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Do-It-Yourself Helpful Hints for Painting

Do-It-Yourself Helpful Hints for Painting

by Guest on May 11, 2012

DIY painting can be an enjoyable low cost way of improving your home interior. It is one of the easiest home improvements which most people can do themselves. The following painting steps, will walk you through the various steps to create refined result. We use diagrams to assist in describing the different painting techniques along with plain english explanations. Continue reading →

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Removing Paint or Varnish on Hard Surface Floors

Removing Paint or Varnish on Hard Surface Floors

by Michigan State University on May 11, 2012

Learn how to remove paint or varnishes without damaging your hard floors. Includes ecofriendly options before using harsh chemicals. Make no mistake, you'll have to invest your time and labor to remove the varnish from your floors! Continue reading →

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Removing Spots and Scratches from Wood Floors

Removing Spots and Scratches from Wood Floors

by Michigan State University on May 11, 2012

Black heel marks and other stubborn spots can often be removed by rubbing gently with fine steel wool and the solvent-based wax used on the floor. Dark spots on wood floors are often caused by exposure to alkaline substances, which were allowed to dry on the floor. To get rid of these spots: remove solvent based wax with mineral spirits; this is a flammable solvent so be very careful; have adequate ventilation, and be sure there is no spark or flame in the area. Continue reading →

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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 ways to find out how to clean your paper if your wallcoverings wasn't 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 roughsawn 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. These paint failures can be minimized by the use of top quality acrylic latex paint systems. 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. Softer paints on outdoor surfaces mildew more readily. Molds feed on the oil and minerals in the paint and cause a dirty-looking discoloration. They may penetrate the paint film deeply, even to the underlying wood. Mildew-resistant paints in all colors for outdoor wood surfaces are available at paint and hardware stores. Manufacturers have formulated their products with fungicides to help combat mildew attack. 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 wet cloth. Wipe surface immediately with dry cloth to prevent water damage to finish. Caution: water will make shellac finish sticky. Remove fresh oil-base paint by rubbing the spot with a cloth saturated in liquid solvent-base wax. For paint stains that have dried, cover the spot with boiled linseed oil. Let stand until softened; then remove with a cloth dampened with boiled linseed oil. 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 CertaPro Painters on Feb 27, 2013

Usually, it has been observed that the first home renovation or office improvement activity undertaken by any individual is certainly painting and decoration, with thoughtful creativity and craftsmanship providing a soul to the home. Residential or commercial painting and decorating is not flattering unless the owner feels comfortable and confident with it and endows him/her immense pleasure. Continue reading →

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The Importance of Painting for Interior Design

The Importance of Painting for Interior Design

by Saptarshi Masid on Mar 19, 2013

Every home needs to be looked after properly. It’s important that a home is 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. Painting the home is an integral part of home decoration. The homeowner can either hire a professional interior decoration agency or he can handle the entire work by himself. DIY can be helpful because interior decoration agencies will charge a very high amount of money. If the homeowner is opting for DIY, he needs to keep few important things in mind. The first one is that painting the home is not difficult at all. With little tips, the homeowner can swiftly paint his home. Getting the tips is not difficult either because plenty of websites are there, which detail requisite information on home painting and home repainting. There are some effective tips ... Continue reading →

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Texture and Design: Wallpaper Shopping Made Simple

Texture and Design: Wallpaper Shopping Made Simple

by Tom Grant on Feb 4, 2015

Wallpapering can "save" a room, providing an inexpensive facelift for the space. Still, picking wallpaper that's going to work isn't 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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