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  1. Picking Paint colors

    BEFORE PAINTING THE ROOM, READ BELOW.

    One problem I find in picking the color you like is that once it is up on the walls it may not look the same as it did on the small paint sample card....
  2. Hi, I have seen and tried the Little Giant at...

    Hi,
    I have seen and tried the Little Giant at home shows and my brother owns one as well. I tried my brothers out before deciding if I wanted to go that route for my painting business. I do like...
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    Thanks Troy, I tried it twice. Once there was...

    Thanks Troy,
    I tried it twice. Once there was one other person on, the 2nd time it was just me. Both times it came up instantly. This should be very helpful. Jan
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    Hi, Another choice if you didn't want to have...

    Hi,
    Another choice if you didn't want to have to bother sanding is to have a professional faux finisher put on a new faux finish after you prime the walls. They don't need to be smooth for that! Jan
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    Hi, I have read your dilema and have helped...

    Hi, I have read your dilema and have helped customers with similar problems. For rooms with cracks and holes, an easy way to hide the damage is with faux finishes (after a repair). The repair doesn't...
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    Attic or Ceiling Painting

    Yes, you could just paint the horizontal part white. One other option is to paint the entire room the same color. It can make the room look bigger. Jan
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    If all else fails and you do need to "texture"...

    If all else fails and you do need to "texture" the walls, there are several faux finishes that work well on old paneling. As you mentioned, "texturing" the walls is one of them. However, there are...
  8. repainting kitchen cabinets

    Well you didn't mention what the cabinets were made of. If they are wood you can give then a light sanding to make the paint take. Fill and nicks and dings there might be with wood putty, and sand...
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    Leather

    I would try a little Krud Kutter. I would first try it on a piece of the leather that may be unseen as a piece on the inside of the hat. That way you can check to see if it will be colorfast. The...
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    Joint Repair

    If after all the repairs, you still see bumps or lumps from the repairs or you just have too many to want to deal with them all as I have seen in some homes this is one option. Instead of a regular...
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    Black Mold

    Did you call Rescue Me Services? I don't recall the type of machines they used. They did 2 types of remediation in order to guarantee the mold is killed. For all I know that may be one of them. Mark...
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    Drywall/Paint at Last

    Looking real good. Anxious to see it with paint and flooring, especially the paint. Do you know what you want to do for that? The colors in the counter tiles gives you lots of options. Jan...
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    Repainting a steel door

    I agree with most of what the journeyman said. However, I use paint specifically for metal after priming. I also use a foam roller. I find it doesn't leave any marks behind. It eliminates a step,...
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    Endless Scraping

    If you have scraped enough that there is no more paint falling off the walls and then sanded and the sand paper or sander is not knocking more off, you have sanded enough. If you feel you have to...
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    Door Cracks

    Yes, there are wood fillers out there that accept wood stain. The one I use is Elmer's Carpenter's Wood Filler. It is made specifically for that type of problem, cracks in wood. It is weather...
  16. Constructing a Fence with Neighbor

    How about adding something in the contract about how the fence is to be paid for, like 50% from each of you so that you don't get stuck with the entire bill!:o
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    oil base paint for windows

    Hi, I have never had to use oil base paint for windows to prevent them from sticking. I find that just moving the windows up or down a little about 1/2 hour after painting them is typically all I...
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    Black Mold

    Hi, If you really want to be on the safe side, the best thing to do is to have the mold tested. There is a company out there called "RESCUE ME! SERVICES
    that specifically deals in mold remediation....
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    Painting over wallpaper

    Hello, Yes there are primers you can use. If you go to your local hardware store and read the labels of primers, they list the types of things they can be used on. I just did one and 1/2 walls in my...
  20. Painting 2 colors on Wall

    I would use the lighter color on the darkest wall, the wall the light does not hit (most likely the wall with the window). Then I would paint the darker color on the wall(s) that get the most light....
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    Resin Statue Repair

    I have repaired several statues and found that Paperclay, which can be purchased at most hardware stores for just a few dollars, is the best way to go. It is very plyable when first removed from the...
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    Jessica

    Regarding your harsh red brick fireplace. Here is a link from HGTV. I think I found what you were looking for. Jan Distinctive Scenes....
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    Faux finish Floor

    Hi, I love your floors! They look great! I would love to know where you got your 1/4" masking tape. I have been looking for a dealer and can't find one anywhere (unless I purchase a case of 24 or 48...
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    Irredescent Walls

    Hello, Home Depot sells a brand of paints that come in silver, gold, pearl, etc. that are irredescent. They are usually with their faux finishing products. Sherwin Williams also has their own line...
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    faux finish

    Hi, I don't know why you'd want to put metallic paint on a popcorn ceiling, but another choice could be to spray it. You wouldn't want to brush it or roll it on. When doing either of those, you take...
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