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Pay Attention to Your Paints to Fit Each Specific Need

Painting any surface in your home or office is going to require some research into what type of paint you need. Not only do you want to put careful consideration into the color of the paint, but also the type of paint. Otherwise, it's possible the paint will not last as long, and it will not have the professional appearance you'd expect. Here are three specific areas to pay attention to when choosing paints: Painting Outdoors: If you are painting the exterior of your warehouse or even a fence that surrounds your home, you cannot use paints that are specifically made for indoor painting. After all, the paint outdoors is going to be exposed to the elements such as rain, wind, and sun, which means it won't last as long if it's not made to withstand these...office conference room with large windows on high level of skyscraper during daytime
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Changes to Pressure-Treated Lumber Add Extra Step to Staining

If you have a deck, chances are it's made from pressure-treated lumber. If your deck was recently built, you should know that federal changes to pressure-treated lumber now requires an extra step in time when staining to return a pleasing deck. Avoiding this step will result in splotchy, uneven results. Before you stain, understand the changes done and how they affect your next project. Changes in Compounds From 1975 to 2003, pressure-treated lumber was treated with a compound known as Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA), a preservative with fungicidal and pesticide properties. Lumber was dipped into CCA and then exposed to high amounts of pressure that force the preservative deep into the wood, hence the term "pressure-treated lumber."  In 2004, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) banned CCA-treated lumber use for residential purposes. This is part...empty walkout deck with stain-finished redwood railings
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Basics of Spray Painting

The idea of using a paintbrush to paint your entire home or building may seem overwhelming. Consistent brushstroke after brushstroke is required for a solid, uniform coat, taking a lot of time, meticulous detail, and risks of arm strain to get the exact look you want. Luckily, spray painting has turned this laborious task into something simpler and less time-consuming. After centuries of refinements, canned spray paint was perfected in 1949, and modern spray painting has evolved to become a superior method of painting, distributing paint more evenly than with brushstrokes or rollers. There are two types of spray painters on the market: airless sprayers that are air-based and HVLP (High-Volume, Low-Pressure) sprayers. Airless sprayers use a combination of a paint container, hose, and gun to spray paint over a surface. The paint in the container filters through the hose and out...man wearing protective gear spray painting railings of a deck
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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...close-up of white wall painted with repeating leaves stencil
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Properly Prepare for Painting a Ceiling

Beginning a painting project can be a daunting task. Not only do you need to have the proper tools and supplies, you must know their proper application to ensure the best possible results. This can usually take a lot of research and time out of your already busy schedule. On top of that, there are even other details and particulars to be wary of when you’ve moved to paint your ceiling. Keep in mind this list of tips and tricks when you're attempting to paint your ceiling for the first time. Tools Required The essential supplies for painting a ceiling are minimal, but necessary for a respectable paint job: RollerRoller TrayPaintDrop ClothSanding PoleStepladderSponge Prepare and have all items on hand before starting your project to ensure a smoother, overall process. Precautions Whether your ceiling is textured or smooth, it's crucial...conjoined living rooms with white ceiling filled with couch, desk, and windows shining daylight
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