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Tri-County news • Fall Home Improvement • Thursday, September 29, 2016

Refresh home with 6 DIY paint projects Few things are as satisfying as pulling off a do-it-yourself (DIY) project, especially when the results are successful.= Whether you are looking to refresh something old or create something new, there is no need to hire a professional. Updating your home both indoors and out can be effortless. All you need is a fresh coat of paint. Whether a quick afternoon project or a weekend makeover, here are some DIY projects to spark your inspiration: Update your bedroom You can change the entire look of your bedroom with a can of paint and a few easy steps. A splash of vibrant color could be just the change for which you are looking. But paint is not just for the walls. Take your old desk and chair set from abandoned to astonishing with a little paint from HGTV HOME(TM) by SherwinWilliams for the perfect study corner, or add a coat of your favorite color to every piece of furniture in the room. For this project, try HGTV HOME by SherwinWilliams Showcase Interior Paint. This paint was created with a Precision Color Promise and features exceptional color matching with fade resistant technology allowing you to choose the perfect color to revamp your space with confidence. Paint a picture frame Gallery walls are super trendy these days, so why not make yours even more stylish with a personalized touch? Refresh those old picture frames you have lying around, or pick some up at a thrift store and add a layer of paint. Just be sure to wipe off your frames first so the surface is clean and ready for brush strokes. After the frames are dry, slide in photos and they are ready to hang. Two-toned accent wall When it comes to creating an accent wall, the possibilities are endless and the quickest and easiest way to make a huge difference in any room. A subtle hint of color can elevate even the plainest of rooms in just a couple of hours. A twotoned wall is an unexpected twist that takes any room from bleak to bold with high-quality paint. Select two hues from one of their 16 unique Color Collections. Each of the paint colors in the collections were designed to work together in harmony, so you truly cannot go wrong. Then line the wall with painter’s tape and roll on the first color. Let it dry and then apply the other. Once paint is dry to the

A little extra paint here and there can do wonders for sprucing up a home without a lot of time or money invested.

touch, slowly pull off the tape, angling it toward you. Try using HGTV HOME by SherwinWilliams INFINITY Paint for this project. This interior paint provides a durable finish that is stain resistant and can easily be washed and cleaned, making it the perfect paint for any room in your home. Instant curb appeal Ready for the fastest and easiest ways to improve your home’s curb appeal? Give your front door, trim and shutters a fresh coat of paint. Pick a bold color (or colors) or a brightening white, but make sure they complement the other colors of your home. These simple painting projects will give your home that nice finished look that will have neighbors stopping and staring as they stroll past. You will also need a paint that pro-

vides protection against even the toughest elements, such as heavy rain and intense sunlight. HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams offers a wide variety of paint products that do this, especially their Showcase Exterior Paint with WeatherTuff technology. This paint also offers a thicker coating for extra protection from cracking, peeling and blistering for a long-lasting beautiful finish. Upgrade your mailbox Dress up your mailbox by painting the wooden post to match the exterior of the home, or take a bold approach and paint it a vibrant color. Picnic table revamp Shatter picnic table stereotypes by painting yours with a cheerful color. After all, a picnic table does not have

to be brown. Start by cleaning the table with soapy water to remove dirt and grime. Next sand the table, so the surface is free of splinters. Then rinse the dust away. Let the surface dry, and then it is time to paint with a premium quality exterior paint that is perfect for unprimed surfaces, such as HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams INFINITY Exterior Paint. This paint is a one-coat paint and primer making it easy to update the picnic table in just an afternoon. It is also mildew resistant and holds up against harsh weather conditions, keeping the picnic table bright and beautiful throughout the entire year. Feeling inspired to revitalize the look of your home? Get started this weekend with any of these quick and easy DIY paint projects. Visit for inspiration.

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