Years ago it seems like every deck that was built was constructed out of good old CCA…pine wood treated with copper chromium arsenic, commonly referred to as pressure treated lumber. Because most of the decks were constructed out of the same type of lumber (CCA), the products that you used to stain them and the way you went about it […]
A Variety of Finished Adds Class and Character
Armstrong’s Wood Stain uses two non-drying oils to offer a durable, long-lasting stain that is easy to use.
Here’s a case study of repainting one home’s interior to spruce up the décor and eliminate nicotine damage.
Using ceramic tile is an inexpensive and quick way to update your kitchen counter tops.
After buying a house, it’s common for new homeowners to update the interior with a fresh coat of paint. Color and décor help give the home a personal touch. However, when repainting our new house, my wife and I got more than we bargained for. The fact that the previous homeowner had a respirator in tow when she signed […]
By Dave Barnes Unlock the secrets the pros use to create a beautiful, long-lasting finish by doing it right the first time. Having spent my entire adult life working with paints and stains; it didn’t take long for me to figure out that homeowners who stain their own decks, for the most part, end up […]
By Monte Burch Nothing sets the décor of a room like wallpaper, or the more correct term, wallcovering. Wallcovering is available in a myriad of colors, patterns, and textures. You can spend hours looking at just a small portion of the sample books in a Lowe’s or other big box store, not to mention […]
“Antiquing” is a special cabinet or furniture finishing technique that can enhance the look of a bland surface by artificially aging the wood. The results are brand-new interiors that feature a worn, weathered appearance and a distinct rustic character. This popular faux-finishing technique achieves the look of old-fashioned woodwork while allowing homeowners to choose new cabinet and furniture designs […]
“To line with boards or paneling,” is how Mr. Webster describes wainscot. Doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? Wainscot, however, can add excitement and set the theme of your home’s decor. Wainscoting, in most instances, is finished off with a variety of moldings and is a great way of creating a true, “custom […]