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Facebook Twitter - Do it Right Not Over. 10 Tips For A Perfect Paint Job. Reviewing woodworking epoxies from J-B Weld. Reviewing woodworking epoxies from J-B Weld. Abatron LiquidWood® and WoodEpox® Best wood filler! For painted surfaces.. REPAIRING WOOD ROT ON EXTERIOR DOOR DIY TIPS. How to Spray Paint Kitchen Cabinets. Use a gloss or semigloss latex enamel paint for your cabinets.

How to Spray Paint Kitchen Cabinets

Its hard, shiny finish resists stains and fingerprints. To get started, pour a gallon of the paint into a bucket and thin it with half a cup of water and half a quart of Floetrol paint additive (available at paint dealers). The water and the Floetrol level out the paint when it’s applied and slow the drying process, which helps eliminate brush and lap marks.

The thinner paint also provides a more even coat when you’re spraying. Paint the cabinets with a brush (Photo 6). Before spray painting, construct a makeshift booth to contain the airborne spray. Fill the spray container with the paint mixed with Floetrol and water. Spray the back of the doors first. Let the paint dry overnight. Cover the drawers with masking paper or plastic sheeting so only the paintable surface is visible. If you catch paint runs while they’re still wet, gently brush them out with a paintbrush (Photo 11). How to Paint Laminate Furniture. We all have 1 or 2, or 7…seriously, nope, make that 8 (Oh geez… shhh!)

How to Paint Laminate Furniture

Of those inexpensive laminate furniture pieces that we bought (because we couldn’t afford anything else), received as a hand-me-down, or ones that we simply just loathe. In my case I am guilty of all 3! Hubs brought home this bohemouth, reddish fake wood, laminate credenza from an old office they were demolishing. It must weigh a gazillion pounds and has several chips and scrapes. But hey, I really can’t complain, we were in serious need of storage and filing for my home office, and it was FREE! Painting Over Plastic Laminate. Repainting formica kitchen cabinets. The Hotline -- Serious Education ... plus the most fun you can have in metal finishing Q.

Repainting formica kitchen cabinets

I am interested in painting my existing kitchen cabinets. They are contractor grade with what I believe to be, a formica finish. They are only about 7 months old but are a pale gray, almost lavender color and don't match my decor. How to Create Mercury Glass Shelves: Home Decor DIY. DIY Mercury Glass Tutorial. Painting Kitchen Cabinets Video. To do the job right, you need the correct supplies and tools.

Painting Kitchen Cabinets Video

Be sure to get a high quality paint brush. Cheap brushes just won't do the job. Read the instructions on the paint can. 6 Secrets to Silky Smooth Paint - The Craftsman Blog. Ok, this isn’t really a secret like professional painters are guarding this information jealously, hoping and praying you’ll never find out.

6 Secrets to Silky Smooth Paint - The Craftsman Blog

There are no secret paint police to prevent the average homeowner from knowing their tricks. It’s just plain good sense to know how to get a super smooth coat of paint when you need it, and that’s what I’ll show you today. Trim, cabinets, woodwork, these all need smooth paint without brush marks and globs of paint scattered throughout. Follow these tips and you can get beautiful results. 1. Sand any bare wood to 120-grit and no finer. 2. How To: Get Free Mineral Spirits - The Craftsman Blog. If you’re painting with oil-based paints occasionally like I am, you need to have plenty of mineral spirits or paint thinner on hand to keep your brushes clean.

How To: Get Free Mineral Spirits - The Craftsman Blog

Image Copyright: Scott Sidler Mineral spirits are expensive, running around $11-14 per gallon and disposal of them is a cumbersome process since you can’t just pour them down the drain like dirty water. You have to dispose of solvents at Hazardous waste facilities. So in the interest of saving you money and saving the planet I’m going to show you how to easily recycle your mineral spirits to get clean, FREE spirits that can be reused again and again. Free Mineral Spirits. The 7 Best Products to Patch Wood. Sometimes it’s nail holes and sometimes it’s rotten wood, but your projects will often require you to patch wood.

The 7 Best Products to Patch Wood

In this post I’ll help you determine the best materials (and there are tons available!) To use when the time comes to patch wood projects. The type of material you should use will depend on what kind of patching or filling you need to do. Is it exterior or interior? Will it be painted or left natural? The 7 Best Products to Patch Wood. How To Upgrade Your Old Brass Door Knobs With Spray Paint. How to Paint a Room. Painting is one of the easiest ways to bring color to your decor.

How to Paint a Room

Here's how to paint a room like a pro. -Today, I'm going to show you how to paint a room like a pro. These five easy steps will make your next paint job a success. First, get the right tools for the job. Most paint jobs require damp cloth, painter's tape, 5-in-1 tool or putty knife, 2-inch angle sash brush, a 3-inch brush, a roller and roller pan. How to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets. How To Paint Tile Countertops. Hey ya'll!

