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How to Paint Like a Pro

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I recently visited a creative and talented friend in her new home. She and her husband had decided to paint their bathroom walls, and it was . . . well . . . a mess. They had splashed paint everywhere and left spots unfinished. My friends had done their best, but what they didn’t realize is that painting isn’t easy. There are a lot of strategies that you can use to get the perfect painted finish, whether it be on a wall or on furniture. The secret to flawless painting is not just about being tidy or touching up — it’s also about choosing the right tools and painting in the right temperature. So before you pick up that paintbrush, read these tips for how to paint like a pro, after the jump.


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Tips for Painting Like a Pro

Take the time to find the right color

Selecting the right color is more than just picking a chip — it can set the tone for a room or item.
Get help choosing at HGTV

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About craftyamy



Amy Anderson is a crafty, DIY kind of girl who lives in Atlanta with her pug. She writes for Babble Home, and her work has appeared on Design Sponge as well as in Woman's Day and The Huffington Post. Read bio and latest posts → Read craftyamy's latest posts →

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  1. Silvia Clark says:

    Just a suggestion, make sure to read the instructions on the can, and the manual if it comes with one. I almost ruined my wall when I applied DraWitPainT because it had a part A Stage 1 & 2, and a Part B Stage 1 & 2. I was under the assumption that I applied four different cans but after reading the instructions. I realized I was supposed to mix part A & B Stage 1, and then part A & B Stage 2 and apply it that way. Painting is hard.

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