Using a paint sprayer improperly is a recipe for disaster. Here’s the equipment you need and how to use it.
From acrylic spray paint that takes 30 minutes to dry to epoxy and enamel varieties requiring several hours, learn how to speed up the drying process and achieve the perfect finish for your DIY projects.
When painting paneling, use a paint brush to get in the grooves and a roller for the flat surfaces. Sand and prime the paneling before painting to ensure proper adhesion.
Flat paint is tougher to clean than glossy paint, but it often comes clean with just a good wiping. If not, you may need to use a mild detergent and microfiber cloth for tougher grime
For a proper finish, we suggest enamel or alkyd paint. Then be sure to empty the cabinets and clean them well before starting. Remove cabinet hardware and remove the doors and drawers, then paint or spray slowly and smoothly.
Chalk paint is often used in shabby chic or farmhouse-style designs to add character and a touch of nostalgia. It may be more suitable than acrylic or latex paint because it doesn’t usually need priming and can be applied to both new and old furniture.
When choosing a color scheme, find harmony between light and dark and follow the 60-30-10 rule: 60% of your room should have a dominant color, 30% should have a secondary color or texture, and the last 10% should be an accent
Use a quality paint with a sheen for trim, and apply the paint with a narrow angled brush for more precise strokes.
Check your local laws. In most scenarios, you’ll need to dispose of water-based paint and oil paint at hazardous waste collection sites.
Chemical paint strippers work by slathering them on the surface and allowing them to dissolve the paint so it can be wiped or scraped away