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How to Properly Clean Your Paint Brushes And Rollers

Looking to paint your home? Have you thought about hiring professional painter or have you thought about painting it yourself? If you have ever thought about painting your home yourself, then you will need to know how to handle paint brushes.

Paint brushes are designed to be used more than once and the good ones can last years if properly taken care of. Even the cheapest of brushes can be used for several sessions of painting if your brush is cleaned well after each use. The process of cleaning your paint brushes depends upon the kind or type of paint being used. Clean up after use with oil paint is quite different from acrylic or watercolor. So, the type of paint determines the process of thoroughly cleaning your paint brushes. When using oil paint:

1. A solvent is necessary to clean your brushes. Gum turpentine or just plain mineral spirits are the most common choices for a solvent. There are others out there but for the money these are the best for clean up. (Not to be confused for a painting medium at this point)

2. Use glass jars with a lid as a container to put your solvent in, fill the jar about ¼ to full and cover with the lid when not in use.

3. You will need some paper towels – one or two pieces

4. Dip your brush into the solvent – about a third down the tip of the brush

5. Take the brush and immediately cover the tip with the paper towel and swish the tip of the brush in the paper towel. This process will get the paper towel dirty leaving paint and solvent in the towel and not the paint brush.

6. Continue this process (replenishing the paper towels as needed) till only solvent is seen in the paper towel and no paint color is present.

7. Set the brush aside so that it can dry and the solvent to evaporate

8. You find that a periodic (1-3 times a year depending on use) cleaning of the brushes (when dry) with dish soap and water helps to keep them supple and user friendly When Utilizing Acrylic Paints .

These are water based paints, and therefore there is no need to utilize any solvent when cleaning paint brushes, however because of their quick drying time it is important to not let the paint dry in the brush or you will ruin it! To avoid this problem it is best to have a shallow tray of water close by that you can lay the bristle part down into the water. This will prevent it from drying out with paint residue on it while you continue on with your painting session. As you think about painting your home, it is helpful to have expert painters who provide quality information for your painting questions.

As a word of caution, never stick your brushes bristle-end down in a jar of solvent or water and leave it. This will most likely alter the shape of it permanently. After your painting session proceed with clean up as follows: Rinse your art brushes in water till you no longer see any of the pigment of color when you wipe it with a paper towel or cloth, be sure to wipe close to the ferrule to ensure there is no collection of paint hidden there. Then use a little dish soap and clean them again under running tap water till they are squeaky clean. Lay flat on a paper towel to dry. Always remember to store your brushes in an upright position or lying flat, never with the brush part down.…

Five Things You Can Repair At Home Without Professional Help

Whenever you think about remodeling your home, the first thing you can think of is to call a professional contractor. However, some things are not so severe to require economic investment like this. You can learn to solve some house problems with your own hands. In this article, we have made a list of those things that can be explained by yourself with just knowing a couple of tricks.

Uncover the sink spout

Under the pia, you will find the lid of the siphon. Remove it and then remove the obstruction that is in it. Wash and close again.

Place wallpaper

There are PVC wallpaper and paper with vinyl ink. You can put it, make sure the surface is perfectly smooth and dry, and use suitable glue.

Cover holes in the wall

When we remove pictures and photos from the wall, there are holes in it. This is very simple to repair. Make a mixture of white plaster and cover the holes. Then, let dry for about three hours and smooth the surface with fine sandpaper.

Remove mold from the wall

Allow the accumulated frame to dry and then wash the surface with a vinegar solution with equal parts water. Then, rinse with clean water to finish.

Repair the water tap

Close the water passage. With the help of a pliers loosen the top of the valve. Remove the internal screw with a screwdriver. Remove the center pin. Then, put a rubber band to avoid spilling water and reinstall the plug.

You can remodel your home with many things, and the important thing is that you have at hand essential tools at home. For example, always have a slotted screwdriver, flat screwdriver, wrench, pliers, drill, black tape, plumbing tape, a hammer, a flashlight, a cutter or an exact spanner, Allen wrench, tape measure, level, nails, screws, stairs, gloves and adhesives of different types.

Household Tips: How To Avoid The Formation Of Mud At The Foot Of An Outdoor Tap?

When finding yourself needing to do some small project home remodeling, it is important to know how to deal the small things. In many large houses or in rural areas you can easily find a tap that is close to the ground and serves to have access to potable water quickly either to spray or to dispose of water quickly.

But these taps often make their feet a puddle of water that later becomes mud, which is somewhat cumbersome. For this reason today we are going to teach you how to avoid that clay is formed.

The idea that we have to solve the problem is to make a drain, that is, to create a system by which we transfer the liquid that is formed to another area.

For this, we will make a deep hole in the place where the water under the tap stagnates. Once this is done, we will proceed to fill the gravel hole. Just with this mechanism, the water will be filtered through the gravel, and the problem of mud will end.

How to clean our blinds

So that the dirt does not become embedded and is, therefore, more difficult to eliminate, we can, of course, use chemical products, but also many homemade, less aggressive solutions.

  1. When it comes to wood blinds, we will first clean the dust and other debris with a dry and clean cloth. We will then apply flax oil throughout the structure to protect, and if the blinds are varnished, the whole process will be more natural.
  2. For metal, aluminum, vinyl, and PVC shutters we will clean each strip with a damp cloth first and with a mild detergent solution below. The rinsing and subsequent drying will be a crucial step so that there are no remains.
  3. In the case that our blinds are plastic, we are in luck. A mixture of water, soap and a little ammonia will be enough to clean the entire structure thoroughly.
  4. Less frequent are cellular or fabric blinds. For both, it is best to clean them with a vacuum cleaner. In no case, we will use abundant water, at the most a damp cloth that we will rub with extreme care.

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Loving wife and mommy to 5 beautiful kiddos and grandmom to 2 precious little girls......taking life one day at a time! In my blog, I try to share what it's like having a rather large, slightly dysfunctional family. LOL We have our ups and downs....and very little room in our apartment, but LOTS OF LOVE!! I work outside the home for the State, love computers, and have self-taught myself to do web design, skin and graphic design, and even fix computers. :)
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At 11:50pm on June 23, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)

Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help

At 2:26pm on May 23, 2011, Scarlet Paditze said…
ur welcome..
At 12:04am on April 26, 2011, Nekky said…

Hi  there, you are welcome to simply follow on MBC. Hope we get connected.


At 9:11am on January 20, 2011, Tina Wright said…
Found you through MBC (Simply Follow Group).  I am now following you and would appreciate your following back.  I have a frugal savings blog called Savings Corner.  Thanks!
At 4:51pm on October 13, 2010, Tatyana said…
Hey I found you on the Simply Follow Group here. Checked out your blog and following. I'm new to blogging and could use all the help I can get. Please, follow, comment, sub. Thanks!!
At 12:16am on August 30, 2010, Dede said…
Hi Tree Lindsey!

I might need a bit of tweeking for my site soon:) I love your page here:)

Have a great week!

At 10:38am on August 27, 2010, Krishana Marsh said…
Thanks so much for joining my website! What do you think? I did it all by myselfs! hahaha

Hope you have a great weekend!
At 6:19am on August 20, 2010, Krishana Marsh said…
What a super cute family you have!

Just joined your blog! Hope you are well.

At 6:51pm on July 3, 2010, Cynthia Helwig said…
Hi There from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York. My blog offers light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time.
At 1:29pm on June 19, 2010, Francisca said…
Hello Tree, I am sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I just didn't know I had comments in my page. I just checked my page today and saw all of my comments and getting back to everyone who left me comments. I am following you on google friend connect.

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