We’re not going to lie; working with salvaged materials can be tricky. But, it can also be inspiring and empowering, if you know what you’re doing. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite how-to sites and guides, to help you repair, rebuild and reuse your salvaged finds, once you get home from the store.
These directions summarize some supplies and steps we have found helpful when working with salvaged materials. This information is offered for use at your own discretion, and it may or may not be applicable to your specific project. Please consult a professional for more detailed advice regarding your project.
Removing paint: Any store bought chemical paint remover will do the trick, but check out these homemade recipes for cleaning up your favorite hardware.
Rebuilding a Valve on a Sink with One Handle
Rebuilding a Valve on a Sink with Two Handles
Installing a Two-Piece Salvaged Toilet
A Few Tips to Fixing Up and Understanding your Toilet
Plumbing How-Tos from Faucets to Hot Water Heaters
Safety & Hazardous Materials
Have Fun with Salvage