Leopard Skin Is a Terrible Colour Scheme for a Kitchen

Let’s talk about tanning bleed.

You might think that’s what happens when you stay out in the sun too long. It’s not. At least, I don’t think so. I’m from Wales. I don’t know very much about the sun. (Mostly, we get our warmth from world-class harmony singing and a fine national rugby team.)

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Lee Reeve
Asian Bugs Help Revive a Kitchen

Have you heard of the lac bug? It lives in India and parts of southeast Asia. As a larva, it crawls along branches, excreting a waxy substance. If you paint your nails, you might be wearing some lac bug excretion on your hands right now. It’s the main ingredient in shellac nail polish.

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Glazing Over

You might think that watching paint dry is boring. For me, it’s the opposite. Sometimes paint can dry too quickly for my liking.

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Lee Reeve
A Kitchen Rescue Paint Job—Before and After

Anyone can hand paint a kitchen cabinet. But not everyone can do it properly. Even people who say they are professional kitchen painters. Here’s a story about how I was able to rescue a kitchen in Cork after the original painter did a terrible job.

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Avoiding Paint Splatters and Other Disasters in Your Kitchen

Working in someone else’s house brings with it a lot of care. Quite often, the kitchen floor will be new. The last thing I want to do is leave behind paint drops on a freshly laid tile or wooden floor. Here is how I protect my clients’ floors when I paint their kitchens.

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