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Here's How: You Can Repaint Aluminum Gutters

Dear James: I took your advice a few weeks ago and cleaned out my gutters. They are white aluminum and look pretty bad. Is it possible to paint aluminum gutters a different color to better match my house? -- Tammy P.

Dear Tammy: Even no-fade ...

Here's How: Lead Paint Risk When Remodeling

Dear James: I live in a house that is about 30 years old. I have two daughters, and I want to remodel to create another bedroom. There is a lot of painted woodwork. Should I be concerned about lead poisoning? -- Cathy R.

Dear Cathy: In any house ...

Here's How: Build a House for Your Dog

Dear James: My dog loves to be outdoors and sometimes refuses to come indoors. The kids are always worried about him, and they want him to have some protection from the weather. Is it fairly easy to build a doghouse? Can you give me some advice? -...

Here's How: Install a Bathroom Pedestal Sink

Dear James: My budget is very limited, but now that I am divorced, I want to change the bathroom decor. I thought a pedestal sink might help. What do you think, and can you give me some installation tips? -- Holly W.

Dear Holly: Replacing your ...