How to get Paint out of Clothing

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What To Do When the Inevitable Paint Drip Happens It seems almost impossible to avoid touching wet paint, but removing paint stains from clothes can prove to be a difficult task. When you decide to take on some interior or exterior painting, you would be wise to wear clothing that you aren't worried about getting dirty. If you have a brain freeze and forget to change into your grubbies, though, you know it's inevitable. If possible, you will need to remove the paint immediately while Continue Reading ...

How To Paint Designs On Ceramic Tile

Ideas for Changing The Appearance of Ceramic Tile Installing ceramic tile in a bathroom or kitchen can add a fresh new look to an old, outdated room. With all the options for colors, textures, and patterns as well as border and cap tiles, you can create a piece of art without a huge expense. [caption id="attachment_798" align="alignright" width="300"] olafpictures / Pixabay[/caption] There are so many combinations that you can literally produce something that is completely unique. Continue Reading ...

How to Paint on a Plastic Surface

Posted on: November 26, 2017 by in Home Decor, Home Makeover Tips, Painting Tips
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It's All About The Prep [caption id="attachment_790" align="alignright" width="155"] anaterate / Pixabay[/caption] Painting on plastic can be problematic, mostly due to the fact that it is not porous like wood.  This means that the paint can't permeate the surface and has nothing to stick to. The type of paint you use will is important to your success but as with most projects, the prep work will make or break the deal. Cleaning the plastic with warm soapy water is a start, but you also Continue Reading ...

Wall Stencils vs Wallpaper

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Advantages and Disadvantages When remodeling your home, wall stencils are a great alternative to designer wallpaper. It can add a unique pattern to a wall that provides a big impact. Wallpaper offers benefits such as tons of patterns and speed of application, but there are a number of features that make stencils a good alternative, especially for individuals with an artistic side. Still not sure which to choose when it comes to wall stencils vs wallpaper? Various downsides of wallpaper Continue Reading ...

Prepping A Weathered Pallet For Painting

Posted on: November 12, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Exterior Paint, Painting Tips
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Using old pallets to create a variety of unique items is a very popular craft these days. From a treasure chest to a coffee table to a wooden gate, pallet art possibilities are endless. [caption id="attachment_775" align="alignright" width="300"] MichaelGaida / Pixabay[/caption] Just type the word "pallet" on sites like Pinterest and you will see tons of ideas from creative people. Many of the images link to directions on how to make the item, offering many resources to satisfy your Continue Reading ...

The Art of Painting A Football Field

Posted on: November 5, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Exterior Paint, Painting Tips
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Athletic Field Markings This might be a little off topic from our usual home improvement articles, but since it's football season and I'm a big fan, this is something that I have always been curious about. The art that is executed on the field with team logos, yard lines & numbers, and hash marks is accomplished with such precision, so I did some research to see how it is managed. [caption id="attachment_768" align="alignright" width="300"] skeeze / Pixabay[/caption] One factor that Continue Reading ...

Choosing The Right Ladder For Painting Your Home or Business

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Is It Interior or Exterior Work? When you are shopping for a ladder to manage a painting project, there are some specific factors that will help make the determination. The key is: Are you planning to paint inside or outside? Interior painting usually calls for a step ladder and exterior work an extension ladder. When choosing the right ladder for an interior job, keep in mind that step ladders vary by material and size, so start by figuring out the maximum height you need your ladder to Continue Reading ...

Tips For Finishing Crown Molding

Posted on: October 22, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Painting Tips, Staining Tips
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What is Crown Molding? Crown molding, a decorative trim that gracefully flares out, is typically applied along the seams where ceiling meets wall. It can also be used for capping pilasters and cabinets as well as for the creation of interior and exterior door and window cornice assemblies. [caption id="attachment_752" align="alignright" width="300"] JamesDeMers / Pixabay[/caption] The ancient Greeks used molding in buildings to visually divide spaces into smaller units. Their designs Continue Reading ...

Tips for Cutting In When Painting

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Start With Good Equipment Before you start painting walls, you need to cut in the edges with a paintbrush. Cutting in happens when areas are too tight for a roller, such as in corners, along baseboard and trim, and where the wall meets the ceiling. It is a craft that requires a steady hand. According to this site: "Cutting in" is the art of drawing a straight line, separating two colors using only the paint brush - no masking tape or other aid. You often see it at the edge where a wall Continue Reading ...

Selecting the Right Primer For The Project

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Types of Primer Paint The foundation of any painting project is time spent preparing the surface. From repainting the exterior of your home to brand new sheetrock, they all require some sort of prep work. One of the most important key ingredients to this is the primer. Selecting the right primer for the project can be confusing, so let's go through some of the most common tasks: New Wood -If your wood isn't seriously stained, use a high-quality latex primer or an oil-based primer. If you Continue Reading ...