A strong indicator of a good paint job will be the quality of brush or roller used. You may have everything else in place (high quality paint, clean surface) but if your brushes are cheap the finished product will not have the desired result. When shopping for brushes do these […]
We recently contributed to TimeOut New York’s Home Design 2009 issue which hit newsstands today. We’re featured in the Steal This Idea section for creating a patina mirror just like you’ve seen on the walls of your favorite French bistro (We prefer Le Singe Vert over Schiller’s any night). Pick […]
Obviously vinyl siding doesn’t require the maintenance and paint that traditional wood siding does but if you aren’t satisfied with the color can you still paint it? The answer is yes but you need to clean the siding with a general household cleaner (like Simple Green) beforehand to remove all […]
Tin ceiling tiles are a great way to add a classic look to a room or with the right color paint modernize it. Armstrong has some instructional videos for painting ceiling tiles to give them the tin look that you desire.
Painting your home is often one of the least expensive ways to make a noticeable–even dramatic–change to an interior. And if you’d like to match a paint color you see in a picture, Benjamin Moore’s new iPhone app is ready to come to your aid. Load the picture into an […]
Here are some of our most popular articles for helping you finish, stain, paint, and lay a wood floor and if you are looking for wood floors at a great price of up to 70% off, check out the options available from Lumber Liquidators. Refinishing Hardwood Floors How-To Stain Wood […]
Many times we question where we can save money on a home improvement project and sometimes its easy to determine the quality of building materials its not always easy to evaluate the quality of paints in comparison to each other. According to this article from Fine Homebuilding, there is a […]
We’d like to share yet another virtual paint color tool, this one by BEHR. The site takes a bit of time to load but once it does you are presented with a photo that showcases a BEHR color palette. The sites interactivity gets more interesting as you dive into the […]
The Can Claw fits under “why didn’t I think of that”. Sometimes I like painting straight from the can and this device allows you to achieve this without the uncomfortable wire handle getting in the way.
Looking to cut down on fumes while working on wood-finishing projects around the house? If so, you may want to learn more about OSMO Transparent Wood Wax Finish. Available in a variety of colors, and made mostly from organic pigments, vegetable oils and natural waxes, OMSO is a semitransparent wood […]
Milk paint, also known as casein paint, has a long and fascinating history. In fact, the first known examples of milk paint – cave paintings – actually date back some 20,000 years. Here in the United States, milk paint is most often associated with antique Colonial-era and Shaker furniture, but […]
While color visualizer tools are now featured on most major paint manufacturers’ web sites, homeowners often struggle to envision how the color combinations they create for sample homes online will translate to reality when applied to their own homes.
Our friend Anne Collins is the senior editor at PointClickHome and the voice behind their blog Design Daily. Anne was an integral part of the team that launched PointClickHome and remains the driving force behind the online home of Elle Decor and Metroplitan Home. She recently purchased a brownstone in […]
We really love the color palette that this homeowner chose for his Victorian beams. The gold really is a beautiful touch and a genius choice. This reminds us to choose our house colors carefully and if the palette feels right then don’t be afraid to go for it. You can […]
Back in the day I worked at Sherwin-Williams. Although I was familiar with the brand I had never recalled paying much attention to the logo. I remember after seeing it for the first time I was slightly appalled. The term “Cover the Earth” and accompanying image of paint being poured […]
Inspired by the lovely display captured here, we’ve found a project post dedicated to the art of applying a combination of metallic paints and hologram foil, available online, to create a shiny, textured wall that becomes a standout interior surface in a bedroom or another room of the house.
The gals at housemade took a pressure washer to their front retaining wall which besides peeling paint is a necessary element for their plant beds. We’ve seen how well pressure washers clear walkways of slippery moss and other debris but they are also effective at removing peeling paint from masonry, […]
As homeowners continue to request environmentally friendly products the choices are made along price point and quality. When it comes to low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) house paints the results are mixed. Many designers are noting that they just can’t get the right color and that the quality is lacking as […]
This houseblogger has uncovered a badly damaged wall after removing the stubborn wallpaper that also took the plaster with it.
Question from a reader: I’m moving into an apartment that receives northwest light and the living room feels dark. I’ve read that painting a room yellow can help brighten it, but I don’t know if the yellow paint will be too much or end up giving the room a weird […]
The DIY Maven shares her opinions about wallpaper! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; wallpaper should be outlawed. It’s not that there aren’t some lovely patterns out there (the new Jonathan Adler designs are to die for!) however, when you start to hate it, and chances are […]
It’s true. Changing the appearance of a space can be cost-effective. Don’t worry if new furnishings aren’t in the budget. A little paint will go a long way. Re-do those dull white or beige walls with a new shade that will add warmth or vibrancy. Not sure about choosing a […]