Paint Quality & Safety

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Selecting the Right Paint Type

Paint selection, here are some details on what else you should be looking for.

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Applying Polyurethane Over Paint For a Smooth Finish

Applying polyurethane over a painted surface will give it an impeccably smooth finish.

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Lacquer Finish vs Shellac

Should you use lacquer or shellac to protect your wood?

An old white finish on wood furniture.
How to Remove Lacquer Finishes from Furniture

An old, chipping lacquer finish needs to come off to make room for a brand new look. This comprehensive guide will help you do it yourself.

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How to Use Paint Stripper when Handling Antique Restoration

Antique furniture can be restored to look beautiful but may require a paint stripper.

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What to Avoid when Working with Lacquer Paint

Lacquer paint is a highly preferred finish in many different products today.

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Types of Paint: The Unvarnished Truth

Latex and alkyd serve different functions and require different handling techniques.

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5 Things to Avoid while Handling Paint Stripper

Even though paint stripper chemicals are great for removing paint they are also dangerous to use.

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Ways to Apply Lacquer Paint

Lacquer paint can be applied in one of two generally accepted ways.

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Lacquer Spray vs. Lacquer Paint

One of the beauties of lacquer spray is its ability to give almost any solid material a glossy shine.

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Types of Painting Chemicals and the Purpose They Serve

There are a lot of different chemicals and formulas in the paint department other than paint.

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What Is The Best Way To Apply Shellac?

Trying to establish a "best" method of applying shellac is a difficult task.

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Maintaining A Shellac Finish

The primary consideration for maintaining a shellac finish is temperature control must be maintained.

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How to Make Your Own Shellac

Commercial shellac has a shelf life of roughly six months.

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Different Types of Lacquer Finishes

Used in the past on cars and today on fine wood products, there are several types of lacquer.

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The Differences Between Good and Cheap Paint

Many DIY projects big and small require paint.

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10 Things Never to Do With Your Paint

Lay down your colorful creations safely and effectively.

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What Makes a Quality Paint?

In the realm of paint, there are various grades of quality. While most people agree that quality is better than quantity, "quality" is a confusing term. Quality paint costs more, with the justification that it also lasts longer. But what proof is there that quality paint really is the better buy? Rohm

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What is the Proper Way to Dispose Paint Stripper?

You'll want to get rid of this toxic material the right way.

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The Best Way to Apply Lacquer

Lacquer creates a great finish and is versatile when working with wood.

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Maintaining A Lacquer Finish

Lacquer is a durable finish, but it does require maintenance to keep it looking shiny and unmarred.

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Home Improvement Project Paint Selection Guide

In home improvement, paint can cover a multitude of mistakes. Whether hiding the hideous wall color