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Popular Eco-Friendly Paints

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 people can use just like the others but has no damaging effect in nature. More and more homeowners and […]

Does LEED Certification Lead to Toxic Air?

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. Tom Silva of This Old house always stressed the air exchange within a home. Keeping a home energy efficient […]

Flour Paint: A DIY Solution

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 is by using something everyone has in their kitchen – flour! Wheat flour is the most popular kind to […]

Ace Hardware Launches Royal Finest Paint – It’s Green & Guards

Ace Hardware Launches Royal Finest Paint – It’s Green & Guards

Recently Ace Hardware introduced a new line of paint called Royal Finest. This new interior paint claims to be both eco-friendly and features stain resistant Scotchgard Protector. This could be the perfect paint for high-traffic areas as well as for homes with young children and messy adults. Ace Royal Finest […]

Cheap and Easy Way to Test for Lead Paint

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 thrift shops and have turned down a good find or two since I don’t have the space to strip […]

Painting Vinyl Siding the Right Way

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 but you need to clean the siding with a general household cleaner (like Simple Green) beforehand to remove all […]

Colorful Kitchen Cabinets

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 – Taking the Leap – The Twice Remember Cottage Kitchens the color of ice cream – TheKitchn Bright kitchen colors […]

Giveaway: EZ-Twist PaintStick

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 share a comment on what you’d paint on this Facebook post and we’ll choose a random winner at midnight […]

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Dining Rooms

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 and breathe 1000% organic, and compost every living thing under the sun, you’re a failure. But I’m here to […]

4 Simple Solutions For A Drop Ceiling

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 the ceiling and saw … gridlines. There was a drop ceiling. I remember saying to my then-fiance that the […]

Paint…For Your Appliances?

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 all the different kinds of products they had to offer. However, one stuck out to me in an odd […]

Is Painting Over Wallpaper an Option?

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 (the new Jonathan Adler designs are to die for!) however, when you start to hate it, and chances are […]

From Vinyl to Vivacious Using Stencils

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 his bathroom to a vibrant and colorful tile. This was achieved through the art of stenciling which Gregory says […]

Choosing Kitchen Paint Colors

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 kitchen? I decided to get in touch with an expert to find out a few sure-fire colors that would […]

Enso Zero-VOC paint from Dunn-Edwards debuts at 2010 Builders’ Show

Enso Zero-VOC paint from Dunn-Edwards debuts at 2010 Builders’ Show

Dunn-Edwards was showing at the 2010 Builders’ Show in a big way as their new line of low-odor, zero-VOC paint called Enso was debuting and was used to paint the interior of the 2010 NextGen Home on display at the Builders’ Show. Thinking back to when we toured the NextGen […]

Paint Your Roof White to Save Energy

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 supported by Barack Obama that if we were to paint 30 billion square feet of commercial roof space in […]

Painting a Steel Door Requires Proper Prep

Painting a Steel Door Requires Proper Prep

Black is beautiful but sometimes you need to spice things up a bit and add some color. Steel doors look great in muted earth tones but it always depends on the surrounding decor as to what will look good. Most steel doors come painted from the factory and if you […]

Calculate Paint For a Room

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 to the hardware store for more paint that you hope they still have or that they are still open […]

Painting Brass Doorknobs

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 design, decorating, and diy. This week she is tackling a number of different home improvement challenges for us starting […]

How Much Paint Do You Need?

How Much Paint Do You Need?

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 to the hardware store for more paint that you hope they still have or that they are still open […]

What is Wainscoting?

What is Wainscoting?

While at one time wainscoting was necessary, it has more recently become a more of style than a function. Wainscoting can lend an antique look and help it appear more formal. It can be a great accent for a historical house, helping to restore it to its original appearance. Wainscoting […]