Thursday, January 27, 2011

How to keep paintbrush ready for next painting job

A painter painting a room in a houseImage via WikipediaA couple of months ago, our house got renovated. The living room flooring was done. The whole kitchen was done. And the repainting of the whole house was done.

There were some other jobs that were done, and they were done when the main contractor has completed, so a touch-up was necessary. One of these is the painting of newly-installed gas pipings, so they don't look like left undone or obviously newer items.

The old man came, and did the job. We chatted, and he left with us all the remaining can of paints, and one brush - after I told him that there are some other things I am doing that will need a paint retouch. Since he is leaving me a used brush, he told me how to keep it useable and available anytime.

How is that actually?

Very simple. 

Put it in a container filled with water, making sure that the bristles are submerged in the water. A container that is small enough to be kept and hidden from meddling hands, but big enough to hold water for some time. I think a covered container will do. So that will be better off as a container that is still OK, but anytime can be discarded.

Do that, and you won't have to worry about washing your used brushes anymore. Forget about paint washing solutions, or washing away paint with detergent, or kerosene, or whatever you would do to wash paint off from your paint brush and get them clean and ready for the next painting job.

Or course, that means you have to be using your paintbrushes sooner or later, but not too long afterwards. And don't submerge the handles, OK?

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Posted at wrong blog, but…

I made a wrong post to my DIY blog; I was unaware that the selected blog was a different one than what I had in mind. Anyway, I have again updated my health at home and away blog.

Visit my other blog, and get updates on the swine flu outbreak.



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Friday, April 10, 2009

Post using Small Email Sender, with picture!

Well, this is a very simple desktop blog editor, and it works with attachments (pictures, I've tested so far).

And the only set-up is like sending e-mail. Actually, Small Email Sender is primarily for sending e-mail without Outlook/Express, but I figure that since it is possible to post to your blogs using e-mail, then it should work the same way.

If you see this post in my blog, it works!

Test Post using MS Word 2007

I'm trying to do a post using MS Word 2007 with attachment. If this works, this will be it.


 

Here goes!


 


 

Ooopppsss! Pictures are not easily attached and posted; have to set-up properly, which, at the moment, I don't know how! Any help will be much appreciated!

Test Post from Semagic

OK. This is a test post from Semagic blog post editor, so anyway I am sending it to my DIY at home blog.

Hope it works, hope it goes through. I'm already becoming desperate looking for a blog post editor that REALLY works. So I really hope Semagic works!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

First post

Well, I just wanted to share what I know about home DIYs, based on my experience from doing them myself, but I haven't got time to organize my thoughts yet. I have a number of books to finish, and while doing that, when the thought comes, then I will drop them all here, so it doesn't wait until I'm done with my book reading.

I don't think the books will go away. I've committed to reading books as part of my personal development, but that doesn't mean I will not have time to write posts, especially that I know they will help others, one way or another.

So with this first post, I hope I have the started to roll the ball.

Help me keep it rolling. If you have anything in mind about home DIY, drop me a comment. If I don't know it myself, I will find people who does. Usually a book or magazine or some other articles are second references - they may spell out the process, but not the experience.

That is where all the world of difference lies.

Till then.