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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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Proper Storage for Outdoor Patio Furniture

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We all wish summer could last forever, however, all of us living in the Midwest know that once November and December roll around we'll be in a frozen wonderland for a few months.  Taking extra care of your patio furniture may seem like a chore, but it will extend the life of your plastic, wicker, aluminium or wooden tables and chairs. Use these tips to properly store all of your patio furniture for the winter: 1. Clean the Cushions (if applicable) - Be sure to remove the cushions from the furniture. A 50/50 mix of water and white vinegar with...

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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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