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Choosing Paint

Painting your home can be an exasperating experience, especially when it comes to choosing between the many available colors, the best brands, whether you should use oil or latex, simi-gloss or satin and which painting tools you will need.

If you want to make your home look like new, a new paint job can do the trick. Once you make the decision to paint your home, the next giant step is getting started.

Preparing your walls with primer before you paint is the best way to ensure a lasting finish. Priming not only adds to the durability of the paint job it also saves you time, especially if you have the primer tinted the same color as the finish coat.

Tinting primer improves the color of your paint and reduces the number of coats needed to achieve the truest color or hue. Primer is formulated to adhere to a variety of surfaces and seals them to prevent stains and discoloration from bleeding through the final coat. The finish coat sticks more effectively to a primed surface than it does to plaster, wood or an earlier coat of paint.

Learn how to choose the right paint for your next project by understanding the differences between latex and oil based paints, the differences in paint sheen and finish, and choosing the right color. You should also determine how much paint you will need to finish your project.

For a more indepth look at choosing the right paint for your home, start by visiting http://www.homedepot.com/knowhow

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