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How to Paint Popcorn & Textured Ceilings

August 4, 2021 Reviewed by Bob Tschudi, Home Building and Remodeling Expert.Written by HomeAdvisor. It is possible to paint a popcorn or textured ceiling. However, you have to approach the process differently than you would a flat one. The steps appear to be identical between the two types, but you have to take certain precautions…

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29 Best Exterior Paint Colors: Inspiration to Pick the Right Shade

Photo: aquaArts studio / E+ / Getty Images A home’s exterior color often has a larger impact on its overall look and feel than you realize. If your home has been the same shade for many years, you might not even think about the first impression your paint color provides anymore.  Sometimes the best way…

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The Best Paint Brushes for Walls & Touch-Ups

Finding the best paint brush depends on the surface you want to cover. For beautiful and even coverage, our guide helps you choose the best paint brush for any type of job. Whether you’re painting walls, trim, doors or cabinets we’ll help you find the ideal brush for you. On This Page: Best Type of…

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The Best Roller for Staining Wood Decks or Fences

Staining wood is not an easy as painting. It could be messy and time-consuming task that requires some experience to achieve good results. But with our helpful tips, this guide gives you the info you need to get the ideal roller or brush for your next DIY wood staining job. On This Page: Best Roller…

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Best Paint for a Brick Fireplace

The fireplace is the heart of a home. The reunion place where all the family gathers around. And it’s important to keep it looking pristine with a new coat of paint occasionally. This is an easy home improvement project that needs a few hours to complete and adds a great deal of value to your…

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Best Type of Paint Roller for Walls, Cabinets, Ceiling & Floor

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for any room. Whether you’re revamping walls, cabinets, ceilings or floors, paint is a home improvement project that stands out without breaking the bank. Our guide features the best paint rollers for a variety of surfaces, to help you ensure the smooth finish you’re looking for. On…

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Best Type of Paint Rollers for Ceilings

Painting your ceilings is an easy task if you have the right tools for the job. The best type of paint rollers for ceilings are those that can deal with the thickness of your ceiling texture. The right foam cover will protect the texture to avoid chipping while spreading the paint evenly. With our suggestions,…

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How to Find and Hire Painters (Plus 10 Questions You Should Always Ask)

How to Hire Painters & Questions to Ask If it’s your first time hiring a painter, this guide walks you through research, which questions to ask and what to expect at a site visit. Finding a good painter for your project only takes a little preparation. Check out HomeAdvisor’s directory of local painters when you’re…

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Most Popular Paint Colors for Your Home Exterior

Exterior Paint Color Best For Grays, whites, and other neutrals Selling your home, a classic look Blues Traditional homes, waterfront properties Bright, warm colors Cottage style homes Greens Homes surrounded by greenery Blacks and dark tones Accents and trims The best paint color for your house’s exterior highlights your home’s architectural features and complements its…

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Best Interior Paint Colors & Timeless Hues to Sell Your House

Interior Paint Color Best For Whites and light neutrals Small rooms, kitchens, selling your home Blues Bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms Reds, Oranges, Yellows Kitchens, accent walls Greens Kitchens Pinks Foyers, dressing rooms, bedrooms Earthy tones Living rooms, selling your home The best paint color for your house’s interior walls or ceilings complement your decor and,…

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