Latest from Jeanne Huber

After lawsuits, Dryvit cladding scares many contractors away, but some companies will fix it.

  • Jan 21, 2019

Even small repairs to cast plaster are time-consuming and require rare expertise.

  • Jan 14, 2019

It’s probably due to repainting, but the peeling-paint chips will reveal the answer.

  • Jan 8, 2019

The only way to get it off is to cut through the adhesive.

  • Dec 31, 2018

After a career working in the toy and electronics parts businesses, Victor Baird started helping people find parts for animated and musical pieces.

  • Dec 24, 2018

Depending on the connection, there are a bunch of ways to eliminate the rattle.

  • Dec 18, 2018

There is no automatic “right” answer for fixing up an antique like an 1800s sleigh. It’s always a balancing act based on the item’s existing condition, the owner’s goals and, of course, the budget.

  • Dec 10, 2018

If cracks develop, remove the grout and replace it with flexible caulk.

  • Dec 3, 2018

It’s best to pull the paper off, but sometimes you just have to smooth it and live with it.

  • Nov 26, 2018
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