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Existing paint colors of some years in age can be matched with some good light, soap and water, patience and a matching technique for interior paint colors. Painting with original paint to touch up does not often work.

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How to avoid brush marks in paint, and remove them from poor paint jobs? Painting has its share of special professional techniques, and paint, paint brushes and surface prep, are answers to avoid brush marks. Removing them takes some sanding and elbow grease.

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Whitewashing is a unique way to provide color to the outside of a home. You can apply it to wood and masonry, but it holds up best when applied to brick. Painting brick looks great but whitewash is almost maintenance free and beautiful.

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Whitewash is simple and any recipe for whitewash lets you make whitewash paint easily. If whitewash painting is in the cards for you, read here how to make whitewash, what whitewash ingredients to use, and with a little practice, start whitewashing like our forebears in days of yore...

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Whitewash can be colorized in any recipe for whitewash. You can make whitewash paint with different ingredients. Whitewash painting takes a little practice, but you can match older finishes and be whitewashing like a pro with a bit of testing.

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Perfect wood stains on soft wood are hard to get unless you use a professional secret. The wood stain magic of professional painters has been kept from us for many years. The secrets of getting perfect results when staining any wood are now revealed!

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Judy H. lives in OH. She had a great question. "Hi, Tim.  Hope you can advise me.  We have an original porcelain bathtub (57 years old).  In 1990, we had it glazed by BathCrest, who are no longer in business. The glaze has now started to peel around the drain.  I'd like to keep the […]

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You've heard that old saying before, right? A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link. When you hear the words adhesive chain, that truism should pop into your mind. Layers and Layers What does this have to do with things around your home? When you start to glue things to one another and […]

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I get press releases sent to me on a regular basis. On some days as many as ten. Yesterday I received a very important one about a fantastic change in the Federal law about lead paint removal regulations. Read the press release below from the Window and Door Manufacturers Association and you should take pause. […]

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