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Removing Stains from Painted Interior Rooms

Many homeowners want to protect the money and time they invest into painting their interior rooms. Besides wanting their home to look clean and appealing, having well-maintained interior rooms can help impress potential buyers, if the homeowner decides to put their home up for sale later. Homeowners can utilize easy cleaning methods for an interior paint project to keep it in tip-top shape. Paint Selection Some homeowners find it tempting to choose a lower quality paint for an interior painting project to save money. However, lower quality paints often do not provide easy clean features. Before purchasing paint for an interior room, whether the paint is for the walls, the doors, or trim, make sure the paint is washable. Selecting a good quality paint that allows for the cleaning of surface stains with simple soap and...navy-painted living room with sofas and coffee table on wooden floor with fireplace in corner and ceiling fan
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Identify 3 Types of Wood Rot

Wood rot occurs when wood in a structure becomes decayed from moisture in wood, which leads to the growth of fungus. Wood rot can cause a variety of issues, including serious structural damage and costly repairs. The most common types of wood decay fungi are brown rot, white rot, and soft rot. Learn more about the three different types of wood rot and how to spot them. Brown Rot Brown rot occurs when a certain type of fungus gets into wood and breaks down the wood's cellulose. Over time, this leads to cracks in the wood, and eventually, the wood will split. Brown rot is sometimes referred to as dry rot because wood that is infected winds up becoming dried out and crumbly. The term "dry rot" is not very accurate, given that moisture causes dry/brown...wood rot and spores
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Dealing with Furniture When Painting Inside Your Home

You've chosen your colors, bought the paint and supplies, and you're ready to get started. There's just one small problem: what do you do with your furniture? You could do your best to paint around it, but there are better ways to handle painting a furnished room in your home. Paint First The best scenario is initially having an empty room. If you have not moved into the space yet, take advantage of the empty space and paint now. It is much easier to paint a room when you don't have to worry about moving and covering your furniture and other belongings. You may still want to use some drop cloths to protect the floor, however. Move the Furniture If you are already living in the home or apartment space, it may be a good idea...living room with vaulted ceiling, sunlight shining through windows, and sofa furniture
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Choose the Right Paint for Particular Surfaces

Deciding to paint or repaint metal, masonry, or wood surfaces can be a big project, but it doesn't have to be if you use the right paint for the job. Before getting started, always remember the most important part of any painting project is preparation. Without proper cleaning and priming, your paint job will lose the potential to look its best, or it will not last as long as you might hope. No matter the surface, always scrape or sand existing peeling paint or rust before priming and painting. Clean the surface with soap and water and leave to dry for 24-48 hours, depending on the surface. And it's always a good idea to prime before painting. Metal There are several options available in either paint-on or spray varieties to paint metal. You can also choose...blue-bristled brush applying stain to wooden balcony boards
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How to Avoid a Messy Paint Job

Painting your walls sounds easy: just choose a paint color, get a brush or roller, and start slathering it on; however, it's not that simple. If you don't understand how to use your tools effectively nor know the proper techniques, you can end up with a disaster. It could look bad, or worse, you could even damage surfaces. Here's how to avoid a messy paint job and get it done right the first time. One thing you don't want to see on walls or trim is brush strokes. There are a couple of ways this can happen: by using low quality brushes or by painting over existing brush strokes. To remove existing brush strokes, use a sander with fine-grit sandpaper, sand and smooth out the brush strokes, then vacuum all the dust away. You may have...how to avoid a messy paint job
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