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  • House Painting Need-to-Know's

    There's nothing like painting a house to give it a new lease on life, and that's true both inside and out. Add to that the fact that it's one of the more accessible DIY home projects. There's every reason to get started on a new paint project. Here's what you need to know.

  • How much should I expect to pay to stain a deck?

    Liven up that dull, colorless deck. It's easier than you think. We'll tell you what it will cost with our handy pricing guide.

  • How much does it cost to paint a home exterior?

    Get educated on the typical costs of painting the exterior of your house.

  • Paint color trends we love

    Home interior paint color trends 2014 were inspired by the seashore and other natural...

  • Exterior Paint Trends for 2016

    As homeowners in a world of ever-changing advances and tastes, it is hard to keep up with what's in, what's out, and what's sure to be the difference between an inviting or, off putting, first impression. We have asked one of Georgia's oldest family-owned experts, Manley Brothers Paint Company, to color in the do's and don'ts of successfully repainting your home.

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House painting techniques and advice for your Atlanta home
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