Is there such thing as an ecofriendly permanent exterior paint? Maybe. But if you’re thinking of adding a ceramic coating to your home or using a ceramic house paint, here’s what I now know about ceramic paint that I wish I’d known sooner!
One of the least expensive and most impactful ways to upgrade the look of any space is... paint! But before you buy buckets of paint and grab a paint brush, you'll want to read these articles featuring homeowners' favorite tips for painting all of a home's interior and exterior surfaces. See how to choose paint, how to store paint, how to remove paint, and how to get creative with your painting projects.
If you typically tackle DIY projects around the house such as painting and woodwork, I’ll show you why you should make a (really) small investment in a sanding sponge. It’s an invaluable little tool that lives up to its reputation as a “can’t do without” item that a DIY homeowner shouldn’t be without. See how to use a sandpaper sponge for sanding wood, paint, metal, and drywall.
Knowing which deck stain to choose is only half the battle. I recently refinished my 21 year old deck and I want to share the tips and tricks I’ve learned about finding the best deck stain and how to clean and stain a deck. It’s a great diy project that can be done in one weekend.
Think that exterior home renovations are expensive? They can be — if you’re not careful. But I’ve got some awesome DIY home exterior design ideas to share with you that WON’T break the bank! Pick a weekend and get busy with these exterior home remodel projects: a mailbox makeover, create a natural pathway, spruce up your front door, and other simple ideas that cost next to nothing.
You can use stainless steel paint to update an old appliance and make it look like a brand new (stainless steel) model! We tried it. Here’s our review of the process and how it turned out. It was actually fun and easy to do and I’ve shared a ton of pics, tips, and tricks to make your experience even easier.
Ready for some DIY drywall repair? Drywall spackle and sanding tools are important to get the job done and I’ve included my best tips to do it yourself!
Don’t want to harm yourself or the environment when painting? Consider these non toxic paint remover ideas if you’re concerned about using eco friendly ways to remove paint. Soy gels, boiling water with baking soda and 3 other eco friendly paint removers.
DIY paint project leave you wanting to know how to remove paint from glass windows? 3 easy-to-follow and fast ways for stripping paint from your windows. Quick and easy instructions to remove paint from windows yourself.
I used to give my guest bath very little thought. Sound familiar? Give your guests a spa-like experience with these clever guest bathroom decorating ideas.
When you think of curb appeal do, you think of a perfectly manicured front yard? I used to. Here are great curb appeal ideas for those of us without a yard!
Do this and don’t do that! Before you start any home remodeling project, be sure to consider what adds value and what doesn’t if you plan to sell your home.
DIY curb appeal ideas & exterior home improvement projects. See how much it costs to stain a deck, seal a driveway, add a gravel path, paint vinyl siding, etc
8 simple fixes to dramatically enlarge your small bathroom. These small bathroom ideas are definitely budget-friendly… some can be accomplished for free!
Update your old appliances with liquid stainless steel paint! It’s an excellent way to stretch your budget while giving your appliances a facelift.
Make your garage floor look like a car dealer’s showroom (or better) by applying a garage floor coating. It’s a fair amount of tedious work that anybody can do but it will be worth it in the long run if you follow a strict set of guidelines. Follow these DIY tips to get the job done right.
If you are about to embark on a renovation, repair or paint project on your pre-1978 home, stop what you’re doing and read this post. You’ll need to do your homework on federal guidelines for the EPA’s Lead-Safety RRP Rule whether you’re hiring a contractor or doing the work yourself.
I have found the best granite countertop paint. Your friends won’t believe it isn’t actually stone. If you’ve been looking for an awesome kitchen countertop paint to transform your hum-drum counters, you need to follow these tips. Here’s how to paint countertops with a granite paint kit to update old, ugly counters to look like granite. It’s the next best thing to granite but at a mere fraction of the cost of granite countertops.
Having your house painted by an exterior house painting contractor could be a real hassle if you don’t choose wisely. Be sure that they are easy to work with and don’t pay them until the job is 100% complete and only if you are 100% satisfied.
If you are in the process of choosing a house paint color for your upcoming project, there are quite a few things to consider before making your purchase.
There are lots of opinions about liquid stainless steel and this list is the only Pros & Cons list you’ll need. Updating your major kitchen appliances to stainless steel for a more modern look can drain your bank account… until now. Save thousands of dollars and paint your (working) old appliances with liquid stainless steel for $150 total on average. Maybe you can finally take that vacation to Tahiti with the money you’ll save.
Painting countertops might seem a little weird but if you want the look of granite without the cost of granite, take a look at this. This is a great solution to a dull and dated countertop. It’s durable and will last as long as the countertop you paint it onto. It’s a DIY money-saver, too.
Painting hardwood floors can really liven up a room. It’s fairly simple to do if you’re just painting a solid coat or if you’re painting a border or some type of design. I’m giving you my best tips for how to prep the floors, apply the wood floor paint, and other DIY tips to make sure the job goes well!
Repainting a purple bathroom into something more appealing was a very rewarding experience. It wasn’t easy but it was well worth the trouble because it looks 1000% better than it did before it does now.
Painting bathroom cabinets can really give a fresh and updated look to your vanity. See how we refinished our existing cabinets from start to finish. So, refinishing bathroom cabinets isn’t as challenging as it may seem. All it took was a few supplies, time, and effort to turn it into a great looking bathroom cabinet.
Save yourself some time and energy during your next DIY painting project by wrapping your paintbrushes and rollers in plastic wrap while you’re waiting for the paint to dry or if your painting day is over and you want to continue another day and time. It’s so simple and cheap…but it truly works. Hey…aluminum foil works, too.
Choosing the correct paint finish for your interior paint project is a breeze when your armed with the proper knowledge of each type and where best to use it.
Rag rolling painting can be a fun and adventurous project that will give your room a dramatic effect. Materials and instructions are included in this article for DIY’ers.
Low odor, low VOC paint is of high concern these days. Become acquainted with the facts surrounding VOC paints by reading this post. You’ll do your health and our Earth a lot of good by being an informed consumer.
Painting and caulking are easier than you may think. Advice for the do-it-yourselfer looking for professional results.
This Beatles-Yellow Submarine nursery theme is unusual to say the least, but it is also one of the coolest and most unique nurseries that you’ll ever lay your eyes upon. Lots of fun ideas can be found in the world of Pepperland.
Never paint your house any of these colors unless you want plenty of attention for all of the wrong reasons!
Insuladd is an insulating paint additive product that has been available since 1996 that WILL reduce your heating and cooling bills substantially and only costs 6 cents per square foot. It can be mixed with ordinary house paint or can be used in commercial applications. It was developed by NASA to help insulate buildings in close proximity to launch sites. It is safe, non-toxic and environmentally friendly so what’s the catch…none that I could find.