Recent Painting Articles


6 Necessities for Your New Baby's Room

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 07, 2015

Baby on the way? Congratulations. That gives you about a million things to plan for and dream about. One of the most immediate is preparing a special living space for the impending...


Wall Art that Will Keep Your Vacation Memories Alive

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 17, 2015

So you're back from vacation now and you had the most amazing time. Refreshed and revitalized from this break in your workaday routine, you'd like to keep the memories of your lakeside...


Painting Your Walls: Go Neutral or Not?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 05, 2015

"Home for Sale" listings are sort of an addiction of mine … especially the house photos. And not the ones of multi-million dollar mansions, either. Real estate for the rest of...


Prep Your House and Help It Sell

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 07, 2015

If you're getting ready to sell your house, you know it may not be easy. Even though the real estate market is recovering from last decade's crash, there is still a lot of competition...

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Painting Your Home? 5 Ways to Save Money and Hassle

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 01, 2015

Painting your house's interior is one of the most popular redecorating tasks. And it's no wonder! Compared to other, more complicated renovations, a fresh coat of color will spruce...

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5 DIY Updates for Your Laminate Furniture

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 18, 2015

This article was inspired by a recent question form a friend. "How do I update my daughter's bedroom furniture?" she asked. "It's laminate, and still in perfectly good condition. But...

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17 Tips for Painting Exterior Trim

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 11, 2015

Start by Choosing Your Paint Colors Do you love vivid colors? They can be overwhelming in large quantities, but used only on the trim, they will give your home character and charm....

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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...