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How to clean paint brushes used in water based paint – update

Blog, brushes, cleaning, hildering, krudkutter, posterous

Best trade practice has always been to regularly clean paint brushes used in water based paint. Working outside, brushes may need cleaning every couple of hours. Running water, under the tap, has been the primary way of cleaning brushes used in emulsion and water based woodwork paint, but that is going to change. Water based Read More

Kitchen Transformations and kitchen re-paints

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Lee Simone, posterous

Lee Simone shares with us how he approaches kitchen transformations and kitchen re-paints. Lee is a Traditional Painter – hand painted kitchens in Yorkshire – and is an “oil man” with an interesting twist or two. Hi everyone! As this is my first blog I’d thought I’d introduce myself and my work with a bit Read More

Easy sand wall filler

abranet, Blog, Mirka, posterous, preparation

I have a Posterous blog where I have regularly posted information about decorating products and works in progress. Some things improve, the more you use them, others don’t deliver as at first thought. When asked some time ago about the easiest filler for sanding, I suggested Polyfilla / Polycell powder wall filler, or Halls Beeline Read More

More painting tips

Blog, Painting, posterous, preparation

I have a blog over at Posterous where I also post short sharp painting tips and tricks. The latest ones that might be of help on your next decorating project are: Easy ways to strip wallpaper How to caulk around corners Fill and paint walls and ceilings How to paint galvanised steel Sanding down safely Read More
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