I get lots of emails about new products and thought I’d share a few of them for those of you who like to tackle small painting jobs like I do. First up, is this Kilz adhesion bonding primer. Kilz sent me a quart of it, and I’ve used it on a few recent projects that have involved glossy surfaces, including this ceramic vase:
I’ve also used it on furniture with slicker laminate surfaces like these chairs. As promised, I’ve been able to skip the sanding step and get right to painting after applying this primer:
(I’ll show you more once these are finished.)
The next two products I haven’t personally tried but would like to at some point. The Paint Brush Cover saves your brushes from destruction in between coats of paint. “Why didn’t I think of that?” says the girl who currently has four different brushes wrapped in plastic wrap in her fridge.
And, finally, a product for those of us who get really indecisive when it comes to choosing a color for the walls. SureSwatch is a peel and stick decal that lets you paint a larger swatch, stick it to your wall, study it until your heart’s content and then remove it. (It’s currently available for 98 cents at the Home Depot paint counter.)