Painting

Color Helper for Picking Paint

Color Helper for Picking Paint

We found this Color Helper on Shelterrific last week and are interested to hear if anyone has tried it. It claims to match color palettes from all of the leading paint manufacturers (over 13,000 colors).

Old Idea, Fresh Look, Sponge Painting

Old Idea, Fresh Look, Sponge Painting

Before you go buy new paint, check the garage. Reuse an old color to sponge over an existing wall from a different room. This gives you a whole new look without the cost. With the project organizer from Behr you can get an estimate of how much paint you’ll need […]

Choosing a Paint Finish

Choosing a Paint Finish

The most basic of DIY projects is painting but selecting a paint finish that you’ll be happy with can be as arduous a task as choosing the proper color. Paint finishes come in two basic categories, flat and glosses. Flat finishes are great at absorbing light and give a matte […]

Cleaning Your Paintbrush is Easier than Ever

Cleaning Your Paintbrush is Easier than Ever

Stop wasting time trying to rescue paint brushes that have become useless because they were never cleaned properly. The EZ Clean Paintbrush debuted at the 2006 National Hardware Show and operates under a concept so simple it falls under the “Why didn’t I think of that” category. After using the […]

House Painting Tips

House Painting Tips

It’s generally recommended to paint your house every 3-5 years to protect your siding, stucco, or shingles, as well as maintain a fresh looking exterior. To prevent uneven drying from painting in direct sunlight, paint the north and west side of your home in the morning hours and switch to […]

Bright and Bold Paint Jobs

Bright and Bold Paint Jobs

There is a battle brewing across American neighborhoods. Homeowners who “toe the line” and maintain a consistent home color amongst themselves vs. those who prefer a bolder palette when it comes to their abode. HOA’s limit this form of self-expression but many older neighborhoods, which often contain historical buildings, aren’t […]

House Painting Tips & Techniques

House Painting Tips & Techniques

Improve your painting skills with these tips that will help you choose the right brush for the job and the correct brush stroke technique to use.

DIY Bathroom Paint Job

DIY Bathroom Paint Job

Over at Modern Self they were inspired by the wallpaper designs of Twenty2 Wallpaper and decided to paint their walls instead. Their results (above) look great but it’s a bit modern for our tastes (but perfect for the Modern Self). Check out more Bathroom remodels.

Recycled Vinyl Wallcovering

Recycled Vinyl Wallcovering

Treehugger introduces us to recycled vinyl wallcoverings that meet LEED certification and can be applied using water-based adhesives and are colored using water-based inks. These wallcoverings are stylish and come in three different lines that would look great in most commercial applications as well as your own home. Second Look […]

Paint Estimate Calculators

Paint Estimate Calculators

Here are some helpful paint calculators from various manufacturers and retailers for estimating the amount of paint needed for covering walls, ceilings, or exteriors. Compare a few and you should have a rough estimate of what you’ll need. PPG Architectural Coatings Benjamin Moore Pratt and Lambert Glidden Paint Quality Institute […]

Room Color and Your Mood

Room Color and Your Mood

Are you feeling blue? It may be the color of your room that is contributing to your sour attitude or conversely the reason why you can’t relax or sleep. Room color effects your mood much more than you think.