5 Tips for Clean Lines When Using Stencils

5 Tips for Clean Lines When Using Stencils
Photo by Anna Shvets

Stencils offer an easy way to create a totally unique look for any project. But as easy as it might seem to use them, the following tips can help you get the best results for your next painting project.

1. Correctly prepare the walls

First, check to see if the walls are dry and clean. Additionally, the wall must be flat and texture-free if you intend to use a stencil on it. 

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How to Use Raspberry Blush – Benjamin Moore’s 2023 Color of the Year

The fall season is one that design enthusiasts look forward to. Why? Because this is the time of year when all of their favorite paint manufacturers reveal their Color of the Year!

Benjamin Moore’s Raspberry Blush, a deep coral red with a hint of pink that is sure to give any space a newfound energy, is one of the new colors that have been announced for 2023. 

We adore it so much that we couldn’t help but look closer.

This composite color, which is somewhere between a vivid coral, a burnt orange, and (appropriately) a raspberry pink, is dynamic and adaptable.

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5 Tips to Choosing the White Shade that Works Best for Your Room

The decision to paint your walls white is easy, but finding the right shade of white can be a challenge.

Most paint brands offer a variety of white paint options to choose from, and some larger brands may have dozens of options. 

Snowbound, Pure White, and Oxford White, among hundreds of other shades of white paint, could lead an indecisive soul to spend hours trying to decide. 

Besides the fact that white looks good with anything, there are lots of great reasons why people pick white. But despite its popularity, white paint is not a “one size fits all” solution.

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7 Ways to Use Pantone’s Color of the Year

7 Ways to Use Pantone's Color of the Year
Image courtesy Pantone

This year, Pantone has opted to go with two colors…a bright, happy shade of yellow and a calming light gray.

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute describes the color choices as “Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic.”

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5 Believable Faux Painting Techniques

5 Believable Faux Painting Techniques
Image courtesy: Henrik Dønnestad on Unsplash

If you’ve got marble tastes on a plywood budget, you can have the look you want for much, much less than the real thing.

But you don’t have to stop at marble, these amazing DIYers have created truly beautiful and unique designs that they’re sharing with the world.

Which is a truly awesome thing!

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