Painting

Sandblast, Prime, and Paint Your Radiator

Sandblast, Prime, and Paint Your Radiator

You can cover your radiator but we like homeowners who choose to sandblast, prime, and paint their classic heaters, even if it does require a hoist to get the beast back up to the second floor.

Time for Wallpaper

Time for Wallpaper

As Shelteriffic points out the time for wallpaper is now, or so it seems. Home design blogs such as OhJoy and Design*Sponge seem to have kicked off the trend and now you can’t pick up a home design magazine without a story profiling the prettiest paper or great designer. We […]

Steam Paint Removal

Steam Paint Removal

Removing paint from wood has traditionally been done with chemicals or sanding which can both adversely affect the underlying wood as well as the surrounding environment. Using heat has always been known to soften up paint so it can be easily scraped away but steam is making a resurgence as […]

Paint Buddy

Paint Buddy

We think every homeowner would have a use for this paint touch-up tool from Rubbermaid. It’s stores just enough paint to cover those instant touch-ups that arise and there’s no need to break out a brush and get messy. It doesn’t hurt that’s it’s super cool and fits perfectly in […]

All About Paint

All About Paint

Here’s a great primer (no pun intended), for selecting, choosing, and buying the right paint for the job. With the myriad of choices in paint types, brand names, and price points, it’s easy to become very confused as to where to start and choosing your color seems like it was […]

Prep for Exterior Paint

Prep for Exterior Paint

Before painting any surface a proper prep job is required to ensure the paint adheres correctly and lasts for years. Prep Steps for Outdoor Painting [Extreme How-To]

Picking Colors

Picking Colors

David from the Irwin House uses Color-charts.org to select every color for his interior. More on colorcharts. Color-charts.org is a “Color Library” for construction materials, and colored manufactured products. This library serves as a design resource for architects, decorators, and consumers who may now easily search, find and cross reference […]

Painting a Room

Painting a Room

We’ve compiled some more great resources for painting a room in your old or new house. Painting Historic Interiors [Technical Preservation Services] Painting Historic Interiors [Oldhouseweb] Color Made Simple [True Value]