A Complete Guide On The Best Furniture Paint

best furniture paint

Give furniture a new look with a fresh coat of paint! Painting furniture is one of the easiest ways you can transform a piece without much expense! I’ve painted everything from chairs and tables, to dressers and nightstands and after testing many different furniture paints, I can tell you all about the different types of […]

What is Floetrol? When Should You Use It?

Floetrol: What is it and does it work? Floetrol is a latex paint additive used as a conditioner to help reduce build up on paint brushes, eliminate brush marks and extend drying time. It’s made and distributed by Flood.  Many professional painters use Floetrol as their “secret weapon”.  As oil based paints continue to be […]

Best Paint Sprayers For Home Use | Graco and Wagner

Best paint sprayer

Are you looking for the best paint sprayer for home use? This article reviews the best paint sprayers for DIY and home improvement projects.  Using a paint sprayer will not only save you a lot of time and effort, but it will also provide the smoothest finish.  There are two types of sprayers: airless sprayers […]

What’s the Best Spray Paint for Plastic?

Spray painting plastic can be a frustrating task. Most spray paints do not adhere well to plastic surfaces and can quickly peel, bubble, chip or flake off, making the surface look worse than before you started. This is why it’s important to use the right spray paint for plastic.  I’ve tested several different brands and […]

General Finishes Milk Paint: A Complete Guide

Milk paint is one of the oldest forms of paint. It’s been found in cave drawings from 8,000 years ago and even in the tomb of King Tut. It was first used as decoration, and then as a protective coating. The original formula for milk paint contained common ingredients like lime, casein (a protein found […]

Light Reflectance Value and Paint Colors

Light Reflectance Value

What is Light Reflectance Value or LRV? In simple terms, light reflectance value or LRV means how much light is reflected or absorbed from painted surfaces. It’s measured on a scale from zero (absolute black, absorbing all light and heat) to 100 (pure white, reflecting all light).  Sources of Light Lighting can affect the appearance […]