Painting

How To Paint Paneling: Some Unique Ideas

November 9, 2012

There are a lot of old houses that still come with wood wall paneling that was popular years ago. Those buying older residences, however, may decide to go for a little change. This is where great painting paneling ideas come in. It is up to you what kind of look you want in your new house. As well as this, there will be no need …

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Wallpaper Vs Paint

October 18, 2012

For the last fifteen years, paint has been the choice of homeowners when it comes to covering their walls. Home builders found out that is was a lot cheaper and more hassle free to not use wallpaper and the trend has continued up till now.

It would seem from all the latest interior design blogs that good ol' wallpaper is making a resurgence and many …

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Exterior House Painting Tips and Ideas

September 20, 2012

Exterior house painting is what you make of it. You can tackle the big project on your own, or you can hire a professional company or contractor to help you take care of business. If you decide to enlist the help of your family and make this a do-it-yourself project, take these tips and tricks into consideration before you get started!

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House Painting Tips And Tricks

August 22, 2012

In the back of every do-it-yourselfer’s head is the age old phrase, ‘If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.’ This can be a great motto to help get your home projects like house painting done. Sometimes you need to employ the help of experts, but often you can get by with just a few helpful hints from the professionals.

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Interior Home Painting Preparation 101

August 11, 2012

The outcome of painting your home properly can be truly rewarding. If done properly, a good painting project can be really transformative – from lifeless and dull to polished and elegant. A painting project that is well-planned as well as perfectly executed, boosts a home’s market value, is visually pleasing, and will safeguard an abode from future deterioration.

So, how do you prepare your home’s …

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Best Color Schemes for Exterior House Painting

July 24, 2012

Exterior house painting is a fantastic way to instantly bring to life an old home since every home deserves to have some improvements and a good way to accomplish it is to paint. Now that you have decided to paint your home, you are faced with the dilemma of choosing the right paint color to use. Surely, you have already imagined the final result for …

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How to Stucco – A DIY Guide

May 2, 2012

The charm of the old Venetian casas and palazzos can be attributed to the wide use of lime based plaster covering, which is known as polished plaster. Also called Venetian plaster, stucco veneziano, or just stucco, polished plaster is a combination of natural marble dust, marble grains, aged lime putty and various pigments. Certain ratios of such materials yield various textures, shine, and colours, yet …

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DIY Chalkboard Paint – Turn Your Closet Doors Into A Creative Canvas For Your Child

July 20, 2011

One of the most versatile paint applications that can be added to a child's room design is Chalkboard paint. Chalk paint is simply a basic latex paint mixed with ceramic particles to give it that chalkboard finish and functionality. Chalkboard paint can be applied just like any other basic paint and will adhere to any surface that your standard paint will adhere to. With that …

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How To Hand Paint Furniture

May 4, 2011

If you have a piece of furniture that needs a face-lift, choosing to hand paint furniture might be a great option. It is inexpensive and easy to do if you just follow some simple steps to ensure your project is successful!

  • To begin, you need to sand down your piece of furniture to take off the existing finish. Sand in the same direction as the
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Zen And The Art Of Floor Sanding

March 24, 2011

Floor sanding, restoration, repair, and maintenance may seem like a menial activity. But not in Edinburgh, Scotland. Here, there is a certain art to be taken into the grain, the groove, and the antiquity within every floorboard. Be it the inlaid weave pattern of modern kitchen hardwood floors to the Arenberg parquet of a centuries old pub, each has its own character and majesty …

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The Philosophy of Painting: Patience is What you Need to Have

February 11, 2011

People always love to enhance themselves not only physical appearance but their talents as well. Most physical appearance has to do with their weight and people do their best shot to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks. On the other hand, improving their talents is mostly treasured. For instance, having the ability to paint is such a great talent that people should make used …

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