Found 18 results for the keyword ‘Brushes’

  • Tips on how brushes apply paint

    The shape of the tip of the bristles is critical for a good job. Cheap brushes are cut off square as in the second photo, which makes them easier to manufacturer. But they don't do nearly as good a job of carrying paint or laying it down as a brush with a tapered end and split bristles as in the...
  • Cleaning up the painting tools.

    OK, you have finished painting. Do you throw the brushes and rollers away? Or do you clean them.Of course if you bought really cheap ones, you could just thrown them away. However, not only are you being rather wasteful from an ecological point of view, you probably had a real hard time painti...
  • Painting & Staining without lap marks outdoors.

    One of the cardinal rules of painting or staining in order to avoid lap marks is to apply material wet-on-wet. On an interior wall that is done by rolling small enough sections that allow you to overlap the edge with the next section before the first one manages to dry. Painting wet-on-wet does...
  • Painting tips with Jane Lockhart

    Although I have learned a great deal about paint and painting over the years, it is not my best subject, especially when formulations and even the tools are constantly changing. So I had my good friend and host of HGTV's One House Two Looks, Jane Lockhart, come on the show to answer some of our ...
  • Weather Restrictions: Acrylic Latex Paint

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Finishes     Product: Acrylic Latex Paint Temperature Limitations: Use above +10 C (+50 F) and below +32 C (+90 F) Rain Limitations: No rain for 24 hours Wind Limitations:  low to moderate to avoi...
  • A tip for softer paint brushes.

    Jim from Shelburne, Nova Scotia sent in this tip. After cleaning your paint brushes, and admitting that you never get them perfectly clean, when you hang them up with the bristles hanging down, a bit of the stiff stuff flows down to the tips of the bristles. The first photo shows two brushes c...
  • Avoiding painting errors.

    Ok, I'm not the best painter in the DIY world. I don't even enjoy painting that much. So I asked Alan Watkins from Sico paints to come in so I could grill him on my common painting errors.I always thought that the thick rollers were for rough surfaces and the low mat rollers were for smoother s...
  • Weather Restrictions: Oil & Alkyd Resin Paint

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Finishes     Product: Oil or Alkyd Resin Paint Temperature Limitations: Use above +10 C (+50 F) and below +32 C (+90 F) Rain Limitations: No rain for 24 hours Wind Limitations:  Don't paint in hig...
  • Round trim paint brushes.

    Round brushes, with tapered and split end bristles, are the standard trim brushes in Europe. You actually rotate the brush as you move to keep a wet brush on the work. They are beginning to show up in Canadain paint stores.
  • How to remove carpet adhesive.

    Carpet or tile adhesive can seem almost impossible to remove from a concrete or wooden floor, especially when it has been there for a long time. If you try sanding, it will heat up and clog up the sandpaper. If you wire brush it with a wire wheel on your drill, again if you let it heat up, it w...