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Quick Column Summary: Behr Paint is proudly used If you're a professional painter, I'm willing to wager your perception of Behr Paint may be like mine was fifty-seven hours ago. As the wheels of my plane touched down at LAX on February 9, 2014, I thought Behr paint was a tier-two paint company that made Read More »

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Matching Wood Stain - Add Pigment to the Urethane This past week I helped two 70-year-old newlyweds solve a vexing problem in a home they purchased. In just fifteen minutes using my transcribed phone call service, I saved them perhaps $5,000.00. I shared a time-tested way they could match the stain on a wood-paneled room. Read More »

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Why Exterior Paint Peels Two weeks ago in this column I shared why it’s so hard to preserve exterior wood using any number of products. One of them was paint. You may have been one of the many readers that reached out to me. If I had to boil down all the emails I received Read More »

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A Textured Kitchen Ceiling is Hard to Clean I’ve lost count of the questions I’ve answered. It’s in the tens of thousands over the past twenty-eight years. Most questions are pretty straightforward and the answers are somewhat obvious. However, every now and then I’m blessed with an email from a homeowner that provides an incredible Read More »

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QUESTION: Help me, Tim! I’m so darned frustrated! The paint on the outside of my home and a shed keeps peeling. Both have wood siding on them. Every few years I’m out there scraping and starting over. What am I doing wrong? I follow the directions on the label of the paint can to the Read More »

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Exterior Painting Costs 2021 - Use Urethane Paint & Oxygen Bleach Exterior painting costs are going up with inflation. To save money long-term, you want to purchase the best paint and clean your house well so it's many years before you paint again. What is the Best Exterior House Paint? The best exterior paint hands Read More »

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Painting Wallpaper - If Not Coated, You Must Prime it With Oil Paint QUESTION: Tim, I’ve got decades-old wallpaper in my kitchen I want to paint. It’s in great shape with only two small tears. Can I paint over the wallpaper or must I remove the wallpaper before painting? The paper was applied directly onto Read More »

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 Best Exterior House Paint Podcast: Tim Carter talks with Maggie in North Carolina. Maggie and Tim are old friends as they worked together to put whitewash on Maggie's fireplace. CLICK or TAP HERE for the unbelievable before and after whitewash photos. This time Maggie wants to know the best exterior house paint. She needs Read More »

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Paint Beadboard Ceiling The recessed grooves in beadboard make painting it a not-so-fun project. Painting overhead is also problematic because the paint wants to fall in your face and on your arms. Bill, who lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, asked me to create this column. What are the First Steps to Paint Beadboard Ceiling? The first Read More »

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