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HGTV Magazine June 2018

HGTV Magazine is about real life at home. In every issue you'll find money-saving mini makeovers, simple ways to conquer clutter, smart DIY solutions, time-saving cleaning tricks, and so much more. Plus--see how the HGTV experts really live!

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1 min.

BECOME A PAINT PRO WITH THESE EXPERT TIPS, AND MAKE YOUR NEXT PROJECT AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3! 1 gallon of paint will cover about 400 square feet;* that’s slightly smaller than the size of your average family room. *1 can covers up to 400 sq. ft. depending on color selected and surface porosity. 2 ALWAYS WAIT A MINIMUM OF 2 HOURS BETWEEN COATS OF PAINT TO ENSURE EACH LAYER IS FULLY DRY. 3 Fill holes and indents 3 times with spackling compound to guarantee full coverage. And don’t forget to let each coat dry completely before sanding. 4 When painting with a roller, be sure to overlap each stroke by 4 inches for complete coverage and color consistency. 5 THINK OF YOUR CEILING AS THE 5TH WALL IN EACH ROOM—IT DESERVES A POP OF…

2 min.
green days

It’s the neighborhood playground, the backyard baseball field, the perfect spot to entertain friends, and a relaxing retreat when you want to get away from it all. There’s no limit to what your lawn can do for you, and as the experts at John Deere show us, it all starts with what you can do for your lawn. A HEALTHY LAWN IS YOUR HAPPY PLACE. Keep it green with these tips: PATTERN MOWING transform your yard for outdoor games and make it the life of the party WATER WISELY just an inch of water each week will keep your grass green and ready to roll WAIT WHEN IT’S WET wet grass may plug your mower and leave a trail of clumps LET IT GROW keep your lawn looking lush with an ideal height of 3–4…

2 min.
let’s paint

Everybody has one: an old piece of furniture that you’ve been hanging onto because someday you’re going to paint it and make it gorgeous. I’ve had colorful ideas for my childhood dresser for years—I confess! So let’s do this: Let’s turn our attention to those furniture pieces that we’ve had grand plans for—the ones sitting in our garages, basements, and lesser-used rooms—and give them a paint makeover, or a “paintover,” as we like to say around here. Paint is the easiest, fastest, and most user-friendly makeover tool there is, and now’s a great time to tackle our someday projects. For this issue, our fifth annual Paint Issue, we popped open more cans than we ever have to find the best paints for furniture redos. (See the befores and afters on…

2 min.
the technique

SEEING STRIPES Black and white stripes are a great way to make an impact, and the colors will match any decor. Take a turn from the ordinary and add dimension with stripes of differing widths for a custom look. PREP: Mark the widths of your stripes on the wall with a pencil and ruler. TAPE: Using the ScotchBlue™ WALLS + WOOD FLOORS Painter’s Tape, lay the tape on the wall and press down as you go. Let the tape set for 30–60 minutes before you paint. REMOVE: Wait until the paint is dry to the touch. Lift up the tape, pulling it back on itself at a 45-degree angle. GET INTO THE GROOVE Painting a woven basket is a great way to add a personal touch to a store-bought piece. Use your wall and furniture as…

1 min.
get the finished look you want in no time

Painting is the easiest and most cost-efficient way to make over a room. But traditional painting can be time consuming. Keep it simple with a Wagner FLEXiO sprayer and achieve a smooth, consistent finish on everything from interior walls to furniture in less time than if you used a brush or roller. Spend your weekend perched on your porch, not painting it. With a Wagner FLEXiO, you can reinvent your outdoor furniture in an afternoon. FLEXiO sprayers deliver paint to every nook and cranny, allowing you to cover every intricate detail in minutes with ease. A SMARTER WAY TO PAINT 10X FASTER than painting with a brush Perfect for BIG PROJECTS ADJUSTABLE CONTROL for less mess and overspray SMOOTH, CONSISTENT FINISH and control for detail work FAST, FULL COVERAGE on almost any surface LEARN MORE AT WAGNERSPRAY TECH.COM…

5 min.
wow! what color is that?

wow! living room colors pale vista BY BENJAMIN MOORE “I painted our living room this pale, crisp green the minute we moved into this house in 2003, and I’m still not sick of it. The celery shade is invigorating but doesn’t take over the room. A lot of times people almost don’t realize it’s green.” —Marni Elyse Katz, homeowner, Boston, MA blue note BY BENJAMIN MOORE “I wanted this wall to be like a piece of art, so I painted the wood paneling navy blue to give it extra oomph and bring out the texture. Plus the deep color has made the space feel warm and cozy—a true feat in a high-rise condo!” —Lindye Galloway, Lindye Galloway Interiors, Orange County, CA stiletto love BY BEHR “When guests walk in and say ‘Wow!’ you know you’ve chosen the right color. The built-ins…