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How to use paint effectively

Paint is a powerful weapon in a decorator’s arsenal. It has the ability to transform a room, it can be used by even a novice DIYer, it’s an inexpensive way to create a new look, and the colour combinations are virtually endless.

But knowing how to use paint effectively can be a challenge if you’re not sure where to start. Here are some tips to get you going.

Choosing colours: Because there are so many options when it comes to colour, picking one can be overwhelming. Here are 10 tips for picking paint colours and how to use them.

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Make it personal: The best way to find a colour that’s right for you is to look at those things in your life that have meaning and the colours associated with them. Here are some suggestions.

The paint job: OK, so you’ve got your colours, now what’s the best way to apply them? Here are 10 tips for the perfect paint job and another 27 tips for painting a room with no mess.

Fooling the eye: Paint is also a great way to create the illusion of extra space. Here are five space-enhancing tricks with paint.

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Originally published May 14, 2018

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