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[VIDEO] Get PRO Results (Part 7) – How-to Minimize Brush Strokes When Priming

[VIDEO] Get PRO Results Furniture Painting Tips for Beginners >> Part 7 << The video below is the seventh in a mini series sharing some PRO tips about furniture painting. Below are the direct links to the videos on Youtube ICYMI. Video #1: 14 Furniture Painting Tips Video #2: 7 Furniture Painting Tips Video #3: 3 Methods for Painting Furniture Without Tape Video #4: How to Paint Crisp Lines w/ Tape Video #5: How to Close Paint Lids Properly Video #6: How to Strain Oil-based Primer   Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re there. Link to my video on Youtube if video doesn’t play: https://youtu.be/YYSmh1vlNLE The Method explained in the video: 7 Tips for getting your primer on without brush strokes NOTE: This is what I do – by all means, find out what works best for you!  WANT TIPS? Do you do contract work? Protect ... Read more
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[VIDEO] Get PRO Results (Part 6) – How to Strain Oil-based Primer

[VIDEO] Get PRO Results Furniture Painting Tips for Beginners >> Part 6 << The video below is the sixth in a mini series sharing some PRO tips about furniture painting. Below are the direct links to the videos on Youtube ICYMI. Video #1: 14 Furniture Painting Tips Video #2: 7 Furniture Painting Tips Video #3: 3 Methods for Painting Furniture Without Tape Video #4: How to Paint Crisp Lines w/ Tape Video #5: How to Close Paint Lids Properly Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re there. Link to my video on Youtube if video doesn’t play: https://youtu.be/CqMMRa0uhmE The Method explained in the video: Straining oil-based primer + tips NOTE: This is what I do – by all means, find out what works best for you!  WANT TIPS? Do you do contact work? As in, a customer asks you to paint THEIR piece. When you subscribe to ... Read more
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[VIDEO] Get PRO Results (Part 5) – Closing Paint Can Lids Properly

[VIDEO] Get PRO Results Furniture Painting Tips for Beginners >> Part 5 << The video below is the fifth in a mini series sharing some PRO tips about furniture painting. Below are the direct links to the videos on Youtube ICYMI. Video #1: 14 Furniture Painting Tips Video #2: 7 Furniture Painting Tips Video #3: 3 Methods for Painting Furniture Without Tape Video #4: How to Paint Crisp Lines w/ Tape Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re there. Link to my video on Youtube if video doesn’t play: https://youtu.be/CqMMRa0uhmE The Method explained in the video: Don’t just pound away with your hammer to close the lids on metal paint cans – it will let in air and who knows what else, because the hammer will bend the lid. There is a better way. NOTE: This is what I do – by all means, find out what ... Read more
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[VIDEO] Get PRO Results (Part 4) – Painting Crisp Lines with Tape

[VIDEO] Get PRO Results Furniture Painting Tips for Beginners >> Part 4 << The video below is the fourth in a mini series sharing some PRO tips about furniture painting. ICYMI, Video #1 is : 14 Furniture Painting Tips and Video #2 is: 7 Furniture Painting Tips. Video #3 is: 3 Methods for Painting Furniture Without Tape.   Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re there. Link to my video on Youtube if video doesn’t play: https://youtu.be/CqMMRa0uhmE The Method explained in the video: Using a stencil brush rather than a regular paint brush is key. Watch why! NOTE: This is what I do – by all means, find out what works best for you! WANT TIPS? Do you do contact work? As in, a customer asks you to paint THEIR piece. When you subscribe to my email list, you’ll get my FREE PDF that will help you ... Read more
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[VIDEO] Get PRO Results (Part 3) – 3 Methods for Painting Furniture Without Tape

[VIDEO] Get PRO Results Furniture Painting Tips for Beginners >> Part 3 << The video below is the third in a mini series sharing some PRO tips about furniture painting. ICYMI, Video #1 is : 14 Furniture Painting Tips and Video #2 is: 7 Furniture Painting Tips.  Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re there. I’m walking you through each step with real projects. It is my hope that you will want to dive in and grow your skills in every area. If you want to start at the beginning, first learn about paint. Below the video are some links to get you started. You can dip your toe in or jump in with both feet – up to you. Link to my video on Youtube if video doesn’t play: https://youtu.be/CqMMRa0uhmE The 3 Methods explained in the video: Using just your brush, you just need to decide if you’ll TIP, WIGGLE ... Read more
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[VIDEO] Get PRO Results (Part 2) – 7 Furniture Painting Tips for Beginners

[VIDEO] Get PRO Results Furniture Painting Tips for Beginners >> Part 2 << The video below is the second in a mini series sharing some PRO tips about furniture painting. For the first in this series, go here: 14 Furniture Painting Tips. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re there. I’m walking you through each step with real projects. It is my hope that you will want to dive in and grow your skills in every area. If you want to start at the beginning, first learn about paint. Below the video are some links to get you started. You can dip your toe in or jump in with both feet – up to you. Link to my video on Youtube if video doesn’t play: https://youtu.be/VBRwlFbI7P4 The 7 TIPS explained in the video: Use: A popsicle stick, paint cup, kitchen mat, glass jar, round brush, do a ... Read more
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[VIDEO] Get PRO Results – 14 Furniture Painting Tips for Beginners

