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12 Painting Tips

12 Painting Tips
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by in Sep 2009

9. Tapered brushes in small sizes are best for painting a window sash. The exact size is a matter of personal preference, but a 1-1/2-inch or 2-inch brush is comfortable for most people.

10. To clean ironwork before painting, apply a coat of white vinegar and let it dry. The mixture will evaporate, so you don’t need to rinse it off.

11. When painting on a hot day, stay in the shade as much as possible. It’s better for your paint job and easier on you.

12. When you’re painting stairs, paint every other one. Wait until those are completely dry, then paint the others. That way, you can use the steps more easily without injury before the whole job is dry.

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2 Responses to 12 Painting Tips

  1. marilynn shea November 14, 2009 at 2:47 pm #

    good advise…I’m ging to use it…

  2. Jill St. Hillaire September 26, 2010 at 1:25 am #

    What I appreciate about this article is the use of natural cleaning agents like vinegar and oil. In addition to ventalating a room, the ecological theme should have been continued by also recommending paint with low VOC’s.

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