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How to Remove Wood Stain from Concrete?

In Tips by Jamie P.

If you’re like me and you always manage to make a mess, I feel your pain. As a furniture refinisher and painter, I am always making a mess one way or another. Whether it’s paint, glue, dirt, grease, or wood stain, I manage to make a mess of it. However, I like to make sure I clean up my major …

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Where Can I Throw Away Furniture for Free? | See 19 Options!

In Tips by Jamie P.

If you are new here, welcome! My name is Jamie and I like to flip furniture, I like to clean old furniture up, whether it is performing a paint job, stain job, or just cleaning grease off of the surface, I want to save old furniture. Of course, keeping these items out of the landfills is a huge plus, but …

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Can You Put Polyurethane Over Paint?

In Tips by Jamie P.

It is time to put the paintbrush away, finally. After hours of stripping, sanding, gluing, and painting you are ready to seal things up. But you are wondering what the best option is for your painted surface- can you put polyurethane over paint? Yes, you can apply both oil-based and water-based polyurethanes over paint – for the best possible results …

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What is a Carbide Scraper? (A Detailed Guide)

In Tools by Jamie P.

I myself being a person who makes YouTube videos, I also like to watch a lot of YouTube videos. A while ago I found a furniture refinisher who does an amazing job restoring damaged wooden furniture. Since I refinish projects in a similar manner I thought I’d watch some videos and see what I could learn. I noticed he was …

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Can You Stain Over Polyurethane?

In Tips by Jamie P.

You might be wondering if you could just apply stain over polyurethane, you don’t want to deal with all the stripping and sanding required to get down to the wood. Whether you were to strip or sand furniture, it is going to make a mess, so there is a trick that can save you time and the hassle. So can …

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Wagner vs HomeRight | What’s the Better Paint Sprayer?

In Tips, Tools by Jamie P.

You have had enough of the typical paintbrush and paint roller, you want to maximize efficiency, after some research you determine using a paint sprayer can save you time and energy. I have been down this path in the past, I have watched video after video just imagining what it would be like to get my hands on a paint …

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How Do You Stain Furniture? (All You Need to Know)

In Tips by Jamie P.

You want to stain some furniture but you don’t know where to start. I get it, I have been there. It is actually pretty easy when you follow the proper staining steps. Although, if you make one little mistake you could really mess up your final product. I have been staining furniture for years now and its easy to make …

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How to Paint Furniture White – Ultimate Guide

In DIY Projects by Jamie P.

Using paint on furniture can be tricky if you don’t know the rules, when it comes to painting furniture white the rules are pretty strict if you don’t want to make any major mistakes. So, how do you paint furniture white? The easiest way to paint furniture white is to first scuff the surface with some 180 grit sandpaper, then …

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Stain Is Not Penetrating Wood (Here’s What To Do)

In Tips by Jamie P.

Staining wood isn’t always easy, I have had projects completely turn upside down because of issues related to wood stain. The issue with wood stain is how unpredictable it is, you can apply it to one project and you will see the beautiful grain coming through, or you can apply it and not realize the underlying issues in the wood …

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Gel Stain vs Regular Stain | What’s the Difference?

In Tips by Jamie P.

You are probably interested in staining a piece of furniture, or maybe another project of some sort. Either way, you are wondering what stain you should use and what stain is best for your project, right? You start searching for a wood stain, then you see dozens of colors, great you have options! But all of a sudden you see …