Renovation / Tips and Professional Advice

Renovation Tips & Advice Un Peintre Pro (House painter)

Painting tools
  • How to preserve your painting tools

  • Renovation
  • To get that paint job right, you need to invest in good-quality tools and supplies. With a little care, you can make sure your brushes, rollers and other supplies will be ready for duty the next time you need them. Here are some pointers.
Choose a Paintbrush
  • How to choose the right paintbrush

  • Renovation
  • Whether you’re painting for pleasure or for renovation purposes, choosing the right brush makes all the difference in the finished product. This know-how guide will help you make an informed choice.
Easy ways to transform a room
Choosing wallpaper
  • Choosing and maintaining wallpaper

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  • Wallpaper and other wall coverings can add a pretty touch to your interior, but choosing the right kind and maintaining it takes thought and care. Here are tips to help.
Wallpaper shopping
  • Features the pros look for when wallpaper shopping

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  • Wallpaper allows you to completely change the feel of a room. Plus, wallpaper also lets you bring textures and patterns to your space that painting just doesn’t offer. Here are some features that professionals look for and consider when they’re shopping for wallpaper.
Learn to fix or paint a door
  • Learn to fix or paint a door with ease

  • Renovation
  • Has your door suffered some hard knocks? These pointers will teach you how to fix any squeaks or sticks as well as how to revitalize your door with a fresh coat of paint.
Painting techniques
Choosing Paint
  • How-to guide for choosing paint

  • Renovation
  • Painting a room can be a daunting task with so many colours and styles of paint to choose from. Use this guide to find the right kind of paint for your needs.
Some hints and a clever how to
Working with drywall mud
  • Simple tips for working with drywall mud

  • Renovation
  • You might find it surprising, but following just a few simple tips can make a big difference in what you can do yourself to fix cracks and dents in walls.
Preparation before painting
Save paint
  • 6 simple habits to save paint

  • Renovation
  • You thought you were all set. You went to the trouble to label and store the leftover paint so that you wouldsave itfor touch-ups. Now you open the can only to find a congealed lump. Here are some tips on how to clean up and store paint.
Hanging wallpaper
  • Professional tips for hanging wallpaper

  • Renovation
  • New wallpaper is a simple way to transform an entire room. Here are some professional tips that will help you hang your wallpaper with confidence.
Easy tips to paint
  • Easy tips to paint your aluminum and vinyl siding

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  • When it comes to exterior siding, there really is no such thing as maintenance-free. Just like any other outdoor surface, the sun will eventually fade vinyl and aluminum siding. The good news: prep work for vinyl or aluminum is usually easier than it is for wood.
A practical guide to painting
  • A practical guide to painting a door

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  • Painting a door is the quickest way to refresh an entrance. Here’s a practical guide to pulling off this task efficiently and with great results.
Removing wallpaper
  • 10 practical tips for removing wallpaper

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  • Sometimes wallpaper just brings a charm and energy to a room that a coat of paint doesn’t. However, a time-consuming but important step in putting up new wallpaper is removing the old. Here are 10 practical tips to help make this task easier.
Preparing walls for painting
Paint trim like a pro
Handling paint
  • 7 expert pointers for handling paint

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  • Once you’ve mastered a few techniques for neat and accurate paint handling, your work will never be marred by drips or splashes again. Here are seven expert pointers to help you on your way.
How to hang wallpaper
Paints and finishes
  • An expert guide to paints and finishes

  • Renovation
  • No matter what you want to colour or coat around your house, there’s a paint that’s a great match for your surface out there. Here’s what you need to know.
Smart ways to update a room
Wiping out graffiti
  • Quick tips for wiping out graffiti

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  • The trick to removing graffiti is to do it as soon as possible. Most graffiti is done with paint, which is applied wet and solidifies as the paint solvents evaporate. The solubility of paint, therefore, is reduced the longer it has a chance to harden. If you remove the paint right away, you will have a good chance of succeeding.
Maintaining and fixing your stucco
  • Tips for maintaining and fixing your stucco

