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How To Stain A Fence In Five Easy Steps

How To Stain A Fence

​Staining a fence is a lot easier than you may think. By following these steps you will quickly and easily learn how to stain a wood fence and then enjoy the benefits it brings to your property.

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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 Clean Your Deck

How To Clean Your Deck

When it comes to cleaning decks and patios, many people come to us looking for honest, trustworthy advice. We’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions from people who are looking to take care of their wood so that it will last for years to come. 

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Deck Strip Cedar and Redwood Solid

Deck Strip Cedar and Redwood Solid

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​Give Your Outdoor Space a Beautiful Border

​Give Your Outdoor Space a Beautiful Border

To freshen up your fence, all it takes is a few days and a stain you love. Here are some color ideas to get you started. 

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The One Simple Way To Prep For Any Paint Project!

The One Simple Way To Prep For Any Paint Project!

Every paint project begins before it actually begins. Use this guide to make sure your painting project is headed in the right direction. 

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Front Door Paint Colors

Beautiful Front Door Paint Colors

Doors are the gateways of your home. Whether inside or out, each door is an opportunity to turn heads, welcome friends, or tie together an entire paint color palette by using a front door paint color that pops.

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Cedar & Redwood Shopping List

Cedar & Redwood Shopping List

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Deck Strip Pressure Treated Lumber Solid

Deck Strip Pressure Treated Lumber Solid

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Worldy & Inspired Paint Colors

Worldy & Inspired Paint Colors

Your home can reflect any style you choose. Bring excitement to all of your spaces by taking advantage of these warm, bold colors.

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What Is Shiplap?

What Is Shiplap And How Can I Use It In My Home?

Using shiplap is a creative way of bringing rustic exterior elements to the inside. It is one of the most popular designing trends that is inexpensive and easy to install.

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Video: Why Thinking Beyond White is a Bright Idea

Video: Why Thinking Beyond White is a Bright Idea

You may think you want plain white, but consider warming your room up with a slightly more colorful choice. 

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Video: Why Apply A Wood Stain Or Sealant?

Video: Why Apply A Wood Stain Or Sealant?

A little stain can go a long way towards protecting your valuable deck, furntiture or building. We show you why in this video. 

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Beach House: Makeover Your Mudroom

Beach House: Makeover Your Mudroom

As the main point of entry, this combination of mudroom, laundry and pet-washing station are designed to be welcoming and super efficient.

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Popular Deck Stain Colors

Popular Deck Stain Colors

Decks see a lot of use, especially when the weather is nice. Foot traffic plus the general wear from the outdoor elements adds up, and decks often need to be re-stained every two or three years. 

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How To Stain A Deck

How To Stain A Deck

Q: How do I stain a deck? My deck's appearance needs some updating and I have never stained wood before. Thanks!

A: Staining a deck is a lot easier than you may think. It involves a simple four-step process. Follow our guide on how to stain a deck below.

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How To Paint A Garage Door

How To Paint A Garage Door

Your garage can be an area of function and beauty that enhances your home's appearance.

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Instant Curb Appeal: Just Add Water

Instant Curb Appeal: Just Add Water

Nothing turns a house into a home faster than window boxes. These floating gardens are like custom window treatments for the exterior. 

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​The One Simple Trick To Making Your Neighbors Envy You

​The One Simple Trick To Making Your Neighbors Envy You

When you buy a home with a deck or when you make the plunge to have a deck built on to your home you inevitably want to end up with a structure that both looks aligned with the design of your home, but also one that impresses your neighbors and – for lack of a better word – makes you feel fancy.
There is an easy way to do that, it is simple, effective, and affordable – choose an unexpected color.

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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.

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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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Deck Stain Colors For White Houses

Deck Stain Colors For White Houses

Today, homeowners seeking to stain a new deck or refurbish an older structure enjoy an exciting variety of choices. By using wood coloring products intelligently, you can significantly enhance the appearance of your residence. 

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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 Strip Pressure Treated Lumber Transparent and Semi-Transparent

Deck Strip Pressure Treated Lumber Transparent and Semi-Transparent

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