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Your Next Big Thing: Could It Be Cabinets?

Do you think you might be in a good position to make money with cabinet refinishing but have steered clear because the idea of using a sprayer makes you shudder? Well, decorative finisher Ande Crenshaw has a message for you: Come on in! The market is fine!

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Metropolis Brings the Best of Europe to the U.S.

European technology meets American ingenuity with Metropolis Paints for Lifestyle by Ivas, a line of eco-friendly, water-based and solvent-free products that epitomize the highest standard of Italian interior decoration.

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Should You Be Tweeting? Here’s What the Twitter is About

Launched 2½ years after Facebook, Twitter has grown so popular in the last 10 years that it has become part of the culture’s nomenclature. Should you, too, be tweeting?

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How to Get Ready for an Out-of-Town Job

In this month's column, the power duo of Mike and Mickie Cooper of Murals & More LLC in Franklin, Tenn., share some insights on how to prepare for a project that is away from home.

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An Artist's Connection to Nature

Art. Beauty. Nature. Those are three interconnected words that have great meaning in the life and work of J. Paloma Glass, co-founder of Olde World Artisans in San Diego.

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Bringing a New Glaze to Market

Artist Sandra Gonzalez has created a high-performance glaze with superior open time, priced so that decorative artisans can keep more money in their pockets.

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Industry Businesses See Reason for Optimism

As we continue to recover from the dual whammies of the subprime mortgage crisis and the financial market meltdown that disrupted our economy for the better part of a decade, there is greater cause for optimism among those who make their livelihood in the realm of decorative arts and faux finishing.

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YouTube: Perfect for Faux Finishers

Posting videos on YouTube may seem a daunting task, but more and more businesses are doing it. Here are some tips to help you navigate these scary but very popular waters!

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8 Tips for Growing Your Decorative Painting Business

In this month's column, the power duo of Mike and Mickie Cooper of Murals & More LLC in Franklin, Tenn., share eight tried-and-true steps you can take to get your business moving in a positive direction.

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Murals of Light

Mozelle Spencer’s murals bring comfort to children at Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center in Everett, Wash., and serve as a backdrop on their way to healing.

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