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Found 21 results for the keyword ‘Colour’

  • Paint Can Tips.

    This TV show contained a run-through of tips related to paint cans:Painting a colour sample on the lid.Punching holes around the rim to let the paint drip back inside.Mark the level of left-over paint on the outside of the can, as shown in the picture.Store paint colour chips in a binder.
  • How do you paint a metal roof.

    Marie-Paule from Labelle, Quebec gave me the greatest compliment. She sent in a question in French and said that she watches the program all the time but doesn't understand English. I guess our models and graphics are doing some good.She was asking me how to paint her metal roof because she was...
  • Stopping knots from showing through paint.

    Resin in softwood knots can stay active for years, and bleed slowly through most paints, even if the wood has been kiln dried. The only way to really stop the bleeding is to use a shellac to seal in the resins.Shellac is not a very strong finish but has the unique characteristic that it allows n...
  • How do you get the porcelain touch up to actually work?

    When part of the porcelain paint pops off of metal sinks, your only DIY recourse is to use the little bottles of touch-up.First you have to find one that is the right colour, not always an easy task.Then you have to get it to stick. The manufacturers all say to just clean the surface and then ap...
  • Painting tips with Jane Lockhart

    Although I have learned a great deal about paint and painting over the years, it is not my best subject, especially when formulations and even the tools are constantly changing. So I had my good friend and host of HGTV's One House Two Looks, Jane Lockhart, come on the show to answer some of our ...
  • Painting & Staining without lap marks outdoors.

    One of the cardinal rules of painting or staining in order to avoid lap marks is to apply material wet-on-wet. On an interior wall that is done by rolling small enough sections that allow you to overlap the edge with the next section before the first one manages to dry. Painting wet-on-wet does...
  • Can you stain existing tile grout?

    Good questions, since we are usually trying to take stains out of grout.First you should be aware that you can purchase coloured grout. The renovation stores will have three or four base tones to choose from, not too exciting. Go to a speciality tile store and you will discover a wide variety o...
  • Aging brick mortar.

    Petra from Mississauga Ontario has small pocket holes in her brick mortar that is only a few years old. These are not the weep holes that she knows should be there, but just little holes probably caused by air pockets during construction. How to fill them?The easiest way to deal with very small...
  • Why is insulation pink?

    Short question. The short answer is, because they dye it pink.Actually pink is the brand colour for Owens Corning Fibreglass. Yellow is the brand name colour for John's Mansfield. Blue is the brand colour for Dow Chemical's Styrofoam. Even the word "Styrofoam" is a brand name that belongs to ...
  • Weather Restrictions: Stains -- Latex & Oil based

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Finishes     Product: Stains -- Latex & Oil based Temperature Limitations: Use above +10 C (+50 F) and below +32 C (+90 F) Rain Limitations: No rain for 24 hours Wind Limitations:  High winds ...