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  1. Create a Bathroom Retreat with Color

    Modern gray and white bathroom

    If your bathroom is old, outdated or has a clinical feel, turn it into a spa-style retreat. While there are a number of things you can do to create a bathroom getaway, sometimes all it takes is a new color scheme and a fresh coat of paint. It's like getting

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  2. How to Paint Wood Siding

    Painted siding, shutters, and door of wood house

    If you have wood siding, you know how great it looks when it's well-maintained. You may have also noticed how worn it looks when time and the elements have gotten the upper hand.

    A new paint job will increase your home's beauty while protecting

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  3. How to Paint Stucco & Other Rough Exteriors

    Painting stucco wall with roller

    Freshening up your home's exterior is a big, but rewarding, job. If your home's walls are stucco or brick, or if you're painting landscaping walls or other rough-textured features, the job can be a bit more challenging than painting smooth surfaces. As

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  4. Use Paint Thinner Properly

    Smooth paint dripping from bush into can

    While latex-based primers and paints are convenient and versatile, oil-based primers and paints still are good choices in certain applications. However, if you are going to use oil-based products, you will need to know how to properly use paint thinners

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  5. How to Fix Peeling Paint

    Yellow peeling paint

    Walls with peeling paint can make your home look poorly maintained. And not only does it look bad, it often means there’s a larger problem with moisture on your exterior walls. Find out why it’s happening and how you can fix it by following the steps bel

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  6. How to Spray Paint Metal

    Spray painted metal fence

    Painting drywall, wood, and masonry surfaces aren't the only way to update your home's interior or exterior. You can also update or customize metal surfaces with paint to create a dazzling makeover effect.

    Painting iron railings, mailboxes, patio

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  7. Best Ways to Paint Wrought Iron

    Painted wrought iron furniture on patio

    Wrought iron railings, fences and patio furniture have been a classically elegant staple of homes for decades. Over time, exposed to the elements, wrought iron can become pitted and rusty and in need of refinishing.

    Even if your wrought iron pieces

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  8. How to Paint Your Garage Floor

    Painting garage floor with roller on extension pole

    A great way to enhance the appearance of your garage is by painting its floor. A painted garage floor not only looks better than bare concrete, but the paint protects the floor and can make it last longer. While it may seem like a big undertaking, the

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  9. How to Paint Your Garage Door

    Garage doors painted gray
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  10. How to Paint or Stain Your Outdoor Furniture

    Refinished porch swing with blue pillows

    Your outdoor furniture receives the worst of Mother Nature's extremes. Over time, wood, metal and plastic furniture pieces can begin to look worn from the weather. But (shhh, don't tell our furniture buyer this), there's no need to replace what isn't

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  11. How to Spray Paint Plastic Chairs & Furniture

    Colorful plastic chairs outdoors

    Weather and sun can fade your plastic patio chairs’ appearance over time, but that doesn’t mean you have to throw them out and replace them. You can use spray paint to renew and brighten them up. This is a simple weekend project for anyone with any lev

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  12. How to Paint an Outdoor Planter or Trellis

    Painting outdoor planter with stencil

    Planters and trellises are great additions to your patio, deck or garden. They accent your landscaping and complement existing lawn and garden features to help you create an

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  13. How to Spray Paint Outdoor Light Fixtures

    Spray painted outdoor lantern

    Outdoor light fixtures brighten up your property but their surfaces can become dulled by the elements over time. Freshen them up and make them look new with a coat of spray paint this weekend. Keep reading to find out how.

    Step 1: Remove the

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  14. How to Paint Vinyl Siding

    Painting wood siding on home exterior

    Painted surfaces on your home’s vinyl exterior take a beating from sunlight and the elements. Ultraviolet radiation, moisture and temperature fluctuations cause color loss, peeling and flaking, which can make your home’s vinyl exterior look shabby ove

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  15. How to Paint Window Shutters

    Painting white wood shutters yellow

    Shutters are great accents to windows but not if they look shabby and in need of a new finish. Even if they are in great-looking shape, you can change up the appearance of your home by painting shutters a new accent color. You can renew your shutters,

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  16. How to Repair Water Damage to Walls & Ceilings

    Man repairing hole in ceiling from water damage

    Water can be destructive. When it meets the drywall that makes up your interior walls and ceilings it can make them look unsightly — or worse, it can damage wallboard enough that it collapses and falls apart, which can cause huge homeowner headaches. D

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  17. How to Remove Mold from Walls

    Spraying mold behind wallpaper

    Mold on your interior walls doesn’t just look unpleasant; it can be a health hazard for your family. Depending on the amount and location, its presence also suggests a larger problem in your house—water infiltration.

    For this project, we will foc

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  18. How to Patch a Hole in Drywall

    Patching hole in drywall with putty knife

    It's inevitable. No matter how careful you are, holes in your drywall are going to happen. Fortunately, no matter how extensive the damage, it is fixable.

    Fix Small Drywall Holes (Less than 6")

    Step 1: Cut a Square Around The Damage

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  19. How to Install Baseboards & Doorstops

    Newly installed doorstop and baseboard

    If your rooms don't have baseboards, or your existing ones are battered and dingy, you can install baseboards to give your rooms a fresh new look. The effect is subtle but impactful — and worth your while, as this job can add value and style to your h

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  20. Storage Ideas for Small Rooms

    Small kitchen organized with wall-mounted shelves, drawers, and pegs

    Small homes or apartments can make storing all of your belongings a difficult task. Sometimes you have to think unconventionally and make use of the unused space in your home to come up with storage solutions. Here are some tips on how to find more storage

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  21. Laundry Room Organization Ideas

    Little kid opening cabinet in laundry room

    When storage space in your home is minimal, your belongings often end up stacked and stowed in places like the laundry room. Because of its utilitarian nature, this room often becomes a prime place for storage when space has been maximized in other areas.

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  22. Everything You Need for Your Dorm Room

    Teenager relaxing in clean organized dorm room

    It’s time to get back to campus for some higher learning. Dorm living can be an adjustment so it helps to think ahead and plan how you'll store and organize all the stuff you're taking to college. And don't forget about your roommate (or two) with loads o

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  23. Moving 101: Follow a Packing Checklist

    Taping moving box shut

    It’s said that moving is one of the most stressful events in our lives. It’s an exciting but daunting task with one eye on the future and one set on getting there. It doesn’t have to be intimidating though. As long as you prepare in advance and take

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  24. 4 Organization Tips for Your Desk & Home Office

    Clean organized desk and bookshelf in bright room

    They say that disorganization is a sign of a muddled mind. If you feel your home office desk reflects this, maybe it’s time to get your desk organized and make it easier to get things done. Even if your desk isn’t full of clutter, the tips below can hel

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