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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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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 …

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How to Apply Water Based Polyurethane Without Bubbles

In Tips by Jamie P.

It all comes down to the final coat of water-based polyurethane, you are excited to finish up your amazing project to show off to your friends and family. But, when you come back to check out the final product after applying the topcoat there are bubbles, what did you do wrong? How should you apply water-based polyurethane without it having …

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How to Fix Chalk Paint Bleed Through on Furniture

In Tips by Jamie P.

After purchasing some luxury formula chalk paint we decide to prep our piece of furniture and begin to apply our paint. However, after our first coat of paint, we notice an unpleasant sight, its a yellowish-brown color, and its quite disgusting honestly. It may seem like your piece is ruined, however, this is what we call bleed-through in our chalk …

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How to Price Flipped Furniture – Ultimate Guide

In Tips by Jamie P.

I have been buying and selling furniture for years now, I have learned a handful of tips and tricks along the way, but selling a piece of furniture can be tricky. Sometimes you will post a piece of furniture and you will get dozens of messages from interested people within minutes of posting, while other times it’s crickets. Why is …

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How to Paint Furniture With A Spray Gun

In Tips by Jamie P.

When painting furniture and you do not want to see brush strokes or any other uneven paint lines, I recommend using a spray gun to paint your furniture. I know it can feel quite intimidating to use these paint sprayers, but with a small amount of practice, you can become a pro. The easiest way to paint furniture with a …

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How to Thin Water Based Polyurethane?

In Tips by Jamie P.

Water-based polyurethane is becoming quite popular in the DIY space because of its non-yellowing formula which can be used over light-colored paints. I have used water-based polyurethane many times now on furniture makeovers when I use white paint. I like to spray my water-based poly to get the best possible finish, but its best sprayed once thinned. The best way …

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Can You Spray Polycrylic With A Spray Gun?

In Tips by Jamie P.

Eventually, you get sick and tired of seeing brush strokes after you apply your Polycrylic finish using a brush. Trust me, I have been there and it just makes you feel as if you didn’t quite get that “professional” touch you were going for. I find it hurts my confidence when trying to sell a piece I refinished for top …