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2020 Exterior Color Palette

2020 Exterior Color Palette

This year’s trending house colors are big on contrast. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen Each year, the trends in home exterior paint colors shift. This shift is dependent on lots of factors, such as the economy, the overall mood of the country, political unrest, advancements in color technologies, consumer color confidence and more. Sometimes the shift is [...]

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Transform Outdoor Surfaces with Decorative Concrete Coatings

Transform Outdoor Surfaces with Decorative Concrete Coatings

Patios, driveways, walkways and more can become a source of drama and elegance with decorative concrete coatings. By Diane Franklin In 2020, homeowners have a heightened interest in expanding their outdoor living spaces. With decorative concrete coatings, they can achieve this aesthetically pleasing goal. Using these specialty coatings can add color and pizzazz to otherwise [...]

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y-Step Five Faux-Finishing Techniques Even a Novice Can Do

Five Faux-Finishing Techniques Even a Novice Can Do

You don’t have to be a professional faux finisher to create a decorative painted effect. By Diane Franklin Done well, a faux-finished effect adds drama, elegance, fun and/or whimsy to your walls and other painted surfaces. Done poorly, a faux-finished effect will have you running for a can of paint and paint roller for a [...]

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I Forgot to Paint That!

I Forgot to Paint That!

Have you overlooked some exterior areas of your home that need attention? By Tammy Adamson-McMullen Summertime, naturally, is the biggest exterior painting season of the year. As you touch up around your home—or maybe completely repaint it—you may find that you’ve overlooked a few areas that need attention. Here’s a checklist to make sure you [...]

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Handy Tools for Your Home Decorating Needs

Handy Tools for Your Home Decorating Needs

Paint and decorate like the pros by using the same quality tools they do to save time and money. By Diane Franklin When undertaking a paint or decorating project, homeowners achieve the best results by using the best tools. You can tell which are the best tools by checking out what the pros are using. [...]

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Best Work-from-Home Colors Wallauers

Best Work-from-Home Colors

Despite what you’ve seen on TV, white isn’t your only choice for a home office color. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen We’ve all seen a lot of home offices lately, from those of TV anchors and late-night comics to friends and co-workers on Zoom, Skype and similar applications. You may have noticed that most of these home [...]

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Choosing a Quality Deck Stain Wallauers

Choosing a Quality Deck Stain

Decks need more coatings protection that just about any other home surface. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen There are few home surfaces that get more wear and tear than decks. They not only get more than their fair share of foot traffic, especially at this time of year, but also can be damaged by dragging chairs, spillage [...]

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The Perfect Vintage Wallauers

The Perfect Vintage

Send your home back to a simpler time by incorporating vintage décor into your surroundings. By Diane Franklin Today, perhaps more than ever, many homeowners are feeling nostalgic for the days of yore. Incorporating vintage décor into your home is a way to indulge that desire to step back in time. If you’re inexperienced with [...]

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Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse Wallauers

Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse

Use the 3 Rs to become a more resourceful decorator while also saving money. By Diane Franklin Thinking of tossing an old table into the bin? Ready to donate the crib your toddler has outgrown to the Goodwill? Planning on tearing out old cabinets and countertops and replacing them with new? Before you do any [...]

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How to Clean Paint-Stiff Sundries Wallauers

How to Clean Paint-Stiff Sundries

If your brushes and rollers weren’t cleaned properly the last time you painted, try these methods for rescuing them … By Tammy Adamson-McMullen As the weather warms up, many of us are heading outside to paint. As you gather up supplies, you may find paint-caked brushes and rollers that you intended to clean after another [...]

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