Archives for December 1, 2017

Interior Doors Buying Guide

What is a home without interior doors? There is a lot of consideration that has to be put into what type of interior doors you should use for your home.This article lists things to consider before buying your interior doors.

Because doors are highly visible, hardworking parts in a home’s interior, they deserve thoughtful attention when it comes time to buy new ones. The right doors will stand up durably to daily usage, minimize sound transfer between rooms, and add character or style to the home’s overall interior design.

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Interior doors come in many different styles and configurations and are made from a variety of materials. The type of doors you choose for your home can dramatically affect your home interior’s privacy, noise control, and overall visual impression.

You say you already have doors but they just don’t work right? Doors that don’t close or latch properly or that fit an opening poorly can be frustrating. Fortunately, many types of repairs are relatively easy for do-it-yourselfers to repair.

Door Construction

Flush doors have flat, smooth surfaces that are typically painted or stained with wood stains. They are basically nondescript and, as a result, blend in with a home’s interior (unless that interior is quite traditional or classic).

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How to Paint Dark Furniture Professionally

Did you ever think of painted furniture as art?  Then how about it’s  in a dark shade of color? pend your weekends painting furniture. This could probably be one of the most creative and productive jobs on lazy weekends.

There are two types of painting that always seem to be harder than the rest: black, and white. These two colors will test every trick in the book. They show every brush stroke, amplify every flaw, and a less-than-professional finish can be spotted a mile away.


This time, I decided to open the vault of painting secrets and show you how to get that perfect, professional look for all your dark furniture projects (hint: most of these work on white furniture too). So, let’s get started.

1. The great paint vs. stain debate:

Choosing paint over stain (or vice versa) is the first step to getting the look you want. Black paint vs. black stain require different techniques, different supplies, and create two different looks.

  • Paint creates a thick and heavy finish. Stain is thinner and somewhat sheer (although several coats can create an opaque look).
  • Stain is both color and polyurethane, which is more durable than acrylic paint.
  • Paint dries and cures faster than stain
  • Stain is oil-based, and must be cleaned up with paint thinner.

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