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  • 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...
  • Is there a good glow-in-the dark paint I can use on door locks?

    They do exist but I don't know about their efficiency.However, a young man in B.C. has developed an excellent glow-in-the dark reflective sticker called E-Z Find that he has produced in a number of different forms. One is a little round ring that sticks around your car keyhole. Expose it to norma...
  • Painting plywood edges.

    A rough plywood shelf edge will not look good if you simply paint it with the rest of the shelf.Even after sanding it smooth, it will not take paint well. And if you are going to paint the shelf, you shouldn't waste your time and money trying to put glue-on trim on the edge.To get it to look good...
  • 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...
  • How do you refinish an old bathtub?

    Epoxy paints are available that you can use if you want to do this job yourself, and they are quite durable. However it is very difficult to apply them without seeing the brush marks.The real professional method, short of taking the tub out and sending it out for re-finishing, is to have a speci...
  • Paint Edger tools.

    We have all seen painting pads, some even with wheels that allow us to paint easily right up to an edge.EZ Paintr is a company that has developed the first real advance in pad painters, now distributed by Rubbermaid.They have finally made a pad painter that is a true cross between a brush and a r...
  • Converting ordinary furniture to aged antique.

    James Connelly works at Masterpieces Studio in Toronto where they do some impressive things with paint, putty and special plasters and cement coatings. But since they opened their finishing school, they've also been teaching some of the secrets to the public.We followed James through the convers...
  • How to open windows that are painted shut.

    Phillip in Halifax, Nova Scotia has painted all his wooden double hung windows shut tight. So how do you open them without damaging them?Start by cutting the paint at the joint between the window and the frame with a knife.Then put a block of wood on the window sash, the frame that holds the gla...