7 Disadvantages of Wax Finish on Wood

Wax is a budget-friendly, non-toxic, environmentally-friendly finish that accentuates the natural color of wood. Moreover, wax helps to restore wood furniture, making it look fresh and new. It is also less prone to yellowing over time compared to oil-based polyurethanes.   However, while it has its advantages, like any other finish, it also has some drawbacks. In this post, we’ll share 7 disadvantages …

Zinsser Cover Stain Primer Too Thick? Do This…

Oil-based primers are excellent for working on bare wood, metals, and glossy furniture. They tend to stick better than water-based primers for these surfaces. Oil-based primers also tend to be formulated to prevent tannin bleed, which causes yellow bleed-through in your top layer of paint.  However, oil-based primers like Zinsser’s Cover Stain Primer can be thick and thus harder to …

Chalk Paint vs Acrylic Paint for Furniture

Painting furniture is a great way to breathe new life into it. It’s also an easy way to personalize your living space and to modernize old pieces.  Your choice of paint can make a big difference in how your furniture turns out. Two extremely popular options for furniture painting are chalk paint and acrylic paint. These water-based mediums can look …

Can You Sand Veneer and Stain It?

Veneer furniture is a low-cost and environmentally friendly alternative to solid wood furniture. Moreover, veneer furniture tends to be lighter and easier to move around the home if you want to update the space. But what if you also want to upcycle your veneer furniture? Can you sand veneer and stain it? Although you can stain veneer, you should generally …

Is Annie Sloan Available at Home Depot? Lowes? Amazon?

Technically, Annie Sloan’s chalk paint is the one true brand of chalk paint. After all, chalk paint was invented and trademarked by Annie Sloan. The famous Chalk Paint™ has transformed the furniture and decorative painting industry since its inception in the 1990s. This matte paint is popular for its ease of use, coverage, and adhesion. It is also great to …

Using Acrylic Paint on Furniture: Everything You Should Know

Acrylic paint is a water-based paint often used for art, but other purposes as well.  And while there are common types of paint for furniture such as latex paint and oil-based paint, acrylic paint is also popular.  In this post, you can learn everything you need to know about painting furniture with acrylic paint. Can You Paint Furniture With Acrylic …

How to Remove Citristrip Residue (Dried On): 6 Ways

Prepping the surface you’ll be painting an important part of the painting process. Cirtristrip is a highly effective way to remove old paint or stain.  However, one of the most unfortunate drawbacks of Citristrip is it can be difficult to clean off furniture. Once dried, Citristrip leaves a tough, hardened residue that can’t easily be removed with soap and water.  …

Best Wax for Wooden Drawer Slides

There is nothing worse than pulling open a wooden drawer only to be met with resistance. Drawers that don’t slide easily can be a minor inconvenience or extremely irritating depending on how bad the problem is.  Fortunately, wax can solve the problem.  Wax is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to keep wooden drawers sliding properly. In this …

5 Excellent Clay-Based Paint Brands

If you’re looking for paint that doesn’t require much prep work and is durable enough not to require a top coat, then you might want to try clay-based paint. It’s a water-based paint similar to chalk paint in many ways. But unlike chalk paint, clay-based paint doesn’t rub off easily even without a top coat. Not only that, but clay …

How to Clean Brushes with Mineral Spirits

Clean-up is easy when you’re painting with water-based paint such as latex or chalk paint. You can conveniently wash off any remaining paint on your paintbrush with only water and soap. It’s one of the great qualities of water-based paint. With oil-based paint though, clean-up isn’t as convenient. You need more than just soap and water. Paint thinner or mineral …