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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.

Touch Free Finishing Tools

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 on your wood project without touching it.

Paint it Pretty!

Paint it Pretty!

It’s true. Changing the appearance of a space can be cost-effective. Don’t worry if new furnishings aren’t in the budget. A little paint will go a long way. Re-do those dull white or beige walls with a new shade that will add warmth or vibrancy. Not sure about choosing a […]

Color Helper for Picking Paint

Color Helper for Picking Paint

We found this Color Helper on Shelterrific last week and are interested to hear if anyone has tried it. It claims to match color palettes from all of the leading paint manufacturers (over 13,000 colors).

Old Idea, Fresh Look, Sponge Painting

Old Idea, Fresh Look, Sponge Painting

Before you go buy new paint, check the garage. Reuse an old color to sponge over an existing wall from a different room. This gives you a whole new look without the cost. With the project organizer from Behr you can get an estimate of how much paint you’ll need […]

Choosing a Paint Finish

Choosing a Paint Finish

The most basic of DIY projects is painting but selecting a paint finish that you’ll be happy with can be as arduous a task as choosing the proper color. Paint finishes come in two basic categories, flat and glosses. Flat finishes are great at absorbing light and give a matte […]

House Painting Tips

House Painting Tips

It’s generally recommended to paint your house every 3-5 years to protect your siding, stucco, or shingles, as well as maintain a fresh looking exterior. To prevent uneven drying from painting in direct sunlight, paint the north and west side of your home in the morning hours and switch to […]

Paint Estimate Calculators

Paint Estimate Calculators

Here are some helpful paint calculators from various manufacturers and retailers for estimating the amount of paint needed for covering walls, ceilings, or exteriors. Compare a few and you should have a rough estimate of what you’ll need. PPG Architectural Coatings Benjamin Moore Pratt and Lambert Glidden Paint Quality Institute […]

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]

How To Use a Paint Sprayer

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 […]