What brand of paint should I use?

Can I use eggshell, semi-gloss or high-gloss paint?

How much paint/how many coats will my project require?

What if my paint is too thick?


Do I need a fancy brush?

How do I avoid bristles in my paint?

How do I avoid seeing brush strokes?

Wax and Sealing-related

Can I seal with Polyurethane? Or, something besides wax?

When I wax, I sometimes get “wax dust” or “pilly” wax. Why?


Sometimes, when I paint a second coat, the first seems to lift. Why does this happen, and how do I avoid it?

What about painting extra-smooth surfaces?

I want to paint my kitchen cabinets…

What causes bleed-through, and how do I solve it?