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How to Make the Most of Every Inch of Your Hallway

If you live in a large house, you may see your hallways as those extra spaces to vacuum that simply bring you from one part of your home to another. But if you live in an apartment or a smaller house, hallways are precious and valuable space you should definitely be making the most of.Read more...
Tags: Wallpaper, Visual Arts, Paint, Architecture, Lifehacks, Interior Design, Hallway, Bookcase, Rooms, Decorative Arts, Siobhan Murphy

Scientists develop the whitest paint ever

Ultra-white is the new Vantablack. Purdue University researchers developed the whitest white paint ever. It reflects 98.1% of sunlight. (The blackest black paint, Vantablack, absorbs 99.9% of visible light.) According to lead researcher Xiulin Ruan, "f you were to use this paint to cover a roof area of about 1,000 square feet, we estimate that you could get a cooling power of 10 kilowatts. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Science, News, Paint, Colors, Vantablack, Xiulin Ruan, Vantablack Purdue University

How To Paint Laminate Countertops with Daich SpreadStone Countertop Paint

Are your counters in need of some serious updating? Are you sick of looking at the same color? Do you have ugly laminate countertops that are totally getting in the way of that modern farmhouse kitchen style you so desperately want to achieve? Getting bored in quarantine and want to do a little DIY project that will make a big impact? Or do you just want to update your kitchen without taking out a loan? If you answered YES to any of these questions, keep reading because we are going to tel...
Tags: Home Depot, Fashion, Home Decor, Painting, Paint, Kitchenaid, Onyx, Don, Home Life, Countertops, Laminate, Countertop, Painting Inside Your House, Interior Painting, Countertop Paint, Daich

Researchers Created the Whitest White Paint Ever

If you’ve ever redone a room in your house and gone to the hardware store to pick out some fresh paint, you know that there’s a lot of different shades of white on the market. Turns out, there’s a new shade of white in town—and this one may have some pretty cool (literally) climate implications. Read more...
Tags: Home Depot, Science, Visual Arts, Paint, Construction, White, Building Materials, Roofs, Solar Architecture, Applied Materials, Climate Engineering, Transport Phenomena, Reflective Surfaces, Building Insulation, Hashem Akbari, Xiulin Ruan

Why Hiring Professional Painters Are Worth Every Penny

If you’re thinking about making your house more lively and contemporary, giving it a fresh lick of paint can do just that and a lot more, but should you hire a professional painter to do the job?  Painting your house is one of the easiest and most direct ways of giving your home a wholesome, captivating look. While you may be tempted to DIY, the experience can be incredibly stressful if you do not have the appropriate equipment and expertise to do the job.  An excellent way to go abo...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Home Improvement, Painting, Paint, Home Improvements, Home Renovation, Home Life, Painter, Home Reno, Home Renovations, Paint Colors, Paint Brush, Painting Inside Your House, Painting Your House, Professional Painter

Steal This Look: A Modern Victorian Bedroom in London

Ever since we posted on architect Paul West’s Victorian duplex in Stoke Newington, London, we’ve been thinking about the tranquil nature of two-tone white paint and the lasting appeal of modern, back-to-basics design. Here we detail the key elements of the main bedroom from furniture to finishes. Photography courtesy of The Modern House. Paul West’s Farleigh Road, London, Home in the Modern House, Bedroom Paul West’s Farleigh Road, London, Home in the Modern House, Bedroom Paul West’s Farleig...
Tags: Books, London, Wales, Paint, Paris, Forest, Stockholm, Beds, Bedrooms, Malibu California, Stoke Newington London, Steal This Look, Farrow Ball, Paul West, Danish Design Store, Hawkins New York

How to Turn a Used Bookcase Into a Functional Kitchen Island

Sitcoms (usually) have the best kitchens. Of course, that’s because they’re fake, missing an entire wall, and designed to make it easy for the cameras to get the angles they need. In addition to a swinging door from the kitchen to the neighboring room, one of the other sitcom kitchen staples is a kitchen island. Read more...
Tags: Skills, Visual Arts, Paint, Furniture, Lifehacks, Bookcase, Tray, Sandpaper, Industrial Processes, Hospitality Recreation, Ancient Roman Technology, Faux Painting, Jenn Largesse