How To Paint Tile Countertops

As promised during last week's kitchen reveal, today I'm finally sharing how I painted the tile countertop that's in part of our little kitchen. And I'm so excited.....this is a project that I've been wanting to do for a really long time! Real talk: I've been karate chopping my tile countertop every time I walk by it for nearly a year. Virginia hate countertop.

So, first things first, a little back story. All of the other houses in our price range had formica countertops, linoleum floors, or beige appliances. The only thing that I really disliked from the start was the mosaic tile countertop that was on our look through bar area on the opposite side of the kitchen. And here's what it looked like standing in the dining room and looking into the kitchen.

10 Things You Should Know About Spray Paint. One of my favorite parts of blogging is the emails/comments ya'll send me.

10 Things You Should Know About Spray Paint

For two reasons. #1: Although I'm usually pretty outgoing, I'm a big introvert at heart, and sometimes wearing XXL sweatpants and hiding under my bed sounds like a fine way to spend the day. But, then I read your emails, and I'm reminded of how much I love blogging and why I can't just live under my bed in sweatpants. Basically, your emails prevent me from becoming Gollum. 10 Painting Tips & Tricks You Never Knew. After painting almost an entire house by myself, I've learned a lot about paint in the past few years. Today I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite painting tips with you. These are my 10 paint secrets that will save you time, money, and just make painting more fun. This post is for the gals who are still me! Enjoy! #1. 10 Painting Tips & Tricks You Never Knew (Part Two) After sharing my paint secrets last month, I was so excited to find out how much ya'll loved them!

Your enthusiasm reminded me that many of you are still learning just like I am....and I love that. I thought I would share a few more tips today, and hopefully answer a few questions that I frequently receive from readers. Some of these you might know, some you might not. 10 Painting Tips & Tricks You Never Knew (Part Three)

So, here goes...10 Painting Tips & Tricks Part Three!! Enjoy! #1. DIY Striped Wall Guest Bedroom Makeover. This is the second version of the guest bedroom! You can see the first version here. Remember our guest bedroom that I just complete a few months back? Well, I redid it again. After painting striped in our guest bathroom, I kinda fell in love and decided I must. have. more. stripes. 10 Spray Paint Tips: What You Never Knew About Spray Paint. Here's something you probably know about me by now: I love paint. I love ALL paint. But, if I was forced to take just one to my imaginary deserted island, (the one where they're total jerks and make you choose stuff), I would jam my pants full of spray paint and jump in the boat.

That's a totally logical opening paragraph. I'm sure of it. I have used spray paint on just about every possible thing you can think of in the past few years, and luckily I started this blog in time to document some of my trial and errors. There have been plenty of errors. But, also lots of lovely creations along the way. Painting: Special Effects. Paint has the power to pick up the pace in a room. But to really get a space moving, you've got to rock, roll, comb, and drag. That's what Martha Stewart Living paint expert Tom Eberharter discovered when he took a new approach to the time-honored art of creating eye-catching patterns and illusory surfaces through paint. With the clever use of small crafts tools and filmy glazes, he updated the concept of sponged, ragged finishes -- so popular in the 1980s -- and traded the spattered look for clean, graphic patterns such as gingham and herringbone. How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets in 10 Easy Steps.

How To Spray Paint Accessories. I'm sharing my DIY centerpiece today and the cheapest way ever to repurpose your old mismatched knick-knacks. How To Paint Trim. Over the past few years, I've painted almost all of the outdated wooden trim in our 1970's house. Although it took some time to complete, it was a really inexpensive update that made a huge impact in the overall look and feel of our home. If you have an outdated house, this is such an affordable way to completely transform it without having to spend a ton of money. I've been able to test out my theory on nearly every room in our house, and it works every single time. Before we discuss details, here are the before and afters of some of the rooms in our house. Painting Trim & Walls: What You Need To Know! How To Update Old Brass Doorknobs With Spray Paint.

Ever since we first moved in to our 1970's fixer upper, I've wanted to replace the outdated brass doorknobs that graced every single door in the house. Upon finding that new doorknobs were around $15-$30 a piece, I decided to try spray painting them instead. And good news....they turned out SO amazing! So, let's get started. How To Update A Thrift Store Lamp. If you read my blog, you know by now that most of my decor comes from thrift stores. (You can see my best tips on thrift store shopping here.)

How To Paint Your Cabinets (aka: Hallelujah!) How To Get a Smooth Paint Finish on Trim. How To Paint a Room. 1. Cover the floor with dropcloths. How To Choose a Paint Color: 10 Tips To Help You Decide. 10 Things You Should Know About Spray Paint. How To Choose Paint Colors: 5 Tips To Help You Decide. Picking the right paint color is no easy task. 10 Spray Paint Tips: What You Never Knew About Spray Paint. A DIY Blogger's Guide to Paint Products That Work!