Candace Osmond

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Candace Osmond is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author and Award-Winning Interior Designer. Using her years of hands-on experience, she now writes about design and DIY. She currently resides on the rocky East Coast of Canada with her family and slobbery bulldog.

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Articles by Candace Osmond

Man pouring paint into tray

Thinning Latex Paint for a Sprayer (the Right Way)

Male workers using paint sprayer at steel door

How to Get Rid of Spray Paint Fumes (From Your House)

Benjamin moore paint store logo and sign

Benjamin Moore Paint Costs (Why Is It So Expensive?)

Paint brush with red pain on white background

How to Paint without Brush Strokes (Like a Pro)

Man holding a gallon of paint and paint brush

Gallon of Paint Price (What to Look for)

Person with gloves holding spray gun

How to Clean a Paint Gun (And Prolong Its Life)

Used can of colorful spray paint on driveway

Removing Spray Paint on Driveway (In Several Ways)

Man on lifting platform painting the house wall exterior yellow with roller

How Much to Paint a Two-Story House? (Extra Costs Involved)

Worker holding spray gun and mixing red paint

How to Thin Paint for a Sprayer (and Tips for Painting)

Used cans of spray paint on black stairs

How to Fix Uneven Spray Paint (Step-by-Step)

Dirty shower floor drain in an old shower

How to Remove a Shower Drain (the DIY Way)

Car covered with black vinyl matte finish

Matte Black Paint for Cars (Is It Worth It?)

Paint brush on paint can

How to Wash Paint Brushes (The Right Way)

Before and after effect after car varnish renovation and paint correction

How Much Does Paint Correction Cost? (DIY and Professional)

Plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger

How to Use a Toilet Auger (Like a Pro)

man plumber in uniform installing toilet bowl using instrument kit professional repair service.

How Heavy is a Toilet? (with and without Water)

Underfloor heating with collector and radiator in the room. Concept of technology heating. The order of layers in the floor.

Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Systems (Which One is Best?)

Water stream flowing out the underground tunnel into the Lybid river in Kyiv.

Where Does Toilet Water Go? (Depending on the System)

Empty roll on toilet paper holder

How to Remove Toilet Paper Holder (the DIY Way)

Classic brown and white living room interior with hardwood floor

50 Living Room Painting Ideas (for Any Home)

toilet seat turning blue

Blue Toilet Seat (Why it Happens and How to Fix It)

Woman cleaning toilet bowl in bathroom

Toilet Smells of Urine Despite Cleaning (How to Fix It)

Different types of toilets

Toilet Replacement Costs (What You Should Know)

A white toilet bowl, seat installation and plumbing connecting toilet pan connector to the waste pipe and water supply pipe to the toilet tank in the corner of the bathroom.

How to Measure a Toilet Seat (Round or Elongated)

Bathroom interior with white bath tub, glass door shower and toilet

How to Measure a Shower Door (5 Different Types)

sewer grate drain water

Why Does My Shower Drain Smell? (All the Reasons Explained)

Plumber using silicone cartridge for fixing aluminum batten of shower cabin

How to Recaulk a Shower (And Remove Old Caulking)

Upscale master bath with marble sink and tub

How to Clean a Marble Shower (Without Damage)

Mold or fungus of the wall in the Shower room causing black or b

Shower Grout Cleaner Tips (Natural Solutions)

View of glass door shower with tile wall and floor.

How to Protect a Window in a Shower (10 Waterproofing Tips)

Plumber using a hand auger to snake a toilet

Snaking a Toilet (Learn How to Do it Correctly)

Female Hand Screwdriver Screw Fixing Toilet Seat

How to Fix a Wobbly Toilet Seat (in a Few Seconds)

Home construction with new white toilet in bathtub renovation house

How to Take Off a Toilet Seat (Even if it’s Stuck)

Dirty unhygienic rusty and calcified flush tank of toilet with limescale and rust stains and scum need to be cleaned and repared.

