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paint

  • Choosing Low VOC Paint

    VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) are carbon based compounds that readily vaporize into the air and as they enter the air they produce ozone which causes indoor air pollution and can lead…

  • C&H Open Call for Bloggers

    Now’s your chance to join us! We’re expanding our editorial team and seeking bloggers who have an expert opinion on remodeling, renovation and do-it-yourself. We also need bloggers who have professional…

  • Colorful Wood Stains

    Buh, bye basic browns! Why stain that old adirondack chair in a basic wood when you can choose from colors like avocado and purple velvet? Olympic exterior stains has added to…

  • Popular Eco-Friendly Paints

    Nowadays, people have been changing their lifestyles. They are now finding other ways to live healthily without hurting the environment. Over the years, companies and individuals started to make products that…

  • Does LEED Certification Lead to Toxic Air?

    As builders and developers rush to attain LEED accreditation for their new homes, some wonder if the LEED certifications need to be amended to allow for testing of indoor air quality.…

  • Flour Paint: A DIY Solution

    There are tons of eco-friendly paint options out there now, but some DIYers are taking it one step further by making their own paint. The easiest type of paint to make…

  • Cheap and Easy Way to Test for Lead Paint

    We’ve heard all about the hazards of lead paint and have covered how to remove it. Sometimes I find myself thinking twice about certain pieces of furniture that I find at…

  • Painting Vinyl Siding the Right Way

    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…

  • Colorful Kitchen Cabinets

    White cabinets are nice but we also like risk takers who choose bold colors that make kitchen cabinets really stand out. Here are some bright and bold kitchens. Red Cabinets –…

  • Giveaway: EZ-Twist PaintStick

    We recently featured the EZ-Twist PaintStick on our Paint blog and now we’re giving you the opportunity to win it! We’re running this Giveaway through Facebook, so to be entered simply…

  • Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Dining Rooms

    Many people are completely intimidated by the concept of going green. It really feels like if you don’t start using a rain barrel, install solar panels on your roof, eat, drink…

  • 4 Simple Solutions For A Drop Ceiling

    I remember the first time I saw what is now our house in person. I walked into the living room, my eyes following the giant bay windows up, up, up to…

  • Paint…For Your Appliances?

    A while back I looked into countertop paint for a more inexpensive way to change an aspect of my redecorated kitchen. I found myself then perusing the Rustoleum site, looking at…

  • Is Painting Over Wallpaper an Option?

    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…

  • From Vinyl to Vivacious Using Stencils

    February was Home Hack month over at Apartment Therapy and Gregory Han, the managing editor of the LA site, created this amazing Home Hack that transformed the vinyl white floor of…

  • Choosing Kitchen Paint Colors

    After a few recent dinner parties while everyone is crowded around the hors d’oeuvres by the kitchen counter, a common conversation has frequently come up. What color should I paint my…

  • Paint Your Roof White to Save Energy

    Here’s a quick tip to keep your home cooler and thus bring your energy bill down. Paint your roof white. It’s been mentioned by the new Energy Secretary Steven Chu and…

  • Calculate Paint For a Room

    Before painting a room or a wall you need to determine how much paint you will need. We always go with just a bit more as it’s always frustrating to return…

  • Painting Brass Doorknobs

    More from the DIY Maven as a contributor this week to Charles and Hudson. She is an active member of the Curbly community and has written many great posts that cover…