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AMERICA'S 'HOW-TO' HERO TAKES THE PAIN OUT OF PAINTING

 ROYAL OAK, Mich., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- What's the most horrible painting problem you can imagine? How about an ugly, sticky wall on which the paint never dried properly? You've had to live with the tacky, gooey, gluey mess for years. It is now not so much of a wall, as the world's largest fuzz ball and cat hair collector. You can't take it any more. What do you do?
 It's not a problem if you can call Glenn Haege's "Ask the Handyman" radio show. Haege has been making light work of homeowners' "how-to" horror stories on WXYT Radio every Saturday and Sunday in Detroit for the past 10 years. He has the nation's longest-running, longest-format "how-to" talk show.
 Unfortunately 98 percent of America doesn't live within the sound of Haege's voice. Our horror stories become recurring nightmares.
 Now Haege has consolidated his years of painting knowledge into book form for that majority of Americans who cannot tune in to his radio show. "Take the Pain Out of Painting! -- Interiors" covers every interior painting problem imaginable. He gives save-facingly simple, step-by-step answers on how to solve them.
 In the book we learn that the horror story at the beginning of this article was probably caused by painting over a greasy wall, or by applying a second coat of oil-based paint before the first coat had dried.
 "There's no quick fix," Haege says. "Remove the paint with a heavy- bodied paint remover. Then give the wall a bath with a 4 ounce per gallon of water TSP solution. A seal coat of an oil-based Stain Kill and a finish coat of your favorite oil-based or latex interior paint will complete the job."
 Haege's book is the first "how-to" book to de-mystify the arcane world of Stain Kills. Stain Kills are a class of esoteric paints that can solve almost any painting problem. Until now they have been the exclusive domain of professionals. Haege makes it easy for anyone knowledgeable enough to lift a paint can lid to know which Stain Kill to buy to solve a particular painting problem.
 In the final chapter, Haege explores the world of Faux Painting that is currently setting the interior decorating world on fire. He makes it sound surprisingly easy, not only to understand, but to do.
 Haege's "Take the Pain Out of Painting! -- Interiors" is printed by Master Handyman Press, Inc. The cost is $17.95. It is available direct from the publisher by sending a check or money order for $17.95 to: Master Handyman Press, P.O. Box 1498, Royal Oak, MI 48068-1498; or by calling 1-800-524-5391.
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 /CONTACT: Ewald Stief of Master Handyman Press, 1-800-524-5391/


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