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Tuesday
Apr182017

Keeping burglars out! Info Graphic.

When our homes are invaded, our private spaces are affected, our personal items can be stolen and worst of all, our loved ones are put in danger. There are different techniques that can improve your home security to decrease the chance of a burglar entering your home. It’s important to understand the least secure areas of your home that are usually targeted by burglars, such as the front door, first floor windows, and back door. At Temecula Handyman, we understand that your home is your greatest investment and can help you install and add deadbolts, outdoor lighting, a keyless entry, mental window grilles and high tempered glass (for your windows). With some of these add-ons, burglars are more likely to skip your home as a target. Read the infographic below to understand better how this can help and for more tips on keeping burglars out:


Source: Partselect.com

Thursday
Oct082015

Whats the difference? Paint Vs Stain

 

Difference Between Paint and Stain

Q. What is the difference between painting or staining your house? If you house has already been stained before do you always restain?

A.

The difference between paint and stain can be looked at in two ways: the appearance wanted from the job, and product the formulation. With a stained appearance, one is usually looking to obtain a certain color of the substrate, while still seeing the texture of the material. Thus, if you stain wood or concrete, for example, you still expect to see the texture of the wood or concrete, while imparting a different color.

Exterior stains have two general classifications: 1) semi-transparent and 2) solid color (or "opaque").With a semi-transparent stain applied to wood, we expect to see the wood grain and its texture, whereas with a solid color stain, the grain will be hidden while the texture will still normally be noticeable. With a painted appearance, we have created a new surface that completely hides the old surface, and has its own appearance, which is usually smooth, though textured paints are certainly used a lot. The paint job often includes a primer coat and a fin-ish coat, whereas the stain job will not normally have a primer, unless there is con-cern about excessive discoloration from tannin bleed-through. The product formulations differ in a broad sense in that stains (especially the semi-transparent types) are less highly pigmented than are paints. Most semi-transparent stains are oil-based, though some latex products are available. Opaque stains are much more like paints in their pigmentation; and like paints, are available in latex and oil-based formulations.

Oil-based stains are formulated for maximum penetra-tion of the substrate; compared with paints, exterior stains tend to be lower in vis-cosity (thickness) than paints, and are formulated for good lapping properties. For exterior applications (siding, concrete, decks, windows, trim, etc.), semi-transparent and solid color stains are generally applied without a clear finish coat. For interior applications (floors, doors and trim, furniture), most stains are oil-based semi-transparent wiping stains that are applied to bare wood, then immediately wiped off with a rag to reveal the grain; once thoroughly dry, a protective clear coating is generally applied. Note: rags used to apply oil-based stains, paints, etc., may catch fire by spontaneous combustion if not disposed of properly. They should not be wadded up and put aside, but rather either spread out to dry in a safe place away from children, pets and any source of spark or fire.

 

 

Article credit:

http://www.paintquality.com/en/advice-and-tips/faq/exterior/difference-between-paint-and-stain

Thursday
Jul022015

Sleek & Modern Bathroom Remodel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Wednesday
May272015

Bathroom Remodel

 

This quaint home in Fallbrook needed a spare bathroom remodel! We removed the 9-foot mirror that spanned across the vanity and in it's place installed two oval medicine cabinet mirrors. We also installed a new granite counter top, two undermount sinks with widespread faucets, chrome light fixtures, and matching towel racks on the opposing wall.

The trim of the two oval mirrors was also the wrong color and needed to be fixed. They had more of a rosey/pewter tone than the silver/chrome theme the homeowner was looking for. After carefully masking off and applying 6 coats of Chrome spray paint and a clear top coat, they came out perfectly!

There were also some old, incorrectly exectued drywall patches that needed fixing. We knocked down the uneven texture, applied a skim coat to smooth out the surface, lightly sanded the re-patched areas, and then retexured and repainted. Then we finished it all up with some minor carpentry work: prepainting and installing the baseboards.

 

New granite countertop, chrome spray-painted oval medicine cabinet mirrors, undermount sinks, widespread faucets, and chrome light fixtures:

 

Patched, texured and painted drywall, matching chrome towel racks, and 3" baseboards:

 

Chrome spray-painted mirrors:

 

Widespread chrome faucets:

 

Matching towel racks:

 

 

 

Thursday
Sep182014

Window frames & glazing refinished and painted