Latest from Jeanne Huber

What to do about a scratched stainless-steel cooktop

Sanding will help, but doing so could make it look worse. Leaving it as-is might be the best option.
  • Jun 7, 2021

Cracked marble? There’s a DIY fix.

Acrylic-epoxy adhesive is the way to go, but you have to work fast.
  • May 31, 2021

What to do about rust stains on a tile floor

Covering the damaged floor is an option, but first try cleaning the rust or replacing the stained tiles.
  • May 24, 2021

How to keep wrought-iron stairs from rusting

The coating makes a difference in keeping rust at bay, and correct preparation is key.
  • May 17, 2021

My puppy chewed through the wood stair tread. What to do?

There are lots of options. Try painting, covering it with veneer, adding carpet — or replacing the tread.
  • May 10, 2021

Synthetic kitchen cabinet doors can bubble or fade. Here’s what you can do.

For doors made with thermofoil, options include painting, getting new foil or replacing the doors.
  • May 3, 2021

Is a French drain the solution for my wet crawl space?

It will help, but other measures will be needed to supplement it.
  • Apr 26, 2021

What to do about splitting floorboards in an old home

Wood glue probably won’t work. Replace the board or fill the gap with epoxy.
  • Apr 19, 2021

How can I get rid of the gunk in my whirlpool tub?

You can buy the cleanser or make your own.
  • Apr 12, 2021

What to do about a cold bathroom that chills the whole house?

A thermal scan will show where the problem is; a contractor can fix it.
  • Apr 5, 2021