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Zorr Corp Roll A Bucket, Roll A Tray and Roll A Tray Maxx

Zorr Corp Roll A Bucket, Roll A Tray and Roll A Tray Maxx

Zorr Corp has a lineup of professional quality painting tools that are designed to make the job a lot easier. The Roll A Bucket is built to be sturdy, stable and easy to move thanks to four 3in...

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How to Clean a Paint Brush

How to Clean a Paint Brush

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Learn how to properly clean your paint brush

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How to Prevent Your Paintings From Getting Damaged

How to Prevent Your Paintings From Getting Damaged

A quintessential, conventional acrylic or oil painting is made up of different materials. A typical oil painting may include plaster, canvas, paint, varnish, glue, wood, gliding and metal. Layers of...

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Understanding Deck Stain

Understanding Deck Stain

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Last year, I stained my deck. It was a small project, but one that was a few years overdue. Can you relate? I spent a significant amount of time on the prep work, as expected the stain went on...

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Things You Need to Know About Modern Kitchen Remodeling

Things You Need to Know About Modern Kitchen Remodeling

    As a rule, the issue of remodeling your kitchen rises right after moving in into a new home. Even if your kitchen needs are not exorbitant, there are still things to consider before rushing to...

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Bright and Welcoming Kitchen

Bright and Welcoming Kitchen

A 1928 home is opened up and changed into a contemporary living space.

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An Easy Way to Keep Oil-Based Putty From Drying Out

An Easy Way to Keep Oil-Based Putty From Drying Out

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If you're using an oil-based product, like plumber's putty or glazing compound, you could just seal the lid tightly when you're done and hope that when you come back in a year or two the putty isn't rock hard, but there's a better way.

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Wood Walls - 3 Tips

Wood Walls - 3 Tips

Everyone loves wood interior walls! In this video I'll show you three tips to ensuring your wood walls look great after installation. The wood in this video is reclaimed from the 30's house we were remodeling and was used originally as a wallpaper backer.

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Keep Your Job Site Clean with a Caulk Caddy

Keep Your Job Site Clean with a Caulk Caddy

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If you have a bunch of caulking to do, you could drag the caulk gun and a scrap of cardboard around with you and just wait for the caulk to end up on the carpet, but there's a better way.

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A Creative Kitchen Renovation on a Small Budget

A Creative Kitchen Renovation on a Small Budget

Creative solutions open a kitchen space while keeping costs down.

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How to Clean Fuzz Off of a New Paint Roller

How to Clean Fuzz Off of a New Paint Roller

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If you're rolling a nice, smooth finish onto a painted surface, you could take your chances that the fuzz from your brand-new roller doesn't end up in your paint, but there's a better way

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Oil vs Latex Paint for Millwork (Ben Moore Aura Review)

Oil vs Latex Paint for Millwork (Ben Moore Aura Review)

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Classic argument among Custom Builders: Oil or Latex for Millwork. I've been an Oil fan for years but I'm finally coming around to Latex and I think I've found the right paint for the "Crisp" paint job that I demand in my houses.

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How to Paint Screwheads Without Making a Mess

How to Paint Screwheads Without Making a Mess

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If you've got a bunch of screws you need to paint, you could spray them individually, but there's a better way

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How to Make Spray-Can Caps Easier to Remove and Replace

How to Make Spray-Can Caps Easier to Remove and Replace

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Tame that reluctant lid on your paint rattle can with a simple modification.

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Make an Easy-to-Carry Paint Pail Out of a Milk Jug

Make an Easy-to-Carry Paint Pail Out of a Milk Jug

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Don't get hand cramps from lugging around that metal paint can—recycle a plastic jug into an ergonomic painting container.

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Spray-Painting a Door

Spray-Painting a Door

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Work at a comfortable height, overlap passes and keep moving. Oh, and few more things...

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Senate bill would ease EPA paint rule

Senate bill would ease EPA paint rule

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Amendment would restore opt-out provisions that the EPA dropped in 2010

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How to Keep Paint off  a Carpet When Painting Baseboard

How to Keep Paint off a Carpet When Painting Baseboard

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You could try to peel that carpet back as you brush along the edge of the molding and hope you don't get any paint on it, but there's a better way.

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Make a Drying Rack out of Wood Scraps and Staples

Make a Drying Rack out of Wood Scraps and Staples

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If you're finishing pieces of woodwork with paint or varnish, you could just lean them up against the wall and hope that they don't drip, but there's a better way.

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Undoing the Dings of Life

Undoing the Dings of Life

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A true story, a clever solution and a tool that few carpenters carry on their belts.

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