Spray Painting Here are some tips to help you out!

Spray paint – it’s not just for graffiti! Just kidding, spray painting really is an easy way to get a quick, great finish. Here are some tips to help you out!

1. Always work in a well ventilated area or outside in the fresh air.

2. Put your spray can in a basin of lukewarm water for a few minutes before you need it; this will give you a finer mist and a nicer finish.

3. To ensure a smooth finish, always keep your spray can the same distance from the project while you’re working. Most recommend being 8-10 inches from the project. Tape a dowel cut to about 11 inches to the side of your spray can. This will act as a guide so that you can make sure you’re far enough away!

4. Turn a cardboard box on its side to make a handy spray booth for a small item. It will contain the mist and keep it away from the surrounding areas.

5. Take a clogged nozzle off of its can and put it on a can of lubricating oil. Give it a couple of squirts and it should be nice and clear. Just make sure that when you put it back on the paint can you give it a squirt on a scrap surface.

Sagging Wallpaper I’ll show you how to fix it.

If your wallpaper is coming apart at the seams, I’ll show you how to fix it. Coming up next.

1. If you have wallpaper that’s literally coming apart at the seams, don’t worry. I can show you how to fix it.

2. Use a soft paintbrush to brush away any dust that may have settled into the split. This could keep your repair from holding.

3. Mix a small amount of wallpaper adhesive and use a clean paintbrush to apply the glue to the back of the seam.

4. Take a damp sponge and smooth from one side toward the seam flattening as you work. Rinse the sponge and use a downward stroke to clear away any excess adhesive.

5. Repeat the process for the other side of the repair. Once both sides are flat, run the sponge up and down the seam to clear away any excess from the seam as well as any that may have been left on the wall covering itself.

6. Let the repair sit for about fifteen minutes or so to allow the adhesive to set up. Then use a dowel, a squeegee or a putty knife to do a final smoothing and flattening of the repair.