Crazy Crafty Instant Win Game

Spin to win the Crazy and Crafty Instant Win Game! You can spin to win one of these fun and crafty prizes. Pick up a new hobby and fill your time with something fun. It is always so satisfying to make something with your own two hands!   Embroidery Beginner Kits for Adults [Easy for Embroidery Beginners] the full range of cross stitch embroidery kit for beginners adults is designed with printed pattern, which makes the project very easy for beginners to finish. [Notes] stamped embroide...
Tags: Giveaways, Paint, Anthropology, Embroidery, Coloring, Whittling, Instant Win, Steamy Kitchen Giveaways

A Paint-like app does exist on your Mac. Here’s how to find it

Looking for an Apple equivalent to Paint in MacOS? Similar features are actually hidden inside Preview. Here's how to use Preview for a Paint-like experience.
Tags: Apple, Image Editing, Trends, How-to, Paint, Computing, Tier 4, Image Editor

Why Your Kitchen Needs a Paint Brush

I detest crumbs. Worse than spills, or even sticky spots, crumbs scatter, cling, and hide in crevices and behind microwaves, where they are able to evade a damp dish cloth or paper towel. But they are, luckily, vanquished with an old or cheap paint brush.Read more...
Tags: Tools, Paint, Lifehacks, Consumer Goods, Brush, Cosmetics, Paintbrush, Broom, Hand Tools, Manufactured Goods, Hospitality Recreation, Bristle

Colour Makes People Happy: A Renegade Paint Guru in East Sussex

Above: Simon March at work in his Lewes, East Sussex, shop. “We make colors taken from popular culture, not stately homes,” says Simon March, proprietor of Colour Makes You Happy, “using ingredients from the South Downs including linseed oil, chalk, and alabaster. “I want my shop to be a place you can drop into and share significant color-inspired moments of the kind you’re unlikely to get in a chain store. And go home with a headful of colors you instinctively liked, rather than those dictated...
Tags: Books, New York, Paint, Netherlands, Holland, Long Island, Jackson Pollock, South Downs, East Sussex, Mark Rothko, Mansfield Park, Palette & Paints, Paint Resources, Cassandra Ellis, Product Discoveries, Lewes East Sussex

Amazing demo of the world's glowiest glow-in-the-dark paint

To follow up to his ultra-black room, James at Action Lab did up a room with LIT pigment, the highest-lumen glow-in-the-dark pigment. Then he blasted it with a 100,000 lumen flashlight. Very cool! He also explains light reflectivity and shows a sample of the whitest material ever created. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Light, Paint, Glow, Glow In The Dark, James at Action Lab

Galaxy car made with blackest black paint and a pearlescent topcoat

The world's blackest paint, Musou Black, absorbs 99.4% of light. We've already seen a room painted with it, and now here's a car that's covered in it. That's a trippy look on its own but YouTuber's DipYourCar didn't stop there. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Paint, Blackest Black, Musou Black

The weirdness of a room painted entirely with the world's blackest black paint

The Action Lab coated an entire room with Musou Black paint that reportedly has a visible absorption rate of 99.4%. Expect a run on Musou Black from goth teens eager to redecorate their bedrooms.
Tags: Video, News, Paint, Decor, Musou Black

Tron-themed car has glowing paint that can switch on and off

Since we previously posted about LumiLor, it's gone from lab testing to real-world applications, like this car's Tron-themed paint job that appears at the flip of a switch. Here are some other recent applications for the light emitting coating. need that bike helmet! — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Light, Paint, Tron, Coating

Remodelista Greatest Hits 2020: 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Painting Furniture

