Paint Quality & Safety

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Selecting the Right Paint Type

Paint selection requires more than deciding which shade of green is best for your kitchen. We share some details on what else you should be looking for.

Lacquer Paint on Your Outdoor Furniture

Lacquer paint is a great option for weathered outdoor furniture.

Applying Polyurethane Over Paint For a Smooth Finish

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

Lacquer Finish vs Shellac

Should you use lacquer or shellac to protect your wood?

How to Remove Lacquer Finishes from Furniture

An old, chipping lacquer finish needs to come off to make room for a brand new look.

The Differences Between Good and Cheap Paint

Many DIY projects big and small require paint.

Lacquer Paint Buying Guide

Lacquer paint is very common on auto accessories.

Maintaining A Lacquer Finish

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

Types of Paint: The Unvarnished Truth

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

The Best Way to Apply Lacquer

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

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.

Home Improvement Project Paint Selection Guide

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

Different Types of Lacquer Finishes

Used in the past on cars and today on fine wood products, there are several types of this hard, shiny finish.

How To Shellac Musical Instruments

Learning how to shellac musical instruments can help maintain the natural beauty of the wood and the

What to Avoid When Working With Shellac

There are several things to avoid when working with shellac. It has its advantages, but it also possesses

How Do You Make Organic Paint?

For many who enjoy eco-friendly products, it is ideal to make organic paint as opposed to using commercial

What Is The Best Way To Apply Shellac?

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

How To Store Lacquer

Lacquer provides a high gloss finish to any furniture. It’s available in many color choices, and

Working With Lacquer: Proper Preparation

Lacquer has been a popular finish for wood furniture since the 1920’s. It provides a durable and

Detecting Lead Paint: 4 Tips

Up until about 1980, lead paint was very widely used. If your house was built before then, it almost

Ways to Apply Lacquer Paint

Lacquer paint can be applied in one of two generally accepted ways. Which method you choose depends on

What to Avoid when Working with Lacquer Paint

Lacquer paint is a highly preferred finish in many different products today, used in everything from

What is the Proper Way to Dispose Paint Stripper?

Although it is usually easy to avoid having toxic chemicals in your home, paint stripper can often be

Safety Precautions for Handling Paint Stripper

Everyone knows that paint stripper is dangerous. If it wasn’t dangerous, it wouldn’t be able

5 Things to Avoid while Handling Paint Stripper

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

Flat Paint

Flat paint is used for many reasons; it is a more affordable version to the semi gloss, satins, and other

How To Read a Product Label

Most consumers aren't label or instruction readers by nature. And while many people have become sensitive

How to Use Paint Stripper when Handling Antique Restoration

Antique furniture can be the pride of any homeowner but restoring a piece of furniture to look beautiful

How Effective is Soy Paint Stripper

A soy based paint stripper will be less toxic, and carry fewer fumes. Not only is it safer for you to

Answers About Lead in Paint

The paint industry has not used lead in its products for many years, but there are still concerns from

Latex Paint

Latex paint is one of the most common types of household paints. Because we use latex paint for some

Maintaining A Shellac Finish

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

Lacquer Spray vs. Lacquer Paint

One of the beauties of lacquer spray is in its ability to give almost any solid material, be it wood,

What Are The Different Types Of Shellac Paints

Most advanced woodworkers realize that there are different types of shellac paints available. There are

Working With Lacquer Spray: General Tips

Lacquer spray is faster than a paint brush, and when done correctly can give you a beautiful, even finish to most any item.

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

How To Make Your Own Shellac

Learning how to make your own shellac is an efficient way to supply yourself with this finishing product.