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5 Interior Painting Tips

Let’s face it, painting is tedious, messy business but we do it anyway because it protects our walls, cabinets and furniture. Giving the interior of your home a new glossy (or matte) finish is essential to the upkeep and appeal of your home, but properly executed painting projects should be given the time and planning …

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A Guide to Paint Finishes

Flat, eggshell, satin, gloss: When it comes to interior decor, there are a lot of confusing terms, but at least the names for paint finishes are fairly straightforward. Even the most novice painter can guess what’s what. Flat (or matte) is a smooth surface without luster. Eggshell resembles its namesake. Satin has a subtle sheen …

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DIY: Painting Wood Floors

Replacing an old wood floor can be a time-consuming and expensive home project. If you don’t have the bandwidth or budget to refinish old wood floors, try updating them with paint. All you need are the right tools and a favorite paint color, and maybe a great pattern idea to create a custom design that …

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DIY: Painting Terracotta Pots

Potted flowers add interest and life both indoors and out, but you make them pop even more with this easy DIY paint idea. Here’s how to paint outdoor pots and add some extra charm to your flower displays. Skill Level:  Novice Time:  24-48 hours (including primer, paint and polyurethane drying times) Cost:  Less than $50 …

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