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Interior and Exterior Painting Guides

Painting is the #1 Do-It-Yourself project; because it is relatively easy and inexpensive to do. However, most people have some questions about painting. Most of those questions come under the heading of "Paint", "Brushes" and "Preparation". Fewer people concern themselves with "Technique". However, learning the techniques of the pros will give you better results and may even save you time and money.

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