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Interior Design: How to Add Accents With Paint Colors

Many of us play it safe with our choice of color schemes especially when making big purchases such as carpets and sofas. And it is true that a mistake with these is expensive to put right so neutral may be your best option if you are unsure about color. But when it comes to paint you can be a little braver because paint is so inexpensive to buy and so easy to paint over if you don’t like the result. And if your color scheme is too neutral (i.e. is looking a little dull) you can add some wonderful accents …

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How to Choose the Right Type of Exterior Paint

So how do you define what really is an exterior paint? There’s no one set of rules that can tell you exactly what defines an exterior paint. There’s nothing to stop you from using an interior paint on the outside of your home. It’s just that paints that are formulated for exterior use are going to be more suitable because of the way they’re made.
You can break all household paints down into two basic categories – they’re either solvent based or water based. Solvent based paints covers all your oil and alkyd types of paints. Water based paints tend …

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How to Prepare Your House For Exterior Painting

Once the civil work has finished and everything has been set-up, then it is time for Exterior house painting. The secret to a good paint job is to put effort into quality paint preparation. Paint preparation has the same importance as Painting itself. Correctly prepared painting surfaces take paint better, allowing it to completely adhere to a solid base, to have a more beautiful, long-lasting finish. Preparation can be boring and consumes a lot of time but when you aim for the best, then you must undergo these processes.
Preparation is systematic. It should flow chronologically in order not to …

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The Ins And Outs Of Arts And Crafts

Gorgeous arts and crafts are their own reward. From fashion design to engraving, to and scrapbooking and shoe making, you are sure to find something that you like doing. Read this article to learn some important new tips.

If you are involved in a project that is messy, put down newspapers to stave off damage. Simply throw the paper away after you’re finished for a quick and easy clean up.

When you can’t afford the supplies locally, try a thrift shop. Different thrift stores and other shops can provide you with many great things. You need to go regularly, since …