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how to remove paint from brick

How to Remove Paint from Brick Without Ruining It

That brick wall probably looked good at some point, but then someone covered over it with paint. Why? Who knows. We could sit around questioning the aesthetic preferences of someone else till we’re blue in the face. But at the end of the day, that classic brick surface still has a layer of old, rubbery […]

How to Replace Exterior Window Wood Trim with HardieTrim Boards

How to Replace Wood Window Trim with HardieTrim Boards

When you own a 1920’s bungalow home, you quickly become familiar with renovation. Unfortunately, people don’t always make the right choices. This home already had its exterior renovated using HardiePlank® Lap Siding. They failed, however, to use the same bug- and rot-resistant material for the window trim. Instead, windows were trimmed using pine and then […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
Titan ControlMax 1700 Pro Sprayer

Dickies Painters Bib Overall Review

Painting is a messy business no matter how long you’ve been doing it. Sure, the Pros know the tricks of the trade to keep things neater. But we inevitably still come home with paint on our arms, clothes, and shoes. We’ll never fully eliminate errant drops, smudges, and splotches but the apparel we choose can help […]

Review7.0(out of 10)
Titan ControlMax 1700 Pro Sprayer

Titan ControlMax 1700 Pro Sprayer

Nothing can so quickly spruce up a space like a new coat of paint. It’s satisfying to make such a big improvement, in a short time, and with a lot of bang for the buck. Those big improvements have been my bread and butter for years now. I’m thankful for all of my residential and commercial […]

What’s The Best Wood For Painted Cabinets?

Just as any artist has to decide what medium to use, carpenters must decide what wood to work with. The appearance, color, price, intended use, workability, and aging behavior are all considerations. But so is a wood’s paintability or ability to take a stain. If staining, you want to know how the wood grain will […]

Paintbrush dripping paint into a can.

15 Quick Clean Up Painting Tips and Hacks from the Pros

Nothing can so quickly improve a room or space like painting. Of course, nothing can make such a mess so quickly, either! To keep you from spending more time cleaning up than painting, we’ve assembled the best 15 quick clean up painting tips and hacks we know—all from the Pros who do it every day. […]

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Painting a Set with Behr Premium Plus Ultra Paint

We recently had an opportunity to help out a local high school’s television department with a new set they were building. The television instructor for Kathleen High School has been a good friend of mine for many years. His students and program won Best in Show at last year’s county-wide high school TV awards program. In order to […]

USG Durock X2 Primer Sealer

USG Durock X2 Primer Sealer

USG Corporation and XL Brands have partnered to introduce USG Durock X2 Primer-Sealer. What’s new about this particular primer sealer is that it’s the first of its kind to give users a 10-year limited system warranty. Made to be used directly over USG Levelrock or USG Durock gypsum underlayments, USG Durock X2 primer sealer offers the 10-year warranty provided it’s used […]

Kilz Primer

Meet the Latest Kilz Primer: Hide-All

Mastechem Industries has announced the latest Kilz primer: Kilz Hide-All. Classified as a primer/sealer, Hide-All is a multi-surface primer that is designed for use on interior surfaces that include drywall, concrete, masonry, cured plaster, woodwork, and previously painted areas. As a sealant, Hide-All offers an even covering over porous surfaces to help eliminate permeability. As […]

What is Shellac

What is Shellac – You Won’t Believe It

I was a soccer player in high school and college, and while we took our share of shellackings from higher ranked teams or squads from superior divisions, we were generally on the giving end. Even Calvin and Leah, my 7 year old twins, know what a shellacking is – it’s the we’ve used to describe […]