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8 Interior Painting and Papering Tips for Your Indoor Projects

8 Interior Painting and Papering Tips for Your Indoor Projects
Because many people put outdoor plans on hold when it gets cold, fall and winter are the best times to begin indoor painting and papering  projects.  While your interior projects are usually best left to professionals to achieve optimum results, for those of you who want to do it alone, we thought we'd help you out. In this post, we'll provide you with 8 tips for painting and papering the inside of your home -- four for each home improvement technique.  Painting 1. Prime and patch: A good primer will allow paint to stick for many additional years. Further, it will cover up darker paint tones so that a lighter color is possible. You might also want to consider priming over patches as well. Primer will keep paint tones evenly across all parts of the wall, and will enable you to touch up any spots that you missed. 2. Be consistent: Painting...
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Taking Painting Risks in Your Home Add Personality and Uniqueness | Chevy Chase, MD

Taking Painting Risks in Your Home Add Personality and Uniqueness | Chevy Chase, MD
While your home may feel content, what opinion do you have of your wall colors? Often, people take great time (and pride) in decorating their home, but forget one of the most important factors for creating mood:  painting and papering . In this post, we'll cover some ways for homeowners to step up and take some risks with their painting. From how to add contrast with bright colors to ways to make muted colors more vibrant with trim accents. Read on to learn more. Don't Be Afraid of Black For a log time black was off the home painter's radar. It wasn't sold in large quantities and having it mixed was a pain. But as times have changed, black has proven very useful in home decor. Use it as trim accent to make lighter colors pop. Also, with gold and brass becoming trend this year, black is perfect as a...
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Topics in Painting & Papering: Foraging For Wall Colors With A Color Helper Tool | Chevy Chase, MD

Topics in Painting & Papering: Foraging For Wall Colors With A Color Helper Tool | Chevy Chase, MD
You've bought or moved into someplace new -- a home, condo, apartment, shack, or shipping container (yes,  shipping containers  make excellent homes too!) Now you're thinking about  painting or papering  the interior walls. Painting is the easiest of the two, but how should you select the colors? Maybe you can let the colors pick you through the use of an awesome  color helper  tool we recently became fond of. This tool, combined with a little bit of creative color foraging, can make this task easy and exciting. To get started, first you must obtain the color helper device. It's easy, since you can  purchase  one online. Once you have the color helper tool in hand, pick a day and a favorite location or two or five for some creative color foraging. Ideally, the locations should be places you have visited before and enjoy. Most likely you will find some colors in those...
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