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How To: Dispose of Paint Painting

How To: Dispose of Paint

To dispose of paint improperly is bad for the environment, potentially dangerous for sanitation workers, and-in some localities-subject to fines. Here's how to do it safely.

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How To: Whitewash Wood Painting

How To: Whitewash Wood

The bright and pleasingly imperfect nature of whitewashing complement many styles, from farmhouse to coastal. Follow these steps for how to whitewash wood.

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How To: Paint Over Wallpaper Painting

How To: Paint Over Wallpaper

Are you sick and tired of your old wallpaper? Before you go to the trouble of stripping it off, find out how you can paint over wallpaper with winning results.

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The One Tool You're Probably Not Bringing to a Paint Job-But Should Painting

The One Tool You're Probably Not Bringing to a Paint Job-But Should

Nothing refreshes a room and improves its ambience quite like a new coat of paint. If you're like most DIYers, you have an ample collection of rollers, brushes, edging tools, and drop cloths at the ready for a quick paint job on anything from walls and floors to cabinets and furniture. You probably also have…

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Solved! The Best Paint for Furniture Painting

Solved! The Best Paint for Furniture

Q: I want to renew a recently purchased thrift store chair with paint. What's the best paint to use on furniture? A: Although some paint brands carry dedicated furniture paint designed to dissuade brush marks and protect against scuffs (like Valspar's Furniture Paint, available at Lowe's), it can be pretty pricey-as much as $26 for a…

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Solved! Why Do Painters Wear White? Painting

Solved! Why Do Painters Wear White?

Ever wonder why a white shirt, canvas pants, and a cap are known as “painter's whites”? Learn the reasons painters wear white, and you might start, too.

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How To: Paint a Ceiling Painting

How To: Paint a Ceiling

Repainting a ceiling can be daunting, requiring a bit of elevation and contortion. Follow these pointers on how to paint a ceiling to get pro results.

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How To: Paint a Bathtub Painting

How To: Paint a Bathtub

Save yourself the hassle of ripping out your outdated tub. Improve the original with epoxy paint and these 6 steps on how to paint a bathtub.

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Buyer's Guide: Painter's Tape Painting

Buyer's Guide: Painter's Tape

For a pro-quality paint job, you've got to focus on the areas you don't want to receive paint as well as the ones you do-and that's where painter's tape comes in. A special kind of masking tape designed for easy removal, painter's tape is placed where surfaces meet-such as walls and molding, or around a…

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Buyer's Guide: Paint Brushes Painting

Buyer's Guide: Paint Brushes

Brushes differ in materials, shapes, and sizes to suit specific products and tasks. Here's how to determine the best paint brushes for your various jobs.

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