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Brick veneer is an external layer of masonry that surrounds another layer of different building material or an empty area of space intended to promote drainage and insulation. If you want to paint the brick veneer surrounding your home, consider a few issues. Because masonry is poorly suited for adh
A walking stick is a staff used to aid balance while walking. Walking sticks come in an array of shapes and sizes and are often targeted by collectors. If left unfinished, wooden walking sticks will lose their natural color and may warp. You can add beauty to your walking stick and prolong the life
A plywood underlayment or subfloor is often covered with another type of flooring such as hardwood, carpet or laminate flooring but these underlayments can stand alone with the proper conditioning. Paint your plywood underlayment a solid color or use stencils and stamps to create a custom design on
If your tiles are already finished, they will reject fresh paint. Combat this problem by prepping the tiles to make them stronger candidates for adhesion. Condition the tiles based on the way they are finished, or peeling will ensue. If the tiles are already finished with paint, abrade the existing
President Abraham LincolnClose-up of President"s Face on a dollar bill image by PaulPaladin from Fotolia.comA presidential poster should be bright, engaging and recognizable at a distance of 30 feet or more. This poster should draw the viewer closer to discover details. The use of iconic...
Nicotine and tar from smoking will cause the walls in a room to yellow. The chemicals from the cigarettes buildup on the walls, leaving a greasy film. Water-based paints and primers are ineffective at covering these stains, which will just soak through the painted-on layers. To paint nicotine-staine
The art of Chinese writing, or Chinese calligraphy, traces its roots back thousands of years in Chinese history. Both the characters and the art of calligraphy are bound together in Chinese culture. Chinese calligraphy is recognized today as one of the highest forms of Asian art.
Interior molding adds style, class and a nice finishing touch to your home. Molding installation usually calls for caulking to seal gaps between the wall and the molding, floor and ceiling where moldings connect to each other. If your molding has been painted white, caulking with white caulk is all
Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen) is a Japanese manga story about a boy, Gen, who is in Hiroshima when the city is destroyed by the atomic bomb on 6th August 1945. The manga was created by Keiji Nakazawa, based on his own experiences as a Hiroshima a-bomb survivor. This article reports on Keiji Nakazawa
8 manga titles were nominated for an Eisner award in 2009, but what about the ones that didn't get the nod from the nominating committee? See the 28 best manga from 2008 that got missed by the Eisner Awards, but are still worth your money and attention, as recommended by the web's top blog
As graffiti artist Stephen Powers advised young artists in his book "The Art of Getting Over," "You're good, but not that good. Keep your fat head to a reasonable swell and get back to work." Measuring a person's ability at drawing graffiti is a subjective business, but there are
Painting interior concrete walls can add warmth to a basement at very little cost. Because concrete is porous, it absorbs a lot of paint. Unless you're an experienced painter, you may want to purchase extra paint to account for more absorption than usual. When selecting a paint, remember that there
Painting a floor can bring new style to a room and cover imperfections. Flat paint is especially good at hiding marks and imperfections on a floor because it absorbs light rather than reflecting it. However, flat paint also shows dirt more easily than paint with more sheen. For that reason, the Dutc
Whether you made a mistake during a regular painting job or are getting tired of an old color, removing paint from a metal door can seem an arduous task. Unlike wood, metal is not easy to sand or scrape, and so paint removal can be more difficult. With the right tools, however, cleaning paint from a
Darnell G. as Rock Lee, Austin G. as Naruto and Joe L. as a Konoha Village ninja at Kawaii-Kon 2009. See photos of highlights from 2009 Kawaii-Kon at Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, including the crowds of fans, creative cosplay, special guests and events.
Read a review of GoGo Monster, a seinen manga series by Taiyo Matsumoto from VIZ Signature / VIZ Media. First grader Yuki Tachibana says he can see and talk to 'monsters' -- but are these creatures just a figment of a disturbed child's imagination, or is he really the only one who can