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Tips For New Homeowners

Congratulations! You’re now a homeowner! May 1 is actually a holiday just for you – it’s “New Homeowner Day.” Being a homeowner can be overwhelming and the list of projects can seem endless. But think of the possibilities that are ahead of you. What colors will you choose to inspire you? Paint or wallpaper? What...
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Tips for Taping Around Windows Before Painting

Bob from 3M is here to offer some tips on how to tape around windows before painting. Using Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape, you can easily tape around the edges of a windowpane to give you a perfectly polished look once the painting is complete! The tape can also be used to cover hinger covers when...
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Tips For Painting Around Light Fixtures

When painting a room in your home, don’t forget about the 5th wall – the ceiling! Whether you want to go bold with a bright, vibrant color or stick to the classic white or beige, a fresh coat of paint can really change the look and feel of a room. To make sure the painting...
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Transforming an Unfinished Basement into a Comfortable Living Space

You may have seen the recent article in the Star Tribune about Dan and Bridget Smith’s quest to turn their unfinished basement into a comfortable, stylish living space. You can read the article here, but for a more behind the scenes look at the transformation, keep reading! Dan shared with us the colors he chose and...
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Tips for Removing Painters’ Tape

The new paint color you’ve chosen for your room has dried and looks great on your walls. Job well done! Now it’s time to remove the tape protecting your woodwork and floorboards. This may sound simple – but there really is a “right” way to take off painters’ tape. Bob from 3M shows us just...
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Tips for Removing Painters’ Tape

The new paint color you’ve chosen for your room has dried and looks great on your walls. Job well done! Now it’s time to remove the tape protecting your woodwork and floorboards. This may sound simple – but there really is a “right” way to take off painters’ tape. Bob from 3M shows us just...
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Tips for Taping a Room Before you Paint

You’ve spent time staring at paint chips, trying to choose just the right shade for your project. Now that you’ve picked your paint – you’re ready to get started! But have you taped the room yet to protect woodwork, carpet and your windows? Properly taping a room can really make a difference in how your...
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Choosing Tape Before You Paint

Before you take the time to create a new space in your home using paint – you want to take the time to prep the room the right way. This includes taping before you paint. Bob from 3M is an expert on tape and in this series of videos he’ll show us how to successfully...
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Freshen Up Your Home

This time of year we’re getting ready to settle in for the colder months in Minnesota. It’s a perfect time to fix up the yard and get the inside of your home in great shape. If you’re looking to sell your home, it’s even more important to get things sparkling. Much of the advice given...
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How to Remove Wallpaper

When it comes to removing wallpaper, everyone seems to have his or her own theory about what technique works best. But Deb C. at the Edina Hirshfield’s decided to put the four most common techniques to the test; vinegar and water, fabric softener and water, plain water and DIF Wallpaper Remover concentrate and water. And...
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