14 Ways to Embellish Your Home With Metallic Paint
You can bring trendy, tasteful gold, bronze and silver into your home decor with metallic paint on the walls, accent pillows or in framed…
How to Prepare Wood Trim for a Smooth Paint Job
Do you want your old trim to look fresh, smooth and crisp after you've painted it? These tips show you how the pros do it. They're…
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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…
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…
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.
Simple Paintbrush Protection
When kept folded right off of the roll, the plastic is the perfect length to cover and shape the paintbrush bristles while the tape sticks to…
DIY Dictionary: Tack Cloth
What’s a tack cloth? A tack cloth or tack rag is a lint-free material—often gauze-like—impregnated with a tacky substance used to remove…
10 Ideas for Using Pantone’s Ultra-Violet 2018 Color of the Year in Your House
If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to liven up a tired room, ultra-violet is a dramatic and complex choice. As Pantone’s 2018…