Q. Does thinning paint have any adverse effects on the paint? A. Most paint products are ready to go right out of the can with no thinning necessary. Some products can be reduced to some degree for application with a sprayer. The product’s packaging will indicate the maximum reduction allowed and the correct type of thinning agent to use. Thinning […]
By Charlie Self Don’t brush your way into a corner. Use these easy tips for choosing the right paint brush to get the finish you’re looking for.
By Larry Walton How to prepare for and spray a new paint job on an old house by using an airless sprayer.
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By Monte Burch From East to West, North to South, flooding has been a major problem across much of the United States. You can’t do much about major catastrophic floods, but you can solve many basement flooding or dampness problems. First, determine if the moisture is simply dampness caused by condensation or if water is […]
By Dave Barnes 11 Keys to Successfully Stain Exotic Hardwood for Outdoor Applications
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Here at the MyFixitUp Life headquarters, we do a lot of painting, both inside and outside the house. And doing a good job painting is as important to a project as tight miter joints or hanging cabinets dead level. While there’s no doubt painting is work, knowing some tricks can save you time and […]
Q: We purchased a foreclosure to remodel, and most of the windows seem to be painted shut. What’s the easiest way to break the paint seal without damaging the wood of the window sashes? A: There is a hand tool called a sash knife […]