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Paint Color Visualizer

Paint Color Visualizer

Digitally add the color of your choice to your room with this powerful tool.

Digitally Paint Your Room
Paint Sheen Guide: Pick Your Perfect Paint Sheen

Paint Sheen Guide: Pick Your Perfect Paint Sheen

Use this guide to find the right paint sheen for your project.

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How To Give Your Front Door A Makeover In Four Steps

How To Give Your Front Door A Makeover In Four Steps

Give visitors to your home a great first impression by creating a beautiful and welcoming entryway. Use these front door painting tips to give your home great curb appeal.

How To Paint A Front Door - Painting Advice
What is Hygge?

What Is Hygge?

Warm bedrooms that you can lounge in and read, cozy spaces by the fire in a cabin, or a dining room where you and your friends gather and have deep conversations all exude the concept of Hygge. However it doesn't just exist magically - Hygge can be cultivated in a space by choosing the right colors to give it an air of tranquility that is warming and friendly. Below are 3 ways to add a touch of Hygge to your space.

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Weekend Projects To Increase Home Value

Weekend Projects To Increase Home Value

Are you looking to increase the curb appeal of your home without spending a lot of time or money? A small weekend painting project can drastically change how the exterior of your home looks to guests or potential buyers. 

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Painting Advice: I need help with living room colors!

Painting Advice: I need help with living room colors!

Colors are a representation of something greater than just a visual hue. When choosing colors, think about how they make you feel. 

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Deck Ideas: Do I need to clean my deck before I stain it?

Deck Ideas: Do I need to clean my deck before I stain it?

Cleaning your deck prior to applying fresh stain is an important step towards protecting your surfaces. 

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Top Trending Stain Colors for Outdoor Spaces

Top Trending Stain Colors for Outdoor Spaces

The idea that only brown stains should be used to accentuate your patio or deck is a thing of the past -- green, grey, and blue (among other vibrant colors) have become popular wood stain colors, and even clear sealants can provide a unique and beautiful way to add additional pizazz to your home (while protecting your patio or deck).

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4 Wood Stain Colors You Never Knew Existed

4 Wood Stain Colors You Never Knew Existed

Recent design trends have come to showcase plenty of our more colorful wood stains. Once you see these four quintessentially quirky stain colors, you’ll never think of stain the same way again. 

4 Wood Stain Colors You Never Knew Existed
Popular Stain Colors by Region

Popular Stain Colors by Region

This land was made for every stain! From easy, breezy, beachy hues to hot and arid desert tones, each region favors a unique family of exterior stain colors. Learn what’s trending in your neck of the woods and beyond.

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How To Paint A Room: Save Money On Your Project!

How To Paint A Room: Save Money On Your Project!

A great room paint job doesn't necessarily have to cost you a great amount of money. We'll show you how to paint on a budget. 

How To Paint A Room: Save Money On Your Project!
The Best Exterior Paint Color Schemes

The Best Exterior Paint Color Schemes

Create a harmonious and beautiful exterior color palette that will make your house the envy of the block.

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What Color Should I Paint My Bathroom?

What Color Should I Paint My Bathroom?

What Color Should I Paint My Bathroom? If you are redoing the bathroom this spring, you're likely wondering about trendy colors and which ones are popular for the bath.

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Olympic® SUMMIT™ Advanced Stain + Sealant in One

Olympic® SUMMIT Advanced Stain + Sealant in One

Olympic SUMMIT is formulated to protect and enhance the natural look of wood with exceptional richness and depth of colour.

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What Color Should I Stain My Deck?

What Color Should I Stain My Deck?

What Color Should I Stain My Deck? It's easy to find the best deck stain colors - when considering wood stain colors for your deck, consider what color will best enhance the wood’s finish.

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We make it easy to find the right wood stain colors

What Stain Should I Use?

 Use this guide to understand what each type of wood stain opacity is and what colors work best for your wood stain project.

What Stain Should I Use On My Deck?
Most Popular Paint & Stain Articles

Most Popular Paint & Stain Articles

Use our most visited and popular paint color articles when you need tried-and-true staining advice & painting tips that work.

Popular Painting Tips
Kitchen Colors

Kitchen Colors

The kitchen is the heart of the home, used by everyone in the household for a variety of reasons. Kitchen colors and their energy have a tremendous impact on daily life. 

Colors For Kitchens
Bathroom Paint Color Schemes

Bathroom Paint Color Schemes

Bathrooms aren't just for bathing. You prepare, relax and unwind in these spaces over the course of the day. Fresh harmonies can create environments perfectly suited to your needs.

Find A Scheme
Bedroom Paint Colors

Bedroom Paint Color Schemes

The bedroom is an exceptionally personal space. Your personality should drive your color choices throughout, and give you a truly unique space that's all your own. Check out these bedroom ideas for some restful inspiration!

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Inspiring Kid's Room Paint Colors

Inspiring Kid's Room Paint Colors

These rooms can be some of the most creative and expressive in the house. There's only one rule here - don't be afraid to use your imagination.

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Neutral Paint Color Schemes

Neutral Paint Color Schemes

Some colors simply work. Put them in any room or use them as accents for bolder colors and they stand on their own. These colors look great in any setting and light. 

Neutral Paint Colors!
Paint Calculator

Paint Calculator

Determine the right amount of paint needed for your project and avoid underestimating by using our easy paint calculator.

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How Do I Paint Over Painted Walls?

How Do I Paint Over Painted Walls?

Before you go throwing paint over those old colors or peeling paints, make sure you know how to best apply the new coat. 

Repaint Your Walls With Ease!
One Easy Way To Kid-Proof Your Walls!

One Easy Way To Kid-Proof Your Walls!

Bumps, scratches and spills… your kids are probably familiar with these terms. Your paint doesn't need to reflect their fun though. 

Kid-Proof Your Walls!
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