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10 Tips for Safer Paint Stripping

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 21, 2015

For a successful repainting project, it's important to start with the removal of old paint that has peeled, chipped, or bubbled. However, in the past, products designed to strip paint...


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Paint or Stain to Preserve the Beauty of Your Porch?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 13, 2015

There's a great debate going on when it comes to the finishing process for common outdoor wooden structures. Should you use paint or stain to keep your deck, fence, or porch looking...


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How Often Should You Paint the Outside of Your House?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 31, 2015

Nothing gives the outside of your home a fast and impressive facelift like a fresh coat of paint -- although it's been said many times before, this axiom is worth repeating. Whether...


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Make Your Own Chalk-Finish Paint

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 01, 2015

Although it’s become a 21st century phenomenon among home decorators, bloggers, and Pinterest followers, chalk-finish paint (the popular term chalk paint is actually a registered...


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Specialty Painting Adds Wow to Your Walls

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 23, 2015

Why settle for boring walls when instead you can make them WOW? Nowadays there are tons of exciting specialty painting and refinishing techniques around to help you create very personal...