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Popular Interior Paint Finishes

If you’re considering taking on a home improvement project in the near future, it should be noted that painting is one of the least expensive home improvement projects there is. An entire room can be transformed with one day’s work and a gallon of paint. The best news is that the job can be completed ...

Choosing Kitchen Paint Colors

Well, the time has come to repaint the kitchen. Determining what color to use is the hardest part. There are several factors that go into paint choice: 1. What kind of atmosphere do I want in my room? In this case, it is a kitchen; bright and airy, yet cozy and comfortable are the feelings ...

Painting Walls: Tips and Tricks

Painting a room? Here’s tips to help. Paint a room you can be proud of. A combination of wall preparation, the right tools, and the right painting technique will make your project a success. First: Clean the Walls Use a no-rinse household detergent that is safe for painted surfaces. Wash the walls, and then rinse ...

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Best Interior Paint

When it comes time for a project that involves painting the interior of your home, it’s best to use a paint that will do the best job. Consumer Reports’ recently did a test of all the best known interior paints. Behr, Benjamin More as well as a variety of other name brands were tested. The ...

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Glaze Painting Techniques and Tips

Glaze painting is a technique whereby you use translucent colors on a white (or a variant of white) so that light travels through the glazed coat(s) and reflect back. This method creates a deeper and richer color, as well as creating a shimmering effect. The preparation is the same and the process only adds an ...

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DIY Products for Glazing Kitchen Cabinets

Glazing is a very good way to give your kitchen cabinets a new look without a big cost. It is a project that is not difficult for the do-it-yourself person. There are many tutorials online that tell you exactly how to go about the process, and the one at Ask the Decorator is particularly easy ...

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Review of Valspar Paint

A Valspar paint review is an easy review to write. We have used Valspar paint for many years and have been satisfied with the overall coverage and coloring. There are some tricks to use any paint and Valspar is no different. Valspar carries both primer and paint. It is recommend by the company to use ...

Zar Versus Minwax Wood Stain

Though I originally received a Bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field, I am currently working as a wood worker. The company I work for designs and builds custom cabinetry, and as the finisher, I am the one who sands, stains, and finishes the cabinets. Stained wood has been gaining popularity in the last several years, ...

Ideas for a Waterproof Outdoor Daybed

Imagine taking a nap in your backyard on a daybed that is just as comfy as your regular bed. You can enjoy napping and relaxing outdoors on a deck, patio or under the shade of a tree. A special mattress is not required. You can use an ordinary twin mattress and daybed frame with a ...