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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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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Kitchen Remodeling Trends for 2014

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 19, 2013

Did you know that summer and fall tend to be peak periods for home renovation? In part, it's because of the fair weather, and it's also because that's when people are making changes...

Pantone's Radiant Orchid

2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 11, 2013

If you're a color nerd, you've been waiting for this moment all year: Pantone's reveal of the 2014 color of the year. The great color gurus have spoken, the news is in, and we're looking...

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Make a Rental a Home

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 14, 2013

I'm a huge advocate for renting, because it carries tremendous advantages, especially for many young people. But one problem we renters perennially face is that our houses don't always...