Exterior Finishes

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How to Choose the Best Exterior Paint

Choose the right paint for your home's exterior by considering a number of factors and checking the paint quality.

Stucco: Should You or Should You Not Paint It?

Painting is an easy way to get a new look, but what about on stucco? Can it be painted or are you stuck with it?

Exterior Water Repellent Preservatives and Sealers

Fact: No matter what anyone tells you, wood will not "drink up" the oils and restore life to your siding

How to Refinish a Wooden Picnic Table

Give your old picnic table a new look and protection.

How to Repair Lacquered Furniture

Keep your furniture's lacquer finish looking great.

How to Apply a Black Lacquer Finish

Getting a classic finish with black lacquer can be difficult, but with the patience and the right steps, anyone can do it.

How to Paint a Metal Fence

The elements can wreak havoc on painted metal surfaces like a fence, so following the right painting process is crucial.

How to Paint a Metal Mailbox

Rain, snow, sleet, and hail can take a toll on your metal mailbox leaving it looking dull and ugly. Follow these simple steps to paint your mailbox and make it look like new again by doing it yourself.

4 Tips for Applying Automotive Lacquer

It is crucial to apply lacquer correctly to get the best, most professional finish on your vehicle. This handy guide will help you do it yourself.

How To Apply Whitewash To Concrete

Whitewash is a lime-based chemical that will change the color of your concrete walls or flooring.

How to Paint Cedar Siding

If you prime and paint cedar siding, it will last longer and look more beautiful. Try it out with this guide.

How to Paint Metal Siding

Whether your metal siding is made of aluminum or steel, you can paint over it for a fresh look in just five steps.

What Is the Difference Between Varnish and Lacquer?

Do you know what finish to use on your latest woodworking project? Learn whether varnish or lacquer will give you the right results.

Applying Whitewash to Wood

What you need to know before and during your next whitewashing project!

Types of Paint to Use for Fiberglass Doors

Personalizing your fiberglass door with a new coat of paint can be troublesome without information on choosing the right paint.

How to Finish a Wooden Picnic Table

A wooden picnic tableĀ is a fun dining venue.

How to Repair a Crack in a Lacquer Finish

The glossy look of lacquer is seen as very fashionable.

Can I Whitewash Brick Surfaces?

Whitewashing brick creates a new effect that is durable and long-lasting.

Whitewash Techniques for Walls

There are a variety of ways to apply whitewash to your project.

Selecting Paint for a Metal Door

If you have a metal door in your home that doesn't go with the rest of your decor, paint it.

Choosing the Right Paint for Your Home's Exterior

It sounds like a simple enough task, at first - painting the house. Of course, then you get to the hardware

Common Paint and Wood Finishes

Nearly all paint and wood finishes used for exterior projects can be divided into water-based or solvents.

How to Paint Glass Patio Table Tops

A glass patio table top can be made attractive by giving them a fine look. You can choose from the wide

How To Do Lime Plastering

Lime plastering is an eco-friendly, traditional finish for interior or exterior walls. It was traditionally

Using Lacquer Paint for Outdoor Projects

Using a lacquer paint product on your outdoor furniture will give you a great finish with plenty of durability.

How to Refinish a Guitar with Nitrocellulose Lacquer

If your electric guitar has a worn-down or otherwise damaged finish, you can refinish it with a nitrocellulose

How to Clean Lacquered Furniture

Lacquered furniture is popular, particular in certain pieces, such as pianos. Lacquer is a durable, strong

2 Steps to Applying a Great Lacquer Stain

A lacquer stain provides a high quality finish to your furniture. A lacquer stain comprises of lacquer

How to Polish Lacquer Finish

There are simple products that are surprisingly cheap and work well to polish lacquer, many of which

5 Benefits of a Hand Rubbed Lacquer Finish

A hand-rubbed lacquer finish may cost slightly more than other types of finishes, however, there are

6 Tips for Using Lacquer Thinner

Lacquer thinner is used to dissolve and remove a variety of lacquer-based products. It is an extremely

How to Fix a Screw Hole in Gelcoat

If you have used Gelcoat on your boat, then you may find that removing any screws from the decking will

How to Refinish Dull Gelcoat Surfaces

Gelcoat is a popular item to use on a boat deck, or on the exterior of homes, but it can fade with time,

How to Repair Gelcoat Cracks

Gelcoat is a fiberglass resin that has had a pigment added to it. This resin can be used as a protective

How Much is Fiberglass and Gelcoat Repair?

Fiberglass and gelcoat are two different substances that make a firm surface when combined together.

How to Properly Apply Waterproof Paint

Waterproof paint creates a barrier between the actual wall of the home and moisture. A constant bombardment

4 Tips for Properly Using Aluminum Paint

Aluminum paint is a very versatile paint that has several possible ways that it can be used and applied.

6 Advantages of Using Aluminum Spray Paint

Despite its name, aluminum spray paint is not only meant to be used on aluminum nor is it completely

What to Consider when Buying Waterproof Paint

Waterproof paint is used to prevent water damage, both from the outside and from the inside. Nowadays,

5 Best Surfaces for Using Waterproof Paint

Waterproof paint is used to protect surfaces from water damage. The waterproof paint creates a seal that

How to Finish a Wood Table for Outdoor Use

In order to finish a wood table so that it will not suffer damage when it is used outside, there are

Tips for Painting Fiberglass Surfaces

A fiberglass front door is a smart alternative to a wooden door. Fiberglass is made from very fine glass

How to Paint a Fiberglass Front Door

Unlike wood, a fiberglass front door offers the advantage of durability and natural insulation qualities.