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Paint a varnished door
Of course you can repaint a painted door, but what about a varnished door? Yes, you can paint it! So if you can't live with that ugly stain on your doors, paint them. Our tutorial shows you the right way to paint the varnished doors so you'll be proud of the way they look.
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Paint texture technique
If you like the look of textured plaster walls but all of yours are standard-issue flat drywall, consider this Venetian plaster painting technique. You apply the colored texture in several coats and then sand and burnish it for the full effect. Find complete step-by-step instructions and detailed photos in our tutorial.
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Block stains with primer
Don't expect regular primer or paint to cover marker or crayon marks; they'll bleed through even several coats of paint. The same goes for water stains. First try to wash off the marker or crayon with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (at home centers) dipped in warm water. If that doesn't work, cover the marks with stainblocking primer (KILZ and B-I-N are two brands). Apply the primer with a roller so the texture will match the rest of the wall. Buy a cheap disposable roller and then throw it away when you're done.