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Best Paint for House Exterior

Choosing the best exterior paint for your home may seem like a daunting task. With different paint types and finishes, it’s important to understand the characteristics of each to find the best outdoor house paint for the surface you need to cover. Our guide helps you choose the best exterior house paint that will look…

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Wall Painting Techniques

You know you want to do something interesting with your walls, but you’re not sure what. You’ve never liked the idea of wallpaper. Even the best wallpaper designs can get mixed reviews. Drywall texturing is playful but not for homeowners who put a premium on elegance. If you want something simple but not boring, looking…

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The Best Advice for Painting a Room

An open wall sits before you, just begging for a little color. Your hands are itching to grab a paintbrush and get started. As tempting as it may be to get the job done quickly, taking your time is exactly how the project will turn out the way you want it to. Rush through painting,…

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2020 Paint Colors of the Year

Each year, leading paint brands make their picks for the Colors of the Year, with hues chosen to complement everything from interior design trends to wellness and our connection to technology. They’re not just the colors you can expect to see on the cover of top home and garden magazines, but also the colors you…

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Powder Coat vs. Spray Paint: Differences in Durability, Cost & More

Powder coating and spray painting both provide excellent protection but it’s difficult to determine which one is best for certain circumstances. While there are many similarities between the two, they both have drawbacks and limiting factors. Here, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of both and the best applications of each method. On This Page:…

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What is Powder Coating?

On This Page: What is Powder Coat Finish? What is Powder Coat Paint Made Of? What is Electrostatic Powder Coating? What is the Fluidized Bed Method? What Can Be Powder Coated? Appliances Powder Coated Metal Plastic Powder Coating Powder Coat Steel, Cast Aluminum & Metal Painting Process Powder Coat Spray Guns & Other Equipment Advantages…

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electrostatic painted metal appliances

Electrostatic Painting: Definition, Process, Sprayers & More

Electrostatic painting uses positively-charged paint particles from a specialized gun to coat grounded metal surfaces. Like a balloon clinging to a wall, it’s attracted to the grounded surface and will wrap around the component, such as a fence post. This results in an even coat with little overspray and waste. This process, used extensively in…

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Comparing the Pros and Cons of Painted and Stained Cabinets

slavun / Adobe Stock Whether you’re remodeling or just refreshing your kitchen, you’ll likely choose between paint and stain for your wood cabinets. Both are solid options that look and perform differently. Painting your kitchen cabinets will completely cover the wood grain for a smooth, modern look, while stain will get absorbed by the wood…

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Wallpaper versus Paint

Wallpaper vs. Painting- The Complete Comparison Guide

Is your living space looking a little tired or dated? Learn about the differences between a fresh coat of paint or application of wallpaper and which one is right for your home. On This Page Why Wallpaper? Wallpaper has gone in and out of style for centuries, but it’s always been a good choice to…

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How to Paint a Ceiling – Tips & Best Practices

Painting a ceiling can be a long, arduous process—but it is often necessary and worth the visual impact. Follow this guide to painting flat ceilings for helpful tips concerning the right material choices, the best techniques, and the potential decision to hire a professional. This guide does not cover tips and processes involved in painting…

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