Instructables: exploring - workshop - home-renovation - paint - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:50:17 PST BLOX v1.01 Closet Mural http://www.instructables.com/id/Closet-Mural/
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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:09:03 PST
DIY Kitchen Cabinet Makeover http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Kitchen-Cabinet-Makeover/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 16:24:31 PST
Wallpaper to Wood: A Bathroom Remodel http://www.instructables.com/id/Wallpaper-to-Wood-A-Bathroom-Remodel/
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By: Brooklyntonia

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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 17:23:48 PST
Extreme Room Overhaul http://www.instructables.com/id/Extreme-Room-Overhaul/
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:26:13 PST
Coloring and Aging Wood Planks with Simple Painting Techniques http://www.instructables.com/id/Coloring-and-Aging-Wood-Planks-with-Simple-Paintin/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:49:17 PST
Fun Room Update http://www.instructables.com/id/Fun-Room-Update/
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:21:36 PDT
Faux Stone Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Faux-Stone-Painting/
Faux Stone Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/M7BK/HYHGC24Q/FETM7BKHYHGC24Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/M7BK/HYHGC24Q/FETM7BKHYHGC24Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/M7BK/HYHGC24Q/FETM7BKHYHGC24Q.SMALL.jpg Rhonda Chase Design When I replaced my ancient one piece range with new appliances I was left with a big swath of unfinished drywall. Looking at my options and not liking most of them, I decided to paint a faux stone wall. I'm pretty happy with the result, and even more important, so is my family.Update: I've been usin...
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 17:54:01 PDT
THE JEEP CAVE FLOOR http://www.instructables.com/id/THE-JEEP-CAVE-FLOOR/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:38:15 PDT
Paint Roller Spinner http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-Roller-Spinner/
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Sun, 2 Jun 2013 01:11:52 PDT
Safe Scaffolding for painting above an attached garage. http://www.instructables.com/id/Safe-Scaffolding-for-painting-above-an-attached-ga/
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Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:30:43 PST
How To Clean Surfaces with TSP http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Clean-Surfaces-with-TSP/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/KO6W/H63P41U5/FH4KO6WH63P41U5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/KO6W/H63P41U5/FH4KO6WH63P41U5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/KO6W/H63P41U5/FH4KO6WH63P41U5.SMALL.jpg The Family Handyman Before you start painting with your new color, you'll need to clean the surface so that paint will better adhere to the wall. We've got something that can help you clean those walls quickly, without too much effort. We advise taking a sponge and trisodium phosphate cleaner (or TSP substitute) to was...
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:36:03 PST
Wagner Power Painter Replacement Cup http://www.instructables.com/id/Wagner-Power-Painter-Replacement-Cup/
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Fri, 12 Oct 2012 17:29:45 PDT
paint your house address on the curb http://www.instructables.com/id/paint-your-house-address-on-the-curb/
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Sat, 28 Jul 2012 09:45:41 PDT
A cheap and easy homemade paint (una pintura barata y fácil hecha en casa) http://www.instructables.com/id/A-cheap-and-easy-homemade-paint-una-pintura-barat/
A cheap and easy homemade paint (una pintura barata y fácil hecha en casa) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/CJQ5/FZ8J4SOG/F20CJQ5FZ8J4SOG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/CJQ5/FZ8J4SOG/F20CJQ5FZ8J4SOG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/CJQ5/FZ8J4SOG/F20CJQ5FZ8J4SOG.SMALL.jpg rimar2000 La pintura al l�tex m�s barata, en Argentina, cuesta alrededor de 1.17 U$S el litro. La que les presento hoy cuesta solamente 0.65 U$S, y no tiene nada que envidiarle en cuanto a resultados. La receta me la pas� un amigo ruso que vive en Argentina desde hace unos 14 a�os. The cheapest latex pain...
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Wed, 9 Sep 2009 16:30:44 PDT
Painting with Colored Cement http://www.instructables.com/id/Painting-with-Colored-Cement/
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Fri, 7 May 2010 06:16:13 PDT
How to Paint with a Spraygun http://www.instructables.com/id/Spraygun/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2009 23:33:25 PST
Paint a Mural in a Child's Nursery http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Paint-a-Mural-in-a-Childs-Nursery/
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Mon, 19 Jan 2009 19:29:57 PST
How to paint walls http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-paint-walls-1/
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Sun, 26 Oct 2008 17:15:01 PDT
How to paint walls http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-paint-walls/
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Tue, 23 Sep 2008 08:19:28 PDT