Found 95 results for the keyword ‘Paint’

  • Getting a smooth finish on MDF panels.

    When you want a glossy smooth finish on MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) panels, you need to do a little prep work before painting. The problem is that the first coat you put on will always raise the fibers in the fiberboard, and they then show up through all the other coats of paint.Start with a...
  • Pine Sap bleeding through paint finishes.

    Even when pine is kiln dried, there is no guarantee that the sap has crystallized or if it is still flowing. It takes years of air drying to totally dry up the sap. While it is still fluid, sap can work it's way though just about any paint.It is shellac, or a shellac based primer that can block...
  • Spray Paint

    Spray paint is no longer just spray paint.Crystal Anderson from Sherman Williams Paints came on my TV show to demonstrate a wide variety of new spray paints.There are marking paints, even ones that are temporary so that the mark will weather away.There are sprays that look textured, speckled, str...
  • 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.
  • Stirring the Paint.

    Stir sticks are more effective if you cut holes in the stick.Always scrape down to the bottom of the bucket.Power stirrers, like the one shown in the photo, should push the paint down to avoid it splashing up.Some common kitchen tools can be modified into manual or power paint stirrers.Mike stirs...
  • Spray paint nozzel cleaning.

    You know that you are supposed to turn a spray paint can up-side-down to clear the paint out of the nozzle before storing it. That works fine if you use it just a few times, but if you use it frequently for very small paint jobs, some people are worried about running out of gas before you run ou...
  • How do you paint "faux grain"?

    I was amazed how easy it is to paint in "faux grain" using this funny little rubber tool.You just apply the wood stain and then drag the tool along, rocking forward and backward to open and close grain lines. It is amazingly realistic and surprisingly easy.It is called a "ZAR Graining Tool".The ...
  • Round trim paint brushes.

    Round brushes, with tapered and split end bristles, are the standard trim brushes in Europe. You actually rotate the brush as you move to keep a wet brush on the work. They are beginning to show up in Canadain paint stores.
  • Melamine Paint -- Plastic Enamel -- and getting paint smooth.

    Every paint is formulated to maximize some special characteristic, and that often means sacrificing other desirable characteristics in that particular paint. No one paint can be everything to everybody.One of the most common trade-offs in making paint is "ease of application" vs. "durability".Pl...
  • 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...