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Choosing Paint Colors & Tools

The House Counselor Laurie March

Let's Start in The Paint Aisle

Learn what type of paint to use on walls, furniture and other home improvement projects.

Paintbrushes, Rollers + Sprayers

woman painting a white wall with purple paint using a paint roller

You've got the paint. Now get it on the wall.

Get the Nuts and Bolts on Fasteners

man using a nail gun to fasten boards together

Here's how to choose appropriate hardware for your next project.

Finishes + Stains

woman applying clear finish to wood

Know the difference between shellac, polyurethane, lacquer and varnish.

Adhesives, Caulks and Other Stuff in Tubes

man applying caulk to ceiling molding

Match the right sealer to the right material.

Drills + Bits

man using a power drill

Which drill is best for you, and what kind of bits should you use?


Tools Central

Learn about different types of tools

Find the right tools for all of your projects, plus get advice on buying and caring for everything in your toolbox.

Tool Encyclopedia + More

"Ish" Happens

Home maintenance and repairs

Things break and accidents happen. Learn how to repair common household problems, messes and predicaments.

Don't Let the Ish Hit the Fan!

Smart Money Solutions

The best home investments

Find out which remodeling projects will give you the best return on your money.

Invest in Your Home

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