When Should I Use Oil-Based Primer vs. Water-Based Primer?

Oil based Primer vs Water based primer

Have you ever wondered if you should use oil-based or water-based paint primer? In this article, I will go over the important differences between these two primers.  Oil-based primer is typically used for projects that require a tight seal. Water-based primer works well for indoor areas that are less likely to contact water. Oil-based paint off-gases more VOCs than water-based …

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Can Paint Freeze and Still be Used Again?

paint freezing

Have you ever discovered that an expensive container of paint froze overnight? Maybe it left you wondering if there is any way to reuse the frozen paint. In this article, I will share a few ideas about reusing frozen paint.  In some instances, you can reuse frozen paint. However, reusing frozen paint will not always be possible. Sometimes, the paint …

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Does Painting Over Rust Stop it from Spreading?

Painting over rust

Are you having some rust troubles? If you’ve noticed every metal item you own has begun to rust, then it’s time to figure out what you can do to stop that rust in its tracks.  Painting over rust can stop it from spreading. However, when painting over rust, make sure you adequately prepare the surface and use the right type …

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How to Replace Laminate Floor in Your House

This project is sponsored by Eco Cork Foam (ECF), however, the thoughts & opinions are my own. Do you have laminate flooring in your house that is old with scratches and dents? Or maybe you don’t like the laminate color or style? Perhaps you want to change the look of your room with a new laminate floor design. In this …

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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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