Stenciling Cabinets

Use stenciling to add new life to your cabinets. Learning how to stencil cabinets, furniture and walls enables you beautifully personalize your home. This video takes you through the steps of how to add custom stencil patterns into your decorating scheme. You’ll easily produce professional results when using stencils in

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Wood pergola stained with a semi-solid exterior wood stain.

How to Choose the Best Wood Stain for Your Project

In order to choose the best wood stain for the job, consider the look you are going for and what conditions the wood will be under. Certain looks work better with certain stains. In addition, some conditions like exterior wood and wooden decks require specially formulated stains as well. Stains

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McCloskey Man-O-War Spar Varnish with a Satin Sheen

Oil Base Varnish – A Great Wood Finish That is Still Hard to Beat

Even with all the modern wood finishes available, oil base varnish is still popular and a favorite of professionals and “do-it-yourselfers”. I like it for many reasons. The main reason is it will stick to almost any finish. Plus, it has excellent resistance against abrasion, solvents, water and the damaging

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Using an HVLP Spray Gun

An hvlp spray gun can be difficult to use at first. Spraying any clear finish or paint with an hvlp or cup gun can be a little tricky, but with practice using this type of paint spaying equipment will become easy. A HVLP system is great for spraying a variety

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HVLP Paint Sprayer – A Truly Beautiful Fine Finish

An hvlp paint sprayer will provide the results you want, whether spraying cabinets or putting the final touches on a piece of furniture. This type of paint sprayer can provide smooth “factory finish” results. Airless and conventional paint spraying systems produce very high pressures and blast the paint to the

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Wood Filler and Wood Repair Compounds

The benefits of using different types of wood filler will make the difference in whatever type of wood you are repairing, the condition of the wood, and the expense of repairing versus replacing. If for example, you are repairing a piece of outdoor furniture you will want to use good

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Try Alkyd Paint For a Hard Durable Finish

A very tough finish to use around your home is alkyd paint. Commonly referred to as oil base paint, this finish can withstand a substantial amount of abuse. Common interior uses are doors, casing, base and cabinets. Doors, trim and cabinets are under constant assault from day after day. With

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Using a Chemical Paint Stripper to Remove Old Paint

Sometimes the only way to remove old paint from a piece of furniture is to use a chemical paint stripper. Most chemical paint strippers are highly toxic and volatile. They are also known to have noxious fumes that will can affect a person’s ability to think clearly and even breathe.

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