February 24, 2018

Lightweight “all-purpose” drywall compound and “easy-sand” 45-minute setting drywall compound are the two types novices should choose when planning on completing a drywall finishing project.

     So many choices!  Start by buying  a bag of 45- minute setting drywall com...

February 17, 2018

Home projects you can tackle today that wont break the bank and take a lot of time.

January 13, 2018

All painting projects, interior or exterior, require prep and attention to detail. Taking shortcuts will lead to a low quality paint job that won't last very long. Here's what you should not do on your next painting project.

Trying to Cover in One Coat

It's a bad idea to...

December 17, 2017

I do a fair share of painting. Here are some tips for painting both smooth and textured ceilings, with equipment recommendations and tricks of the trade.

Use a Stain-Blocking Primer to Cover Flaws

Roof leaks, overflowing sinks, tobacco smoke and big spills can all leave...

December 10, 2017

Here are some secrets and tips for producing a great-looking interior paint job. 

Roll Paint Along the Edges for Consistent Texture

Corners and areas next to trim that are painted only with a brush have a noticeably different texture than the surrounding paint. To e...

November 26, 2017

Paintbrushes full of dried paint or varnish don't have to be thrown away. Done properly, it doesn’t matter if paintbrushes have been fossilized by oil- or water-based finishes of any type. You can restore any brush with a simple soaking in brush cleaner. A good soak in...

September 23, 2017

Before putting your house on the market put  a fresh coat of paint up. It will suggest to buyers that your home has been well taken care of. It can also help boost your home’s closing price.

According to Zillow, certain colors can boost the selling price...

September 10, 2017

DIY painting projects save you lots of cash (versus hiring a pro), so don't skimp on the paint or painting tools. Cheap paint and tools lead to sub-par results.

Here are 10 ways not to cut corners on your next painting project.

1.Using Cheap Paint

If you find yourself eye...

September 9, 2017

Roll Paint Along the Edges for Consistent Texture

Corners and areas next to trim that are painted only with a brush have a different texture than the surrounding paint. To ensure the finished texture will be consistent in these areas, brush on the paint, then immediatel...

August 26, 2017

Having the proper paints tools is the key to an efficient quality finished project. You don’t need to have all kinds of fancy painting gadgets and accessories, just the one’s most pro painters use every day.

An Actual Paint Can Opener 

 While you can pry open paint cans...

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