Refinishing Wood Staircase

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wood stairs look nice in any house, adding elegance, along with the richness of wood. But wood stairs tend to wear, as the staircase tends to be a high traffic area of the home. Most people just put up with this or cover it with a carpet runner, rather than paying the high price of … Read more

Vinegar and Steel Wool

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Aged and distressed finishes are very popular today. Look in your average furniture store, and you’re not just going to find highly polished pieces, you’ll find a fair amount of distressed furniture mixed throughout. Obviously this isn’t all old furniture; it has been made to look old artificially. There are a number of special materials … Read more

How Many Coats of Primer

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Many people try to skip over using primer on their projects, mostly as a way of saving money and labor. What they don’t realize in doing this, is that they are taking away from the ultimate quality and beauty of their labors. Regardless of the kind of finish one is using, the right primer helps … Read more

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