Do you have plans for the weekend? While it’s nice to have time off to enjoy with our family and friends, for many of us the best time to catch up on home improvement is on the weekend.
This weekend is the weekend you stop putting off that weekend painting project. Get started with our paint calculator.
Want to give your exterior an instant makeover with minimal effort? A fresh color on your front door updates your entire home’s personality.
Painting isn’t hard (truly anyone can do it) but before you dive right into painting a wall or a piece of furniture, check out my list of the top eight things new painters may not know.
Inspiration can be found in uncommon places. See how you can turn a nursery into a storytelling cove by using the iconic story: The Hobbit.
When it comes to a project budget, there's rarely enough to go around. While you might prioritize your kitchen renovation over your bathroom, you can still find cost conscious ways to show it come love.
Creating a dining space that has a warm palette but is still flexible can be tricky. See how using a white color can create the ultimate blank canvas.
Unsure of using the color white? Don't be so hesitant. White walls go with everything. Even your little girls big girl room.
Painting a whole house can be intimidating. Not sure where to start? Learn how to manage your project to get by with a little help from her friends.
There are a few things to keep in mind when selling your home, especially when choosing paint colors
If you bought a piece of painted furniture at an antique store or live in an older home, it’s likely that the furniture or some of the woodwork, molding, cabinets or doors in your home were painted with oil-based paint.
Confused about how to choose the right paint finish for your home project? We cover the basics and discuss the details.
Painted furniture is fantastic, whether it's going bold with a bright accent piece or a fresh white statement maker.
When you complete a paint project, you may be asking yourself: how long does paint take to dry? Often times, the hardest part of any makeover is waiting for the paint to dry.
No matter how hard you try to paint perfect lines where the wall meets the ceiling, it can sometimes be tough. Here are three tried-and-true methods that work.
If your bedroom looks as tired as you sometimes feel in the morning, it might be time for an update.
Found yourself staring at the wall of paint color samples? Getting started is often half the battle so we hope you’ll find these tips helpful in getting your project started on the right foot and most importantly—absolutely loving your color choice.
Ready to get into the holiday spirit? Try these tips for decorating your home more than your traditional green, red and silver bells.
There’s no question that paint can completely change the feel of a room. But did you know that the way you apply paint can change the room as well?
What is Cracking? Flecks of paint flaking from a surface.
What is Dirt Pickup? Accumulation of dirt on exterior surfaces caused by the natural aging of exterior paint or the use of a low-quality paint.
What is Fading? Occurs when exterior paint color fades because of age or sun exposure.
What is Lapping? Appearance of a denser color or increased gloss where wet and dry layers overlap during paint application.
What is Nail Rust? Rust spots on exterior paint surface caused by using non-galvanized nails.
What is Peeling? Large sections of exterior paint peeling away from the surface, usually caused when moisture seeps through the exterior walls from inside the house or poor surface preparation.
What is Poor Alkali? Color loss on fresh masonry caused by applying paint to masonry that has not cured for at least a month.
What is Poor Hiding? Failure of dried paint to obscure or hide the surface to which it is applied.
What is Roller Marks? Unintentional textured pattern left in the paint by the roller.
What is Stain Resistance? Failure of the paint to resist absorption of dirt and stains.
What is Tannin Stains? Brown/tan discoloration that typically occurs on woods such as redwood, cedar and mahogany.
What is Wrinkling? Buckling paint caused by painting a warm, sunlit or wet surface.
What is Yellowing? Development of a yellow cast in aging paint; most noticeable in the dried films of white paints or clear varnishes.
A dining room goes through many seasons. Coordinating your room with pops of color and accessories is easier than you think.
Having a small room means less work, right? Not always. Getting around tight corners and small spaces can make a paint project tough. Here's how to make the job easier.
Adding a pop of color to your room is easy: paint your French doors! (That is, it's easy if you already have French doors in your room.)
It's okay, it’s just paint… so have some fun, make mistakes and fix it if you have to. We've got you covered.
Once you paint the stairs and risers white, it just makes your door look dingy. Learn how to tackle your interior doors to finish the look.
Here's a great tip: how you plan to use a space can really help guide your color decision.
Learn how to use trim and paint to add visual interest and architectural accents to your room.
Ever wonder what a room painted aqua blue would look like and if that could work?
You’ve psyched yourself up to paint your walls a new color. You’ve found the perfect shade. You had the paint mixed at your local store, and you are ready to get started transforming your room.
Painting a front door is an easy weekend project, and one thing that will certainly cheer any entry is a fresh coat of paint.
When it comes to decorating rules, it’s helpful to know them, but completely acceptable to break them!