After you’ve selected a paint color the next step is determining the finish and sheen. Here’s a quick reference guide to help you choose.
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We want to save our clawfoot tub from the scrap yard so we painted the exterior to prevent rust.
Save time with this new roller from Wagner that makes cutting-in a cinch
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 any spare time, consider one (or several) of these simple projects that are designed to add maximum impact to […]
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 names. Try milk paint for a green alternative that will deliver results without harm. What Is Milk Paint? Milk […]
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 existing hue, here are some tips to help you properly prepare the surface prior to painting. + Remove any […]
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 fix. I think a solution to this problem would be to throw a painting party the next time I’ve […]
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 paint over wallpaper, but we can agree that removing wallpaper is one of the most arduous tasks known to […]
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 check out the Speed Drops at the National Hardware Show and agree it can be a great solution for […]
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 felt they needed their own websites. You can reach these other blogs from the navigation bar at the very […]
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 radiator, but painting heating equipment sounds, well, dangerous to me. After a bit of researching, the best response I […]
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 Zipwall which is a temporary barrier that can be fastened in a variety of ways and will keep all […]
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 to the hardware store for more paint that you hope they still have or that they are still open […]
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, etc… And it seems like each time I do, I feel a bit silly. Why? Because my Dad taught […]
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 paints. + Nylon only naps are required for latex paint usage. Nap length (thickness of fuzzy stuff) + Use […]
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 cleaned with paint thinner then use the natural bristles. + If you are painting using latex paint then use […]
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 artwork, most homeowners take their time when it comes to selecting the proper paint color and you’ve got to […]
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 but you need to clean the siding with a general household cleaner (like Simple Green) beforehand to remove all […]