January 6, 2018

Time is money! Having an organized workspace saves you time and in turn will save you money.  

Not every furniture painter has the luxury of having a nice big workshop for painting.  Many of us have to work in small available spaces.  Even those who have to do their pai...

October 13, 2017

As a furniture painters we like to remove all hardware, drawers and doors from each piece we paint.  This gives us nice, clean, professional finish and is really makes painting the piece much easier. 

One problem we were encountering was having the doors fit back o...

September 18, 2017

Stephanie Lieser has shared her extensive knowledge in this series of using furniture stains. These are an example of her beautiful work at Baciato Refinishing. 

One of my most difficult yet valuable restoration pieces; veneer inlay of three species of mahogany, and bur...

September 18, 2017

This article follows a three part series explaining the use of different furniture stains and explains some basics and has excellent quick tips for reference.

~Temperature and humidity levels definitely impact a staining project. Warmer and dryer environments will speed...

September 18, 2017

#3 - Gel stains are pigments mixed in a petroleum base. 

This series will answer some questions, save a few from mistakes, and offer some good information on a subject most furniture painters love to hate...staining furniture!

There are 3 types of pigmented sta...

September 18, 2017

#2 - Water base stains contain pigment(s), resin, and water.

This series will answer some questions, save a few from mistakes, and offer some good information on a subject most furniture painters love to hate...staining furniture!

There are 3 types of pigmented stains an...

September 18, 2017

#1 - Oil/petroleum base stains 

This series will answer some questions, save a few from mistakes, and offer some good information on a subject most furniture painters love to hate...staining furniture!

There are 3 types of pigmented stains and each comes in multiple colo...

August 26, 2017

When I first heard of Annie Sloan chalk paint we had retired and moved to Texas. With an extensive background in being a "crafter' and experience in home decor I thought it would be a fun hobby to try painting a few small items. I quickly became hooked and my little ho...

August 23, 2017

I love using dark wax on my chalk painted furniture pieces. After a lot of trial and error and tons of practice, I have come up with my “signature finish” with dark wax. I tried using glaze to get the same effect but to be honest, I just don’t like using glaze.  It’s n...

August 23, 2017

There are plenty of DIY recipes online, however I played around with a few and then decided to try my own mix & it seems to work best for me.

What I like about DIY Style Paint is that you can make it with any color you'd like so, the possibilities are endless!!!

Oh, I f...

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