Should Paint be Shaken or Stirred Before Use?

Mixing Paint

If you’re wondering if paint should be shaken or stirred before use, then you’re in the right place. Paint can be a tricky thing. On the surface, painting seems simple. However, anyone who has painted for a little while knows that the details matter.  Both shaking and stirring your paint can be helpful before use. Many hardware stores will shake …

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Can I Mix Interior and Exterior House Paint

mixing paint

So, you have been painting your house and find yourself at an impasse – you realize you don’t have enough paint to finish the master bedroom. Then, a brilliant idea pops into your head. You have a half-gallon of the same color paint, but it’s exterior paint, so you ask yourself: Can I mix interior and exterior house paint?  The …

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How to Use Sandbox as a Vegetable Planter

In our backyards, we have lots of different pots and pans with vegetable and herb plants. Some of the plants have been planted by our kids. They love to take care of them and see how they grow. To add more plants, we decided to convert an old turtle sandbox into a vegetable planter. We also installed a Gardena Sprinkler …

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How Much Weight Can I Hang on a Door?

DIY Back of Door Shelf

Have you ever stopped and wondered, how much weight can I hang on this door? If you have, then this article will help you decide. Doors come in thousands of shapes and sizes. In this article, I will share the principles needed to determine how much weight your door can hold.  In general, an interior door in a residential house can hold …

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Why is Paint Peeling Off Drywall?

peeling paint

You can lose a lot of hair watching paint peel off your drywall. We’re here to stop your accelerated balding and give you some tips on preventing your paint from flaking loose.  Paint will peel off dry drywall if the surface wasn’t properly prepared, cheap paint was used, or there was an incompatibility between the paint and primer, or the …

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Why is My Paint Sticky or Tacky and How to Fix It

Sticky or tacky Paint

You’ve spent long and hard hours painting that room – and you love the color! But after a week, you find the paint is still sticky and tacky, and you’re wondering, how do I fix this?   We’ve got you covered. If you haven’t started painting yet, we will offer some tips to avoid sticky paint. If you’re currently experiencing this issue, we’re sorry, …

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