Earlier this winter, I moved with my boyfriend into a quirky one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan’s West Village. When we found it we couldn’t believe our luck. “It’s perfect,” we told our friends and family: “We’re moving in January, so we’ll have a couple of months in the winter to take on some DIY projects and really make it our own.” Among other DIYs, I decided to repaint a table, several peg rails, and a massive wooden wardrobe, ordered from Ikea, to serve as my closet. Cut to one month later...
Tags: Home Depot, Books, Matthew Williams, New York City, How-to, Paint, House, Ikea, Manhattan, Meredith, Matt, Justine, Zinsser, DIY & Remodeling, Palette & Paints, Paint Resources

Remodelista Greatest Hits 2020: A Designer’s Bucolic Cottage in the Welsh Countryside

We recently came across Justine Cook’s lovely, centuries-old cottage in the Welsh countryside. Its snug dimensions, spare interiors, and soothing palette are just what we need right now to calm our pandemic-heightened nerves. Justine, an artist and interior design consultant, and her husband, a landscape and history writer, bought the bucolic property in 2009. “We loved the setting and the fact that we could watch the cloud shadows move across the valley below,” she says. Unlike most home renova...
Tags: Books, Wales, France, Paint, Ikea, Bristol, White, House Tour, Modern House, Justine, Remodel & Renovation, Small-Space Living, Kitchen Design, Gesa Hansen, Farrow Ball, Industrial Lighting

White Remains Top Vehicle Color Globally According to Axalta

  Axalta released its 68th Global Automotive Color Popularity Report today, and it said 81 percent of vehicles are white, black, gray or silver. White at 38 percent is the most frequently purchased automotive color worldwide and has been for 10 years consecutively. Black remains at 19 percent year-over-year and is a luxury vehicle favorite. Gray, […] The post White Remains Top Vehicle Color Globally According to Axalta appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Marketing, Global, Color, Trends, Paint, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Black, Cosmetics, News Blog, Axalta, Consumer Preferences, Vehicle Colors

This Impossibly Black Lancer Evolution Uses Special Paint To Break Your Brain

Personally, I’ve never been interested in cars that were “blacked out,” nor have I ever wanted to blackout anything I’ve driven. The culture is pretty much lost on me. But, as I’ve just discovered, there’s an ongoing search for the blackest of black paint, and I think the folks over at the DipYourCar YouTube channel…Read more...
Tags: Science, Paint, Lancer, What The Hell Is This, DipYourCar YouTube

The Perfect Palette: A Color-Matching Tool for Finding the Ideal Paint, via Datacolor

You’re looking for a specific paint color to match a favorite throw pillow, so you bring the pillow to your hardware store to see if they can match it, or at least come close. Or maybe you head to the rack of paint chips and pore over hundreds of color options, only to feel more overwhelmed than when you first stepped into the store. Sound familiar? To us, too. So we were thrilled to discover a little tool that takes the guesswork out of color matching, making the whole paint-choosing process q...
Tags: Books, Paint, Sponsored Post, Datacolor, Palette & Paints, Paint Resources

Green car coated in black thermochromic paint that turns clear with hot water

The guys at DipYourCar did a fun experiment where they put five coats of black-to-clear thermochromic paint on a lime green car, then tossed hot water on the hood. Worked better than they expected, as they had never tried it before! They missed a chance to sit naked on the hood, though. Before you run…
Tags: Video, News, Cars, Paint, Thermochromic, DipYourCar

Give Your Home a Drab '80s Makeover With Commodore 64 Colored Spray Paint

Any interior designer will tell you a splash of color can really help a room pop, but what if your goal is creating a space that’s boring and entirely forgettable? Instead of reaching for a vibrant shade from Benjamin Moore, just grab a can of this Commodore 64-colored spray paint that promises to make anything, from…Read more...
Tags: Science, Paint, Hacks, Atari, Benjamin Moore, Commodore 64, Spraypaint, Desktop PC

