Painting tips & tricks of
preparation before painting
When we paint wood, we're decorating it, but we can also
protect it for good if the surface is prepared properly. New
wood must be sanded along the grain. Painted or stained wood
as well, unless you strip it down to its bare surface.
Pores, screw and nail holes can be filled with plastic wood
or joint compound, according to the case. Remove all
accessories to minimize trimming. Paint over knots with
orange shellac to hide them forever. Finally, be sure that
the wood is dry and clean.
Painting old moldings
Over the years and after many coats of paint, door frames,
windows and wall molding joints are no longer well defined
and easy to trim. Carefully trace over the joints with a
plasterboard knife using a yardstick if necessary. The
traced cut will act as a paint dam? as long as you don't use
Painting Tips & Ideas
Choosing Paint Colors
Painting a room can be a big project if you don't know where to
begin. I have some advice...
If you thought color washing was a difficult paint technique to
achieve, think again...
Discontinued Wallpaper Books
Discontinued wallpaper books have page after page of untapped
potential for your home. I'll tell you a few of my ideas...
You think you're ready to wallpaper, but you're not sure where
Hanging a wallpaper border is an easy project that can give any
room a whole new look...
Lets face it, paint spills are a big mess, but they don't have
to be permanent. I have some easy tips to help you get rid of
any latex paint stain...
Don't want to paint yourself into a corner? How about getting
stuck up or down the steps after you paint them..