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12 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Paint

04/04/2012 08:54 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Painting the walls in your home may seem like an easy enough project. Just apply and wait until it dries, right? Not quite. It turns out there are quite a few things to consider when painting -- from quality and color to light exposure and the best paint tools to use. It can seem overwhelming, but don't worry, we're here to help. We've rounded up 12 useful and simple tips [many that professional painters use themselves] that will help you tackle your paint project. From how much surface area one gallon of paint should cover to the temperature paint dries best at, check out these surprising paint tips in the slideshow below.

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Things You Didn't Know About Paint
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