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Paint Brush Troubleshooting

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There are a million different paint brushes to choose from when you're gathering supplies for painting. Flat, angled, natural, synthetic - there are only a few of the many types of brushes you may come across! Rather than taking a guess and hoping for the best, let's take a look at all of the different types of brushes available on the market. Natural Bristle Brushes - These types of brushes are best used for oil-based paints. They're also a good choice of clear coats or stains. The split ends and natural fibers of the animal hair soak up the paint...

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The Professional’s Secrets for Sanding

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Spring is coming already (though it might not feel like it outside!) and many of us are already thinking about the warm-weather projects we want to get done. In our experience, painting a room in your home should be first on this list. t’s something you can do while it’s still a little chilly out but you’ll want to leave a window or two cracked to help rid of the fumes when you’re finished, so the bitter cold isn’t ideal. Late February or March is the “prime” time to get this indoor project done (prime, primer - get it?). However,...

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4 Things to Consider Before Painting Your Kitchen Cupboards

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Are you tired of your wooden kitchen cupboards but don’t have the budget to purchase new ones? Painting over old cupboards can completely change the look and feel of a kitchen with minimal cost! However, not all cupboards are created the same. Before you decided to whip out the paint brush, tarps, and rollers, consider these things: Do your cupboards have a seal or gloss on them? If your wood or already painted cupboards have a glossy-looking finish on them, you will have to consider your options when it comes to sanding that down. Traditionally, if you put a new...

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