[VIDEO] Get PRO Results 14 Furniture Painting Tips for Beginners The video below is the first in a mini series sharing some PRO tips about furniture painting. When I was painting a desk with my son for his new apartment, I realized that since it was his first time painting furniture, he didn’t know all the tips and tricks that I had learned over the years. Sure, he was great at painting walls, but furniture redesign is quite different. He was a beginner! Then I realized that some of my furniture flipping friends might not be as experienced and might like the insider tips that many of us forget to mention and tend to take for granted. Being a beginner doesn’t make a person “less than” it just means you’re not experience yet. That’s easy enough to fix! So I’m starting from the beginning and walking you through each step ... Read more
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Unique Sixteen Drawer Cabinet Redesign (PART 2)

My last post here on LMDH showed you my latest project for my workshop, and the designs of the first four drawer fronts. Today I’m showing you four more. I’m using it for my random tools and furniture parts that were scattered all over my workshop. Each drawer is designed differently to not only show my own personality, but to also showcase some different furniture redesign techniques on a teeny tiny scale. Here is the first post in case you’ve not seen it: Unique Sixteen Drawer Cabinet Redesign PART 1.   The BEFORE: To prepare a piece for paint, DH and I first needed to clean, sand and prime: Remove the Colonial looking top part. Cleaned with Krud Kutter and scuff sand. Shore up the drawers so they fit well. Spray prime it with oil-based primer. The piece is rustic, so I didn’t feel like I had to make it ... Read more
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Unique Sixteen Drawer Cabinet Redesign

A few years ago, my friend’s mom passed away and I was given her little 16 drawer cabinet by her daughter. She had used it for her sauce packets and tea bags. It took me along time to figure out what I wanted to do with it, how to redesign it and for what purpose. The it hit me. I could use it for my random tools and furniture parts that were scattered all over my workshop. Ah ha! So I got busy and designed each drawer differently to not only show my own personality, but to also showcase some different furniture redesign techniques on a teeny tiny scale.   The BEFORE: To prepare a piece for paint, DH and I first needed to clean, sand and prime: Remove the Colonial looking top part. Cleaned with Krud Kutter and scuff sand. Shore up the drawers so they fit well. Spray ... Read more
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[VIDEO] Maximize Sales With A DIY Retique It Liquid Wood Sample Board

 Are you a furniture flipper and/or a Retique It retailer? Now you can create a sample board for your customers that is portable enough to be taken with you anywhere. Show your future customers the beauty and versatility of Retique It’s Liquid Wood and let them see and feel for themselves the uniqueness and versatility of our most favorite furniture flipping tool. You too can create your own professional sample board just like mine!  While you are visiting my Youtube channel, please subscribe.   CLICK THE PIC BELOW TO WATCH THE TUTORIAL! ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ Want more ideas, resources, tips and furniture flipping tutorials? My membership for furniture flippers opens a few times a year. Subscribe to THE DROPCLOTH to be notified when it opens: Https://ValFrania.com/theDROPCLOTH. You’ll also get a Free PDF Paint Reference Guide along with tips, tutorials and lots of other furniture flipping helps! See links below: ✅ To learn ... Read more
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Festool Dust Extractor Review on Youtube

[VIDEO] Festool Dust Extractor: The Solution For Effortless, Dust-free Furniture Flipping!

SANDING – Dust Free! This Festool Dust Extractor is a game changer! After many encounters with lung issues over sanding, my DH gave this Dust Extractor to me – and was it ever worth it’s weight in gold. I can now flip my furniture quicker and without trouble over dust all over and in my lungs! You can get it on Amazon (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/4burneH We all know that a furniture redesign project can take days and even weeks because of the many steps we must take to guarantee a great finish and design. This Festool tool not only is easy to use, but so much better for one’s health! Click the pic below to be taken to the video on Youtube ↓ Do you refinish furniture? I’d like to hear about it. Comment below or on Youtube. Let’s connect!   Thanks for visiting. Oh, and btw, please subscribe to ... Read more
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Painting Furniture with Spray Paint

KIDS’ CHAIRS! Years ago our kids sat at our coloring table every day creating their masterpieces for the fridge. The table was multicolored laminate and the chairs were painted oak – in yellow, green, blue and red. We eventually gave away the table, along with one of the chairs – the green one. The yellow, red and blue chairs have sat in our basement for YEARS waiting to be updated. We’re talking about 20 years! I just couldn’t part with them. So now they are getting a facelift. One is already done, the other two are on their way to becoming a matched set, hopefully to be kept in the family. I’ve not decided if I’m going to keep the orange one featured in this post. I probably will. Here are the BEFORES: For the yellow chair, I decided to go with spray paint to save time. There are a ... Read more
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