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  • One of the easiest ways to makeover the interior of your home is with a fresh coat of paint. Paint does more than cover up fingerprints and make a space look new again--the right color of paint can change the entire personality of a room.

    Before jumping into any DIY home painting project, a good first step is to visualize how the finished room will look using an online color visualizer tool. A visualizer tool (my favorite is found at is a virtual paint brush that lets you get creative with paint color schemes for every room in your home without the expense (and mess) of having to buy testers.

    After selecting paint colors that will work for your home, you can do all your one-stop stopping at for Glidden paint and other DIY painting needs.

    Checklist of DIY paint supplies

    The most basic of painting supplies are items you probably already own. Tools such as ladders, water buckets, rags, newspapers, straight tip screwdriver (for opening paint cans),

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  • With the change in the seasons comes the homeowner's overwhelming desire to change the home's interior. What affects more change than a fresh coat of paint? Cost-effective and simple to do -- and just as easy to do alone as it is to do it with a group -- interior painting can be a short weekend day project. There are seven interior painting supplies that are a must-have for any job. It's a good thing that Walmart's online paint supplies department carries them all!

    1. 5-in-1 Painter's Tool

    This useful little gadget removes putty, opens up cracks for quick clean-out, spreads spackle and scrapes old paint from rollers. Use this tool to break the seal of inexpertly closed paint cans and rejuvenate the can rim to once again tightly close the paint against the elements. Rely on this 5-in-1 tool to greatly reduce paint tray clutter.

    2. Multi-surface Painter's Tape

    I once had a professional painter assure me that he didn't need painter's tape. He was certain of his steady hand. Needless to

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  • You've picked your paint color, you have your brushes and you're anxious to start painting. But how much paint do you need for a room? Running out won't be fun, but overbuying is not the answer, either. Wall texture, your method of application (brush, roller, spray) and how porous the wall is will all affect how much paint you need for each room.

    One gallon of paint

    A gallon of paint will cover somewhere between 300 and 400 square feet. If you want to estimate on the safer side, go with 300 to 350 square feet per gallon of paint. A room with more than one door and multiple windows will need less paint and may end up in the 375 range. A small amount of extra paint can always be saved for those inevitable touch-ups.

    Estimating your paint needs, room by room

    An easy way to estimate your paint needs while accounting for architectural features like doors and windows is to use the Walmart paint calculator. With a measuring tape, and some some help from a family member to

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  • Spring is a time when we can finally open our windows and doors to warmer temperatures and chase all of the germs that festered in our homes all winter outdoors. And spring cleaning is a great way to spruce up your home and get it sparkling after being cooped up indoors for months. But instead of dreading the chore of cleaning your home from top to bottom, make it easy with these spring cleaning products. Each of these cleaning products saves you time by cutting down on the effort you need to rid your home of unwanted dirt and germs. And because all of these products can be found at Walmart stores and on, you'll also save money. Stop dreading spring cleaning and get it done in no time so you can enjoy the nicer weather and more time with your family.

    Multi-surface cleaners
    Mrs. Meyers All Purpose Cleaner
    While this cleaner may seem expensive, even at the low Walmart price, it's actually a great value. Just ¼ cup of this all-purpose cleaner can be mixed with a

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  • Spread a whole wheat tortilla with Nutella® and sprinkle with dried cherries and chopped apricots, roll up and eat on the go. This can be done with varieties of fruit - dried, stewed or fresh.

  • Dust slice apples with cinnamon sugar. Drizzle with a big spoonful of Nutella® spread.

  • Toast 2 whole grainwaffles. Spread one with Nutella® and sprinkle with fresh fruit and coconut. Top with remaning waffle and cut like sandwich.

  • Toast a whole grain honey oat English muffin sprinkled with fresh sliced strawberries and topped with a dollop of Nutella®. Placing the other half on top makes this into a delicious and healthy breakfast sandwich.