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Paint
 
 

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Save money on paint by checking the discounted, thrift friendly "oops" paint cans  at the big box hardware stores.  If you find a color you like, the price will be heavily discounted. 

 

Make the paint you purchase last as long as possible by keeping the air from drying it out.  When you are done with it, transfer it to a smaller container.  Also be sure to mark it as to type of paint, and where you used it in your house.  You think you will remember, but after a few years, most people forget. 

 

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Frugal footnotes:

Here are some additional frugal tips to save money on paint.

- Buy quality, but not designer paint.
 
- Use primer under dark colors.
 
- Paint in neutral colors so you don't tire of strong colors and have to repaint more often
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- Paint ceilings in flat paint to avoid lap lines.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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