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5 tips on how to increase house value

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Wallpaper Repair - Repasting, Blisters, Tears, Spots

Damaged wallpaper can be repaired. It's ideal if you have extra wallpaper that matches the pattern for repairs. Repasting, removing clusters,...

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How to Calculate the Right Amount of Paint for a Room

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...

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Painting / Wallpaper

Painting Walls is Simplest Updates

Painting Walls is Simplest Updates

by Guest on Feb 8, 2011

As with any painting project, preparation is crucial to achieving a high quality result when painting wall stripes. Whether you are painting one horizontal stripe or floor-to-ceiling stripes, you should first measure the walls and determine the thickness and positioning of the stripes. Use painter’s tape to mask all door and window frames, ceiling edges, baseboards, chair rails, and ,more. Continue reading →

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DIY: Fit Your own Wallpaper

DIY: Fit Your own Wallpaper

by Lorena Benchis on Nov 18, 2011

Long gone the days when wallpaper was only seen in your old gran's house, today, wallpaper is one of the trendiest most fashion forward touches you can add to a house, and it can truly make the difference between modern contemporary and boring wannabe modern contemporary. So if you're thinking of adding wallpaper to your home then here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it. Continue reading →

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DIY: Paint Your house

DIY: Paint Your house

by Lorena Benchis on Dec 15, 2011

If your home is looking a bit shabby and in need of a good old lick of paint then you might be considering a DIY paint job. If the thought of picking up a paintbrush fills you with dread however, do not despair. Just follow these simple tips and you will soon be happily painting your house from top to bottom! Before you begin, move light furniture such as tables and chairs out of the way and cover up larger items like sofa beds with dust sheets if you simply can’t move them. If you are painting a ceiling, also remove curtains and other fixtures. Continue reading →

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Faux Painting Techniques Examples

Faux Painting Techniques Examples

by Guest on May 9, 2012

Faux painting, also called faux finishing, is used to describe a wide range of decorative painting artistic techniques. The naming comes from the French word faux, meaning false, as these techniques started as a less expensive solution to textures like marble and wood by using artful painting. Continue reading →

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Faux Sponge Techniques

Faux Sponge Techniques

by Guest on May 11, 2012

Sponging is one of the easiest faux finish techniques used to give any wall textured beauty. It involves more than one shade of paint, letting you create tonal effects not possible with a single flat color. If your walls are in less-than-perfect condition, sponging will camouflage dents, bumps, or other surface blemishes that flat paint only accentuates. Any room in your home, from the kitchen and bathroom to a hallway or bedroom, is a good candidate for a sponging makeover. Listed below are a few tricks and tips that will allow you to Faux like a Pro! Continue reading →

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Wallpaper Hanging Tips

Wallpaper Hanging Tips

by Guest on May 11, 2012

Rarely walls and corners are straight, so it's best not to rely on the lines of the walls as guides when you are hanging paper. Simple tips like checking the markings on the back when cutting the paper helps that you place your paper in the correct order and the right way up. Learn more: Continue reading →

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Painting Problems from Moisture

Painting Problems from Moisture

by Michigan State University on May 11, 2012

Painting problems from moisture are common in all regions of the world. Cold climates with snow on the upper warmer parts of a roof melt sand runs downward can cause some of these problems. Outside moisture such as rain and dew can penetrate a paint coat and result in cracking, peeling, discoloration and premature paint failure. Proper construction and maintenance will eliminate most exterior water problems. Continue reading →

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Painting Metal Outdoor Furniture

Painting Metal Outdoor Furniture

by Guest on May 11, 2012

Scrub soil, dust and other blimishes with detergent and water. If you have a pressure washer this could be very helpful. With a wire brush, steel wool, or course git sandpaper remove all loose, peeled paint and rust. Wipe surface using cloth dampened with vinegar and allow to dry thoroughly. Continue reading →

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Removing Paint or Varnish on Hard Surface Floors

Removing Paint or Varnish on Hard Surface Floors

by Michigan State University on May 11, 2012

Learn how to remove paint or varnishes without damaging your hard floors. Includes ecofriendly options before using harsh chemicals. Make no mistake, you'll have to invest your time and labor to remove the varnish from your floors! Continue reading →

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Removing Spots and Scratches from Wood Floors

Removing Spots and Scratches from Wood Floors

by Michigan State University on May 11, 2012

Black heel marks and other stubborn spots can often be removed by rubbing gently with fine steel wool and the solvent-based wax used on the floor. Dark spots on wood floors are often caused by exposure to alkaline substances, which were allowed to dry on the floor. To get rid of these spots: remove solvent based wax with mineral spirits; this is a flammable solvent so be very careful; have adequate ventilation, and be sure there is no spark or flame in the area. Continue reading →

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