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Decorative Painting Techniques
Add something unique to your home with various painting techniques (sponging, paneling, etc.) With a little instruction and a little practice you can let your creativity flow! (read more)

Cleaning Up
You got everything nicely prepared, you went in and painted everything like a pro, the finish looks wonderful - it's clean-up time! Without proper clean-up, you will leave behind a mess and you could totally ruin those expensive paint brushes you invested in. (read more)

Creating a Faux Wood Garage Door
Wanting to change the look of your garage door? You can, by giving it a beautiful wood faux finish. It can be costly to install a real wooden garage door, but why spend the money when you can give it the same look for significantly less?(read more)

Cutting In
Rolling or spraying is the fastest and best way to get your paint job done. Unfortunately, you won't be able to use these techniques for the whole project. At the edges of the surface to be painted, or around any windows, doors, etc., these methods are not precise....(read more)

After preparation, and after the edges of your project have been cut in, you are ready to roll - pun intended. Whether you are priming or painting, the process is the same, but we'll just refer to the material in the article as paint.(read more)

If there are any holes in the surface you plan to paint, you should take care of them before you start painting. Filling holes is a standard part of the preparation process. This article will cover holes about the size of a dime or smaller. (read more)

How To Caulk
Caulk is used to seal off cracks and fill gaps inside and outside of your home. This is extremely important as any cracks (especially on the exterior of your home) can lead to serious problems such as insects and water damage.(read more)

How To Venetian Plaster
Originating in Rome, the gorgeous look of Venetian plastering is used today to provide beauty to your home. It can be tricky and difficult to do, but once done, it is absolutely stunning.(read more)

How To Wallpaper
Wallpaper can jazz up any room in the home or office! Change that boring bathroom into a work of art, or turn that kitchen into a full result of your creativity. Wallpapering neatly can be a little bit tricky, but with a little bit of knowledge, it can be done like a pro. (read more)

Creating a Faux Stone Driveway
A boring, bland driveway can be an eyesore. You have a beautifully painted house, and there, right in front for everyone to see, is that blah driveway. This isn't necessary!(read more)

How To Paint Brick
Painting brick is a great way to mask bricks of lesser quality, and even ones that are damaged. It is safe to do, does not damage the brick, and is an inexpensive way to cover it up. Before you decide to paint it, ask yourself "Does the brick look good as it is?"(read more)

How To Remove Exterior Paint or Stain
There are several techniques you can use to remove prior paints and stains. These are few that may work for you. One often used method for flat surfaces is scraping. Make sure your scraper/putty knife is sharp. (read more)