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Painting Tips

 
Painting is a great way to improve the look and value of your home. Here are some tips for the next time you decide to brush on another coat from Mrs. FIXIT™, a site of helpful household hints.

1.) If you wear contact lenses, cover your eyes with something (goggles, glasses, etc.). The fumes will cause your contacts to irritate your eyes.
2.) To get good brush painting results, dip the brush in the paint no more than two inches and tap it against the sides of the bucket.
3.) When painting stripes, paint a thin coat of base color over the tape in order to seal it.
4.) If you’re painting a window frame, overlap the paint onto the glass slightly to seal the seam between glass and wood.
5.) Wrap a rag around your painter’s tool when you’re finished and rim it around the can. This will close the can tightly.



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09/01/2008 11:57 AM Allison1888

Good advice, except I like the tape the window panes, not paint onto them, as I don't like scrapping the paint off. Anyway, I just saw this advice on decorative painting, which is the rage in our neighborhood.


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Cageless Roller Frame

09/02/2008 09:55 AM heatherpaint

I just used Purdy’s Cageless Roller Frame to paint my guest bedroom. I wanted to paint the walls and ceiling different colors and the Cageless Roller Frame made it so easy!

This frame allows you to swap out roller-cover frames on the fly, so that you can quickly and easily move from one painting project to the next.

I found out more about the frames on the Purdy website at http://www.purdycorp.com/catalog/frames/detail/16.

You can find out where to buy Purdy products there as well.

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GREAT IDEAS!!

09/29/2008 11:43 AM dmacciomei

CHECK THIS OUT FOR SOME GREAT TIPS AND FREE ESTIMATE ONLINE HELPS CONTRACTORS AND CONSUMERS
https://www.mypaintbid.com/main/start/

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