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How to Prepare Walls for Painting

Taking time to prep walls correctly before you paint can give your finished paint project a professional look. Learn these basic steps ...

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Top 92 Painting Walls Projects

  1. 1. Luxurious Linen Finish (02:10)

    Create a faux linen finish on your walls with these techniques.

  2. 2. Painting Interiors (20:01)

    Amy Matthews shows how to alter the overall look of a room with painting.

  3. 3. How to Create Sculptured Wall Tiles

    Next up, the team paints unique 3-D sculptural wall tiles to create a bold, shiny focal point above the sofa.

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  4. 4. How To Paint Stripes on a Wall

    Stripes have a striking first appearance, but they also create a balanced, well-organized feeling while adding height to a room.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. Painting Accent Wall Frames

    This DIY Basic will provide tips on painting accent wall frames.

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  6. 6. Painting Stripes on a Wall (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics on Painting Stripes on a Wall.

  7. 7. How to Create Frottage Leather Walls

    By applying a faux leather finish, you can create frottage leather walls and transform a dull room into a more sophisticated living spa...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 8. How To Create Rough Plaster Walls

    A rough plaster finish, painted pale pink and glazed with copper, adds old-world charm to any room.

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    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 9. How to Revive Molding That Has Been Painted Too Many Times

    Learn how to rejuvenate old molding and trim even after decades of paint buildup.

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  10. 10. Color Your Home (04:40)

    Tour the colorful home of an artist who uses color in unexpected ways.

  11. 11. Make a Wood-Block Accent Wall (00:01:00)

    Follow our tips to make and install a bathroom accent wall of wood blocks.

  12. 12. How to Paint Walls for a City Suite

    Soft lavender and Eastern-flair stencils painted on the walls bring a calming effect to this tiny condo bedroom-dining space.

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  13. 13. Black & Decker PaintStick (00:51)

    Get your next painting project rolling with this paint roller system.

  14. 14. Unique Painting Techniques (00:01:00)

    Professional painting techniques give walls a unique look for any design.

  15. 15. How To Add Wall and Rug Decorations to a Room

    This room's wall color gets some added depth, and the existing rug gets a paint facelift.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
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