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How to Paint MDF Like a Pro – 4 Easy Steps

April 11, 2022

You can paint MDF just like any other type of wood. However, the job requires a few key steps to ensure a smooth, even finish. With the proper preparation, painting MDF is a straightforward job you can complete over the weekend. In this guide, we’ll show you how to paint MDF like a professional and why it’s a worthwhile DIY project.   The Benefits of ...

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How Long to Wait Between Paint Coats – A Comprehensive Guide

April 1, 2022

You’ve scrubbed your walls, filled in the holes and cracks, and chosen the perfect paint colour. Now it’s time to start painting! But what you may overlooked is how long to wait between paint coats. While it’s tempting to splash your second coat as soon as you’ve applied the first, you will be doing more harm than good. Painting over wet paint that hasn’t thoroughly ...

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How to Paint Concrete like a Pro – 11 Easy Steps

March 24, 2022

Painted concrete isn’t just for looks. It can also help protect your concrete from weathering, crumbling, abrasion and general wear and tear. But before you start painting your concrete, a fair amount of preparation work is required to pull off the perfect finish. As concrete is a porous surface that can trap dirt and moisture, it’s essential to clean and seal it before painting.   ...

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How to Paint Cornice like a Pro – 5 Steps

March 17, 2022

Cornices can add character and style to any room, varying in size, shape and design. Some have extensive detailing that draws the eye, while others are simple and sleek. These decorative pieces also provide a smooth transition from walls to ceiling and can be painted to match your wall colour. Below we’ll go through five steps on how to paint cornice, so you can achieve ...

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How to Remove Paint from Metal – 5 Efficient Methods

March 7, 2022

Are you prepping your metal surface for a repaint? Removing paint from metal is doable, but it does take a little elbow grease and know-how to get it right. The good news is that there are several methods to remove paint from metal, whether your object is a small doorknob or a large piece of machinery. Before we dive headfirst into the good stuff on ...

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How to Get Rid of Paint Smells – Tips & Prevention Strategies!

February 24, 2022

Did you know that it takes 14 to 24 weeks for standard paint fumes to dissipate? That’s a long time, and while you’re marveling at your freshly painted room, everyone else is plugging their noses. If you need to know how to get rid of paint smells, try these nifty tricks today:   Cut a Few Onion Halves   Sometimes, you have to fight fire ...

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How to Do German Smear – A Complete Guide

February 16, 2022

A brick exterior is simply stunning, providing a unique architectural aspect that draws the eye. However, many homeowners prefer a more antiqued look and use German smear to upgrade their exterior and change its original brick color. The result is a distressed and rustic looking brick exterior reminiscent of old European cottages.   What is German Brick Smear?   Originating in Northern Germany, German Brick ...

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How to Paint a Door – 4 Essential Steps

February 10, 2022

Like your walls, doors can fade over time into bland, colourless features that take away from the character of your home. Door painting can turn your old door into a statement piece, so we’ve made a simple step by step guide on how to paint a door. Building upon each step as you progress allows for easy to follow directions and clean, professional results. However, ...

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How to fix Cracked Paint

February 10, 2022

Before you know it, cracking or bubbling paint can appear on your interior or exterior surfaces walls. They’re unsightly and unappealing, detracting from the rest of the room’s decor and even causing structural damage in some cases. The good news is that it’s not difficult to fix cracked paint, and it doesn’t have to be expensive. With the right tools and know-how, this is a project ...

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How to Paint Window Frames – A Complete Guide

February 1, 2022

Newly painted window frames are aesthetically pleasing to the eye and add depth and dimension to your space. A splash of paint also adds the finishing touch to your interior, giving both frames and panes a crisp and clean appearance. If your window frames have started to look old, damaged or dirty, painting the window frames will also make your windows look new again. Follow ...

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