Choose the Right Paintbrush
Learn these important tips in choosing the right paint brush for your painting project.
Paint can hide many imperfections, but if it's not applied properly, it can reveal them as well. If you aren't careful, you could end up with bubbles or bristles on the wall.
One of the most important tools for painting is the paintbrush. When purchasing one, make sure that it has flagged bristles, which help the brush hold more paint and spread it more evenly. The bristles should also be "chiseled," with the middle bristles longer than the outer ones. For trim work, use an angled sash brush.
Tips on Choosing Wrenches
Wrenches are basic tools for every workshop, and different kinds are designed for specific jobs. Here are some tips for choosing the right wrench.
Choosing the Right Screw
DIY Tools & Techniques David Thiel discusses a variety of screw types and the best material for each.
Choosing Paintbrushes and Rollers
Choosing the right paint brush or roller is essential to a good paint job.
Tips on Choosing and Using Caulk Guns
Our DIY experts offer tips on a variety of caulk guns and a foam dispenser, making it easy to choose the right tool for any job.
Learn about the different types of levels and how to use them.
Torque wrenches have varying capacities and features to make the job easier. This guide makes it easy to choose the right wrench for any project.
Levels are used to determine horizontal level and vertical (plumb) alignment. Find out here which level to choose depending on the task.
There's a basic wrench for every job. Here's a short lesson on some of the most common types of wrenches found around a home or workshop.
Types of Wall Scrapers
Painting and wallpapering often require scraping off what's already there. Dozens of scrapers are available, and your choice should be determined by the task.
Tips on Choosing and Using Casters
Host David Thiel offers a few tips on choosing the right style of casters for your next project-on-wheels.
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