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DIY Resources

General Painting Information

  • HGTV — Home and Garden TV's site
  • Home Depot — The hardware chain's home page.
  • Lowe's Hardware — The hardware chain's home page.
  • Hometime — Hometime TV's program's How-To area, featuring painting instructions.
  • — A site designed to share creative paint ideas. There is a community area, guest designer tips and techniques, ask the expert, sweepstakes and more.
  • Paint Quality Institute — Contains do-it-yourself tips, a press room, and a resource library; information on contractors, paintsellers, specifiers.

Faux Finishes

  • Faux Finishes — Detailed links and resources on faux finishes.

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The United States exported $1.8 billion in paint and coatings products in 2010, up by 24 percent, or $343 million, from 2009.

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