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Painting Techniques

Use these painting techniques to add creative look to your walls or finish the job faster.

  1. How to Sponge Paint a Wall

    Sponge painting is a quick, simple way to make dull interior walls dramatic. With just a sponge, a can of glaze and a few paint colors you can transform your house.

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  1. Paint Roller Techniques and Tips

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    These DIY painting tips will help you roll your walls quickly and smoothly—without leaving roller marks. We'll show you the tricks and techniques that painting pros use to get a perfectly painted room. All you need are some basic tools to paint fast, get great results and make clean up a breeze. Painting is one of the least expensive ways to make over a room, so grab a roller and let's get to work.

  2. How to Get a Smooth Polyurethane Finish

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    These tips and techniques for applying oil-based polyurethane produce virtually flawless results. They include using a roller, using wipe-on poly and above all controlling dust.

  3. Eliminate Paint Brush Marks

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    Eliminate brush marks by sanding and repainting or by skim coating with drywall compound and repainting. Both techniques are easy.

  4. Painting: How to Paint a Room Fast

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    A veteran painting contractor shares his secrets for painting walls fast, yet producing first-rate results. You can easily master these techniques too, and get a professional-looking finish.

  5. Paint Pizzazz: Decorative Painting Techniques

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    Transform a room in one weekend with one of these three creative painting and glazing techniques. All are easy-to-do, attractive and inexpensive. We show you how.

  6. How to Paint Woodwork: Tips and Techniques

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    Brushing a silky smooth finish on woodwork takes patience and attention to detail. In this article, we'll show you the tricks and techniques that pros use to get a flawless finish. Our step-by-step instructions and how-to photos will walk you through the prep work, then show you how to apply a durable, attractive finish that will improve the look of any room in your home.

  7. 10 Interior House Painting Tips & Painting Techniques for the Perfect Paint Job

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    Here are 10 tips to make your painting projects go smoother and faster while giving you a professional-looking finish that you'll be proud of. You'll also find ingenious tips that can cut your cleanup time in half and extend the life of your paint brushes.

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