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Post-breakup decorating, one cathartic step at a time.

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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:

Ben painted his apartment in his girlfriend’s favorite color scheme, which was cute, until they parted ways. For a clean start, host Ilana Becker and Glidden paint expert Jeremy Bohley got involved.

The Fix:

Bohley wanted to help Ben make a clean break from his old paint job, so he made sure to emphasize the importance of plastic on the floor, lifted tape along the trim to prevent splatter, sanding uneven surfaces, and, of course, Glidden’s Gripper White Primer and Sealer to go from a dark color to a light one without any residual tint (or breakup memories). In the end, Ben was left feeling much more at home in his space.

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