Articles for tag: Paint Stains, Removing Paint

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Paint Stain Removal from Clothing

In a home filled with do-it-yourself people and imaginative, creative individuals, I am constantly dealing with stains on clothing. One stain that I do dread dealing with is a paint stain. Depending on the type of fabric, a paint stain can ruin a garment taking it from everyday wear to a “working on home improvements” ...

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Five Essential Woodworking Tips for the Novice Woodworker

Woodworking can be a rewarding and challenging past time that for some can become more than just an obsession, and turn into a profession. But for those who aren’t satisfied with the beginning woodworking projects but don’t quite have the skill for more advanced woodworking tasks, there are plenty of novice woodworking projects that can ...

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Sanding Tips: Smoothing Surfaces by Hand and Power Tool

A surface is sanded to get it really smooth before decorating. A power-sanding tool may also be used to shape and round timber. The material used for sanding is paper- or cloth-coated with grains of an abrasive such as silicon carbide. The coarseness of the abrasive is graded from fine to coarse, by words or ...

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How to Build a Recessed Medicine Cabinet

In our case, this should be titled “How to Re-Build a Recessed Medicine Cabinet;” however, many of the same themes could be used if you want to build one from scratch. In our case, we decided to renovate the bathroom in the older part of our 80 year old home, which was built in the ...

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Lower Utility Bills for Everyone, Owners and Renters Alike

Before I bought my home, I lived for many years in apartments. My first electric bill for a 1 bedroom apartment for three weeks was an amazing $97.00. I called the electric company, certain I had been charged with the previous tenants bill, an illegal practice. The electric company assured me there had been no ...

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Tips for Removing Paint from Concrete

If you are painting and have accidentally gotten paint all over your concrete, you might think that there is no way to get the paint off, but really there is. If you have had this accident happen, there are some easy things you can do that will help get rid of the paint that accidentally ...

How to Paint a Radiator

Painting a radiator can be a challenge, but with the right tools, tips, and techniques, you can achieve professional results. In many older homes radiators provide warmth, comfort, and a certain style and charm. Often it has been years since the radiators have been painted, so it’s a great thing to consider if you are ...

How to Remove Paint from Plastic Easily

Removing paint off plastic can be a tough job. Depending on the plastic and paint you are working with, it can be a relatively simple to remove. Provided are tips and tricks to use to get the job done quickly and efficiently. This is a no-sweat guide to remove minor areas of paint from plastic. ...

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DIY: Remove Paint from Hardwood Floors

If you’ve decided to remove carpeting to show off the hardwood floors underneath and discovered really old paint spots, there is a safe way to remove them. Or if you’ve recently painted your walls and ceiling and found residual evidence of that on your floors, you can remove these spots too. In either case, get ...