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One of the biggest DIY fails? Not finishing the job

Here’s how to get back to that project you’ve been putting off.

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So you think you can paint? Think again. No one is immune to making mistakes when tackling a painting job for their home. Find out how to fix your painting mistakes, or, better yet, prevent them from the very start.

The Fail

This husband and wife — Gabe and Georgina — started sprucing up the spare bedroom themselves about a year ago. 365 or so days later, the room still pretty much looked like a blank canvas with a few obvious repairs and paint splotches showing. Host Ilana Becker came to the rescue with paint expert Jeremy Bohley to get the job done once and for all.

The Fix

Bohley guided the spare bedroom safely toward the couple’s vision of “beach bohemian” by suggesting Glidden’s Flat Sheen paint — perfect for hiding those imperfections on the ceiling. In the end, the room ended up looking much more complete with a minimalist, clean, beachy vibe.

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