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Wagner FLEXiO 890 Sprayer Review

Wagner FLEXiO 890 Sprayer Review

This new HVLP sprayer system from Wagner is a perfect companion for any home improvement painting project.

Refresh Your Deck or Patio with Rust-Oleum Restore 10X

Refresh Your Deck or Patio with Rust-Oleum Restore 10X

Give your deck or patio a refresh with Rust-Oleum Restore. This is a DIY project you can do in a weekend and enjoy the benefits for years to come.

Quick Guide to Paint Sheens and Finish

Quick Guide to Paint Sheens and Finish

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.

Painting The Exterior Of Our Clawfoot Tub

Painting The Exterior Of Our Clawfoot Tub

We want to save our clawfoot tub from the scrap yard so we painted the exterior to prevent rust.

Cutting-In Corners Made Easy with the Wagner SMART Edge Roller

Cutting-In Corners Made Easy with the Wagner SMART Edge Roller

Save time with this new roller from Wagner that makes cutting-in a cinch

Transform Your Home Before Thanksgiving

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 any spare time, consider one (or several) of these simple projects that are designed to add maximum impact to […]

Using Milk Paint To Create An Antique Look

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 names. Try milk paint for a green alternative that will deliver results without harm. What Is Milk Paint? Milk […]

How To Prep Plaster Walls For Painting

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 existing hue, here are some tips to help you properly prepare the surface prior to painting. + Remove any […]

Host A Painting Party

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 fix. I think a solution to this problem would be to throw a painting party the next time I’ve […]

Painting Over Wallpaper

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 paint over wallpaper, but we can agree that removing wallpaper is one of the most arduous tasks known to […]

Speed Drops: Drop, Kick, Paint

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 check out the Speed Drops at the National Hardware Show and agree it can be a great solution for […]

Introducing Our New Blogs

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 felt they needed their own websites. You can reach these other blogs from the navigation bar at the very […]

Safe To Paint A Radiator?

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 radiator, but painting heating equipment sounds, well, dangerous to me. After a bit of researching, the best response I […]

Protect Your Rooms When Painting with Zipwalls

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 Zipwall which is a temporary barrier that can be fastened in a variety of ways and will keep all […]

How Much Paint Do You Need?

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 to the hardware store for more paint that you hope they still have or that they are still open […]

Ninja Spray Painting Techniques

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, etc… And it seems like each time I do, I feel a bit silly. Why? Because my Dad taught […]

Pick the Right Paint Roller Nap

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 paints. + Nylon only naps are required for latex paint usage. Nap length (thickness of fuzzy stuff) + Use […]

Paint Brush Bristles Make a Difference

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 cleaned with paint thinner then use the natural bristles. + If you are painting using latex paint then use […]

Tips for Selecting Paint Colors

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 artwork, most homeowners take their time when it comes to selecting the proper paint color and you’ve got to […]

Safely Painting Vinyl Siding the Right Color

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 but you need to clean the siding with a general household cleaner (like Simple Green) beforehand to remove all […]

Off-beat Interior Painting Techniques and Tools

Off-beat Interior Painting Techniques and Tools

The Can Claw fits under “why didn’t I think of that”. Sometimes I like painting straight from the can and this device allows you to achieve this without the uncomfortable wire handle getting in the way.