30 Tips for Painting Almost Anything
You can transform just about anything with paint and a little imagination. Leather, concrete, appliances—you can paint them all! Here’s how, plus dozens more things you never knew you could paint.
Paint a ratty old table
Paint a room FAST
Anti-slip paint additive for outdoor steps
Don’t be afraid to paint wood trim
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Paint rusty metal
Paint aluminum siding
Touch up car paint imperfections
Paint appliance handles
Paint the garage floor
Don’t be afraid of color
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Dual paint roller
Paint a varnished door
Paint texture technique
Block stains with primer
Paint behind the toilet
Paint shingles, stucco or brick
Designer paint finishes
Paint metal hardware
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Fabric paint does have one drawback: It can make fabric feel rough. This usually isn’t a big problem with smooth fabrics, but fabric with a nap, such as velour, may feel like sandpaper after painting. Test the back of the chair or the underside of a seat cushion before you paint the entire surface.
Paint your old kitchen appliances
Transform your countertop
The big pluses of this system are it’s not smelly or difficult, you don’t have to remove your countertops (!), the instructions are clear, and the kit comes with everything you need (except basic painting tools), plus it includes a very detailed DVD. This product can be applied to any laminate or hardwood countertop in reasonable condition. Burns and scratches are fine, but fill deep dents and chips before you use it.
Paint caulk for perfect walls
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