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Beachy Exterior Paint Color Schemes and Painting Ideas?

Dilemma: I am wanting to paint the building a new color. You can see the awning is a teal color. More green in it than blue, and my bead sign is a pretty

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What Paint Color Will Lighten Up My Living Room?

Dilemma: My husband decided to paint the living room these colors a few years ago. I don't like the colors. The room looks too dark. I just want to lighten

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Choosing the Right Color for Our Concrete Driveway

Dilemma: My wife and I are indecisive on what colour our driveway should be. Currently it's plain concrete white but because of the earthquakes in Christchurch,

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My Den Painting Idea: What Do You Think?

Dilemma: My den and kitchen are on the same floor and split between the door to enter my house. Both rooms are painted the same golden/yellow color. I

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Which Paint Colors are Right for This Great Room?

Dilemma: We are selecting paint colors for our new great room. It is 22x22 and has cathedral ceilings. We want to make the wall at the far end of the

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Paint Color Advice for Living Room, Dining Room and Entry?

Dilemma: I just bought a new house along with new furniture. I would like to paint but need help as I want to go with green shades (sage), along with having

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Need a Different Painting Idea for a Small Room

Dilemma: My room is decorated in pink and brown. I have my own bathroom and closet, and the room is very small. What colors should I paint my room? I

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Accent Wall Paint Colors for a Teenager's Room?

Dilemma: I want to paint my bedroom, and I want to paint it pink. My mom says that I need an accent wall, but I don't know what color it should be when

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Bedroom Paint Color Please!

Dilemma: I have a small room with wooden flooring (I still have to choose the color but I think a darker color will look better) and wooden cupboards.

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Need Paint Color Ideas for My Living Room!

Dilemma: I want to lighten up my home and need help with paint color ideas! In my living room I have a wooden wall that the sofa is against, so that makes

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Help, I Can't Choose a Paint Color!

Dilemma: I want to paint 1 long wall spanning my entire living area. This includes the living room and dining area. It's an open floor plan. It also includes

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Butler's Pantry "Green With Envy" Painting Makeover

This once bland, boring and outdated butler's pantry in a historic 1912 southern plantation style home now makes all visitors indeed green with envy.

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Wall Colors and Decorating: When Clean is Bad and Dirty is Good

Wall colors can make or break your home color scheme. Learn how to create flow and harmony, and coordinate clear and muted colors in your decor.

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Most Popular Interior Paint Colors: Sherwin Williams' Best

Paint Color Cheat Sheets is a shortcut to the best interior paint colors in a Sherwin Williams deck: proven, tried and tested colors that always work.

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What Colors Look Good With Natural and Stained Wood for Painting?

Learn what colors look good with different types of wood for interior home painting. Coordinate undertones, complement and enhance the wood with these tips.

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Unusual Interior Trim Colors: Ideas, Examples and Inspiration

Interior trim colors don't always have to be white. Sometimes using a decorative color makes more sense for painting and accenting the woodwork in your home.

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Tuscan Paint Colors: an Old World Italian Palette for Your Home

Tuscan paint colors are rich, warm shades like olive green, rusty red, brown, gold and bronze. Learn how to make your Tuscan color scheme look authentic.

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Black Walls: a Bold Dramatic Painting Idea Not For the Faint of Heart!

Black walls are perhaps the most dramatic painting idea. To pull it off you need to know how to make black color look fresh and inviting rather than gloomy.

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Use Brown Paint Colors for Comfortable Walls and a Grounded Home Space

Brown paint colors evoke the feeling of warmth, comfort and security. See which shade of brown you should choose for painting the interior of your home.

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Gray Paint: How to Use the Color of Sofistication in Your Home

Gray paint colors come in blue, green and pink undertones, and these neutral shades have different qualities - see which is right for painting your walls!

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White Wall Paint: Just Add Light... And Choose the Shade Right!

White wall paint is not always really white. Shades of white come in different undertones and require thoughtful color coordinating just like other hues.

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Purple Paint: Add Some Mystery to Your Walls With Shades of Violet

A purple paint color by any other name is just as violet. From pastel lilac to lavender to eggplant purple, there's a shade for any decorating style and taste.

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Blue Walls Are a Timeless, Classic and Always Popular Painting Idea

Blue walls never go out of style. From pastels to brights to classic shades, blue paint colors can work in traditional, modern and eclectic decorating styles.

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Shades of Green Paint Color for Your Walls: Let Nature Into Your Home!

Shades of green paint color come in earthy, fresh and bold "flavors". Learn when and where to use each for painting and decorating the interior of your home.

