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Applying the paint is the last step in knowing how to paint a wall. There are several steps to prepare a wall before painting. Skip any one of these steps and your paint job could suffer.

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Searching for the Holy Grail of deck stains and sealers? Most wood deck stains or sealers don't last. You are faced with staining your deck year after year. A side-by-side test of deck stains could show which product performs that best. I did the test and the results are in.

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Trim board rot can be caused by either trim molding material and/or installation defects. The wrong type of molding trim wood can accelerate rot. If your trim lumber has not been painted properly, your door or window trim won't last as long.

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There are a variety of garage floor treatments. Garage floor finishes can range from floor paint to epoxy garage floor sealers. But sometimes the right choice for a garage floor would be a plain concrete floor.

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Knowing how to paint is important when you paint your first wall. There are many painting tips when it comes to interior painting. Selection of the proper paint brush or paint roller to match your paint is just one.

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Painting rusty steel and iron is easy with the new rust-stopping paint. Using a rust spray paint and with proper surface preparation, you can get long-lasting results. Painting rusty gas piping using these rust prevention paints will provide years of protection.

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Knowing how to paint steps properly will make your painted steps last longer and show less signs of wear. Painting steps with a stencil requires preparation, the proper paint for steps and a sealing coat, such as clear water-based urethane

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Beware when purchasing solid color stain. Some paints are sold as solid wood stains. A high-quality exterior paint might be better suited for your paint job.

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