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How to Use Chalkboard Paint in Your Home

Chalkboard paint has become an increasingly popular interior painting design trend. This versatile trend brings practicality, artistry and unique interior design together with a modern look. A simple addition of chalkboard paint to a room can add personalized dynamic, style and even functionality to an otherwise bare, ordinary room. With increasing popularity, there are various and new exciting ideas that use chalkboard paint to make your home's interior come to life and stand out.

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8 Ideas to Update Your Kitchen on a Budget

All growing up, we were told that the kitchen was the heart of the home. It is where families and friends gather each day to indulge in conversation and meals together. As one of the most important rooms in the house, a kitchen's design has a huge impact on the feel of a home. But it can also be one of the most expensive rooms to redesign. That's why we put together these 8 ideas to update your kitchen on a budget.

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How to Decorate your Front Porch for Fall

We don's the color, the chill in the air, or the anticipation of the upcoming holidays, but we cannot get enough of fall. Does anyone else, like us, feel the great desire to decorate your front porch for fall?

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Thinking of painting your cabinets? Read this first.

We all already know that painting is one of the least expensive interior design tools that make the biggest impact on the look and feel of your interior. There's nowhere this is more true than in the kitchen!

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Prepare your deck for winter: The how's and why's to winter preparation

It seems like cold weather always comes upon us quickly. One minute we're basking in lemonade and sunlight, and the other the leaves begin to change, frost starts to appear, and we realize there is only a month or two left before winter comes.

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Epoxy Flooring 101 - What you should know about epoxy garage flooring

Once reserved for high-end auto shops and classic car showrooms, professionally applied epoxy floors are becoming an upgrade of choice for residential garages and shops alike.

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Painting your exterior: 16 Things you'll learn the hard way

Painting your exterior is one of the most rewarding curb appeal projects you can complete (and necessary for protecting the longevity of your exterior surfaces), but unless you've been painting exteriors for decades like we have it will always end up being a bigger project than you first anticipated.

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7 Design Pinterest Boards you should follow TODAY

Every so often, we like to take our lunch browse the latest design trends on Pinterest. We love the inspiration, creativity, and most of all the beautiful photography. Take a look at some of our favorite inspiration design Pinterest boards:

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8 Reasons you should restain your deck

Most professionals (including us here at Painter1) recommend that you should restain your deck every 1-3 years. If you have a clear or tinted stain, every 1-2 years is best. With a semi-transparent stain, you can typically wait up to 2-3 year, as long as the area isn't exposed to extreme elements.

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What you need to know about Microbicidal Paint

This paint is the first interior latex microbicidal paint registered with the US Environmental Protection agency. It was developed in conjunction with scientists and microbiologists as a germ-fighting tool for hospitals and other industrial or commercial settings where there is a threat for spread of infectious disease.

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