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Choosing Colors and Patterns

Choosing historical paint colors can be a trip back in time to discover what the colors of the past actually looked like. The somber and muted tones which appear when layers of paint--altered by time, sunlight and weather--are scraped away from old surfaces isn't a fair example of what came...

Plumbing

Held annually in Las Vegas, the National Hardware Show is the event of the year for the home improvement industry. It’s the place for manufacturers big and small to unveil their latest innovations in 15 categories, including hardware and tools; paint and accessories; plumbing and electrical;...

Cheap Home Improvements: More Affordable Home Upgrades

In an uncertain housing market, dropping big bucks on complex home improvement projects isn’t always the way to go.  However, with a little DIY know-how and a conservative amount of cash, there is a lot you can do to enhance both the value and enjoyment of your home.

Here are seven cheap...

Tips on Painting Weathered Wood

When painting a home with a wood exterior, it’s not unusual to find areas that are worn and weathered.  In extreme cases, the entire house may be weather-beaten. 

Sometimes, a home is this way because it’s been years since the last paint job.  But even new construction – a recent addition,...

Cleaning

Summer may be on the horizon, but paint school is in session at DIYnetwork.com who offers the following tips to help make sure your next DIY painting project comes out like one done by the pros. 

  •  Dry days make good painting days. Moisture in the air keeps water-based paint from drying....