Toilet Tank Cleaner (Tips and Hacks)

how to flush toilet when water is off

How to Flush Toilet When the Water is Off (3 Ways)

white toilet with bubbles in restroom or bathroom

Why Does My Toilet Gurgle? (Problem Solving and Troubleshooting)

Mounting of house rainwater filter system. Borehole drilling and

Tankless Water Heater Filter (for Different Needs)

Mold fungus and rust growing in tile joints in damp poorly ventilated bathroom with high humidity, wtness, moisture and dampness problem in bath areas and shower.

How to Get Rid of Mold in Shower (and Tips About the Dangers)

Utility Laundry room with desk and water heater

How to Hide a Water Heater (10 Different Ideas)

Water pipes, valves and manometers inside house, system with electric pumps and heaters. Metal pipeline of home boiler, cold and hot tubes on utility room wall. Modern pipe installation for heating

Cost to Replace a Water Heater (And How to Choose the Best)

Busy House Painter Painting the Trim And Shutters of A Home.

How Much Does It Cost to Paint a House? (Inside and Out)

Designer's house with entresol and spacious living room

Contemporary Paint Colors for Your Home (30 Ideas)

Lifebuoy and anchor in bedroom

Beach House Paint Colors (45 Ideas)

how much does a water heater weigh

How Heavy is a Water Heater? (And Should You Move It Yourself?)

Technician servicing an hot-water heater

Who Fixes Water Heaters? (It Depends On the Issue)

how much electricity does a tankless water heater use

Tankless Water Heater Wattage (And Tips for Choosing the Right Size)

Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Sep 21, 2020. A home Goodman high effi

How Old Is My Bradford White Water Heater? (Find the Manufacture Date Yourself)

Sherwin-Williams Sign and Logo

How Much is Sherwin-Williams Paint? (A Breakdown of Costs and Options)

Interior design scene. Bookshelves and vases with brunches.

Sponge Painting Ideas (Which One Will You Try?)

Photograph of some spray paint cans and a blurred background

Removing Spray Paint from Plastic (Even When Dried)

Bathroom in Grey and Blue Colours

Bathroom Paint Ideas (40 Colors to Choose from)

Beautiful living room interior with white sofa, blue and beige.

DIY Living Room Paint Ideas (25 Colors and Techniques)

Image of a window with shudders and decorated with flower box

What Color Shutters Go with a Yellow House? (15 Inspiring Color Combinations)

Built in rectangular bathtub with black gooseneck faucet inside home bathroom. Hanging towel and glass window can also be seen inside the room.

Painting a Bathtub (The DIY Method)

Charcoal sketches hanging on a concrete wall near the window in bright bedroom interior with wooden lamp and bench in front of the bed

20 Graphic Charcoal Paint Color Ideas (2023 Inspiration)

Vintage style living room with beige color wall 3d render.The Rooms have wooden floors and light brown walls.Furnished with white and wood furniture. There are white window overlooking to outside.

25 Light Beige Walls Ideas (2023 Inspiration)

Living room shabby-chic style. Bright Living room with cream sofa armchair combination. 3D render

Shabby Chic Colors (and Tips to Use Them)

cottage vintage decoration with cement wall for retro style background with flower on window shelf

Interior Cottage Colors (20 Inspirational Ideas)

crimson wall paint

15 Crimson Wall Paint Ideas (2023 Inspiration)

how to paint over wallpaper

Painting Over Wallpaper (DIY Steps)

Painter is preparing gypsum wall for painting, stairs passage.

How to Paint a Staircase Wall (the Safe DIY Method)

Close Up Of Man Painting Skirting Board

Painting Baseboards (The Best Tips and Techniques)

hand painting wall

Painting Over Oil-Based Paint (the Right Way)

Olive green paint wall

Inspiration for Olive Green Paint Color (35 Ideas to Choose From)

Vintage bedroom with retro chair, blue and grey blankets, cushions, plants, white carpet and modern posters

50 Bedroom Paint Colors Ideas (2023 Inspiration)

how to paint vinyl shutters

How to Repaint Vinyl Shutters (And Increase Curb Appeal)

A man is staining wooden fence with electric sprayer

How to Stain a Fence (the Right Way)

Summer streets in the medieval Tuscan town.

