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Staining Your Deck

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Tips for staining your deck!

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My Favorite Paint Brush

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People sometimes ask me how I get such a nice line when I cut in. There are two reasons for this, the first being experience. When I first started painting I taped everything and no matter what tape you use there will always be bleeding. My dad taught me how to cut in and I have never looked back. The more I painted the better I got at cutting in. I can even do it with either hand. The second reason is my paint brush of choice. The Wooster Softip is my go to. I have used other, more expensive brushes...

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Benjamin Moore 2022 Color of the Year

Happy New Year! Why not start off 2022 with a new coat of paint on your walls. Benjamin Moore has named October Mist 1495 as the Color of the Year 2022. They say that the Color Trends 2022 palette of 14 hues, which includes October Mist, is harmonious yet diverse, reliable yet whimsical, and meditative yet eclectic. With its endless number of invigorating combinations, this palette provides effortless harmony for any paint project, and every design style. See their website  We all need a little serenity these days and there is nothing more satisfying than a newly painted room.  ...

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Repainting a Bathroom

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While the bathroom is often the smallest room in the house, the thought of repainting it can be daunting. A little bit of planning and a little bit of prep go a long way! Remember the most important rule: Don't rush it.  Prepping the Bathroom: Scrape or sand any imperfections. Use a scraper to remove any flaking paint or paint that's separated from the wall. Sand down any large bumps or raised spaces from nails, screws, anchors etc. Vacuum, or dust the walls. A microfiber towel or an old t-shirt work great. Just be sure to use a cloth and...

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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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