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Shades of Yellow: Ideas for Painting Your Walls a Happy Sunshine Color

Shades of yellow can be bold or sophisticated, making this color very versatile for painting the interior of a home. Learn which to choose for your walls.

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Shades of Orange Wall Paint for Your Home: Bold, Classic or Natural?

Shades of orange range from funky to conservative to earthy. Learn how, when and where to use each for painting and decorating the interior of your home.

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Pink Paint Colors: How to Use Fresh, Muted and Hot Pinks for Painting

Pink paint colors are not only for little girls' rooms! Learn how to classy up pink wall paint and use it in adult spaces with sofistication and style.

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Red Paint Shades: How to Use The Drama for Painting and Decorating

Red paint shades are impressive but can easily overwhelm a room with their boldness. Learn how to paint and decorate with bright and deep reds successfully.

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Faux Painting Kitchen Surfaces: Walls, Cabinets, Floors, Countertops

Ideas for faux painting kitchen surfaces: decorative techniques for creating unique paint finishes on the walls, floors, ceiliongs, cabinets and countertops.

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Rag Painted Faux Finish Techniques: Ideas and Examples

Ragged faux finish techniques can be done with cloth, plastic or newspapers to create decorative painting effects like suede, leather, stucco or vellum.

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Faux Leather Paint Effect on My Bedroom Walls

As a teenager I felt controlled by so many events and people of my life. I wanted to break away from the norm, and when I was allowed to paint my own room

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New Faux Paint Finish "Parchment" in Our Kitchen

My fiance has lived in his current house now for nearly 25 years. He took over the house when his mother got remarried and moved out. We obviously recently

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Textured and Faux Painting - New Jersey Contractor

Creative ideas for faux painting New Jersey homes: from venetian plaster and crackle paint, to sand and suede textures. Choose your decorative finish!

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Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing: New Jersey Contractor

Considering kitchen cabinet refinishing? New Jersey house painter can transform your kitchen or bathroom cabinets with professional painting or staining.

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Faux Paint With Rags: Ideas, Techniques, Instructions

Learn how to faux paint using cloth, newspaper or plastic "rags". Create decorative finishes that look like faux suede, leather, wallpaper or parchment.

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Tips for Faux Painting Finishes Created with a Rag

Tips and tricks for faux painting finishes done with a rag: learn how to make your positive and negative ragging and rag rolling effects look elegant.

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1 Color Rag Painting Tutorial - the Basic Technique

If you've ever tried the sponging on technique, basic ragging on will be easier for you to learn - both the instructions and the process will feel familiar.

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Instructions for Basic, Single-Color Ragging Off

Ragging is one of the best known decorative techniques for many reasons: it is very adaptable, quick and easy to do, and needs no specialist tools. The

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Tutorial for Rag Painting with a Cheesecloth

Thin, gauze-like cheesecloth (the material used here to remove glaze) is what produces the subtle texture of this subtractive paint finish and offers a

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Ragging Plus Cheeseclothing: a 2-Step Glaze Removal Technique

Here is another elegant variation of cloth distressing. It starts with ragging off, which creates a coarsely textured finish, and ends with cheeseclothing

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Ragging Off and Cheesecloth Distressing in 2 Glaze Colors

Although similar to single color ragging and cheesclothing, this version of the same painting technique has a painterly quality to it. The job is a bit

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Light Over Dark Subtractive Rag Painting Method

When executed in two similar tones (a darker glaze applied over a lighter base), ragging off and cheeseclothing produce a subtle finish. But when done

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Ragging Off Paint With Plastic

Rag painting is not always done with cloth, sometimes other materials are used for a different effect. In this simple tutorial, you will use plastic instead

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Cross-Hatch Ragging Off Paint Technique

Here is an interesting painting technique called crosshatch ragging. When completed, the decorative finish resembles grass cloth. This technique can

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Parchment / Frottage Painting Effect Done With Newspapers

The decorative painting technique of parchment, or frottage, combines Old World texture with a soft yet contemporary attitude. Based on the French word

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Negative Rag Painting: Basic and Advanced Tutorials

These subtractive rag painting techniques will teach you how to texturize wet glaze with a cloth, in order to leave decorative impressions on the surface.

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Rag Painting the Walls for a Faux Tuscan Effect

The warm and vibrant colors used in this rag painting technique remind us of the baking heat of a Tuscan summer, and the rough and uneven texture of the

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How to Rag Roll Paint On Your Walls

In rag rolling, you work with a roll of cloth that produces a rhythmic linear pattern - in contrast to the random effect of the loosely bunched rag in

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Pounced and Twisted Rag Painted Method

This technique produces a heavily glazed surface, but with a more stylized, floral-like texture, because here you use a different hand motion than in traditional

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