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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. 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!) 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!

I am a firm believer in up-cycling, and breathing new life into old items if possible. Hey, our landfills are full enough, don’t you agree? To Paint Laminate Furniture you will need the following supplies: Step 1) Gather your supplies. Step 2) Remove all hardware. Step 3) Prime. Apply 2 coats of your Zinsser Oil Based Primer with a smooth foam roller. Wipe the paint dust off with a lightly damp cloth. Step 5) Paint! Painting Over Plastic Laminate | Kitchen Cabinets | Kitchen. Repainting formica kitchen cabinets. The Hotline -- Serious Education ... plus the most fun you can have in metal finishing Q.

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. I would just like to repaint them white. Thank you! Tracey P [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]- Tarpon Springs, Florida A. Keith W [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]- Atlanta, Georgia A. Cindy H [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]Tampa, Florida A. Kris B [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]Tampa, Florida Q. MACALUSO- Weirton, West Virginia Ed. note: We've now hotlinked your mention of it to a page on Amazon where you can get it, Macaluso. October 21, 2011 Macaluso, Did you try painting your Formica cabinets? Pam Thompson - New Cumberland, West Virginia Q. Susan L [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]- Natick , Massachusetts Q.

Q. A. Q. Q. 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. Be sure to get a high quality paint brush. Cheap brushes just won't do the job. Read the instructions on the paint can. It will surely say to apply the paint to a clean and dry surface. Wash all the surfaces with a mild soap and water to remove all the dirt and grease. Apply the primer to all the surfaces to be painted. When painting a cabinet door with raised panels, paint the panel first and work out towards the edges of the door. As soon as the primer is dry to the touch, begin painting the cabinets. One coat of primer and two coats of finish paint should give you the results you want. If you REALLY want to discover how to paint kitchen cabinets, you need my Painting Cabinets EBook . 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.

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. Prep the Wood Sand any bare wood to 120-grit and no finer. 2. Without a smooth base you can’t get a smooth finish. 3. I’m a big believer in products like Floetrol and Penetrol which are additives for your paint that slow down the drying process and make the paint less gummy. 4. Don’t skimp on paint. 5. The first pour out of the can is usually clean and clear of boogers, but every pour after that has a good chance of globs scattered throughout. 6. 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.

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 In my shop I prefer to use odorless mineral spirits to keep the fumes down. Paint thinner and mineral spirits are pretty much interchangeable. You’ll have to buy 1 jug of mineral spirits to start. To make this work you’ll need 1 gallon of spirits or thinner, small paint cup and a 1 gallon metal paint bucket with a lid. Clean It Up Let It Sit. 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. 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? We’ll focus on answers to those questions as well. If you want to purchase any of these products I would love it if you bought them through the links in this post which are affiliate links and help me pay to keep this blog running at no extra cost to you.

You can also read the results of my 1-year field testing of most of these wood fillers and epoxies at The Wood Filler & Epoxy Test (Year 1) to see how these products performed in the real world. 1. As of late, this has become my go to filler to patch wood. 2. Got some serious rot? 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The 7 Best Products to Patch Wood. Young House Love | 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.

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. Use synthetic roller covers and brushes with dense nylon bristles when using latex paint. How to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets • The Prairie Homestead. How To Paint Tile Countertops. Hey ya'll! 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. When we first moved into this house, this is what the kitchen looked like. It wasn't perfect, but relative to the other options in our price range, I was pretty excited. 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.

This kit comes with several parts. Get ready, husband. P.S. 10 Things You Should Know About Spray Paint. One of my favorite parts of blogging is the emails/comments ya'll send me. 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. Reason #2: Your emails are filled with tons of great questions, which really helps me out when I'm trying to figure out what topics I want to write about. So, today I thought I would tackle one of the topics you ask me about the most: spray paint. And that's how we transition from Gollum to spray paint.

I began using spray paint around the same time I started decorating our house with thrift store finds, and I quickly learned that just about anything can be updated with a coat of spray paint. So, let's get started. 1. 2. 3. 4. Trust me. WHOOP. 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. For easy cleanup use tinfoil on your paint tray. When I painted all of the outdated wooden trim and peachy 80's walls in our house, I went through about 20 paint trays before I ever figured this out. . #2. If you've ever used a gallon of paint before, you know what a mess it can be to try to pour it neatly into the paint tray.

. #3. I wasted a lot of money on paintbrushes before I figured this out. Check out the brushes in the below pic. To see 10 more vinegar cleaning secrets, go here. #4. The vinegar trick won't work too well if you're using oil based paints or clear coats. . #5. . #6. I love chalk paint and use it often. . #7. . #8. . #9. . #10. 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. Maybe you'll even have a few lightbulb moments like I did when I figured this stuff out. . #1: Make a paint chip key ring I recently made my own paint chip key ring, and it's so useful!

To make this, I used the paint chips from all my wall colors, a key ring, and some key tags. I cut out a small square off the paint chip, glued it to one side of the tag, and wrote the name of the paint color and room it goes in on the back of the tag. I have it in my purse and take it with me whenever I go out. *To see the paint colors we used in our house, go here. #2. Eggshell: use for walls in hallways, dining rooms, kitchens #3. . #4. . #5. Or. 10 Painting Tips & Tricks You Never Knew (Part Three) So, here goes...10 Painting Tips & Tricks Part Three!! Enjoy! #1. How to spray paint glass I find glass vases at the thrift store for about $1 each and then I spray paint them to mimic ceramic. High five, girl. To paint any sort of glassware, all you need to do is clean it with soap and water, then wipe the entire thing with isopropyl alcohol about 10 minutes before you spray paint it.

My latest faux-ceramic vase ended up on the blue dresser, and she couldn't look sassier. . #2. They only cost a dollar, and they usually last me through a few projects. They aren't as high quality as your standard dropcloth, but if you're like me and go through a lot of them, then this is a great option. Plus, while you're there, you can pick up a great ladybug or bumblebee bath....mitten??

#3. All the cool kids are doing it. This is a tip that you guys suggested to me after the last post, and I'm obsessed. Let's all have a little laugh at the fact that I painted an entire house by myself before learning this. 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.

I'm so excited to finally show you what I've been working on! Here is our guest bedroom today! I added a striped accent wall behind the bed, and I changed the wall color from a warm beige to a cool gray. (For paint color information, please go here.) I painted the headboard white from its original brown. They got modern little drum shades and look great! I also updated the pillows, which is one of my favorite parts of the room. Then, I got kinda creative and made my favorite black and white pillow ever. I added an accent pillow using only a basic white pillow I made and a sharpie. You can see the full tutorial of that here. I spray painted two round mirrors I found while thrift store shopping for $3 each. Or or. 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. Anyways, spray painting is the easiest, most cost-effective way to transform stuff and there are so many amazing things you can do with it! #1. This is probably my favorite way to use spray paint. I also love using silver spray paint on my thrift store finds, like on the jewelry tray and picture frame in the below picture. #2. . #2. I did the same thing to the chandelier in my office. Embarrassing. Painting: Special Effects. How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets in 10 Easy Steps. How To Spray Paint Accessories. How To Paint Trim. Painting Trim & Walls: What You Need To Know!

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