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Village Paint and Decorating Tips

Did you know that waterproofing paint fills the pin holes in the masonry and expands as it dries to form a barrier?

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Step 6: If you’re using marking tape, be sure it’s painter’s tape. It will give you a crisp line.

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Step 5: Never paint straight from the paint can.

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A 2 ½” angle brush is the perfect to use for trim (cutting in)

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Use flat finishes for most ceilings. It helps hide imperfections.

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The worst enemy to waterproofing paint is efflorescence — the white powdery deposits on the block walls. It needs to be cleaned and prepped.

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Remember your wet basement last year? It’s time to waterproof your walls.

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Prep work is 99% of painting

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The most popular wall finish is eggshell, which is very washable. That is followed by matte and flat.

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Quality paint will wash better.

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In areas that need a washable ceiling (bathroom and kitchen), a satin sheen is a good choice.

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Use a ½” nap roller cover for flat finish.

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Painting Prep Step 4: When in doubt, prime. Always prime exposed wood. Always prime glossy surfaces.

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For trim finish, use semi-gloss or satin.

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Use a better quality roller cover. Cheap covers leave a paint edge and shed fabric into your finish.

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Quality paint will hide and cover better.

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Paint Prep Step 3: Use paintable caulk to fill gaps between walls and trim.

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Use a 3/8″ nap roller cover for eggshell finish.

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Painting Prep Step 2: Fix any cracks and holes (patch and spackle). Sand and wipe dust with a damp cloth.

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Painting Prep Step 1: Wash walls and trim. Be especially sure to wash the top trim of door and windows.

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Quality paint will cover more square feet per gallon.

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A 2” brush is perfect for a small window sash.

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When it comes to home painting supplies, the better the quality tool, the better the finished product.

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