Reader Project: DIY Platform
I recently wrapped up a painting project, but my platforms left me short. I had to overreach and, worse yet, stand on paint cans to get to those…
Simple Wall Stenciling
With our basic stenciling techniques, you’ll be able to create everything from a simple stenciled border to more complex patterns that…
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Use Takeout Chopsticks to Stir Finishes
Chopsticks make excellent stirrers for pint- and quart-size cans of varnish, shellac, stain, paint, etc. They’re long enough to reach the…
Furniture Stripping Helper
When stripping old paint or varnish, how do you get rid of the stuff once it’s on your putty knife? Cut a semi-circular opening in the side of a…
Simple Paintbrush Protection
This handy hint will keep your paintbrushes in good shape after each painting project. After thoroughly washing and air-drying my brushes, I…
How to Age Wood
5 ways to speed up the aging process of wood.5 ways to speed up the aging process of wood.
11 Tips on How to Finish Wood Trim
Get top-quality results with these tips from an experienced pro.Get top-quality results with these tips from an experienced pro.
10 Ideas for Using Pantone’s Ultra-Violet 2018 Color of the Year in Your House
Use as an Accent Due to its boldness, ultra-violet may not be a color you want to use throughout your entire living room. Instead, try using the…