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How to Remove Paint From Brick

Learn how to remove paint from brick with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Sometimes painted brick can bring your design together – or it can be a dated eyesore. If you’re looking to update your old brick fireplace or brick wall, you can do it yourself with the right tools and a good chunk of time. It can be a labor-intensive project, but worth the results. Learn how(…)

How to Find a Wall Stud

Learn how to find a wall stud with these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Whether you’re hanging a picture frame, a mirror, shelves or a TV on the wall, all these heavy objects need to be anchored by a wall stud. Studs are boards that frame your home, supporting the walls. They’re typically spaced 16 inches or 24 inches, measured from center to center, along the walls from floor(…)

How to Hide TV Cables

Learn how to hide TV cables with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you have a wall-mounted TV, you know that the trickiest part of installation is hiding those unsightly TV cables. The tangled mess of cables can take away from the aesthetic of your living room. Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to help you hide TV cables and bring the focus back to your TV. How(…)

How to Install a Programmable Thermostat

Learn how to install a programmable thermostat with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. A programmable thermostat is a great way to save money and conserve energy–two things we’re all concerned about these days. Depending on the model you buy, you can program day and night temperatures, and even a setting for every day of the week. You’ll be more comfortable with your heating and cooling bill, too. Read the the instructions(…)

How to Caulk

Learn how to caulk in your kitchen, bathroom and more with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Before you start caulking, you need to have the right caulk for the job. The main objective is to create a seal that’s air- and water-tight. With caulk, you can seal up drafts, keep plumbing water-tight and more. Learn how to caulk with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Choosing the Right Caulk Typically, caulk is made(…)

How to Fill in Nail Holes

Learn how to fill in nail holes in your home before you start your next home improvement project. Whether you’re a renter who’s moving out or you’re going to put on a fresh coat of paint, nail holes can present a problem. They leave your walls and trim looking beaten, and well, full of holes. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can easily fill in the nail(…)

Garage Floor Epoxy DIY

Clean and strengthen your garage floor with our easy garage floor epoxy DIY project. It’s important to keep your garage organized, but have you ever considered the floor? All of those neatly arranged tools and painted cupboards won’t look nearly as nice if there’s a big oil stain on the concrete. Give your garage floor a complete makeover with a garage floor epoxy coating kit. This garage floor epoxy will(…)

How To Flush A Hot Water Heater

Draining and flushing your water heater can extend its life by years. You should flush every 6 months to prevent sediment buildup from damaging your tank. If your tank makes a rumbling sound, it usually means there’s sediment buildup boiling in the bottom of the tank. By flushing your hot water heater, you can remove this harmful buildup. To do this, all you need is a garden hose, groove lock pliers,(…)

Deck Stain: How To Stain A Deck

You finally built the deck of your dreams. Before you get around to enjoying it, take the time to protect your investment. This easy guide from Blain’s Farm & Fleet will help you protect the quality of your deck and lengthen its life. The beauty and durability of any stain job depend on how well you prepare the surface and the quality of the stain you use. A lot of homeowners spend hours researching(…)

Weather Stripping Your Windows

If you’ve ever noticed that the air is a lot colder near your front door or garage door, you probably need to install weather stripping. Weather stripping can save energy in your home. It’s a low cost way to make your home a little more green and energy efficient. It can be placed on doors and windows that allow air to escape your home. In summer, this is the air(…)


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