Friday, September 16, 2016

Tutorial: German "schmear" Lime Putty Stucco Red Brick Ranch Makeover

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Today I'm going to tell you about the products and process that I used to create the rustic, time-washed look on the 1950 red brick portion of the farmhouse. I'm told that it's called "German schmear" by those in "Fixer Upper" circles...of course, all of that is lost on me because I've never had cable television in my life and I've never seen a single episode.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Tutorial: How to Stain and Waterproof Cedar Wood Garage Doors

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Today, I'm sharing a quick tutorial on how to stain and waterproof cedar wood garage doors.  After I spent two weekends unsuccessfully trying to strip found out that our old garage doors were unsafe and we needed to replace them, I quickly decided on Carriage House insulated cedar wood doors.  I called the same local, family-owned garage door company that had supplied the garage doors for our last project to assist with doors for the farmhouse. The doors arrived in about eight weeks.