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Dress up with fun wall patterns

Posted on 25 Feb 2015 In: painting

Dress up with fun wall patternsNews from WPTZ The Champlain Valley:
By Katie Marks, Networx

I’ve been spotting a new trend popping up on more and more home design, home improvement, and home fashion blogs: wall patterns. These bold paint effects are easy to do, they’re far more reversible than wallpaper if you decide you don’t like them, and they can dramatically change a room — for the better, we promise. I took a closer look at some painting trends to see what people are doing across the US to make [...] Continue Reading…

Home improvement season: A guide to painting inside the homeNews from Trussvilletribune:

By Dave Parrish
Brrr it’s cold outside. Super Bowl done and gone, the groundhog saw his shadow again, and valentines were delivered.
Hardware stores are putting the finishing touches on all their displays and holding “How to” classes every Saturday [...] Continue Reading…

Porch.com Provides Budget Tips for Home Painting Projects

Posted on 13 Feb 2015 In: painting

Porch.com Provides Budget Tips for Home Painting ProjectsNews from IT News Online:Porch.com Provides Budget Tips for Home Painting ProjectsGlobeNewswire2015-02-03

Porch, the home network, shares insights to help keep home painting costs down
SEATTLE, Feb. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)– Porch.com (http://porch.com), the home network for homeowners and home professionals, today shared budget tips for homeowners who are planning a painting project for their home.
Like any home improvement project, knowing where your money is going, and the value of your investment, is a responsible part of home ownership. Whether your home is in [...] Continue Reading…

St. Paul boy still recovering from being hit by car last fallNews from TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press:

Sleep doesn’t come easy for an 11-year-old boy anymore.
Bikram Phuyel wakes up crying at night, since he was struck by a car as he walked to school in St. Paul last autumn and was critically injured. After weeks in the hospital, he’s back home and family members sleep with him to comfort him.
“He wake up, he don’t know where he is,” said Lok Phuyel, 17, who helps take care of his little brother.
Bikram sustained a [...] Continue Reading…

Master class to help demystify painting

Posted on 2 Feb 2015 In: painting

Master class to help demystify paintingNews from Dallas Morning News:

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Get painting tips from Brian Santos at the Collin County Home & Garden Show.

In home improvement as in life, few things are as promising as a fresh start. That’s why a new coat of paint in all its pristine glory can cast a spell over eager do-it-yourselfers — or spell disaster and wreak relationship havoc if it isn’t done right.
Enter Brian Santos, who comes by his moniker as the Wall Wizard based on 35 years of experience in painting and [...] Continue Reading…

DIY Save or Splurge: “Million Dollar Contractor” Shares Tips for Home …News from KMBZ:

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — DIY home improvement can get messy and costly. Enter Stephen Fanuka, who appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America Wednesday to share his tips for how you can get a million-dollar look on your DIY home improvements without breaking the bank.Fanuka, who stars in the DIY Network’s Million Dollar Contractor, told viewers where they could save money and when they should splurge on improvements to the kitchen, home lighting, and the bathroom versus the [...] Continue Reading…

What every DIYer should know to paint like the pros

Posted on 26 Jan 2015 In: painting

What every DIYer should know to paint like the prosNews from Chicago Daily Herald:

Painting is one of the fastest, most cost-effective ways to freshen up your home, but it’s one of the trickiest for do-it-yourselfers to achieve — at least to achieve as well and as mistake-free as the pros.
So here are some tips from the professionals of paint.

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1. Test ahead
“Start out buying a quart of one or more candidates for your paint color,” says Barbara Richardson, director of color marketing at Cleveland-based ICI Paints, whose [...] Continue Reading…

Free App Friday: 5 Home Improvement Tools For Putzers And Pros AlikeNews from Fast Company:
The holidays are long gone and spring won’t be here for ages, so it’s finally time to get some stuff done around the house. Here are a handful of apps to help you chip away at that ever-growing honey do list of yours.
1. If you’re not sure where to start
Make sure Houzz Interior Design (Android, iOS) has a spot in your collection. For starters, there’s absolutely no manual labor involved. The app merely features ideas [...] Continue Reading…

Texas A&M welcomes back Reveille I painting with re-unveiling ceremonyNews from The Eagle:
Decades ago, the first thing Dan Boone would do upon walking in to the Military Science Building at Texas A&M University was peek around the entryway and take a moment to look at a painting of the first Reveille.
Boone, a member of the class of 1946 and former Battalion student newspaper editor, helped raise $ 100 in 1943 to pay for the painting that would honor the memory of the aging mascot. He entered the building [...] Continue Reading…

Ideal Home Show offers ideas, tips and products for spring projectsNews from nwitimes.com:
Doing one’s own home remodeling has never been easier, more popular or more enjoyable than right now.
Most everywhere there is a television — waiting rooms, repair shops, restaurants, barber shops, even TV display walls at local box stores, etc. The public is blasted by home repair and/or cooking programs. Although home repair shows and cooking programs popped up from time to time in the past, the advent of dedicated networks like HGTV and The Food Network have give the [...] Continue Reading…