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Recent Painting Articles


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Go Bold With Exterior Color

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 31, 2014

You know that iconic image of San Francisco with the row of Victorian houses, the Bay stretching out beyond them? That's Alamo Square, home of the titles for Full House and a whole...


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Pretty in White

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 28, 2014

One of the great things about Hometalk is that I get to live thousands of redesigns, home decor experiments, and more vicariously. I can see what DIY remodelers are up to and follow...


A striking herringbone wall pattern. Photo: Royal Designs/Hometalk

Dress Up With Fun Wall Patterns!

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 06, 2014

I've been spotting a new trend popping up on more and more home design, home improvement, and home fashion blogs: wall patterns. These bold paint effects are easy to do, they're far...


We can't promise your DIY crown molding will look quite like this... Photo: Steve Snodgrass/Flickr

Installing Crown Molding

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 17, 2014

Step into any older home, and chances are that your eyes are going to be drawn to the beautiful molding. Once a must-have in home design, molding has fallen by the wayside in newer...


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How to Make a Room Look Bigger Using Paint

Posted by Anna Hill | Dec 30, 2013

Small rooms in your home, apartment or other living space can present many design challenges, one of the most pressing which is figuring out how to lay furniture, accessories, and...


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Cleaning Your Walls the Green Way

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 30, 2013

Interior walls tend to get dingy over time, as you've probably already noticed. No matter what color they are, streaks and stains start to show, mysterious scuff marks emerge, and you...


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Paint Trends for 2014

Posted by Anna Hill | Dec 27, 2013

Whether you’re looking to spruce up a wall, a room, or set of rooms in your house, the latest paint color trends for 2014 can help you create a fresh look for your home that...


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Your Guide to Using Primer

Posted by Anna Hill | Dec 23, 2013

Painting a wall, ceiling or room in your home can bring a much-needed “makeover” and some color to places in your house or apartment that would benefit from a change....