Why Bricks are Soaked in Water Before Building a House?

If you’re wondering why bricks are soaked in water before building a house, then you’re in the right place. In the sections below, you’ll find several reasons builders might soak bricks before using them.  People soak bricks before using them to build a house for several reasons. First, washing the bricks helps ensure there isn’t any dust or particles that …

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Can You Put Soaking Wet Clothes in the Dryer? 

Maybe you’ve heard people say you shouldn’t place soaking wet clothes in the dryer. This question confuses some people. Isn’t the dryer made to dry wet clothes? Can I put super wet clothes in the dryer? This article will share what we’ve found on this issue. You should avoid placing soaking wet clothes in most dryers. If you pack your …

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Why are US Homes Made of Wood and Bricks Instead of Concrete?

Brick House

Are you wondering why US homes are made from wood and bricks instead of concrete? In this article, I’ll share some of my research on the topic and give you some ideas.  There are a few reasons why US homes are made of wood and bricks instead of concrete. The first reason is availability. The USA has vast forests to supply …

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Is Oil-Based Paint Legal in California?

Oil Based Paint

Are you wondering if it’s legal to use oil-based paint in California? The vastness of the state means different areas will have differing rules.  Oil-based paint is legal in some areas of California and illegal in others. As of September 2021, some Home Depots in California still sell oil-based paint. However, the labeling of oil-based paint as a hazardous material …

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Can I Paint Over Wet Wall Texture?

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Have you just finished a textured wall and now wonder if you can paint over it? Texturing a wall takes a lot of work. Understandably, you’d want to get it painted as soon as possible. Let’s figure this out. Typically, you should wait until your wall texture is completely dry before painting over it. If you paint over wet wall …

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Where Can I Use Flat Paint?

Curious about flat paint? The finish or sheen of your paint will impact how a room feels. But the atmosphere isn’t everything. The wrong sheen can also create durability issues.  Flat paint is best used on ceilings and low traffic walls. Flat paint tends to absorb light, giving the room a soft hue. In addition, less reflective paint hides inconsistencies in the …

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