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  • Re-surfacing Melamine Furniture

    Before looking at resurfacing laminate furniture, I gave a small suggestion that a face lifting could be as simple as changing the door and drawer handles. If you haven't visited that isle at the renovation centre lately, you should stop by for a look-see.You can paint the plastic surface. Firs...
  • Shellac -- fixing drywall tears

    When you tear the surface of drywall, those fuzzy little hairs just keep coming through coat after coat of paint. The reason is that each time you sand it, they simply lie down and stand back up when they get wet with more paint.The way to cure it from the start is to put a coat of shellac over ...
  • Paint Brush and Roller Tips

    Cut a clothes hanger open and then bend the cut ends into hooks. Now you can put both rollers and brushes on and hang them up to dry. Folding a clean, but moist brush, in newspaper keeps the bristles straight while it dries.
  • Cleaning up the painting tools.

    OK, you have finished painting. Do you throw the brushes and rollers away? Or do you clean them.Of course if you bought really cheap ones, you could just thrown them away. However, not only are you being rather wasteful from an ecological point of view, you probably had a real hard time painti...
  • Painting tips for using masking tape.

    You have the choice of working harder before you paint to mask off the glass, or working harder after you paint to clean off the glass.Most of us will use masking tape. Be aware that there are different grades of glue on masking tapes.The Painter's tape has a lower tack, it sticks less, which co...
  • BBQ Face-lift.

    Tips and tricks for tuning up your propane BBQ.Of special importance is making sure that there are no spider webs in the line leading from the tank to the burner -- this could cause a dangerous flash-back.Also new OPD valves on propane tanks, identified by a triangular shaped handle, will prevent...
  • Do rust cleaners work?

    Rust is actually the oxidization of metal and we usually want to either remove the rust from the metal itself, or remove stains that the rust left in rugs and other materials.There are a wide variety of cleaners on the market for cleaning off rust, some of which are very toxic and often remove mu...
  • Keeping oil paint brushes soft.

    Hilton from New Brunswick got tired of cleaning brushes after using oil paint and always having them end up a bit stiff.He began using an orange-base, pumice hand cleaner on the brushes after cleaning with varsol. He just works it in and lets it dry.A couple of days later he cleans it out with so...
  • How to clean grease off walls without bothering the paint.

    One of our viewers was wondering how to clean cooked-on grease off of kitchen walls around the stove, without bothering the paint.The reality is that it all depends on the quality of the paint you have on the wall.Regular latex paint can't stand much scrubbing. That is why we use latex acrylic e...
  • Which paint stripper should you use?

    The first step is to try to determine what the stuff is that you want to strip: oil paint, latex paint, varnish, lacquer?.Then decide if you can work on all the surfaces horizontally, or if you will have to work on some vertically.Now start reading the labels of all the different strippers on the...