Dont ignore the floor

If you stop and think about It, you have more direct contact with the floor of your shop than any other part. So it only makes sense to make sure your shop floor Is safe, ciean and comfortable. Start with the floor finish. If your shop has an unfinished concrete floor, there are several finishes you can apply to make It more attractive and easier to clean (photo, above left). Concrete sea/er Is a clear product that helps the concrete resist staining and creates a "slick" surface that's easier to sweep but isn't siippery; concrete stain Is essentially sealer vvtth a coloring agent for visual appeal; concrete paint seals and beautifies the floor, but because the product has more body It will fill small voids and cracks, eliminating areas where <firt, mildew and even Insects can collect; qraxypaint is a two-part finish that prevents moisture seepage up through the floor, resists stains and spills, and has a very attractive appearance. Regardless of the floor type or surface treatment, sweep and clean it regularly, and provide a cushion for your feet at woik areas in the form of a rubber floor mat or even old carpet scraps (photo, lower left).

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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