A Guide to Paint Finishes: From Flat to Fabulously Glossy

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Flat, eggshell, satin, gloss: When it comes to interior décor, there are a lot of confusing terms, but at least the names for paint finishes are fairly straightforward. Even the most novice painter can guess what’s what. Flat (or matte) is a smooth surface without luster. Eggshell resembles its namesake. Satin has a subtle sheen […]

5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Exterior DIY Paint Job


Great curb appeal can increase the value of your home, make your home look cleaner, and also gives you the chance to try something new. However, painting the exterior of your home can be a daunting task. It can be made even worse if you don’t pay attention to what you’re doing. The following are […]

Popular Faux Finishes for Amateur Painters


At one time faux finishes were limited by definition to finishes that mimicked the look of other expensive materials. The technique was considered a poor man’s alternative by all who weren’t in the know. In the 1920s at the height of the art nouveau period, faux finishes were seen in the wealthiest homes in the […]

3 Unique Interior Painting Techniques For Your Home


When you are ready to give your home a fresh new look but you don’t want to spend a great deal of cash, it is time for you to head to the paint shop. Paint is a quick and easy way to rejuvenate your home, and there is so much more open to you than […]