Visit the Atlanta Home Show for expert painting tips

Before you pick up that paintbrush or even select a can of paint, head to the Atlanta Home Show to get...

Before you pick up that paintbrush or even select a can of paint, head to the Atlanta Home Show to get the most up-to-date information on painting. An Atlanta tradition, this year's fall event will be held on Friday, September 21, 2012 through Sunday, September 23, 2012.

Atlanta Home Show exhibitors

If you're thinking of painting the interior or exterior of your home, you'll be glad to know that painting is one of the show's categories. Several professional painting exhibitors will be available to answer questions and show you their latest offerings. You can learn how to select colors and color palettes, perfect your painting technique and get valuable tips to ensure your project is error-free from start to finish.

In addition, you can visit other exhibitors to view the best lighting for that new paint job or check out decorator items that can add the finishing touch to your work.

Atlanta Home Show speakers

Vern Yip, one of the popular judges on HGTV's Design Star, will discuss Affordable Design -- Today's Trends for Your Home, on the main stage on Saturday, September 22 at 1 p.m., and again at 3 p.m.

John Gidding, of HGTV's Designed to Sell and Curb Appeal: The Block, has painted numerous Atlanta home interiors and exteriors on those TV shows. Gidding will be on the main stage on Friday, September 21 at noon and again at 2 p.m. to reveal behind-the-scenes secrets of his blockbuster show Curb Appeal: The Block.

Atlanta Home Show details

The Atlanta Home Show is Friday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, September 23, from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 and tickets can be purchased at the Show box office; however, children under 12 years of age, and seniors ages 65 and over who present a valid ID, will be admitted for free. Buy-one-get-one-free tickets are available for military personnel and first responders.

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