DIY Preservation – March 9th


Saturday March 9, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
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Preservation Louisville
The Brennan House Historic Home
631 South Fifth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
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As a Metro Louisville citywide non-profit historic preservation organization, Preservation Louisville works in partnership with local, state and national organizations to promote the preservation of our community’s historic resources through education and advocacy.  Preservation Louisville also provides education, technical information and resources.  For more information.
Many projects in the older home do not require the expertise of a contractor if the owner has the right information.  This month’s Hands On History workshop, Do It Yourself Preservation, is designed for the beginner to intermediate DIYer.  This workshop will cover as many of the following topics as time will allow:

  • simple window maintenance
  • cleaning brass hardware
  • how to remove and install trim without destroying it
  • stripping paint
  • proper priming and painting
  • floor sanding and finishing
  • sanding other things
  • simple insulation projects
  • epoxy products and how to use them
  • caulking and sealants

Along the way we will talk about the right tools to use and throw in simple tips and tricks!

Led by architect Gary Kleier, with 35 years of experience, and specialties in historic renovation, restoration and applying green concepts in historic structures, Kleier is sure to help those dealing with rehabilitation issues in a historic home who are interested in achieving environmentally friendly results in the most cost efficient manner.
Hands on History is an educational series designed to give participants a hands-on, in-depth overview of various preservation issues and methods of maintaining and preserving historic buildings. Preservation Louisville is co-sponsoring this workshop series along with the Metro Louisville Historic Landmarks Commission and the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office.  

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