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The perfect pad for applying waterborne polyurethane.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #81 Aug 2000 pg. 90

A guide to paintbrushes and rollers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1971 (v.49#12) pg. H10 (106+)

Tips on cleaning and storing paintbrushes and rollers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1981 (v.59#3) pg. G4

Tip: Saturate small foam brush with paint used in a job and store it in the freezer to thaw and use for touch-ups.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1989 (v.67#1) pg. 60

How to choose the right paint tools for the job. Looks at brushes, rollers, pads, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1995 (v.18#5) pg. 57

What you should know about brushes and rollers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #91 Apr 1966 (v.16#2) pg. 50

All about painting. Part 3. Paint application methods. How to use brushes and rollers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #119 Aug 1970 (v.20#6) pg. 32

A guide to choosing the right paint roller for the job.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #171 Mar 1976 (v.26#3) pg. 32

How to paint decorative designs on walls using a design paint roller.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #177 Nov 1976 (v.26#9) pg. 46

Tip: Make your own disposable paint pads from sponge and wood.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #234 Dec 1982 (v.32#10) pg. 70

Tips on buying paint tools. Selecting paint roller, brush, pad, and airless sprayer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #238 Apr 1983 (v.33#4) pg. 44

Tip: Use discarded nylon stockings for a lint-free finish when applying a rubbing finish or wax.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #248 Apr 1984 (v.34#4) pg. 155

Tip: Make your own disposable foam paint pads from scrap carpet padding and a spring-type clothespin.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 152

Tip: Use "Acoustic Tile and Blown Gypsum" rollers to paint uneven wooden floors, such as porches.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #298 May 1989 (v.39#5) pg. 111

Tip shows how to hang a paint roller to keep it from getting a flat side when drying.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #316 Mar 1991 (v.41#3) pg. 95

Tip shows how to speed-clean paint roller sleeves using a power drill.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #322 Oct 1991 (v.41#9) pg. 33

Tip on removing fuzz and lint from a new paint roller before use.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #346 Mar 1994 (v.44#3) pg. 80

Tip on trimming the ends of a paint roller after cleaning.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #350 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.44#7) pg. 68

Cleaning paint rollers and brushes so they'll last almost forever.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #368 May 1996 (v.46#5) pg. 19

Tip describes how to protect your hand when applying hand-rubbed finishes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #382 Oct 1997 (v.47#9) pg. 30

Castered dolly for a roller paint tray.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #398 May 1999 (v.49#5) pg. 39

Tip: Use a 3x3-ft. piece of polyethylene instead of a roller-tray. Holds up to 1/2 gallon of latex paint.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #25 Feb-Mar 1985 pg. 16

Use a garden hose to clean water-soluble paint from a paint roller.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #42 Oct-Nov 1987 pg. 18

Tip: Use plastic grocery sacks to line paint trays and speed cleanup.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #53 Apr-May 1989 pg. 28

Tip on removing lint from a paint roller prior to use.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #61 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 26

Cleaning paintbrushes and rollers.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #88 Apr-May 1994 pg. 66
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #90 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 4

Disposable foam brush made from carpet padding and a reusable aluminum clamp.
FINE WOODWORKING #38 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 18

Make throwaway finish applicators from urethane foam and wooden splints.
FINE WOODWORKING #49 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 8

A guide to paint applicators (brushes, rollers, pads and spray guns) and how to select the right one for the job.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1985 (v.10#7) pg. 78

Tip: Using a wire coat hanger to remove paint from a roller.
HOMEOWNER May 1988 (v.13#4) pg. 69

Tip: Use a wool-fleece roller to paint clapboard siding.
HOMEOWNER May 1989 (v.14#4) pg. 54

Tip on painting the louvers in a heat register using strips of cellulose sponge.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1989 (v.14#8) pg. 64

Proper painting. How to select the right tools. Tips on brushes, rollers, pads and powered devices.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1991 (v.16#1) pg. 58

A look at tools that make painting easier: (1) paint pads, (2) paint spraying equipment, (3) ladders and scaffolding.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1978 (v.3#4) pg. 101

Tip: How to clean and fluff paint rollers by using a high-pressure stream of water from a garden hose.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #653 Oct 1982 (v.78) pg. 14

Tip: How to keep a paintbrush or sponge applicator from drying out between applications of polyurethane.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #670 Mar 1984 (v.80) pg. 10

One gallon covers... Part 2. Choosing equipment. A look at wet pads, spraying, air spraying, rollers, brushes, and miscellaneous equipment.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1980 (v.8#11) pg. 159

Tip: Use a clean black felt chalkboard eraser to rub stain on woodwork.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1985 (v.13#1) pg. 20

Tip: Wrap a new paint-roller sleeve with masking tape and pull it off to remove loose fibers.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Apr 1986 (v.14#3) pg. 144

What you should know about paint rollers. Includes guide for choosing the right paint roller.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1967 (v.128#4) pg. 158

Tips on painting a house with a paint roller.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1968 (v.130#3) pg. 148

How to select the right paint roller. Includes chart for various finishes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1973 (v.140#6) pg. 84

How to pick the right painting tool for the job. How and when to use brushes, rollers and pads. Tips on cleaning included.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1978 (v.150#2) pg. 104

Plastic cover made from PVC pipe eliminates need to clean paint roller.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1986 (v.163#1) pg. 168

Tip: Use a strip of felt, leather or cardboard as a disposable "brush" when applying paint, stain or glue.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1987 (v.164#9) pg. 51

Paint tray for paint rollers holds a larger amount of paint than regular trays and can be carried like a bucket from place to place.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1968 (v.192#2) pg. 63

New paint rollers and when to use them.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1968 (v.192#4) pg. 164

User's report on the continuous-feed paint roller which uses an air compressor, paint can adapter, and a hollow handled paint roller and tubing.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1968 (v.192#6) pg. 142

How to choose and use paint pads.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1981 (v.218#1) pg. 139

Power paint rollers. A buying guide to what is available and tips on their use.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1986 (v.228#1) pg. 80
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE May 1986 (v.228#5) pg. 6

Make painting walls and ceilings neater, faster and easier by using professional-quality rollers and techniques.

Tip: Cheesecloth does a better job of applying varnish than using a brush.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #53 Feb-Mar 1987 pg. 88

Tip on lining paint roller trays with aluminum foil.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #822 Feb 1998 (v.94) pg. 24

Tip: Use discarded nylon stockings to apply polyurethane finish.
WOOD MAGAZINE #15 Feb 1987 (v.4#1) pg. 21

Tip: Use your electric drill to "spin dry" a paint roller after cleaning.
WOOD MAGAZINE #16 Apr 1987 (v.4#2) pg. 16

Tip: Make your own 3" rollers by cutting up 9" rollers.
WOOD MAGAZINE #18 Aug 1987 (v.4#4) pg. 20

Tip: Use scraps of foam rubber to apply oil-based stains.
WOOD MAGAZINE #22 Apr 1988 (v.5#2) pg. 12

Tip on using short pieces of paint rollers as a less-expensive alternative to disposable foam brushes.
WOODSMITH #94 Aug 1994 (v.16) pg. 5

Tip: How to make your own felt pads for rubbing down surface finishes.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1984 (v.8#3) pg. 6

Tips for using various styles of paint rollers.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1968 (v.24#5) pg. 40

Tip: Make your own disposable "daubers" from a stick and small piece of carpet.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1982 (v.38#4) pg. 9