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General Information on Wallpaper Cleaning

General Information on Wallpaper Cleaning

by Michigan State University on May 11, 2012

Modern wallcoverings are now labeled "nonwashable", "washable" or "scrubbable". The safest way to find out how to clean your paper if your wallcoverings were not labeled, is to take a small piece of it to a wallpaper dealer and ask them what they would recommend. Continue reading →

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Wood Finishing Stains and Paints for Exterior Siding

Wood Finishing Stains and Paints for Exterior Siding

by Guest on May 12, 2012

Textured plywood surfaces are probably the most common for exterior siding. Sanded and rough sawn plywood will develop surface checks, especially when exposed to moisture and sunlight. These checks, coupled with the flat grain pattern (wide bands of dark, dense latewood) characteristic of nearly all plywood, can lead to early paint failure. Continue reading →

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Removing Mildew from Wood

Removing Mildew from Wood

by Michigan State University on May 12, 2012

Unpainted wood In damp, warm, poorly ventilated areas, surface mold often develops on wooden parts of buildings. Since new, unseasoned lumber is particularly susceptible to mildew, avoid using it whenever possible. Painted wood Indoor wood surfaces covered with enamel or oil-resin paint rarely mildew, unless conditions are very favorable for mold growth. Continue reading →

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Removing Paint or Varnish from Wood

Removing Paint or Varnish from Wood

by Michigan State University on May 12, 2012

Wipe off water-thinned paints with a wet cloth. Wipe surface immediately with a dry cloth to prevent water damage to the finish. Caution: water will make shellac finish sticky. Remove fresh oil-based paint by rubbing the spot with a cloth saturated in liquid solvent-base wax. Continue reading →

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Selecting Paints to Invigorate Any Renovation, Big or Small

Selecting Paints to Invigorate Any Renovation, Big or Small

by Guest on Feb 27, 2013

Usually, it has been observed that the first home renovation or office improvement activity is undertaken by any individual is certainly painting and decoration, with thoughtful creativity and craftsmanship providing a soul to the home. Continue reading →

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The Importance of Painting for Interior Design

The Importance of Painting for Interior Design

by Guest on Mar 19, 2013

Every home needs to be looked after properly. A home must be made of durable elements that are long lasting and give the home protection from harsh weather situations. But it is also equally important that the home has a nice interior, which decorative and appealing. That’s where the importance of home painting shows up. Continue reading →

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Texture and Design: Wallpaper Shopping Made Simple

Texture and Design: Wallpaper Shopping Made Simple

by Guest on Feb 4, 2015

Wallpapering can save a room, providing an inexpensive facelift for space. Still, picking wallpaper that is going to work is not easy considering the thousands upon thousands of options retailers sell. These tips can make the shopping process much less stressful. Continue reading →

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Main Benefits of Using Airless Paint Sprayers

Main Benefits of Using Airless Paint Sprayers

by Guest on Feb 27, 2016

It is a well-known fact today that painting large spaces with a brush is torture. This is why today people tend to use automatic paint sprayers which significantly decrease painting time. According to the experts, some people do not use airless sprayers because they are afraid of using these tools. Learn why: Continue reading →

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Tips on How to Choose a Quality Paint

Tips on How to Choose a Quality Paint

by Guest on Apr 25, 2016

If you want to make sure you get a good paint job for your home or business then you need to make sure the work is completed using a high-quality paint. If you do not know much about it then it may surprise you to learn that many ingredients go into making up the paint you use. Continue reading →

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How to Estimate the Interior/Exterior Coverage for my Paint Job

How to Estimate the Interior/Exterior Coverage for my Paint Job

by Guest on Oct 13, 2016

Before beginning a paint job on any property, it is necessary to undertake some steps of preparation to ensure that the task is completed correctly. The first is to determine the size of the surface area of the wall that is to be painted. This step will require some measuring, which will not necessarily be easy. Continue reading →

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