Before & After: Plaster, Prime & Paint (repeat)

So Tom called me the other week to help him out with his most detested DIY task: plaster work. But Tom is also a DIY weekend warrior, and one on a mission because he needs to get his property ready for rental April 1. Lucky for me he installed the sheet-rock like an expert with all the screws dimpled and the seams were aligned (except {a'hem} BJ's wall). After I installed the corners on the sheetrook, I taped, plastered, sanded and plastered and sanded until all joint lines in the ceiling and walls were gone. Paint is all about preparation. Over the weekend I primed all the ceiling and walls, and then painted them all with two coats of the color. Because I taped and plastered the ceiling se

Before & After: Arbor Work

My retired mother is an avid gardener. She wanted me to take down some arborvitae so she could expand her flower bed. We'll rip out the stumps and roots in a few weeks. Any time I get to crack my STIHL chainsaw is a great day, even if it is rainy and in the low 30s. How can I help you with your spring landscaping projects? LABOR: 1hr @ $60 (chainsawing is my most expensive rate due to skill and risk)

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