Archive for the ‘Paint’ Category

How to Paint Aluminum: A Comprehensive Guide

November 22, 2021 by Andrew Ahearne

Aluminum is a very hard and durable material, making it a good choice for many home projects, including shutters and gutters. And once it has been improved with paint, it will protect from sun and rain for many years to come. It’s also relatively light as far as other metals go, so it’s easy to work with. If you have exterior siding, window frames, or ...

How to Paint a Ceiling the Right Way – 9 Easy Steps

November 15, 2021 by Andrew Ahearne

Your ceilings can be an easy way to update your home’s look, but painting them is a job that even the most experienced DIY enthusiasts dread. Depending on the room and the ceiling height, it can be difficult to get paint up there without leaving unsightly drips, runs and splatters. However, with a bit of patience and practice, you can produce professional-looking results using these ...

How to Prevent and Remove Paint Chalking

November 7, 2021 by Andrew Ahearne

Every new paint job is a beautiful achievement, transforming dull living spaces into fresh and inviting rooms. But, after a few years of living with your newly painted walls, you might start noticing that some areas of your home are beginning to look more like chalk than its original colour. This problem is called “chalking”, and it’s surprisingly easy to prevent and remove! However, if ...

How to Remove Paint from Glass – A Step by Step Guide

November 7, 2021 by Andrew Ahearne

Sometimes, no matter how carefully you line your wall trim with painter’s tape, paint splatters. In the end, you’re left with a few specks of paint on a window you’ve tried to protect. Don’t worry. It happens to the best of us. Paint can be a problematic substance to remove from glass. Often, the paint will have dried onto the glass, and it becomes impossible ...

Interior Paint vs. Exterior Paint: What’s the Difference?

September 22, 2021 by Rocky Vuong

One of the most commonly-asked questions we hear is: what paint should I use? Most people start by selecting the paint colour and finish first, without even a second thought as to what’s actually in the paint. Understanding the basic chemical components of the paint you use is essential, as it can affect the finish, durability and even the health of you and your family. ...

8 Best House Painting Hacks of 2021

September 13, 2021 by Rocky Vuong

Painting your house yourself doesn’t have to equal crooked lines, uneven surfaces and floors speckled with flecks of paint.  With these simple house painting hacks, you can give your home a professional finish every time. They will make the painting process faster, easier and cleaner – so you don’t have to spend hours cleaning up after yourself.  Use these easy painting hacks, to make the ...

How to Properly Clean Painting Brushes & Rollers

August 18, 2021 by Rocky Vuong

Painting remains one of the best ways to freshen up your home.  Whether you’re painting the interior walls, or the front of your house for all the world to see, all of your effort will be wasted if your painting tools are in bad shape.  Loose paint brush bristles can turn a quick touchup into a streaky mess, while a ragged roller can leave you ...

10 House Painting Mistakes Everybody Makes

August 12, 2021 by Rocky Vuong

Everyone makes mistakes. It’s a fact of life.  And, this is especially true when it comes to house painting.  While a fresh coat of paint can spruce up your home, it’s not an easy task. Sure, professional painters and DIY-ers make it look easy, but it’s important to understand some of the most common mistakes people make when painting their homes to ensure that you ...

How to Prepare Walls for Painting: a Step by Step Guide

July 29, 2021 by Rocky Vuong

As the saying goes: ‘By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.’ The same is true when it comes to painting walls. Without giving yourself adequate time for preparation before reaching for the paint brush or roller, you will not achieve the best results and will need to start over. But, just how do you prepare your walls for painting?  We have compiled a ...

How to Do Interior Painting: A Comprehensive Guide

December 24, 2020 by Rocky Vuong

What’s the purpose of paint? Why is it such a big deal? Why can’t we just leave our walls bare? Perhaps like Le Corbusier’s “Unité d’habitation” in France.  Well, we hate to break it to you, but, leaving your walls bare may not always suit your needs and be an advantageous choice. Paint is not a decorative device, but a protective layer of your home. ...

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