As manufacturers tinker with chemistry to improve durability, ease of application, and hide, the distinction between water- and oil-based paints is blurred—for the better.
A systematic approach to masking, priming, sanding, and painting eliminates imperfections for a smooth painted finish.
A good paint job is in the prep work. Professional painter Tyler Grace walks through the process step by step.
Surface prep determines how well wallcoverings adhere, how good the job looks, and how long it lasts.
Some of the things you need to consider before you head to the paint store are whether the paint is for interior or exterior use, for new wood or previously painted surfaces, and if you want high or low sheen.
This exterior acrylic paint promotes water-beading to let dirt roll off without having to manually wash surfaces.
If you're exceeding the paint manufacturer's guidelines, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Get professional tips and techniques for making old wood floors look new again in this collection of Fine Homebuilding articles and videos.
Target Coatings Emtech EM6500 custom-pigmented waterborne lacquer is a low-VOC alternative to nitrocellulose lacquer.
The Wagner Flexio 3000 spray rig is a good alternative to professional painting equipment when you want a faster, smoother job than you can get with a brush or roller.
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