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paint

  • Q&A: Should I Go Yellow?

    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…

  • DIY Maven: Painting Over Wallpaper

    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…

  • Paint it Pretty!

    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…

  • 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…

  • Customize Your Paint Job using Ochres and Oxides

    To achieve a textured and vibrant look similar to buildings found throughout Europe, our friend recommends using natural ochres and oxides and recommends their use with milk paint to achieve that…

  • 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…

  • 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…