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How Can I Coordinate Paint Colors

Today Madison asks: Diva, how can I coordinate paint colors? Coordinating colors is the hardest thing about painting!  We can all do the work or hire someone else to do the work, but deciding, that is the hard part!  Especially if you don’t know what to choose and you have to coordinate paint colors. That’s… Read more »

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How To Pick Paint Colors

Have you ever tried to find the “perfect” paint color?  Labored over color samples using those tiny little pieces of paper to imagine how that color would look on your wall?  Only to think you’ve found the “perfect” color, but when you paint it on the wall it’s brighter or darker than you imagined?  Have… Read more »

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New Behr Premium Plus Ultra Paint

Recently I painted a kitchen island with new Behr Premium Plus Ultra paint.  I’m always skeptical of new types of paint so I figured that using it on a small area would be a great test.  That way I hadn’t committed to a whole room without knowing what I was getting myself into. The Pros:… Read more »

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Stainless Steel Paint For Appliances

Today a reader asks: My existing appliances all run great, but I’m tired of them being mismatched and I love the look of stainless steel.  Is there anything I can do to make mine look like stainless steel without having to replace them? Yes there is!  You have two options to make your appliances appear… Read more »

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Using Stencil Instead Of Wallpaper

Ever wanted the look of wallpaper without actually using wallpaper?  Why not give wallpaper stenciling a try?  The great thing about using stencils and paint is that if you don’t like it you can paint over it.  There is no scrapping or peeling.  Just prime over and repaint. There are thousands of ready made stencils… Read more »

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Wallbase Paint Seeping Problem

Today Laura writes: Dear Diva, I just painted my bedroom with low voc paint, I used good painter’s tape on the baseboards but when I took the tape off it left little pieces of tape on the baseboards and in some areas the tape bleed through.  What did I do wrong?  I just don’t understand… Read more »

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Painting Over Wallpaper As A Last Resort

Today a reader via Twitter.com asks: Diva, what’s your opinion about painting over wallpaper? Painting over wallpaper can be done, but I’d only be painting over wallpaper as a last resort.  If taking the wall paper off will damage the wall or there are multiple layers of paper then painting over is a good idea. … Read more »

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Choosing The Best Low VOC Paint

What home makeover doesn’t begin or end with a fresh coat of paint? Paint can change the feel or mood of any room. And with low or no VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) paints, painting just got better for you and the environment. Today’s low VOC paints are available in more colors and have better coverage…. Read more »