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 […]
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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 […]
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]
The invention of the modern day paint sprayer has allowed DIY homeowners to take control of paint projects that otherwise would have been timely and expensive. There are specific techniques when using paint sprayers that will maximize their effectiveness. Make sure that the paint you’ve chosen will work and is […]
We want to thank Shelterrific, DHome, and Sellsius for showing C&H some love this week. We’re in Tucson, Arizona this weekend so it’s appropriate that Shelterrific is recognizing Cinco de Mayo and the joys of a good Guacamole and we’re grateful to D Home for turning us onto Farrow & […]
Chemical strippers are no longer as dangerous or dirty to use as in the past. You can now remove paint and varnish safely and in a short amount of time. Follow this know-how from Home Depot.
You can hide them (here’s how), or you can embrace the unique features of the twisted iron and metal and make them work for you in more ways than one. Old House Journal explains two techniques that will beautify your radiator.