Good products, good preparation, and proper application are the keys to colors that last. 1. Spend more for quality. The accrued costs of frequent repainting cancel the “savings” you enjoy by buying the cheap stuff. Good-quality paints cost more because they have a higher percentage of titanium dioxide, which determines covering ability, and other additives [...]
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House Painting 1. Inside or out, it’s smart to try out colors before painting. Buy a quart, paint it onto cardboard, and hang it on the wall to see how it looks with its surroundings and in various lighting situations. Test decorative finishes the same way.
When it comes to decorating, choosing paint color can really be a challenge. While you may feel that there are so many choices you’re bound to find the right one, you may end up feeling that there are so many choices you don’t know where to start!
Painting a room can be a task that takes a couple of hours, a half day, or more. It all depends on what and how much you decide to paint. You can freshen up a room by giving a door or cabinet a new coat of paint in just a few hours. Or you can [...]
Appropriate interior paint colors can revitalize every surface of your home, from the walls and ceilings to the doors, paneling, and trim. Thousands of combinations are available, with colors available in multiple paint sheens. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, but they’re a wide variety of resources available to help you!
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Should a good quality brush last forever? While the higher quality brushes provide a better finish and would last a long time when used by the infrequent painter, bristles can wear, especially when used to coat rough surfaces. For example, if you’re applying a solvent-based stain with a natural china bristle brush over rough sawn [...]
What adverse effects does thinning a paint product produce? Most products are ready to go right out of the can with no reduction necessary. Some products can be reduced to some degree. The product’s data page will indicate the maximum reduction allowed if any and the correct type of reducer. Please note that reducing a [...]
Can mildew be permanently avoided? No. Mildew can grow in any area that is dark and moist with limited air movement. Paints can be formulated to inhibit mildew growth, but under some conditions mildew eventually will reappear on any type of paint. A cleaning or maintenance schedule is the best protection in such environments. What [...]
A room looks wonderful with a fresh coat of paint. But if you have a “Love-Hate” relationship with painting, you’ll want to read our tips on getting a great finished product. You might even enjoy the project as much as the finished product! Start Out Right You’ll enjoy the job more if you get everything [...]
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