Colors of Tuscany (for the Home)

A carpeted floor covering and a closed door

How to Paint Trim with Carpet (and Not Make a Mess)

Tradesman painting a ceiling

How to Paint Tall Walls (the Safe Way)

painting wooden door in white color by blue brush

Painting a Door without Brush Marks (the Easy Way)

close up of a White stucco wall

Splatter Orange Peel Texture (How to Apply and Remove It)

how to paint behind a toilet

Painting Behind a Toilet (Tips to Do it Right)

glow in the dark painting ideas

10 Glow-in-the-Dark Painting Ideas (for the Home)

Man preparing to paint ceiling by masking off the wall beneath it with blue painter's tape.

Taping for Painting (Tips for the Best Results)

Colorful houses on the street

Popular Exterior Paint Colors (30 Ideas!)

slate blue color ideas

Slate Blue Paint Color Ideas (Over 20 Ideas)

Wooden walkout deck with railings and decorated with tree.

Deck Stain Ideas (Get Inspired!)

empty old cans of paint

Paint Disposal Tips (For Latex and Oil-Based Paint)

Construction worker tile roofing repair

Average Roof Replacement Time (Depending on Material)

dirty, oily door of the bus garage

How to Clean a Garage Floor (DIY Methods)

modern kitchen with vgetables on the white worktop

How to Paint Laminate Kitchen Cabinets (With and Without Sanding)

how to install carpet tiles

Installing Carpet Tiles (With and Without Glue)

restoration of laminate with wax, restorer cover up damage to floor.

Scratched Laminate Flooring Fixes (6 DIY Methods)

Wash the floor of the house in protective gloves. Laminate cleaning

How to Deep Clean Laminate Floors (With and Without Chemical Cleaners)

Luxury classic basement bathroom with white and beige

How Much Does It Cost to Add a Bathroom in a Basement (A Look at the Factors)

Roof damaged to repair.

How Often Should You Replace Your Roof (Depending on Material)

New home under construction interior PVC pipes plumbing inside a home framing with basement view

How to Soundproof a Basement Ceiling (Like a Pro)

An electrician is installing spotlights on the ceiling

How to Change Light Bulbs in High Ceilings (DIY Methods)

how to pick a front door color

Front Door Paint Colors (Get Inspired)

Bearded man removes black mold on the wall after leakage

How to Kill Mold in the Basement (And Test for It)

Spider web at the window in abandoned house

How to Get Rid of Spiders in a Basement (The Effective Way)

Heating and Cooling Work

Ductwork Cover Ideas (DIY Methods)

Man measure the door size and write on paper at home

How to Measure a Door (3 Different Door Types)

how to get rid of pigeons on roof

How to Remove Pigeons from the Roof (And Keep Them Off)

Electrician changing light bulb in ceiling fan indoors

How to Change the Light Bulb in a Ceiling Fan (and Pick the Right Bulb Type)

Classic christmas wreath with decorations on a door

How to Hang a Wreath on a Door (9 Easy Ways)

Empty luxury home interior with beige carpet of dining and living room.

20 Door Cover Ideas (That Aren’t Doors)

White light under old door

How to Fix a Gap Between Door and Frame (4 Methods)

Close up of a handyman

How To Install a Ceiling Light (3 Types)

Modern apartment interior

How to Install Led Strip Lights on a Ceiling (the DIY Way)

hole on the ceiling

How to Fix Holes in a Ceiling (Big and Small)

Home ceiling drywall demolition popcorn ceiling texture

Removing Popcorn Ceilings (Like a Professional)

The male hand with electronic wall scanner

How to Find Studs in a Ceiling (5 Ways To Be Sure)

A cracked ceiling with peeling layer due to water leak. LED light.

