Use aluminum foil to replicate odd shapes or short stair stringers for exact reproductions. Stair stringers are challenging for me because I often use the “measure twice cut 3-4 times” rule and have to buy extra wood. I needed to make one additional stair stringer for a client who wanted to extend his porch stairs. This time I unrolled aluminum foil and pressed it against the side of the original stringer to get an exact template. I moved it over to my 2x6 and used a straig
Benjamin Moore Aura Grand Entrance High Gloss Finish. Smoothest application I have experienced. No brush or roller marks. Thick, wet and shiny look when dry. This is my favorite front exterior door paint so far. It’s pricey at $55.99, but if you can swing the price, the look and ease of application is remarkable.
Strypeeze: Use with caution, but this paint stripper is efficient. After wrestling some of the paint from a wooden door using a citrus style stripping product, I found myself tired and frustrated. Strypeeze by Savogran original semi-paste works on wood, metal and masonry. While you might avoid using its name in polite conversation, the stuff is incredible. You slather it on, wait 15 minutes or so, then scrape. The safety warnings are no joke though, and use outside if possi