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5 Tips to Help Your Cling On and Dixie Belle Brushes Last Longer.

Posted by Rosario Sloma on

5 Tips to Help Your Cling On and Dixie Belle Brushes Last Longer.

There’s nothing like great quality brushes to get the best finishes on your painted furniture pieces. Years ago, I used to buy those cheap chip brushes from the local hardware store. I thought it was worth taking out those loose bristles to save money.  My friend that painted houses for a living actually told me about investing on quality brushes. He could not believe I was using chip brushes on my furniture.  So guess what I was wanting for Valentines day...lol. I bought a couple of higher quality Purdy brushes and was researching "furniture" paint brushes.  I had heard of Cling...

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How to repair Damaged Veneer

Posted by Rosario Sloma on

How to repair Damaged Veneer

  The secret? Or at least mine, is Bondo body filler.  It works like magic.  A fellow furniture filpper mentioned I should try it. Once I did, I never looked back. LOL.  Bondo is traditionally used in collision repair for dents and such. It’s not only very strong; it's also easy to work with. Just make sure you are wearing gloves. It sands down easily and if you are handy with an exacto knife, you can even carve out details to match moulding.  I use 3M Bondo brand. You can buy it at Wal-Mart or your local automotive store. It works great. There...

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Oh my Tannins?!?

Posted by Newstalgia Trading Co. on

Oh my Tannins?!?

I get messaged a lot and asked about Tannins or color discoloration... So here's a breakdown: DEFINITION Brownish or tan discoloration on the paint surface due to migration of tannins from the substrate (e.g., the surface that was painted) through the paint film. Tannins exist in many woods. Typically in staining woods like redwood, cedar, and mahogany, or over knots in certain other wood species. Tannins can bleed through to the surface, leaving a yellowish-brown stain on the surface. These stains are more noticeable on lighter paint colors. WHAT CAUSES IT? Failure to adequately prime and seal the surface before painting. ...

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