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Can you paint vinyl siding?

You might be wondering: can I paint the vinyl siding at my home? Yes you can paint vinyl siding, but there are a number of considerations you should be aware of before doing so. Here are a few things to consider before painting your vinyl siding. Considerations before painting vinyl siding: Your warranty may not cover it Can you paint vinyl siding? Yes, but check your warranty first. Most siding manufacturers void your warranty upon painting, so this is something to consider before starting the painting process.  Costs of painting your home’s vinyl siding The cost of painting siding depends on how large your home is and the paint you choose. Painting vinyl siding can cost up to $14,000 depending on the size of your home, the paint you select, and if you choose to DIY or hire a painter. Overall it’s often worthwhile to paint vinyl siding as it’s cheaper to paint it than replace it entirely. However, if your siding is damaged you may want to look at replacing it. Painting Vinyl Siding …

Pigs in a Blanket appetizer

Super Bowl Appetizers (Mmm…)

This Super Bowl, the Rams will face the Bengals in a sure-to-be exciting game. Whether you’re a Cincinnati fan or a Los Angeles fan, you’ll be the real winner by serving these fun and delicious Super Bowl appetizers. Don’t forget to book a Tasker for all your post-party cleaning needs! Pigs In a Blanket Ingredients: One 8-ounce can original crescent dough 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 20 mini hot dogs or cocktail franks 1 egg, lightly beaten Poppy seeds or sesame seeds Instructions:  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cut each triangle of crescent roll dough into thirds lengthwise, making 3 small strips from each roll. Brush the dough strips lightly with Dijon mustard. Put the mini hot dogs on 1 end of the dough and roll up. Arrange them, seam side down, on a greased cookie sheet. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with poppy seeds or sesame seeds. Bake until golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes. Serve warm with the dipping sauce. Tangy Dipping Sauce: 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup mayonnaise …

Can You Paint Bathroom Tiles?

Yes, you can paint bathroom tiles. It’s a great way to up your painting game and repurpose your existing bathroom tiles. As with every painting task, there are special considerations to keep in mind. In this post, we’ll answer these questions: Are there any special considerations when painting bathroom tile? (For example, can you paint porcelain tile, and are there any types of tile you can’t paint?) What types of paint can be used on bathroom tile? Can you paint shower tile or other areas that might be affected by moisture? How do you need to prepare the tiling for paint? Can painted tiles be repainted? Are all tile surfaces (floor vs. shower vs. tub) created equal? What are the benefits of painting tile, and when might it be better to replace it? So, let’s dive into all things bathroom tile, and how paint can breathe new life into a space that you thought was — sometimes literally — set in stone. Special considerations So, can you paint porcelain tiles? The answer is yes. According to …

These Are A Few of Our Favorite Tasks

When life happens, we’re there for you — especially during this holiday season. Homes need to be prepped for winter, gifts need to be wrapped, and celebrations are awaiting. So we thought it would be fun to play a little round of “TaskRabbit Tic Tac Toe: Holiday Edition.” Here’s how it works: Too busy to purchase holiday decorations at a party store, or unpack and hang the decorations from last year? Hire a Tasker to help make your space cheery for the season. Don’t have a tall enough ladder to hang lights around the perimeter of your roof? Hire a Tasker to do it — and then take them all down (whether you’re the type of person who un-decks the halls a day after Christmas or well into spring!) Real task inspiration: “I need someone to install large multi-color Christmas lights on our new home. My fiancee and I are busy moving into the home and getting ready for our wedding, and as this is our new home she has dreams of lighting up the …

Mounting Tips & Tricks: Getting Started

If you go by the artfully hung gallery walls, shelves, art, and TVs you see on Instagram, everyone seems to be blessed with impeccable mounting skills. But for most of us, securely hanging and aligning everything just right involves a never-ending series of desperate maneuvering. That’s why mounting is one of the most popular tasks on TaskRabbit. We asked elite Taskers Isaac S. and Nick C. to share their top mounting tips and tricks. In part 1, Isaac and Nick cover what you should have in your toolbox, how to determine your wall type, the basic structure of a wall, and what to tell your Tasker to make your mounting task a breeze. Here’s what you need in your toolbox: Safety first! Eye protection and a face mask rated N95 or higher, as these have a strong filter to help protect from dust that can come from drywall drilling. Ear protection (if drilling through concrete). A stud finder — a more reliable tool thank the knuckles-on-wall method. Drill and bits. Different wall types will require different drills and bits, which …