Choose Your Weapon
Not all brushes are created equal. You can find cheap, throw-away brushes for less than a dollar or spend over $20 for a high quality brush. The size and shape of the brush will be dictated by your project.
Black Dog Salvage Distressing Techniques
Learn about some distressing techniques from Susan Hudson.
Black Dog Salvage Paint Fact Sheet
Furniture paint fact sheet from Black Dog Salvage.
Is it a Buffet or a Sideboard?
Learn a little about the history of sideboards, and see a great transformation — including an unexpected surprise!
Proper Paint Brush Cleaning with Swooz Hudson
Here's a few tips from Swooz Hudson of Black Dog Salvage on properly cleaning your paint brushes so that they will last a lifetime.
An instant glue for just about everything
Kent Harpool Reviews Titebond Instant Bond CA Adhesives for Woodcraft Magazine
How to Use Oil Base Gel Stain Over Existing Finishes
General Finishes Gel Stains contain urethane, which allows the gel stains to be used for finishing over existing top coats, stains, and paints.
Instant Glue: CA To The Rescue
Use Cyanoacrylate adhesives for those special woodworking needs.
Make Your Own Disposable Brushes
Use foam, a tongue depressor and masking tape
Temporary Storage for Finishes
Lay a large piece of plastic wrap on top of the container of finish as a temporary storage fix