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What do you think of Penny Miller’s award-winning room makeover? Give your opinion in the comments section below!

Penny Miller’s living room design project, “Eclectic Blue,” won first place in last year’s Earn Your Stripes room makeover contest sponsored by FrogTape brand painter’s tape. This year’s contest is open for entries.

DIY DESIGN CONTEST: FrogTape brand painter’s tape, headquartered in Avon, invites amateur home decorators and DIYers to enter its Earn Your Stripes® room makeover contest for a chance to win a $ 5,000 grand prize.

Last year’s grand prize winner was Penny Miller of LaRue, Ohio, near Marion. Will this year’s winner come from the Buckeye state, too?

Contestants must submit before, during and after photos of their most impressive room transformation achieved using creativity, paint, and the use of FrogTape. New to the Earn Your Stripes contest this year is the addition of a Shape Tape category, where homeowners can showcase their best use of the newest innovation from FrogTape. Available in three on-trend patterns: Wave, Chevron and Scallop, Shape Tape makes it simple to achieve unique, repetitive decora…………… continues on The Plain Dealer

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Put the ‘pro’ in home improvement with the right painting tools
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(BPT) – When planning to paint a room, most people spend countless hours selecting a color. Once that decision is made, they spend far less time selecting paint brushes and rollers. Many DIYers don’t consider that choosing the right applicators is just as important as selecting the right paint color. Here are a few tips to help you identify the right tools for the job and make your next painting project your best yet.

Rule No. 1 – you get what you pay for

When selecting paint brushes and roller covers, don’t skimp on quality. A better-made brush is less likely to leave bristles and brush marks on your walls, ensuring you achieve a smoother, more professional-looking finish. A well-made brush may also cost a few dollars more, but can last over hundreds of painting jobs if taken care of correctly. Along the same lines, a cheap roller cover will leave lint on your walls embedded in the wet paint. If you leave the lint and let the paint set, you’ll definitely notice when the walls of your newly painted room look a bit fuzzy.

You’ll save yourself hours of time and lots of frustration by selecting higher-grade applicators, such as Marathon roller covers from Purdy. Marathon leaves significantly less lint and is quite durable. One roller cover will last for your whole job and is great for painting larger rooms like a basement or garage.

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