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Paint Stirring

When painting from a paint can, give it a half turn periodically throughout the job. Dipping the brush into the can alternately on one side of the can and then the other automatically keeps the contents stirred at the surface and prevents a surface film from forming....
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Painting Over Paper

It is always a temptation to take short cuts. You may choose to paint over wallpaper either because you don’t want to take the time to remove it, or perhaps the paper hides cracks and defects in the walls of your older home. Most professionals will suggest that...
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Stir It Up

Even if your paint was mixed at the store, stir it thoroughly before each use. If it sits for a while during painting, it is best to give it a quick stir periodically.
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Stripping Ventilation

Use paint strippers outdoors if possible. If you must use them indoors, cross-ventilate by opening all doors and windows. Make sure there is fresh air movement throughout the room. Ventilate the area before, during, and after applying and stripping. Never use any...
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Re-using Rollers

If you want to re-use a roller cover on several paintjobs, it is best to start with the lightest color, then work in gradually darker colors, following each job with a thorough cleansing of the cover.
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No-Lump Paint

If you find lumps in a can of paint that you need, you can “push” them out. Cut out a circle from a piece of wire screen slightly smaller than the can’s inside circumference. Put the screen circle on the surface of the paint. With a little help it...