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  • What to do with old paint and paint cans?

    Therisa Timan from Pittmetals B.C. wants to know what to do with her old paint cans. How do you handle paint waste responsibly?If you dump solvent wastes like paint and paint thinners down the street drains, they usually go straight into the lake or rivers. If you dump it down the household dra...
  • Ergonomics -- Tools that fit our bodies

    More and more manufacturers are making ergonomic claims for new tools: easier on your back, fits in your hand better, a less stressful grip and so on. I invited Dr. Ted Crowther who is the Director of Clinical Education of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Grimbsy, Ontario to help me...
  • Tips on how brushes apply paint

    The shape of the tip of the bristles is critical for a good job. Cheap brushes are cut off square as in the second photo, which makes them easier to manufacturer. But they don't do nearly as good a job of carrying paint or laying it down as a brush with a tapered end and split bristles as in the...
  • A tip for softer paint brushes.

    Jim from Shelburne, Nova Scotia sent in this tip. After cleaning your paint brushes, and admitting that you never get them perfectly clean, when you hang them up with the bristles hanging down, a bit of the stiff stuff flows down to the tips of the bristles. The first photo shows two brushes c...
  • Avoiding painting errors.

    Ok, I'm not the best painter in the DIY world. I don't even enjoy painting that much. So I asked Alan Watkins from Sico paints to come in so I could grill him on my common painting errors.I always thought that the thick rollers were for rough surfaces and the low mat rollers were for smoother s...
  • Weather Restrictions: Plastic enamel anti-rust Paint

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Finishes     Product: Plastic enamel anti-rust Paint Temperature Limitations: Use above +10 C (+50 F) and below + 29 C (+85 F) Rain Limitations: No rain for 1 hour Wind Limitations:  No wind if sp...
  • Weather Restrictions: Oil & Alkyd Resin Paint

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Finishes     Product: Oil or Alkyd Resin Paint Temperature Limitations: Use above +10 C (+50 F) and below +32 C (+90 F) Rain Limitations: No rain for 24 hours Wind Limitations:  Don't paint in hig...
  • Weather Restrictions: Acrylic Latex Paint

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Finishes     Product: Acrylic Latex Paint Temperature Limitations: Use above +10 C (+50 F) and below +32 C (+90 F) Rain Limitations: No rain for 24 hours Wind Limitations:  low to moderate to avoi...