Painting & Staining

Extension Ladder Bucket Holder

Extension ladders are a must for painting on higher areas of the home. But where do you put the paint? Watch this video to find out how to make a DIY bucket holder for your ladder.

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Sanding table top.

The Proper Approach To Refinishing Old Furniture

Refinishing a piece of furniture that has seen better days can be extremely rewarding. Read on for tips on how to properly strip and refinish old furniture in your home.

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Sanding Solution

Sanding walls or ceilings can be a tiring job without a pole sander. But if this isn’t a job you perform often, the expense of buying the tool may be hard to justify. Here’s an idea to create a substitute using an ordinary sponge mop.

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Faux marbleizing column.

Faux Textured Wall Surfaces and Finishes

Sometimes homeowners want more than just a plain, painted wall. Adding texture or a decorative finish to your walls is an excellent way to add interest and personality to a room. Read on to find out more.

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Applying natural clay plaster to wall.

Alternative Wall Surfaces and Decorative Finishes

There are an almost endless list of alternatives for plain painted walls from faux finishes and chalkboard paint to textured walls and magnetic paint. Read on to find out more.

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Caulking siding joints.

How To Caulk Effectively

Home centers now dedicate an entire aisle to caulk. As a result, confusion reigns when it’s time to do a very simple job, but caulking doesn’t need to be complicated. Read on to find out what type of caulk to use where.

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Painter painting trim on outside of house.

Hiring A Professional Painter

It doesn’t take much more than a brush, bucket and ladder to get into the painting business. To get the quality paint job you’re paying for, ask these questions and make sure your contract is very specific.

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Painting pink plastic flamingo.

How to Paint or Stain Almost Anything

There are many surfaces around the home that you may not have thought to paint, or may not have been entirely sure how to go about it, including concrete, metal, and plastic. Read on to find out how.

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