A New Way to Pick Paint Colors

A New Way to Pick Paint Colors

If you’re anything like me, picking a paint color for a room is like buying a car or choosing a college. It’s a decision that speaks to who I am and who I want to be. Sure, it’s reversible, but it doesn’t feel that way, probably because of the...
A New Way to Pick Paint Colors

The Anatomy of a Paintbrush

Think all paint brushes are created equal? Think again. Purdy — manufacturers of painting tools — has just launched a new site called Paintrelief.com, which features educational videos that demonstrate the importance of a good paint brush. The site shows...
Like a Toothbrush for Paint

Like a Toothbrush for Paint

I personally have seen many painters hold their brush as if they were holding onto a Burger King Whopper with one hand. They did this because they can get more control and because their hands were tired from holding a brush in the “standard” way. I...
Like a Toothbrush for Paint

iPhone Application for Painting

Ever see a color you’d love to use to paint a room? Take a picture with your iPhone and use the ColorSnap application to identify the corresponding Sherwin-Williams paint color and coordinating palette. The application also allows you to save the color to a...
A New Way to Pick Paint Colors

Reusing Paint Thinner

A reader of Mother Earth News has a suggestion for reusing paint thinner. After cleaning up, Doug Sloane of St. Joseph, Louisiana suggests pouring the used paint thinner into a new container. After a few days, the solids settle to the bottom and the thinner at the top...