Spring/Summer Snoopy Window

Here’s our newest Spring/Summer Snoopy scene!!!

Snoopy Castle

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DIY: The Perfect Room

It’s true, not everyone can be Michelangelo and paint the Sistine Chapel.  But, if you’ve got the color, a free weekend and your own two hands, there’s no reason you can’t transform your own home into a DIY masterpiece.

These FAQ’s can put you on the path to painting perfection:

What type of paint is best?

There are two basic types: oil based and water-based paint.  When painting a room, modern water-based paint dries faster, has less odor and has plenty of gloss and wipeability.  You’ll find it hard to go wrong with a matte or eggshell finish.

How much paint do I need?

The general rule is to use one gallon for every 350 square feet or surface area.  Sherwin-Williams.com allows you to type your wall dimensions into their paint calculator.  Always buy an extra quart for touch-ups later on.

What about a primer?

There is no need for primer unless walls are badly stained, marked up with spackle from patching or you’re painting a light color over a dark one.

What’s the step-by-step?

  • Clean dusty ceiling corners and baseboards.
  • Apply painter’s tape.  Start in a corner and take your time tearing off tape strips (about 2-3 feet long).
  • Put down drop cloths.
  • Before you lift a roller, “cut” all corners in the room.  Roll away!

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