Craftsmanship

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  • The Mill

    Learn how the Mill, a co-working and entrepreneurship center in Bloomington, Indiana, was developed from both new and reclaimed items. Torlando Hakes puts his painting skills to the test as he creates a chalkboard wall.

  • Scaling Craftsmanship

    Nick Slavik owns Nick Slavik Painting and Restoration in New Prague, MN, hosts a weekly Ask-A-Painter show on Facebook that Noah would liken to This Old House, and presents masters classes at trade shows and conferences. He forgot to ask if he ever sleeps.

    Noah kicked off this series with Episo...

  • The Basics of Door Painting

    Applying a fresh coat of paint to a discolored or damaged finish or painting a door with a vibrant color can add personality to any space. In fact, a freshly painted door can give any painting project a completely different look. In this episode, Nick Slavik provides you with a step-by-step tutor...

  • Great Craftsmen

    Editor, producer, and podcast host Chris Ermides, speaks of his experience working with ‘This Old House.’ Chris joins Zach to chat about what makes a good craftsman, how to get young people interested in the trades, and how spending on quality may save you money in the long run.

  • Titan 440 vs ED655 Review

    A comparison between the Titan 440 and the ED655 - from transporting them to the job site to clean up and maintenance and everything in-between.

  • Tools & Storage

    Noah’s interior painting tools, storage, and organizational system. From how it fits in his van to the color-coded tools and totes.

    Timecodes
    Van organization: 00:46​
    Load In/Out: 03:46​
    Prep: 06:22​
    Wall Repair: 09:14​
    Application: 12:13​
    Disposables Inventory: 16:22

  • Oiling a Cedar Garage Door

    Transforming a weathered cedar garage door with Armstrong-Clark oil.

  • Surface Protection

    David Michaels from Imhoff Painting discusses the importance of surface protection.

  • Cedar & Ipe Deck Restoration

    A brief overview of chemically stripping, neutralizing, and staining a cedar and ipe deck.

  • Exterior Deck Restoration

    2 items

    In this two-part series, Noah Kantor demonstrates his process for chemically stripping, brightening exterior wood, finish sanding, and oiling on a Tigerwood deck.

  • How to Fix Spray Drips & Sags

    Here's how Noah fixed some paint sags in between his first and second spray coat.

  • Historic Stairwell Restoration

    2 items

    In this 2-part series, Noah walks us through prep to finish on a historic, 200 year-old stairwell.