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Grasscloth Wallpaper: Everything You Need to Know

What is grasscloth? Grasscloth is wall-covering made from hand woven strands of natural fiber and un-pasted rice paper backing. The fibers consist of sea grass, bamboo, hemp, cork and burlap. Thin cotton thread is knit together with the material of choice, then it’s adhered to a backing typically made of delicate rice paper. It produces …

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Refinishing Wood Furniture: A Beginner’s Guide

I really enjoy refinishing wood furniture and I’ve learned a lot through trial and error. I’ve put together this step-by-step guide to help DIY’ers and beginner’s with their wood refinishing projects. First things first… does your wood furniture really need to be refinished?  Things to consider: Is the construction high quality? Is it solid wood …

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General Finishes Gel Stain: Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

General Finishes Gel Stain: Kitchen Cabinet Makeover Are you thinking about refinishing your kitchen cabinets, but don’t want to spend the time stripping and sanding off the old finish? I have the perfect solution! General Finishes Gel Stain can give your kitchen cabinets a fresh and updated look.Read on, to find out how I refinished …

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Safe Green Cleaning Recipes

Safe Green Cleaning Recipes Most cleaning products contain various chemical ingredients such as detergents, disinfectants, surfactants, solvents, corrosion inhibitors, fragrances, and preservatives. Some of these chemicals are classified as corrosives, irritants, sensitizers, carcinogens, or neurotoxic agents. These can be harmful to your health and the environment. Cleaning manufactures are required by the EPA to list …

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What’s the difference between protective finishes like lacquer, varnish, polyurethane and shellac?

Protective Finishes This is a great question because these terms are often used interchangeably to reference a final top coat or protective finish. Each of these products differ from each other and should not be used interchangeably. However, these products are all classified as protective finishes. It’s important to know which protective finish will work best …

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