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Painting Ideas & Tips

Picking up a paint brush? Turn to Duck® brand first for insightful answers and helpful hints.

How to Prep for Trim, Baseboards & Frames

Painting anything other than a big, blank wall can seem intimidating to many people.  After all, it’s those intricate, detailed places like chair rails and baseboards that require a steadier hand and a lot more patience. 

But don’t call a professional for the job just yet.  As long as you take the proper precautions to ensure your carpet, floors and walls are protected from splattering paint or an unsteady hand gone awry, the painting can be done in no time.

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Fabulous Faux Finishes

Every home has items that can be transformed into art tools—you just have to know where to look. Using household items like paper or plastic bags, feathers or an item of your choice, you can get creative and have fun with your favorite faux painting technique. The following are a variety of techniques to try, but don’t be afraid to venture out and create a faux finish technique of your own.

 

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Painting Preparation Tips

Before embarking on any paint job, a room must be properly prepared. While preparation is one of the most time-consuming parts, it’s the most critical in achieving a professional-looking and long-lasting paint job.

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