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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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How to Choose a Ceiling Fan for Any Room

Photo: Chee Gin Tan / E+ / Getty Images One of the best ways to make your home comfortable through all four seasons is to install ceiling fans by local pros. By circulating warm air in the winter and a cool breeze in the summer, these appliances can help regulate your home’s temperature. In doing…

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Best Way to Get Rid of Rats

The best way to get rid of rats is to use an electric or snap trap designed specifically for rats. You can also use poisonous bait, though it does not work instantly and can be dangerous in homes with pets and small children. Cleaning up and sealing entry points is the best way to prevent…

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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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Cheap Crown Molding Buying & Installation Guide

How & Where to Get the Best Prices on Crown Molding Adding height and visual interest to any space, crown molding can cost as low as $.70 per linear foot for hardwood, around $1 to $3 per linear foot for MDF or PVC, totaling about $2,000 to $4,000 for whole-home professional installation. While traditional crown…

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Cheap Retaining Wall Buying & Installation Guide

How & Where to Get the Best Prices on Retaining Walls Retaining walls are used to hold back, or retain, the soil and land behind it. It is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to add value to a home. The cost of retaining walls can vary between $3 and $40 per square foot,…

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500 Years of Wallpaper Design

Then and now: 500 years of wallpaper design

Wallpaper’s having a major moment in home design — and for good reason. Not only can it add a fresh look to any room at any price point, but there are also colors, patterns and textures to suit every space and every taste — whether you paper every wall from floor to ceiling or choose…

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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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Tips & Methods for Creating Textured Walls

Textured walls can be an aesthetic choice for those who are looking for a room with a different sort of look and feel. In some cases, textured walls are also a practical choice; wear and tear on a wall (whether small or significant) can often be covered using textured materials. In any case, there are…

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Painting vs. Hanging Wallpaper: What Are the Advantages of Each Option?

Left/Top: Photo: photosbysabkapl / Adobe Stock Bottom/Right: Photo: 2ragon / Adobe Stock Wallpaper versus paint—these are the two major options when homeowners look to redo their walls. Each has advantages and disadvantages, depending on your budget, project size, and what you are going for. For instance, wallpaper lasts longer but typically costs more and is…

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