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Prep for Success: Tips for a Pro-Level Paint Finish

You’ve heard the saying before: Fail to prepare—prepare to fail. But whether it’s because prep work is viewed as an unnecessary expense or it just boils down to impatience, many home improvers fail to properly prepare their surfaces before applying paint. We sat down with TOH painting pro Nick Slavik to find out how important it is to take the time to prep and prime.

Paint-Color Ideas for Craftsman Houses

Earthy and attention-grabbing hues best suit this style from the early 1900s

Paint Color Ideas for Colonial Revival Houses

Skip the predictable black-and-white scheme for this elegant style, and add pops of color for a bold new look

Power vacuum used to get rid of leaves on a yard.

Best Tools to Pick Up Leaves

From power vacuums to leaf blowers, we share different tools you can use to get rid of fallen leaves in your yard.