Popcorn Ceiling Repair (Do’s and Don’ts)

New white paint job on garage frame door- enamel

Garage Door Painting (DIY Tips and Tutorial)

Close-up elements of the interior of the apartment

How to Prevent a Door from Slamming (and Causing Damage)

Way of attaching the doorknob using exposed set-screws to secure the handle to a threaded spindle.

How to Tighten a Loose Doorknob (For Hidden or Exposed Screws)

Closeup of door hinges

How to Take a Door Off the Hinges (New and Old Hinges)

Sliding glass door detail and rail embed in floor

How to Clean Sliding Glass Door Tracks (with DIY Solutions)

Blond Woman painting the outside of a door blue

Tips for Painting a Fiberglass Door (So It Stays Beautiful)

Door handle and steel door painted yellow

How to Paint a Metal Door (Like the Pros)

Room with plants

Hanging Plants from the Ceiling (in 4 Steps)

how to insulate a garage door

Insulating a Garage Door (The DIY Way)

A small home decorated with two window boxes with flowers and a nice home made wreath of magnolia leaves

How to Hang a Window Box (Plus Tips for Filling Them)

Stylish christmas square wreath with ornaments, pine cones, branches on window with lights in european city street. Festive decorations and illumination in city center, winter holidays.

How to Hang a Christmas Wreath (And Other Tips)

Man installing window blinds in a house

How to Take Down Blinds (Without Damaging Them)

Woman painting window frame at home, closeup

Tips for Painting Windows (Like a Pro)

Close up male hands make putty works. Repairing wood window for protection, warterproof

How to Reglaze a Window (DIY Methods)

Carpenter repairing window frames, home is being updated to be sold

How to Install Window Trim (Interior and Exterior)

Interior view construction new residential home.

How to Frame a Door (A Step-by-Step Guide)

Repairing screen storm porch door with new material

How to Install a Screen Door (Step-by-Step Guide)

Luxury interior with leather armchair. Shallow DOF.

30 Window Treatment Ideas (Top Trends for 2023)

Close up. Bubbling laminate flooring planks damaged by water leakage.

Fixing Swollen Wooden Furniture (The Right Way)

Large four pane window looking on summer backyard with pool and garden

Framing a Wall With a Window (The Right Way)

Golden curtains window luxury and classic style decoration interior of room with copy space for advertising text

4 Ways to Hang Window Scarves (Photos Included)

Triple arched window with a wooden frame and white stucco on the background of the wall of light beige.

Installing Curtains for Arched Windows (Step-by-Step Guide)

Closeup of person cleaning window blinds

Steps for Cleaning Blinds (5 Different Types)

Bathroom interior of a home with polished bathtub and frosted windows. A towel hanging on a ring can be seen on the white wall of this room.

A Beginner’s Guide to Frosted Glass Windows (5 Ways)

Woman Cleaning Windows and Window Sills From Dust

Cleaning Window Sills Made Easy (4 Simple Methods)

Home improvement handyman installing window sill

How to Replace a Window Sill Yourself (Like a Pro)

Professional painting car bumper with a spray gun

How Much Does It Cost to Repaint a Bumper? (With DIY Tips!)

Professional painting wheels with a spray gun

How Much Does It Cost to Paint Rims? (Detailed Breakdown)

Worker painting a car with spray gun

How Much to Paint a Car? (Average Costs Per Vehicle Type)

Man painting his ceiling white

How to Paint a Ceiling Without Roller Marks

Woman painting exterior trim

House Paint Color Schemes (Plus Ideas For Different House Styles)

Pneumatic wrench lying on garage floor

12 Inexpensive Garage Flooring Covering (With Tips)

Needler roller on the floor

Painting Popcorn Ceilings (Plus Tips and Tricks)

Paint cans with spilling paint

How to Remove Latex Paint (From Any Surface)

Hand holding brush painting wall

How Long to Wait Between Paint Coats?

Woman painting a wall

How Long Does It Take to Paint a Room? (Plus Tips & Tricks)