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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…