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06/30/2013 09:31 am ET

14 Painting Mistakes Not To Make When You're DIYing (PHOTOS)

Giving your home a fresh coat of paint is one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to revamp your space and get a whole new look. That is unless you're doing it all wrong. But, a quality paint job is easy to achieve -- when you prepare the surface correctly and use the right tools and products.

Don't worry: We've rounded up the most common painting mistakes that you may be making as well as simple fixes to get your projects done right. Click through the slideshow below, grab that roller and brush and get to it!

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