PAINT STRIPPING The Family Handyman DIY Tip of the Day: Neater Paint Stripping. Minimize the mess and speed up the work when stripping paint or varnish from old furniture or moldings. Cut a thin slot in the side of an empty can and run your putty knife through it to remove the glop.
You can save a lot of money by doing your own wiring. Here we'll show you to wire an entire room. Even if you've never picked up an electrical tool in your life, you can safely rough-in wiring by following the directions in this article. You'll learn all of the pro techniques for a wiring job, including choosing the right size receptacle boxes, running cable throughout the room, and making the electrical connections.