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11 Home Improvement Projects You Can Do Yourself Instead of Hiring a Professional

Reader's Digest Logo By Lisa Marie Conklin of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 11: 'Some DIY projects can be done by homeowners with a small investment in the right tools and a little patience. Painting is a great way to give your home a face lift, and it's not difficult if you do some research and take your time,' says Newell Slade, general contractor for Newell Building, LLC. No one wants to paint a room twice, so paint like the pros and buy high quality rollers and paint and choose a paint that has a primer already in it to save time and money. 'Painting can be fun and relaxing if you just let yourself take the time to do it right.' Here are some more simple, inexpensive tricks to erase wear and tear on your home.

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'Some DIY projects can be done by homeowners with a small investment in the right tools and a little patience. Painting is a great way to give your home a face lift, and it's not difficult if you do some research and take your time,' says Newell Slade, general contractor for Newell Building, LLC. No one wants to paint a room twice, so paint like the pros and buy high quality rollers and paint and choose a paint that has a primer already in it to save time and money. 'Painting can be fun and relaxing if you just let yourself take the time to do it right.' Here are some more simple, inexpensive tricks to erase wear and tear on your home.
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