Author Archives: Jose A. Brown
Author Archives: Jose A. Brown
Ever since our species discovered the use of tools for everyday tasks, all manner, and sort of rudimentary tools had been witnessed across history in different cultures. The earliest evidence of a drill consisted on a stick attached to a flint at the very tip. Archaeologist asserts that many cultures across the globe used these early models to perforate items such as shells, bone, ivory and antlers.Continue reading
Wooden furniture is as impressive to look at as it is to touch. It not only remains very popular but also lasts for a very long time if properly taken care of. Wooden furniture is among some few priceless items that are passed on from generation to generation. Now and then spills and staining will inevitably occur. Cleaning up after the said spills and stains will be done in such a way that the original wood in the furniture isn’t harmed in any way.
The same case applies to candle wax spills. Candle wax can be particularly tricky to clean from wood. Apply too much pressure while scraping and you have yourself a ruined wooden piece. Attempt to clean it too soon and the result is furthering the extent of the candle wax spill. In this article, I’ll discuss a few ways on how to remove wax from wood.Continue reading
The seasoned and age-old craft of carpentry has been for years been defined by the use of simple hand operated implements such as hammers and saws. Wood has been mankind’s oldest and most versatile building material remarkably through the Stone Age to the bronze and iron ages. The skills learned in carpentry and woodwork were passed on from person to person mostly through apprenticeships. The 19th century saw the discovery of electricity and the subsequent mechanization of most tasks accomplished by hand. In carpentry and woodwork, the circular saw was a game changer.Continue reading
Choosing the appropriate spray gun for a particular job contributes a great deal to the quality of the finished job. Professional and DIY painters today have a variety of choices between the various types of spray painters available on the market. When it comes to precision painting and detailing, HVLP spray guns are a popular choice. High Volume Low-Pressure spray guns are designed in a similar manner to air operated spray guns.Continue reading
Have you ever sprayed a latex paint? If yes, you might understand the various methods that are used to apply the paint. Though I may not know the technique you used, I am convinced that you incorporated one of the three major methods of applying the paint.
Latex paints are valuable because of their wash-ability, adhesion. These paints can be easily applied to surfaces by the use of a paintbrush or a roller. However, this technique might be very tiresome, and you might want something a bit comfortable and not time-consuming. Therefore, spray painting is a better choice in case speed, surface area and texture is consider to be an issue.Continue reading
Portable air compressors are the most utilized pieces of equipment in both professional and home use capacities. These devices supply volumes and volumes of pressurized air that is used to operate a variety of other heavy equipment.
Portable air compressors occur in a variety of brands, designs, and sizes. Different air compressor units are built to suit different customer uses. However, most air compressors will effectively merge several jobs requiring compressed air. This leads us to ask then, what is the best portable air compressor available on the market?Continue reading
DIY paint jobs can be a mix of fun and challenge rolled up into one learning experience. Spray painting is a fun experience when properly done using the appropriate equipment. Before delving into the whole spray painting business, it is important to understand the concept of spray painting, the types of spray painting techniques and the advantages and shortcomings of one technique over another. This helps to appreciate spray painting better and will definitely help to discern better what the best airless paint sprayer is.Continue reading
Dealing with latex paint can often be a daunting task to most people. This is often because many painters don’t really understand what latex paints are and the general specifics on what to do and not to do. While this is understandable, there’s a little bit of science behind successful paint jobs.
Most beginner painters often struggle with the question of how to thin latex paint ;
Have you ever be confronted with problems of lacquer drying on your woodwork with unwanted clots?
Or sometimes the liquid splashes over you and the nearby furniture you never intended to spray?
If yes, then you are lucky because here is the remedy for the problems.
Lacquer might prove to be complicated when being sprayed. In some cases, you may follow all the mixing instructions on the lacquer container and the final product may not come out the way you expected it to be. Combining the mixing skills and the spraying skills which you will learn in a little while, your final product will be awesome, and you will be glad.Continue reading
You'll often hear a debate about which chemical finishing product is superior: polyurethane vs. polycrylic. Each finish has its own pros and cons, which are discussed in the upcoming sections below to help you make an informed decision when you have a task to choose between them.
There are some major differences in polycrylic and polyurethane. Having knowledge about these differences gives you an insight into each of their practical applications.Continue reading