It is quite common for the headliner fabric in many vehicles to begin to sag over time. Also, loose pieces of headliner fabric can easily be pulled from the ceiling of the car. Torn or loose interior fabric can not only make the appearance of the car less than attractive, but it can also lead to depreciation of the car’s overall value.

There are many body shops and automotive service companies that will gladly replace the headliner fabric in a vehicle for customers. However, for those willing to get their hands a little dirty, changing out the headliner fabric in most standard vehicles is fairly straightforward. The 1999 Chevy Prizm is one of those vehicles where the headliner fabric can be replaced easily in less than an hour, with the right tools and supplies – you can check some very useful tools for cars, e.g., on Inside Tool, I really recommend this website, chose very good impact wrench there.

Two things that are absolutely essential for this task are of course the headliner fabric itself and a can of spray headliner adhesive. These two things can be purchased from automotive supply chains and specialty warehouses. In some cases, the headliner fabric may come as a pre-cut mold that is fitted specifically to the 1999 Chevy Prizm. In other cases, the headliner fabric may come as one large sheet that has to be cut. Naturally, using a pre-cut mold is easier, but this option isn’t always available and can be quite pricey in some instances.

Headliner fabric is sold in a variety of colors to match the interior of many cars. Headliner spray adhesive is different from regular spray adhesive and other types of glues and is designed to keep the fabric secure for longer periods. Other tools that may be needed are a utility knife, a Phillips screwdriver, and a straight-slot screwdriver.

The first step of replacing the headliner fabric is to remove the headliner from the car. In the 1999 Chevy Prizm, the rear-view mirror and visors must be removed first. In addition, the interior plastic should be loosened with the straight-slot screwdriver. These plastic pieces will pull loose, but sometimes they require a little bit of effort. Care should be taken not to damage the plastic. Also, there are three round plastic brackets in the back of the headliner that need to be removed. These can be pulled out with a screwdriver from the back seat of the vehicle.

After all securing parts have been removed, the headliner itself should be loose enough to pull out of the vehicle. The headliner is a large, form-fitting piece of cardboard-like material. This is best done by lowering both front seats and pulling the headliner through one of the rear doors.

Once the board is out of the car, remove any existing fabric by pulling it away from the headliner. Scrape any loose pieces of existing foam from the board by sweeping it with your hands or using a small broom. The new headliner fabric can be glued over the existing foam. The new headliner fabric has additional foam secured to it.

Next, lay the board on a flat surface and cut the fabric to fit it. Leave openings for the dome light and where the rear-view mirror, handles, and visors attach. Leave an inch-and-a-half piece of fabric on both the front and the rear of the headliner to wrap around the board. Once the fabric is cut to fit, spray half of the board heavily with spray adhesive. Secure the first half of the headliner fabric, then proceed to the second half of the board.

Allow the adhesive to dry for half-an-hour. The headliner is now ready to be put back into the car. Secure all plastic pieces and replace visors, rear-view mirrors, and handles.

A ceiling fan pull switch will undergo a lot of wear and tear over the years. Sometimes, the switch will wear out prematurely, rendering the fan unusable. In this case, consider replacing the fan pull switch rather than trying to replace the entire fan. A replacement part should be less than $5, and you should be able to fix it in less than an hour with a few basic tools.

Before beginning this project, buy a ceiling fan pull switch. Be sure you are replacing the correct part: the fan pull switch to work the motor of the fan will be different than the pull switch used to operate the light.

  • Step 1: Turn off the circuit at the main circuit breaker that powers the ceiling fan. Make sure you got the right circuit by making sure the fan does not work when prompted.
  • Step 2: Detach the light fixture from the ceiling by removing the screws that hold it in place. Have a helper hold the ceiling fan in place while you detach the fixture wiring from the house wiring by unscrewing the wire nuts and disentangling the pairs of wires.
  • Step 3: Remove the cover from the ceiling fan that conceals the area where the fan pull switch is located.
  • Step 4: Remove the old pull switch by snipping the wires that are connected to the terminals of the switch with wire cutters. Cut as closely to the old pull switch as possible. Once the wires are detached, remove the old pull switch and discard.

TIP: In some cases, the pull switch is attached to the rest of the fan with wires secured with wire nuts. In this case, just remove the wire nuts to and then remove the old pull switch.

