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Your Place: Tools to make a paint project shine

It's the end of January, and I'm still thinking about which painting projects I'll tackle as the light gets better and the weather warmer.

Just before Christmas, the Paint Quality Institute sent me a list of last-minute gifts for the do-it-...

Your Place: Dealing with dampness in the basement

Q: Last year, we bought a house in the suburbs, and we've decided that we'll need to refinish part of the basement. The basement is very humid in the summer, and the dehumidifier we have isn't up to the job. The excessive moisture is creating mold...