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Does Vinegar Remove Paint from Wood?

By |2021-09-15T16:07:26+00:00June 5th, 2021|

The vinegar sitting in your pantry can remove paint from wood. Not only is it an affordable option, but an effective one too capable of removing stubborn stuck-on paint from many surfaces. Even better, vinegar does not harm the environment [...]


The 7 Best Deck Sealers for Pressure-treated Wood Reviewed

By |2021-09-15T16:08:02+00:00June 4th, 2021|

Pressure-treated wood can withstand more than untreated wood, but sealing still protects your investment. Many offenders can attack pressure-treated wood or cause it to lose its beauty and luster, such as the sun, moisture, and time. Instead, invest in some [...]


Can You Use Pressure-treated Wood Indoors?

By |2021-09-15T16:08:47+00:00June 1st, 2021|

Pressure-treated wood can work indoors and outdoors; however, it’s not without controversy when used inside. Outside, pressure-treated wood has room to breathe and release all the toxic chemicals used to treat the wood. You do need to be safe with [...]


How Many Coats of Polyurethane Are Needed?

By |2021-09-15T16:09:18+00:00May 31st, 2021|

Polyurethane makes a fantastic finish, especially for wood projects. The glossy finish protects the surface and helps it to last longer from scratches, water damage, and anything else. Too many coats can cause the surface to be uneven and not [...]


Can You Apply Polyurethane with a Roller?

By |2021-09-15T16:09:50+00:00May 30th, 2021|

You know you need polyurethane to finish your product, but the question is what to apply the product with? The short answer is yes, you can use a roller instead of a paintbrush. However, as with all things, there is [...]


How Long Does It Take for Primer to Dry?

By |2021-09-15T16:10:25+00:00May 29th, 2021|

Primer thankfully dries to the touch in about an hour, making it a great first layer to prime your project. While it might seem like an extra step, primer sets a blank stage for a surface to make applying paint [...]


Can You Use Non-Pressure Treated Wood Outside?

By |2021-09-15T16:10:58+00:00May 26th, 2021|

Wood that has undergone a pressure treatment is more durable and less susceptible to decaying, infestation, mold, and even water damage. Non-pressure treated wood, however, is susceptible to all of these things and, therefore, will not last as long outside. [...]


Do you have to sand between coats of polyurethane?

By |2021-09-15T16:11:48+00:00May 25th, 2021|

If you are working with wood, chances are strong you will need to pull out a stack of sandpaper at some point and put it to work. You may be wondering if you need to sand every layer of polyurethane. [...]


How Long for Paint to Dry Before Polyurethane?

By |2021-09-15T16:12:18+00:00May 24th, 2021|

Adding a layer or two of polyurethane over a painted project can protect the surface. However, you need to wait for the paint to dry before applying the polyurethane, or the two can meddle and turn into a mess. When [...]


How Long Does Polyurethane Take to Dry?

By |2021-09-15T16:12:54+00:00May 22nd, 2021|

The quick answer to how long polyurethane takes to dry is about day. However, the long answer goes over types of surfaces, drying versus curing time, influencing factors, and much more. Get all the facts to know how long your [...]

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