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August 25, 2016
Despite years of practice and the best-flowing finishes I could lay hands on, my skills with a brush plateaued somewhere around “mediocre” on the quality scale. I had always dreamed…
January 8, 2014
Whenever I have to climb a tall extension ladder for a painting session, I get out my painter’s bucket and load it up with the tools I’ll need for the…
July 11, 2013
When painting with a roller, it is frustrating to have loose roller-cover fuzz ruin a nice finish. This is especially likely with cheaper roller covers, but even the best ones…
July 15, 2010
What's the difference?
March 11, 2010
Building Skills: Any craftsman is only as good as his tools. Learn how to clean and maintain your brushes and rollers covers and ensure professional results.
March 5, 2009
An insulated stranded wire, like that from an old light fixture, makes a handy touch-up paintbrush when just a small coverage area is required. The size of the individual strands…
January 14, 2009
To get good finishing results, you need to understand the two main types of wood stain available and the way they perform
November 12, 2008
Stats on everything from paint sales and components to factories and labor costs
Does price matter, or is a latex caulk by any other name still the same?
September 10, 2008
Because the binders, pigments, and additives that make long-lasting, durable finishes don’t come cheap
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