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How to Paint Over Silicone

How to Paint Over Silicone

Caulk fills small holes and cracks in a wide variety of materials. From bathtubs to exterior molding, caulk is often used to make minor repairs. Silicone caulk is a durable and long-lasting variety that seals and waterproofs. Its drawback is that paint will not stick to it. However, it is possible t......[Read More]
How to Strip Paint From Woodwork

How to Strip Paint From Woodwork

Woodwork is often ornate in design with deep grooves. When woodwork is painted the paint gets in these grooves and when it comes to stripping the paint out of the those groove; it can seem impossible. Thanks to the development of chemical paint strippers woodwork can have the paint stripped from eve......[Read More]
Charlotte Callin

Charlotte Callin

So, on my travels around the internet, looking for a great alternative to the corporate cog of Paperchase, I have found a diamond. This wander was inspired by my horror at constantly going to buy ... ......[Read More]
Give Artworks A New Place In Your Life

Give Artworks A New Place In Your Life

It sometimes seems to me that the pace of life can be rather too quick. We spend so much time worrying about work and the stresses of daily life, meaning that we are unable to ... ......[Read More]
How to Paint the Inside of a Dryer Drum

How to Paint the Inside of a Dryer Drum

You can paint the inside of a dryer drum as long as you choose the proper coating. Before you begin, consider that many dryer drums are composed of bare galvanized metal. Paint will not adhere to bare metallic surfaces unless they are conditioned with a special acidic primer. Once the drum is proper......[Read More]
How to Touch Up Paint on a House

How to Touch Up Paint on a House

A coat of paint is an easy way to decorate a room. Unfortunately, paint may eventually be chipped, stained, or rubbed off. If only a small area is affected, you can do touch up painting of the wall instead of repainting the entire area. The touched up area may not completely match the original paint......[Read More]
The Acrylic Drip Technique

The Acrylic Drip Technique

Acrylic paint is a fast-drying paint that can be diluted with water when wet, but becomes water-resistant when it dries. Because it is so easily manipulated with water, acrylic paint lends itself to drip techniques that allow artists to create an array of effects and to mimic oil paintings or painti......[Read More]
How to Paint and Stain Laminate Cabinets

How to Paint and Stain Laminate Cabinets

Kitchens always need a fresh update after a few years. A great place to start is those tired-looking laminate cabinets. Laminate cabinets, in an active kitchen, can easily fall prey to difficult stains and lackluster design. Though it can seem like a huge task to paint laminate, all it takes is some......[Read More]
How to Enamel a Tub

How to Enamel a Tub

Cast iron tubs are usually finished with porcelain enamel. The process, which generally happens at the time of manufacture, requires high heat and special knowledge. It is not a task suited for do-it-yourselfers. However, you can finish your tub with an acrylic enamel for a fresh new look if you kno......[Read More]
How to Price a Lithograph

How to Price a Lithograph

You're a budding print artist, and you put your heart and soul into making your lithographs. That's often the easy part--the hard part can be pricing and selling your work. Here are some tips for coming up with a fair price--one that pays you for your effort and materials but isn't so far off the ch......[Read More]
Can You Paint Red Bricks Around a Pool?

Can You Paint Red Bricks Around a Pool?

The surface around a pool is subject to slightly different conditions than other areas you might decoratively paint or stain; a pool deck is frequently exposed to moisture, it's a surface where children regularly walk, and in many cases, it's exposed to the elements. Nonetheless, with the right mate......[Read More]
How to Age Leather

How to Age Leather

In certain theatrical productions, costumers want to distress their work to make it more appropriate to the show's setting. Some materials, such as leather, are more difficult to age or weather than others. Leather is a lot tougher than other fabrics, so costumers have to use a different process whe......[Read More]
How to Fix Paint Drip Lines

How to Fix Paint Drip Lines

Drip lines are a painter's worst nightmare. When too much paint piles up, runs or drip lines occur. Gravity pulls these heavily painted areas downward, forming lines on the surface. It's often difficult to notice these lines before they dry because of poor lighting conditions. Fixing a line in semiw......[Read More]
How to Paint Hidden Objects in Oil Paintings

How to Paint Hidden Objects in Oil Paintings

Hidden objects appear in numerous paintings by famous artists almost since the invention of oil painting. Throughout the Renaissance and Baroque period artists have hidden letters, numbers, portraits, animals and other images and objects in their pictures. The practice was continued by the impressio......[Read More]
Buying Beautiful Paintings From San Diego Art Gallery

Buying Beautiful Paintings From San Diego Art Gallery

The best place to buy paintings is San Diego art gallery. Are you looking out to buy a beautiful painting? In that case the best option with you is to buy the painting from the ... ......[Read More]
How to Dry Oil Base Paint Quickly

How to Dry Oil Base Paint Quickly

The best way to speed the drying time of a base of oil paint on your painting is to use additives. Cobalt drier is added directly to a pre-mixed oil painting medium and will decrease drying time considerably. It must be used sparingly, however, as too much can damage a painting. Alkyd resin mediums ......[Read More]
How to Repair Broken Reeds on a Harmonica

How to Repair Broken Reeds on a Harmonica

If the pitch of your harmonica suddenly goes flat, a reed is broken. An inexpensive diatonic harmonica should just be replaced, but the reeds of an expensive or favorite harmonica can be fixed if you are willing to put in a little effort.......[Read More]