Auto painter demonstrates how to apply chrome paint to all kinds of objects

Chrome paint takes a little bit of skill to do well. Australian YouTuber custompaintmods tries applying it with paintbrush, airbrush, and with various primers and topcoats, and the end results compare favorably with real chrome. One interesting quality of chrome paint is that it looks best applied over glossy black paint. Another is that is goes on dull and starts to get reflective after application. Other people testing chrome paints suggested spraying with successive very thin layers tha...
Tags: Chrome, Video, News, Painting, Paint, Maker

Insect Life Hampers Roll-out of GM’s Newest SUVs

Longer, more spacious, and sporting a newly independent rear suspension, General Motors’ 2021 full-size SUV clan is ready to tap pent-up consumer enthusiasm… just as soon as the manufacturer scrubs off the paint-marring insect secretions. It seems the General’s big SUVs have run into a seasonal issue near their Texas home base. As reported by […] The post Insect Life Hampers Roll-out of GM’s Newest SUVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Texas, General Motors, Paint, Nature, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, SUVs, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, News Blog, Insect Life Hampers Roll

6 Ideas To Add Color To Your Bedroom Without Painting

Isn’t this the time to get your space a color makeover? It is totally normal to want to add more colors to the space where, especially these days, we are spending most of the time. It will feel joyful and will give you the energy to have bright colors and hues. To begin with that transformation, it is not necessary to start with the walls, however. Try with a colorful plum comforter set first , for example. These ideas are also ideal for those who are renting their apartment, as they ca...
Tags: Fashion, Home Decor, Painting, Paint, Bedroom, Don, Bedroom Designs, Home Life, Bedroom Decor, Bedroom Style, Bedroom Update, Painting Inside Your House, Bedroom Paint

Oh No, Microsoft, Don't Mess With Notepad and Paint

Microsoft just can’t catch a break with all its updates that seem to cause more problems. The company rolled out a Windows 10 update yesterday which fixed a major DNS security flaw (and a few other things), but in the process might have removed Notepad, Paint, or WordPad for some users if they were updating to version…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Paint, Windows 10, Notepad, Always Broken

Rehab Diary: How to Paint Furniture Like an Expert

This summer, my husband and I were driving on Cape Cod, when I spied a couple of midcentury modernesque chairs outside a thrift shop. “Stop!” I yelled–we were in need of dining chairs. When I asked the owner the price, he informed me that there were four more out back. “How much for all six?” I asked. “Thirty dollars for the set,” he replied. I gave him $35. Score! Only problem, someone had painted the chairs a pale puce green. But for $35, I was willing to put in the labor to paint them. Here’s...
Tags: Books, Diy, Paint, Furniture, Diy Projects, Palette & Paints, Dining Chairs, DIY Ideas, Zinsser Bulls, Painted Furniture

Lucid Motors to begin producing Air electric vehicles for customers in early 2021

Lucid Motors will begin producing its luxury electric vehicle for customers at its new Arizona factory in early 2021, about three months later than expected due to a slowdown caused by COVID-19. The company, which plans to unveil a production version of the Lucid Air in an online event scheduled for September 9, said construction resumed several weeks ago at its factory Casa Grande, Arizona and is on target to complete phase one this year. Lucid Motors has also restarted vehicle developmen...
Tags: California, Saudi Arabia, Tech, Companies, Paint, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Arizona, Transport, Air, North America, General Electric, Electric Car, Cto, Lucid, Samsung SDI

QOTD: Embracing Your True Colors?

In each and every one of us lurks a number of hidden longings. Yours truly, as a child and even later, used to yearn to one day work at the National Hurricane Center in Coral Gables, Florida. That clearly didn’t pan out. They probably demand a degree in science-y things, the jerks. Oh well. Other […] The post QOTD: Embracing Your True Colors? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Color, Paint, Autos, Qotd, National Hurricane Center, Coral Gables Florida, News Blog, Question of the Day, Paint Options

A Paint-esque app does exist on your Mac — and here’s how to find it

Looking for a Paint app on your Mac? It's hidden inside Preview, which has tools for drawing and much more.
Tags: Apple, Image Editing, Trends, How-to, Paint, Other, Computing, Mac Os X, Tier 4, Image Editor