Spills and stains are a common, everyday household challenge. Some stains are pretty basic whereas others can be a real nightmare. The latter can be said of paint stains. Paint stains can be difficult to deal with if not well handled. However, this shouldn’t necessarily be the case. Quick response to a paint spill on your carpet along with understanding the basic properties of the aforesaid paint goes a long way in ensuring that the resulting stain isn’t permanent. This article is aimed at exploring the various ways on how to get acrylic paint out of a carpet.Continue reading
Some of the activities we engage in using wood material would require you to have square holes; some puzzles on wood, the toys our kids use and even huge construction projects. The basic technique when you want to create square holes in materials made of wood would involve a three step approach; first, you will have to orient the shape, in this case, a square followed by laying out the shape and finally cutting it out while leaving the material in its initial intact form. It goes without saying that a square has four sides and cutting it out would be best done by having the opposite sides being parallel to each other. I will turn your attention to the systematic approach of how to cut a square hole in wood.Continue reading
Many of us prefer metal roofing particularly the corrugated iron sheets which are light and favorably long lasting in nature. To get the best out of them, you ought to ensure that their installation is done right to prevent them from being vulnerable to unfavorable weather conditions. If you are using metal roofing panels with a desire for them to turn out to be pretty efficient and durable, you have to cut, install as well as fit them properly in your building. This article is meant to let you in on how to cut metal roofing effectively for the best results.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
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
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