HGTV’s ‘Beach Flip’ host Josh Temple shares DIY tips for beach house projects
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Like a doctor at a cocktail party, general contractor and TV personality Josh Temple often finds himself cornered by anxious homeowners looking for advice. “It happens absolutely everywhere I go! Like yesterday I was at the airport and when you’re waiting an hour to board, people start pulling out pictures of their bathrooms and kitchens,” he says with a chuckle. “But it’s a compliment, at least that’s how I take it, so I embrace it.”

The ebullient star of DIY’s “House Crashers” — where he wanders the aisles of Home Depot offering gratis renovations to lucky shoppers — Temple can be seen as a host and mentor on HGTV’s “Beach Flip,” in which competing teams revamp run-down beach homes. With 20-plus years of experience under his (tool) belt, the Silver Lake resident’s expertise is irrefutable and probably pricey. Good thing he agreed to reveal his best tips for what you can DIY at your beach pad to add value and appeal, and what you should leave to the pros (like him).

Projects you can DIY:


A fresh coat of paint can transform a space. Walls with old paint can appear dirty even if they aren’t. Beach houses are suscept…………… continues on Los Angeles Times

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5 tips for summer DIY
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Hot, sunny days are the obvious time to do exterior repairs and painting, although painting in strong, direct sunlight and high temperatures isn’t necessarily a good idea – it can affect the finish.

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1. If your home’s exterior walls are painted, a fresh coat or two will protect them ready for winter, and smarten them up. As always, do any prep first, such as filling cracks and scraping off loose and flaking paint. To protect bricks, pointing, render, stone, concrete and plaster against water damage, try Sandtex Brickwork Waterproofer and Protector (£29.99 for 5ltr, Homebase), a clear liqu…………… continues on Ham&High

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