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Get simple how-tos, expert advice, and must-read tips for choosing the right paint and supplies to make any paint project a success. Learn proper preparation techniques for interior, exterior, and other surfaces. Patch and repair drywall, protect trim and molding, and seal windows. Get expert tips on applying painter's tape and the best paint applicators to use for a specific paint project. Have you wanted to try painting stripes? Take a look at our instructions for decorative painting projects to learn helpful tips and tricks. Our color palettes, selected by experts, allow you to try a no-fail paint scheme in your space. And if you want to see what a particular color, or colors, looks like in your room, upload a photo to our My Color Finder tool and try out as many colors as you like without ever opening a paint can. Learn to paint more than just walls, too. Check out our tips on how to paint flooring, exteriors, brick, vinyl, metal, glass, concrete, plastic, and other surfaces. Read about safety concerns when using paint, and follow our tips for safely dealing with lead paint to avoid contamination.

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