Where Can I Use Flat Paint?

Curious about flat paint? The finish or sheen of your paint will impact how a room feels. But the atmosphere isn’t everything. The wrong sheen can also create durability issues.  Flat paint is best used on ceilings and low traffic walls. Flat paint tends to absorb light, giving the room a soft hue. In addition, less reflective paint hides inconsistencies in the …

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Is Dry Rot Caused by Termites?

Dry rot

No homeowner wants to hear that their home has termite or dry rot. But is dry rot caused by termites? Let me share some research I’ve done on termites and dry rot.  Dry rot is caused by fungus secondary to moisture, not termites. You don’t need termites for dry rot. However, termites can make the problem worse. Likewise, the presence …

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What is a Sanding Sponge and How to Use it?

Have you been wondering about the sanding sponge? Sanding sponges are useful tools when properly used. But are they appropriate for every sanding task? Below, I share some insights into the sanding sponge.  Sanding sponges are sponge-like sanding tools used for sanding wood, drywall, and plastic. Sanding sponges are like sandpaper, but the abrasive material is attached directly to the …

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Does Concrete Expand in the Summer and by How Much?

concrete expanding

Are you wondering if concrete expands in the summer? Curious about how concrete changes in the heat? In this article, I share what you need to know about your concrete in the summer. Yes, concrete expands during the summer. Concrete can expand up to a half-inch per 100 feet of concrete. However, this number can vary drastically based on the …

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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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