Paint Quality & Safety

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Selecting the Right Paint Type

Paint selection, here are some details on what else you should be looking for.

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Applying Polyurethane Over Paint For a Smooth Finish

Applying polyurethane over a painted surface will give it an impeccably smooth finish.

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Lacquer Finish vs Shellac

Should you use lacquer or shellac to protect your wood?

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How to Remove Lacquer Finishes from Furniture

An old, chipping lacquer finish needs to come off to make room for a brand new look. This comprehensive guide will help you do it yourself.

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What Makes a Quality Paint?

The question is, "What makes a quality paint"?

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Home Improvement Project Paint Selection Guide

In home improvement, paint can cover a multitude of mistakes.

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How to Use Paint Stripper when Handling Antique Restoration

Antique furniture can be restored to look beautiful but may require a paint stripper.

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Types of Paint: The Unvarnished Truth

Latex and alkyd serve different functions and require different handling techniques.

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5 Things to Avoid while Handling Paint Stripper

Even though paint stripper chemicals are great for removing paint they are also dangerous to use.

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Types of Painting Chemicals and the Purpose They Serve

There are a lot of different chemicals and formulas in the paint department other than paint.

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10 Things Never to Do With Your Paint

Lay down your colorful creations safely and effectively.

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What is the Proper Way to Dispose Paint Stripper?

You'll want to get rid of this toxic material the right way.

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The Best Way to Apply Lacquer

Lacquer creates a great finish and is versatile when working with wood.

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Maintaining A Lacquer Finish

Lacquer is a durable finish, but it does require maintenance to keep it looking shiny and unmarred.