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painting

  • Transform Your Home Before Thanksgiving

    That wonderful day of eating and giving thanks is a mere week away! You’re probably busy planning your menu (and devising your grocery store plan of attack), but if you have…

  • Using Milk Paint To Create An Antique Look

    Are you looking to give your shutters, doors or wooden furniture a timeworn, antique look? Pass over those “crackle” paints that promise fancy results and give off chemicals with even fancier…

  • How To Prep Plaster Walls For Painting

    If you live in a home built before World War II, chances are that you have plaster walls. If you’re considering painting your walls a new color, or simply refreshing the…

  • Host A Painting Party

    For me, painting is hard. The prep work is a pain and by the time I’m done, my arms ache and all I can see are the spots I need to…

  • Painting Over Wallpaper

    Why do people paint over wallpaper? We’d guess they’re just plain lazy because no one in their right mind who cares about the presentation of their wall would ever choose to…

  • Speed Drops: Drop, Kick, Paint

    Zibra, a manufacturer of various home improvement products, has developed a convenient and simple alternative to the canvas dropcloth used to protect floors during painting projects. We had an opportunity to…

  • Introducing Our New Blogs

    We’re pleased to announce the launch of 5 more blogs which will focus on Kitchens, Paint, Green Building, Tools and Home Security. The depth of these categories is huge so we…

  • Safe To Paint A Radiator?

    After seeing this post over at Apartment Therapy, I got to wondering….how safe is it to paint those out-dated heaters? I doubt this guy decorated his apartment around his brick red…

  • Protect Your Rooms When Painting with Zipwalls

    When you are short on workspace and must work in environments that are sensitive to dust or paint particles you have other options besides covering everything with tarps. Check out the…

  • How Much Paint Do You Need?

    Before painting a room or a wall you need to determine how much paint you will need. We always go with just a bit more as it’s always frustrating to return…

  • Ninja Spray Painting Techniques

    Today is skill #3 that he wants to pass along to his kids from Deren S. Monday. It seems like I am always spraying something around the house. Paint, primer, lacquer,…

  • Pick the Right Paint Roller Nap

    Just as paint brush bristle type is dependent on type of paint used, the same applies to roller naps. + Nylon and wool blend naps are to be used with alkyd…

  • Paint Brush Bristles Make a Difference

    The bristles on a paint brush are either natural or synthetic and in some cases both. Bristle choice is determined by type of paint used. + If your paint can be…

  • Tips for Selecting Paint Colors

    Painting a room is a quick and easy makeover that makes a huge impact. But because it does require effort and takes time to change or can clash with furnishings or…

  • Safely Painting Vinyl Siding the Right Color

    Obviously vinyl siding doesn’t require the maintenance and paint that traditional wood siding does but if you aren’t satisfied with the color can you still paint it? The answer is yes…

  • Touch Free Finishing Tools

    Although only updated once a week the Rockler Woodworking blog is definitely worth a look. We found their post about specialty finishing tools that allow you to spray or paint finish…