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Choose the Right Paint Brush for the Job

Selecting the proper paint brush doesn't have to be guesswork. Different types of paints and surfaces require different equipment; using the wrong combination of paint and brush can lead to big problems. Before choosing a brush, you also need to know what type of paint you'll be using. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of different types of brushes by comparing their variable traits.Natural vs. Synthetic Bristle BrushesBoth oil-based and water-based paints have distinctive pros and cons. More importantly, they require different brushes with bristles made of different materials. Bristles can either be made of natural fibers like animal hair, or synthetic fibers like polyester or nylon. When working with water-based paints a synthetic bristle brush is a must, while oil-based paints work better with natural fiber. Using a natural fiber brush with water-based paint will end...pile of used, colorful paint brushes and sponge on table
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4 Easy Steps to Patching a Hole in Drywall

Owning a home is a dream for many people, and that dream requires occasional maintenance, like patching holes in walls. These are usually the result of simple accidents, but repairing them is important to maintain the value of your home. It can be a hassle, but repairing a hole is not a nightmare. In fact, it is one of the easiest home repairs that you can make! Follow these four steps to accomplish the simple fix.1. Clean the SurfaceBefore you begin repairing your wall, clean the surface where the hole is located. If you don't take the time to clean the to-be-fixed area, your paint may not seal correctly. To properly clean the surface for dirt, dust, and oils, lightly dab and wipe the area around the hole with a damp cloth and mild detergent. When...man patching hole in drywall with spackling paste and putty knife
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Paint with Stencils to Liven Up a Room

Picking the right look for your home helps if you know all the options available. If you are looking at home magazines and aren't too thrilled with walls of solid color, you will be glad to know that you aren't stuck with blank spaces. You can use stencils smartly to create dynamic patterns to bring vigor to a room. Having a pattern on a wall can provide an exciting accent to any room, and it allows you creative freedom to match your patterned furniture or other décor. Painting with stencils lets you pick a theme for a room, personalize it, and let your inner artist truly express what the world needs to know about your room.Stencils are easy to find; they are in most home improvement stores, so you can buy them when you get the...close-up of white wall painted with repeating leaves stencil
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Sand Surfaces the Right Way

You have decided to tackle the job of refinishing your hardwood floors. Unless your floors are badly warped, bowed, or the wood is splintering, you can likely do the job yourself. Properly planning and having the right equipment at the ready will make the job easier, so be sure you understand and have prepared yourself with the following details.Why Is It Important to Sand Surfaces Before Painting or Staining?Your main reason for refinishing your hardwood floors is that they no longer look nor feel new. Varnish may have worn away, the wood has scuffed, or it’s stained poorly. Sanding the surface before refinishing will remove the old stain, varnish, and dirt, allowing the new stain to adhere better to the wood. It will also help color be uniform throughout. Sanding will also even out any minor...rolls of sand papaer on workshop table
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Choose the Right Painter’s Tape for Your Project

With spring’s arrival, many people are ready to take on new painting projects with the fresh season. When shopping for your supplies, make sure that you also get the correct painter’s tape for the project. Painter’s tape is an important tool that most tend to overlook. It costs more than other types of tape, and many people will forgo it, buying masking tape to offset costs. Even though masking tape is cheaper and is used on many other projects, it does not work well on painting projects. Masking tape will make your project more difficult in the following ways:Paint will stick to the surface of masking tape, which will lead to the paint peeling when you remove the tape.If you are using an oil-based paint, masking tape will deteriorate quicker, causing paint to seep through.Water-based paints...man applying blue painter's tape to wall
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