Category Archives: Painting Tips

Best Brushes For Staining

The best brushes for staining furniture are those that work on multiple furniture projects. Brushes are the most versatile stain applicator. They’re used to apply clear, semi-transparent or semi-solid viscous stains. Brushes are used to apply solid color stains over previous coats of paint or solid stains. Brushes can be used to apply stains to raw new surfaces or those previously stains. Brushes allow for greater application control and offer deep penetration of stain into wood pores. Continue reading Best Brushes For Staining

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Wood Cleaning Products for Furniture

Cleaning wooden furniture is important if you want to make them last longer. There are many different wood cleaning products available on the market today, each having their own advantages and disadvantages. Continue reading Wood Cleaning Products for Furniture

Laminate vs Hardwood Flooring

Laminate vs Hardwood Flooring

Wood is a popular choice for flooring because it’s beautiful, timeless, and classy. Nowadays, wood flooring can be divided into two types: hardwood and laminate flooring. Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of each will help you choose which is best for your home. Continue reading Laminate vs Hardwood Flooring

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Different Types of Wood Joints

Learning how to construct wood joints is very important not only for wood professionals but also for do-it-yourselfers. Every wood project needs a wood joint at one point or another. It would therefore be very beneficial to know the different types of wood joints and how to construct them in case you want to make your own wooden furniture or if an existing one gets damaged. Continue reading Different Types of Wood Joints

Turpentine Uses

The Different Uses of Turpentine

Turpentine, also known as turps, is a solvent that comes from the sap of different pine trees. It’s most commonly extracted from trees such as slash and longleaf pine, but can also come from Maritime Pines, Aleppo Pines or the Ponderosa Pines. These saps are then distilled and turned into resin. Continue reading The Different Uses of Turpentine

Varnish Remover for Nails

What is the Best Varnish Remover?

Varnish is used to protect furniture and make it look better. Just as there are many types of varnishes, there are also many ways to remove them. It is important to know what the best varnish remover is for each type of varnish to achieve the best results. Continue reading What is the Best Varnish Remover?

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Three Great Projects to Add Some Fun to a Child’s Room

Often we look to toys and videogames to entertain our children, forgetting that a kid can find entertainment in everything from the trees whipping past the car window to the box that housed that overly expensive toy. We should encourage imagination and creativity. One of the best ways to do that is to make their room into their own little corner of the world. Here are some great projects you can use to jazz up a dull play space. Continue reading Three Great Projects to Add Some Fun to a Child’s Room