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Home Improvement to Assist With a Quick House Sale

Finding the time to decorate your home can be difficult in this day and age. Individuals work and life balance can sometimes leave little or no...

on Jan 31, 2015

Fridge on the Brink? It could just be the Seal

The seal on your refrigerator and freezer is what holds the doors closed properly. This ensures that the cold air remains inside and keeps...

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3 Reasons To Ventilate Your Home

As we take a breather with our families over the festive season, it’s important to stay healthy and get the most out of the time with your...

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Tips for Investing in the Right Granny Flat

You've got the space, now you just have to decide what the layout is going to be. You have decided to build a Granny Flat on your property and...

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Dos & Dont's for DIY Plumbing

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Painting / Wallpaper

Adding Privacy without Curtains or Blinds

Adding Privacy without Curtains or Blinds

by Guest on Jan 19, 2010

If you have no curtains or blinds covering your window, there are a few ways to make sure you have the privacy you need. You can apply a film or decal directly onto the window, or use furnishings or accessories to obstruct the view of your room from the outside. Some methods will result in less sunlight entering the room compared to others, which may not be a problem for you if you have other windows or sources of light in the room. Consider these following options that add privacy while not detracting from the attractiveness and style of your home. Continue reading →

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Paint Finish Formulations for Subtle Wall Effects

Paint Finish Formulations for Subtle Wall Effects

by Guest on Mar 26, 2010

Painting walls is the easiest way to change the look and feel of a room. Sometimes, though, flat paint is too bland for the look of the room, but bold effects are too much. That is when subtle wall effects come into play. There are a variety of subtle wall effects that can be created from paint finish formulations. Continue reading →

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Paint a Straight Line for a Professional Finish

Paint a Straight Line for a Professional Finish

by Guest on Mar 26, 2010

When you are painting, knowing how to paint so that the finish is neat and even can mean the difference between adding value and beauty to your home and taking away from the same. Straight lines and clean trim make the room look professionally styled, and will really improve the overall look of the decor. There are several ways discover how anyone can paint in a straight line with some care, patience, and effort. Contrary to everything you learn in painting class, you do not have to paint the room before the baseboards, trim, or molding. In fact, it is better to start by painting these objects instead of finishing with them. It is much simpler to touch up the trim than to go back and touch up walls, and trim touchups are much less noticeable overall. Continue reading →

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How to Calculate the Right Amount of Paint for a Room

How to Calculate the Right Amount of Paint for a Room

by Jessica Ackerman on Mar 26, 2010

Painting a room, no matter how large or small, can create some confusion when it is time to purchase paint. You want to be sure that you get enough without going overboard. However, you also want to have a little extra to fix mistakes or to allow room for error. Very few stores will allow paint to be returned, especially specialty shades, so it is essential to learn just how to calculate the right amount of paint for a room. Continue reading →

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How to Choose Paint Colors with a Color Wheel

How to Choose Paint Colors with a Color Wheel

by Guest on Apr 27, 2010

Ever seen someone dithering over the rack of paint samples at a home improvement store? That's a home decorator in agony over how to pick paint colors for his or her home. Without a doubt, selecting paint colors can be one of the toughest jobs in home decorating. That's because the human eye can discern some 7 million different shades of color, and paint manufacturers seem determined to produce all of them! Unfortunately, paint companies don't always give help on how to combine those colors in harmonious ways in your home. Continue reading →

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Faux Painting Solutions for Closest Doors

Faux Painting Solutions for Closest Doors

by Jessica Ackerman on May 23, 2010

Tired of your flat, drab closet doors? Whatever the style of your bedroom or home, there are faux painting techniques that you can apply to create closet doors that complement the rest of your living space. Faux painting creates visual and textural interest for little cost. All you need is a base paint color, glaze, and tools that can usually be found at your local home improvement store. Continue reading →

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When to Use a Brush, Roller or Sponge Brush

When to Use a Brush, Roller or Sponge Brush

by Guest on May 25, 2010

Brushes are a good choice for painting trim and woodwork. They are also useful for cutting in the edges around the top and bottom edges and corners of walls, before using a roller to cover the larger areas. Brushes can be used in areas that are too confined to use a roller. When selecting a brush for painting, it's important to choose the correct type. There are both natural bristle and synthetic bristle brushes; if you are using latex paint, you will want to make sure to choose a synthetic bristle brush. Synthetic brushes can generally be used with any type of paint. Continue reading →

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Spray Painting - Can You DIY Or Do You Get The Professionals In?

Spray Painting - Can You DIY Or Do You Get The Professionals In?

by Guest on Nov 17, 2010

The advantage of spray painting is the sheer speed at which you can do it. A room that would usually take a weekend to paint can be done in less than half the time with a spray painting machine. The same goes for garden fences and exterior walls. Whilst some jobs will always require the work of specialist (wood spraying, cladding spraying and others) these simple jobs can be easily achieved by anyone with a little bit knowledge and this article intends to give you that knowledge. Continue reading →

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Changing the Colors in Your Life with a Little Paint

Changing the Colors in Your Life with a Little Paint

by Guest on Dec 3, 2010

One of the easiest ways to change your house when you’re feeling the need for something new is to paint a room. Many people get tired of looking at their rooms the same way for years and years without any change. You don’t need to buy expensive new furniture for the house and you certainly don’t have to move! Here are a few DIY tips to help make painting easier so you can change the colors in your life with a little paint. Continue reading →

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Faux Painting - Base Coat, Glaze and Ragging Technique

Faux Painting - Base Coat, Glaze and Ragging Technique

by Guest on Dec 19, 2010

Ragging is a faux finish technique that uses a rag to produce a mottled decorative effect. Ragging can be done negatively where the rag is use to remove the glaze, or ragging can be done positively where the rag is use to apply the glaze to the wall. Either way you choose to do it, ragging is a simple faux finish that most DIY'ers can pull off without too much trouble. Continue reading →

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