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Painting

From designer tips to expert-approved shopping lists, here is everything you need before painting your home.

How to choose the best paint color for any room in your house

Choosing the right wall color will make or break your room, and given the thousands of paints on the market, it can be a daunting task. We asked two color experts for help.

11 of the best gray paints for your home

Interior designers and architects share their favorite gray paints and explain why the not-so-gloomy color works well in any room.

A guide to paint sheens, from glossy to matte

After much debate you’ve finally settled on a paint color. Now, the merchant wants to know what sheen you want and there are so many choices. We asked artist Mary McMurray to help us sift through the options.

A guide to the best home painting supplies

To help DIY painters do things right, Joel Hamberg, a 40-year veteran of the industry, put together a foolproof shopping list of the essential painting supplies.

10 white paint ideas for your next project

When it comes to wall color selection, you would think white was the simple choice. We turned to the subjects of our House Calls column to garner ideas for choosing the right white.

7 tips for the perfect paint job

Perhaps nothing changes the nature of a room more than a new coat of paint. But before you take up the brush or roller, check out these tips from the style makers featured in our House Calls column.