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Simple home improvement ideas with Bob Wilkes

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>> WELCOME BACK, GUYS.
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SPRUCING UP YOUR HOME DOESN’T
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HAVE TO BE A COMPLICATED
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PROJECT.
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HOUSTON’S OWN GADGET GUY, BOB
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WILKES, IS JOINING US THIS
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MORNING WITH A FEW SIMPLE
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TRICKS THAT ANYONE CAN USE TO
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INCREASE CURB APPEAL.
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THANKS FOR COMING SO EARLY.
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>> GLAD TO BE HERE.
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>> LET’S GET STARTED WITH, YOU
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WANT TO TALK ABOUT SOME PAINTS,
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PAINTING THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR
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HOME.
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>> RIGHT.
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IF YOU ARE GOING TO PAINT THE
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EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOME, IF YOU
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CAN PICK THESE EARTH TONE MUTED
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TONES LIKE BEIGES AND BROWNS,
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THEY ARE MUCH MORE RESISTSANT
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TO FADING THAN BRIGHT COLORS,
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SO IF YOU KEPT A HALF A GALLON
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TO DO TOUCH-UPS FOR CAULKING
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AND PATCHING SCRATCHES, IT’S
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MUCH MORE LIKELY TO MATCH USING
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THE LIGHTER COLORS.
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>> THE EARTHY TONES.
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>> RIGHT.
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>> WHAT IS THE BEST KIND OF
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PAINT OUT THERE?
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>> THAT’S GOING TO VARY BY
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BRAND AND BY TYPE, BUT THIS IS
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JUST KIND OF A GENERAL RULE.
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>> WHAT ELSE DO WE HAVE?
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>> MOVING INSIDE, YOU’RE MUCH
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MORE LIKELY TO PAINT A ROOM OF
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YOUR HOWLS, BUT YOU’RE BUSY.
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YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO DO IT IN
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ONE DAY.
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MAYBE YOU CAN ONLY DO ONE WALL
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AT A TIME SO, YOU’RE GOING TO
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HAVE, AT THE END OF EVERY
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SESSION, YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE
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UNDER THEY BRUSHES AND DIRTY
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ROLLERS, SO ONE THING YOU CAN
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DO IS YOU TAKE THE ROLLERS AND
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BRUSHES THAT ARE FILLED WITH
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PAINT, YOU PUT THEM IN A ZIPLOC
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BAG AND PUT THEM IN THE FREEZER.
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>> IN THE FREEZER?
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OKAY.
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>> SO YOU COME BACK THE NEXT
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DAY, YOU ONLY HAVE A FEW HOURS
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AND YOU CAN USE THE SAME STUFF
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OVER AND OVER AGAIN, YOU ONLY
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HAVE TO CLEAN UP ONCE FOR THE
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WHOLE JOB.
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>> SO THAT IS FOR PAINTING
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INSIDE.
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>> RIGHT.
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NOW, MOVING OUTSIDE, THIS
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REPRESENTS A CONCRETE DRIVEWAY
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THAT MANY OF US HAVE HERE IN
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HOUSTON.
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THEY STARTED OFF WITH THESE
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1X4s SEPARATING ALL OF THE
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DIFFERENT SLABS.
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A LOT OF TIMES THESE ROT OUT
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AND YOU DO A LITTLE DANCE WITH
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HIGH HEELS TO AVOID THESE.
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>> RIGHT, YOU DON’T WANT YOUR
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HEELS GETTING INTO THE TRACKS.
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>> TRADITIONALLY THE REPAIR HAS
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BEEN TO PUT WOOD BACK IN OR PUT
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IN THESE FOAM RODS AND THEN
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YOU’D FILL THIS IN WITH CAULK
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AND YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL
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ABOUT HOW WELL YOU DO IT TO
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MAKE IT LOOK RIGHT.
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LOTS OF SQUEEZING, AND IT’S
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HARD TO MAKE IT LOOK NICE.
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>> IT’S JUST A LOT OF WORK.
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>> SO THE QUICK WAY IS TO USE
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THIS NEW PRODUCT CALLED
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TRIM-A-SLAB.
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IT’S A FLEXIBLE RUBBER LIKE
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STRIP.
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THIS JUST PRESSES IN BY HAND.
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IT WILL SEAL THAT UP, KEEP THE
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WEEDS OUT AND SEAL THE DIRT IN,
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AND WE HAVE THREE DIFFERENT
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COLORS.
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>> AND DIFFERENT SIZES.
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>> AND DIFFERENT SIZES SHOULD
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IT VARY FROM THIS NORMAL SIZE.
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>> CAN YOU CUT THIS UP IF YOU
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NEED TO?
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>> YEAH, YOU JUST CUT THIS WITH
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PRUNING SHEARS.
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SO, HALLOWEEN IS COMING UP WITH
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WE’RE GOING TO HAVE
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TRICK-OR-TREATERS COMING TO THE
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HOUSE, SO WE’RE GOING TO PEEL
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THIS OUT AND WE’RE GOING TO RUN
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OUR EXTENSION CORD OUT TO THE
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INFLATABLE–
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>> INFLATABLE PUMPKIN OR
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SKELETON.
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>> AND THEN WE COVER RIGHT THAT
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UP SO THAT YOU DON’T TRIP OVER
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THE WIRES.
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>> THANK YOU SO MUCH, BOB.
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YOU CAN SEE A REPLAY OF THIS
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INTERVIEW ON CLICK2HOUSTON.COM
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UNDER THE VIDEO TAB ON OUR HOME

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