Why isn’t white always the best paint color for a ceiling? #HossColor chat

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Take a moment before you pick up another gallon of ceiling white paint. Ceilings don’t have to be white. Ok, so take a moment to digest that statement. If you are a color geek like me or passionate about Pinterest and shelter magazines like Hoss magazine, this isn’t a surprise. … see more

Painting a room? Whole house? Here’s a time saver

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Painting a room is something almost all of us take on at some time in our lives. For some it’s passion; others a headache. In both cases, tools that work make it better. Like light sabers. I’m a contractor. I’m also a DIYer in the sense that I’m working on … see more

In an afternoon, I updated the color of my mom’s bathroom vanity cabinet

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Slow and steady is how I like to paint vanity cabinets for that factory finish look. Yes, you can paint your cabinets. No, you shouldn’t expect to paint them in just one coat. You’ve probably heard experts weigh-in on both sides of the ‘paint your cabinets’ opinion fence. If you … see more

Theresa power washed a watermelon for a Consumer Reports video

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Mark & Theresa power washed a watermelon and did a quick makeover on a tool shed in this fun Consumer Reports video. If someone asked you to power wash a watermelon, would you? Uh, of course. Theresa donned an entire safety ensemble before she pointed the gas-powered pressure washer at … see more

Quick tip: How to get a perfect paint finish with a few easy steps

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A perfect paint finish is easy if you follow a few simple steps, and practice patience, when spray painting furniture. I’m kind of a perfectionist when it comes to painting. Drips, blobs, runs, streaks, uneven color… all make me uncomfortable. Especially when it’s easy to achieve a smooth ‘I-didn’t-know-it-came-in-that-color’ reaction … see more

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