Are you confused about primers? When to prime? When not to prime? And what are these “paint-and-primer-in-one” products all about?
If you are an experienced DIYer, you may feel pretty confident about tackling virtually any interior or exterior painting project—unless you encounter a problem. Problems can occur for any number of reasons, including poor surface prep, poor quality paint, cheap applicators or application errors. Sometimes it’s the age of the coating, moisture infiltration or exposure to weather that may lead to a problem.
As savvy consumers, we generally like to try a product before we commit to purchasing it. Many goods fall into this “try-it” category, including cars, clothes and even chocolates. Paint colour also is part of this try-it group—and is a lot easier to test than you might think. If choosing a paint colour has you stumped, then read on ....
Not all paintbrushes are created equal, as a perusal of the paint applicator aisle at your local paint store confirms. There are natural bristles, synthetic filaments, flat, angled and various widths. Certainly, you face a decision when you purchase a brush: which one for which paint and for which purpose.