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Give new life to your cabinets with cabinet refinishing. Create new style and flair while saving money at the same time. It is quite expensive to replace cabinets, but you can change the... (Read More)
It is an extremely important preparatory step to use a good caulk to fill in cracks when painting, especially in exterior painting. Cracks allow bugs, molds and water to seep in causing... (Read More)
When deciding on colors for your interior, you must take into account the overall style of each of the rooms. The style, flooring, furniture, and art all affects how certain colors will... (Read More)
Choosing the right paint is very important. You don't want to invest a lot of time and money into a project just to find you did it wrong and have to do it all over again. Latex... (Read More)
There is no one paint brush that is right for every project. Instead, there are different brushes out there, with a particular one being the best for each situation. For example, if you are... (Read More)
Priming is a very important step in the painting process, because it provides the foundation for the finished paint job. If paint, no matter how expensive or high-quality, is applied to a... (Read More)
Wood stains are used to bring out the natural splendor of any type of wood. However, there isn't simply one kind of stain that will work for all types of wood. Each type of wood has a... (Read More)
You got everything nicely prepared, you went in and painted everything like a pro, the finish looks wonderful - it's clean-up time! Without proper clean-up, you will leave behind a mess and... (Read More)
Rolling or spraying is the fastest and best way to get your paint job done. Unfortunately, you won't be able to use these techniques for the whole project. At the edges of the surface to be... (Read More)
It is a common thought that wooden decks add beauty and comfort to a home. However, they do need to be refinished from time to time to maintain that beauty. It is best to maintain your... (Read More)
Add something unique to your home with various painting techniques (sponging, paneling, etc.) With a little instruction and a little practice you can let your creativity flow! Glazes and... (Read More)
Along with using high-quality paint, proper preparation is the most important part of the whole process. Improper preparation will result in the paint cracking and peeling not very long... (Read More)
A boring, bland driveway can be an eyesore. You have a beautifully painted house, and there, right in front for everyone to see, is that blah driveway. This isn't necessary! There are... (Read More)
Wanting to change the look of your garage door? You can, by giving it a beautiful wood faux finish. It can be costly to install a real wooden garage door, but why spend the money when you... (Read More)
Caulk is used to seal off cracks and fill gaps inside and outside of your home. This is extremely important as any cracks (especially on the exterior of your home) can lead to serious... (Read More)
Wallpaper can jazz up any room in the home or office! Change that boring bathroom into a work of art, or turn that kitchen into a full result of your creativity. Wallpapering neatly can be... (Read More)
The first thing to do before starting an interior painting project, or any project for that matter, is proper planning. You need to determine what tools and materials you will need for the... (Read More)
Proper preparation of a paint job is just as important, if not more, than the actual painting itself. In fact, the preparation of the paint job can be up to 75% of the work of the entire... (Read More)
Painting brick is a great way to mask bricks of lesser quality, and even ones that are damaged. It is safe to do, does not damage the brick, and is an inexpensive way to cover it up. Before... (Read More)
Wooden paneling, a fad of the sixties and seventies, has certainly declined in popularity. Originally put up instead of drywall, it is completely outdated. Wooden paneling is not the... (Read More)
There are several techniques you can use to remove prior paints and stains. These are few that may work for you. Scraping One often used method for flat surfaces is scraping. Make sure... (Read More)
After preparation, and after the edges of your project have been cut in, you are ready to roll - pun intended. Whether you are priming or painting, the process is the same, but we'll just... (Read More)
If there are any holes in the surface you plan to paint, you should take care of them before you start painting. Filling holes is a standard part of the preparation process. This article... (Read More)
Spray guns can be an excellent tool to help get your paint project done, simply because using one is the fastest method to apply paint. But what kind should you use? In this article, we... (Read More)
Originating in Rome, the gorgeous look of Venetian plastering is used today to provide beauty to your home. It can be tricky and difficult to do, but once done, it is absolutely... (Read More)
Refinishing wood surfaces allows you to really bring out the natural lost beauty of old wood in your home. All of these refinishing techniques can be done on all wood surfaces. But with all... (Read More)
The exact answer to the question "what tools do I need?" of course depends on the job being done. But for this article we will discuss the most common and important tools used in... (Read More)