This one comes from one of our designers Donna Alley. She loves smaller paint rollers that have a curved edge for several reasons…1-you can paint corners with ease. 2-they don’t use waste as much paint as a thick roller head. 3-they are a lot lighter. Try the Purdy White Dove Jumbo Mini Roller.
Ever used painters’ tape and your paint has bleed under the tape? After you apply the tape use the original color (in this example white) to paint the edge where the design (blue paint) is going to be painted. Then paint the new color as normal. The white will seep under the tape and help […]
This is a sure-fire way to get paint off metal. In a pot (don’t use one that you want to cook in again) bring water to a boil and add about a quarter cup of baking soda (do not stir in) drop your piece in and let sit for 15 mins. After the piece cools […]
Have a wood table or floor that is scratched? Use a walnut to help buff out light scratches. Rub the walnut several times over the area then rub your finger over the scratch-the heat from your hand will help the oils absorb into the scratch. Buff the area with a soft dry cloth and there […]
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Your Tuesday Tip from Express Handyman! Use a hammer and a screwdriver (or an awl) to punch holes in the inner rim of your paint can so after you pour out your paint it can drain back in, keeping the mess where it belongs.
Your Tuesday Tip from Express Handyman! Paint the back of your wall switch plate your wall color. Write the color, brand and finish on it so if in the future you lose the information you can find it. This also allows you to take it out shopping to color match if needed.