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If you are doing a lot of carpet/flooring work, get yourself a hooked flooring/carpet knife (any hardware store will have them). They have a large hooked blade and a good solid handle. Remember to keep body parts out of the "line of fire". #1 workplace injury: utility knife vs. body part.


Take a 2x4 or other long straight edge, and stand on it to compress the pad and stabilize it, then use your utility knife to cut it.


This verges on "opinion based..." Brush width depends what you are working on - for wall corners, 2" is probably fine. On our last project, my assistant finally figured out that using an overly tiny brush on window muntins was slower, not faster or more precise, but for that job a 1/2-5/8" brush was "about right." I go for the long handled angled - how ...


Those instructions aren't very clear! I read step #7 this way: 7: Cut notches in the seat posts. Here's hints on how to do it: a) Don't assume both braces are the same size. b) Use the seat brace itself to mark the area to be cut out. c) After you've marked it, start the notch by making a cut with a circular saw. d) Now that you have a nice ...

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