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  • Paint Brush Bristles Make a Difference

    The bristles on a paint brush are either natural or synthetic and in some cases both. Bristle choice is determined by type of paint used. + If your paint can be…

  • Tips for Selecting Paint Colors

    Painting a room is a quick and easy makeover that makes a huge impact. But because it does require effort and takes time to change or can clash with furnishings or…

  • Don’t Skimp on Paint Brush Quality

    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…

  • How To Patina a Mirror for that French Bistro Look

    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…

  • Safely Painting Vinyl Siding the Right Color

    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…

  • Paint Your Own Tin Ceiling Tiles

    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…

  • Benjamin Moore on your iPhone

    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…

  • Working with Wood Floors

    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…

  • Should You Pay More for Paint?

    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…

  • BEHR Paints Website Goes Virtual

    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…

  • Make Your Own Milk Paint

    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…

  • Anne Collins of Design Daily

    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…

  • Gold Makes It Good

    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…

  • Walls Transformed: Metallic Leaf

    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…

  • Removing Peeling Paint from a Retaining Wall

    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…

  • House Paints Low on VOC and Quality?

    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.…

  • 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…