What is retaining walls and why you may need them? Retaining walls are structural barriers that prevent soil from shifting between two separate elevations. Depending on the size of the project and the slope of the surrounding area, any number of technologies can be used. Which of them are better to choose?
Every painter has his own methods and preferences and has mastered techniques that help him work faster. Take a look at 13 painting secrets that Markate selected for you – maybe you still don’t use some of them?
- SAND AWAY FLAWS.
Start with a perfectly smooth surface to end up with perfectly painted walls – with sanding. It levels outs spackle or joint-compound patches and flattens ridges around nail holes, removes burrs and rough spots in your trim.
Sand the walls from the baseboard to the ceiling with fine grit sanding paper on a sanding pole. Then sand horizontally along the baseboard and ceiling.
In general, installation of mosaic tile is similar to any other type of tile. But there are some features due to their small size, mounting on sheets and being made from glass. Follow these advice and successfully finish your new project, that you will find on markate.pro 😉
- Straighten Up Wavy Walls
Number one tip for any tile-setting job: start with a perfectly flat surface. Before you begin tiling, check the surface with a straightedge. If there are some dips, straighten it with screeding a layer of setting-type joint compound over. Use thin-set instead of joint compound if you work on floor or wall in the wet area. Let the joint compound or thin-set harden.
Markate always tries to be helpful for its customers. Today we gathered 10 common flooring mistakes homeowners make. Flooring is a big investment and let’s make it worth every penny!
# 1: Not planning ahead for hardwood refinishing
Why it’s bad:
Installing and refinishing hardwood floors takes: 3-5 days or longer to get the work done; 4 days before furniture can be moved in. Consider some extra time if you are adding new hardwood flooring, which needs to be ordered and dropped off for acclimation.
If you start using floors too early, it may lead to some problems in future.
There are a lot of remodeling trends every season: space organizing, color theme, devices etc. But we still have some constant rules to make every kitchen amazing.
Use these 7 ideas for kitchen remodeling to make all of your clients happy and thankful! Find your new customer on Markate.pro and start to embody our advices.
#1: White is the Dominant Color
Yes, white is the most marketable color. But still it’s one of the most popular kitchen colors.
It’s useful because bright color always reflects light and makes small kitchens feel larger.
It’s budget-friendly for remodeling: as being standard color for any manufacturer, it’s easy to find white furniture, tile, counters, faucets, sinks, and appliances.