjusts periodically, depending on the direction of interest rates. ARM interest rates are typically low for the initial period. After that, they go up or down, depending on the ... Read More »

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