  • Step 5: Insert the pull switch into the cavity created by removing the old switch. Attach the chain to the pull switch, and use the ring to tighten the chain and pull the switch and secure the connection. Make sure that the chain is oriented in the correct direction, paying attention to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Step 6: Attach the ends of the wires of the replacement pull switch with the wires from the fan. Math the corresponding colors, using a wire nut to secure each pair of wires.
  • Step 7: Replace the cover on the ceiling fan, tucking any loose wires from the switch into the fan. Attach the fixture wires to the wires in the ceiling, using wire nuts to secure each connection. Screw the fan into place and restore electricity to that area of the house by flipping the circuit breaker.

Many people live in their backyards during the summer months, and if they learn how to build a deck box, they can keep track of their gardening tools and pool toys by putting them in a safe place.

Learning how to build a deck box will also hide away the tools you use to maintain a neat and orderly back yard for guests. It can be used to store anything you wish to put in it. By learning how to build a deck box yourself, you can design the deck box to fit your personal needs instead of being forced to accept a manufactured design which may come up short of serving your needs.

When you begin your deck box project, think about how you want to use the deck box and where the most convenient location for the deck box will be. This location should also be a spot where the box won’t be in the way of entertaining guests. The first procedure that needs to be done before building your deck box is undertaking the dimensions of the items you will be stored in the box and to decide whether or not there is going to be any items in there such as pool chemicals that will need to be kept locked up and out of the reach of small children. The materials you use will also be determined by the intended use of the deck box.

Since learning how to build a deck box can reach pretty deep into your pockets, you may want to set a budget. Figure out how many materials you are going to need to build the box and get some prices. You may have to construct your first box as a learning tool for how to build a deck box and build a second one later. If you do a lot of entertaining, maybe the first box should be for food and drink storage to prevent guests from going in and out of the house. If this is the purpose for the box, you are going to make when you, you will need to include some type of insulation that is safe to be used around food, and you will want the box well sealed and caulked to prevent the bugs from joining your party.

Once you have determined the purpose of your box and have started your deck box project, you should draw out a plan which allows space for the things you will put in the box. Figure your dimensions both inside and out and then figure out what you need in materials and tools.

When you learn how to build a deck box, do some preliminary planning which includes the purpose and dimensions of your deck box. Price the materials you will need and begin your deck box project.

Painting a ceiling can be difficult if you do not have the right tools. It can be a tedious and complicated task to complete. However, having the right tools and the right knowledge can make the job much easier. The following s a guide on how to paint a ceiling:

  1. Purchase and gather all the needed materials. For this project, you will need a small brush, a large brush or roller, soap or detergent, rag, roller tray, dust sheets or drop cloths, a ladder, and of course the chosen interior paint.
  2. Next, you need to prep the room. Remove all furniture (if you can), curtains, and fixtures. Cover the floor with dust sheets or drop cloths to prevent paint stains on the flooring.
  3. Prepare the ceiling by using the soap and rag to clean it of any dust and debris. While doing so, inspect the ceiling for any cracks or holes. You will need to fix these flaws before painting.
  4. If the ceiling and the wall are to be painted in different colors, use painter’s tape around the trim where the wall meets the ceiling to prevent mixing colors.
  5. Now it is time to start painting. First, use the smaller brush to paint around the edges of the ceiling and any light fixtures. Once the edges are finished, it is time to pull out the larger brush or the roller. I recommend using a roller with a longer arm. This will lessen the need for a ladder and will make the job a little less tedious.
  6. It is best to paint in 3 foot by 3-foot sections. This will help improve the finish, for the wet edges stay fresher. Use the roller to paint zigzags on the ceiling. Then use the roller to paint over the zigzag patterns with straight strokes to even out the paint.
  7. When using a roller, make sure the roller is not overloaded with paint. Use the paint tray to help roll the paint evenly on the roller.
  8. Continue painting until the ceiling is complete. Allow it to dry before applying the 2nd coat. Apply the second coat just as you did the first.
  9. Now just let the ceiling dry, and you’re done! Remove the tape along with the trim and return the room to normal. You now have a newly painted ceiling and saved money by doing it yourself!