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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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Trending Chalky Paint Projects

What is chalk paint and why is it so popular? Chalk paint is a term that is trademarked by the Annie Sloan company, although many other brands now offer a chalky finish paint. It refers to a thick paint that results in a matte finish and is commonly used to paint furniture or home decor items, such as picture frames. Painted furniture is popular in many decorating styles, and just one painted piece can spruce up a tired room. Here are a few reasons why chalky paint is so popular: No sanding is required before painting . Yes, you read that right, no sanding! The paint is quite thick and provides great coverage, and because the desired result of finished chalky paint projects is antiqued and weathered, there is no need to produce a super smooth...side of living room with love seat, plants, lamp, and chalky-painted dresser
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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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Save Money by Investing in Caulking Repair

Repairs can be a real pain in the wallet. That's why seasoned commercial building owners know to keep their caulking in good repair. It is far more cost-efficient to repair the caulking on your commercial building  before damages occur. The Importance of Joint Caulking Joint (where two surfaces of a building come together) caulking should always be kept in good repair. Joint caulking protects your building from damaged substrates, water penetration, and energy inefficiency in leakage.  Expansion joints are where two substrates come together on a building. They allow for a building's natural movements. Keeping the caulking in those areas maintained is imperative to a building's structural integrity. If the structural stability of a building is affected, it could be a major safety risk to anyone that enters your building.  Caulking Provides Insulation Caulking helps seal...low angle of two white skyscrapers from the corner with windws and cement siding in daytime
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