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  • If you need to patch a large area in a stucco wall, call a mason or stucco specialist. But if the damaged area is no more than a couple of square feet, this can easily be done by yourself. Here’s how.
Tips for painted walls
  • 3 tips for handling painted walls

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  • Caring for your painted walls keeps your house looking fresh and vibrant for decades. Here are three tips to help you out.
Clever tips from hanging wallpaper
Steps to revamping your basement floor
Painting your home
  • Must-know tips for painting your home

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  • Painting the interior of your home requires patience, so ensure you have the proper tools and approach the job in stages. These tips will get you on the right path.
Easy wall-painting effects
  • 4 easy wall-painting effects for beginners

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  • Thinking of repainting a room? Get beyond merely slapping on plain old paint, be it flat or satin finish, and delve into the world of paint effects. Here are some tips to getting started in the wonderful world of paint effects with stencilling, colour blocking, sponging and ragging.
Install drywall
  • 4 proven tips to install drywall

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  • For a novice, the idea of drywalling can be scary. The truth is it’s fairly simple. Here’s what experts advise: four proven tips to install drywall like a pro. Hanging drywall on your own is one way to cut down on costs. To help get you going, here are four expert-proven tips to installing drywall like a pro.
Choice of the colors of the house
To do before you paint
  • 6 things to do before you paint

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  • Repainting your house is a dramatic way to give it a new look. You can do it yourself, but here are six tips for what to do before you paint.
Solutions to wallpaper problems
  • 5 solutions to common wallpaper problems

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  • Wallpaper can add warmth and style to a room, but it can be an eyesore if it peels, curls at the edges or gets damaged. Here are some common wallpaper problems and their solutions.
  • How to install wallpaper

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  • With wallpaper back in style, you may be looking for ways to install it in your home. Here are some tips to help you properly install wallpaper yourself. Get ready! Hanging wallpaper, although very doable, requires above all, time, patience and attention to detail.
Deal with problems painting siding
Apply or repair plaster
How to repair a hole
  • How to repair a hole in the wall

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  • Read on to find out how to repair a hole in your wall in just a few steps, simple enough for even the beginner DIYer. Being able to repair a hole in the wall is a useful skill to have. You never know when it may come in handy. Considered a simple home repair, repairing a drywall hole doesn’t require much time, no matter how inexperienced you may be.
Sanding like an expert
  • 8 tips (and grit info) for sanding like an expert

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  • The secret to quality sanding is to match the tool you use with the task in front of you. Team that up with patience, knowledge of grits, and these eight tips, and you’re set to go.
Patching drywall
  • A helpful primer on patching drywall

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  • Holes and blemishes on your walls can really make your home look older — whether it really is or not. To refresh your walls, consider patching and painting them. Here is a helpful primer on fixing and finishing your walls.
How to repair your ceilings
How to Paint
  • How to Paint a Wall

  • Renovation
  • Nothing beats the satisfaction of completing your own renovation product and admiring the finished product. Following these guidelines will help you avoid calling in a professional to paint your walls, saving you money in the long run.
Basic Tools
  • Basic Painting Tools

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  • Handling simple maintenance jobs yourself will save you from calling a professional. These guidelines will help give you the know-how when it comes to basic painting projects.
Tips for basement wall cracks
  • 5 tips for patching basement wall cracks

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  • Small cracks in basement walls may not cause structural damage, but can let unwanted water, insects or possibly radon in. Luckily, small cracks aren’t too hard to patch.
Kitchen cabinets
  • How to paint your own kitchen cabinets

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  • If the expense of replacing cabinets is keeping you from renovating your kitchen, learn how to paint your own cabinets and save some money. Don’t have a budget for refacing or replacing kitchen cabinets? With some helpful tips and the right materials, painting kitchen cabinets is your solution.
Remove old wallpaper
  • How to remove old wallpaper

  • Renovation
  • With practice, even a novice can master removing old wallpaper. Choose a smaller room, out of the public eye for your first project. And start on a wall with a minimum of windows and doors because the measuring, hanging and fitting will be easiest th

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