Painting

A New Way to Pick Paint Colors

A New Way to Pick Paint Colors

If you're anything like me, picking a paint color for a room is like buying a car or choosing a college. It's a decision that speaks to who I am and who I want to be. Sure, it's reversible, but it doesn't feel that way, probably because of the work involved in the...

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The Anatomy of a Paintbrush

The Anatomy of a Paintbrush

Think all paint brushes are created equal? Think again. Purdy -- manufacturers of painting tools -- has just launched a new site called Paintrelief.com, which features educational videos that demonstrate the importance of a good paint brush. The site shows visitors...

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Like a Toothbrush for Paint

Like a Toothbrush for Paint

I personally have seen many painters hold their brush as if they were holding onto a Burger King Whopper with one hand. They did this because they can get more control and because their hands were tired from holding a brush in the "standard" way. I stumbled upon this...

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iPhone Application for Painting

iPhone Application for Painting

Ever see a color you'd love to use to paint a room? Take a picture with your iPhone and use the ColorSnap application to identify the corresponding Sherwin-Williams paint color and coordinating palette. The application also allows you to save the color to a "My Saved...

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Reusing Paint Thinner

Reusing Paint Thinner

A reader of Mother Earth News has a suggestion for reusing paint thinner. After cleaning up, Doug Sloane of St. Joseph, Louisiana suggests pouring the used paint thinner into a new container. After a few days, the solids settle to the bottom and the thinner at the top...

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Classic Colors

Classic Colors

I just finished remodeling our downstairs bathroom and choose a light blue for the walls with chocolate brown towels, bath mat and shower curtain. I think the colors are contemporary and really give my outdated bathroom a lift, particularly because our budget dictated...

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Painting Tips

Painting Tips

Painting is a great way to improve the look and value of your home. Here are some tips for the next time you decide to brush on another coat from Mrs. FIXIT™, a site of helpful household hints. 1.) If you wear contact lenses, cover your eyes with something...

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A Time to Paint

A Time to Paint

Fall is the perfect time for wrapping up projects left undone from the summer. Perhaps top on the list is paint touch-ups. Painting is the perfect way to get up close and personal with your house. Not only do you spruce up the trim and seal any bare spots, but you can...

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