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

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Latex Paint for Sprayers: The Comprehensive Thinning Tutorial

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Say Goodbye to Spray Paint Smell: What Works

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Benjamin Moore Paint: Cost, Quality, and Value

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Mastering Art: How to Paint Without Brush Marks

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Deciphering Gallon of Paint Prices - Tips and Tricks

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Spray Gun Cleaning - Key Steps and Tips

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Decoding the Art of Spray Paint Removal from Driveways

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

Unveiling the Cost of Painting a Two-Story House

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Demystifying the Process: How to Mix Paint for a Spray Gun

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Uneven Spray Paint Problems? Here's How to Fix It

Dirty shower floor drain in an old shower

Removing a Shower Drain: Your Comprehensive DIY Guide

Car covered with black vinyl matte finish

Why Matte Black Car Paint is Gaining Popularity

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Revive Your Tools: Effective Methods to Clean Paint Brushes

Before and after effect after car varnish renovation and paint correction

Breaking Down the Expense - How Much Does Paint Correction Cost?

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Toilet Auger 101: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Understanding Toilet Weight: How Much Does a Toilet Weigh?

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

Hydronic Floor Heating - The Efficient Heating Solution

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Decoding the Destination of Toilet Water - A Detailed Analysis

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Mastering the DIY Method: How to Remove a Toilet Paper Holder

Classic brown and white living room interior with hardwood floor

Exploring Paint Ideas: Elevate Your Living Room

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Unusual Phenomenon: Why Your Toilet Seat May Turn Blue

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A Smelly Toilet - Why It Happens and How to Stop It

Different types of toilets

Insight into Toilet Costs: What Determines the Price

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: A Comprehensive Guide

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

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Measure a Shower Door

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Decoding the Stench: What Your Shower Drain Smell Means

Plumber using silicone cartridge for fixing aluminum batten of shower cabin

Shower Maintenance — Understanding the Basics of Caulking

Upscale master bath with marble sink and tub

Mastering Marble Showers: How to Clean without Causing Damage

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

Guide to Shower Grout: Cleaning Techniques and Tips

View of glass door shower with tile wall and floor.

Insider Tips: Waterproofing a Window in a Shower

Plumber using a hand auger to snake a toilet

Mastering the Art of Snaking a Toilet: A Comprehensive Guide

Female Hand Screwdriver Screw Fixing Toilet Seat

Quick Fixes: How to Tighten a Wobbly Toilet Seat

Home construction with new white toilet in bathtub renovation house

Your DIY Guide — How to Successfully Remove a Toilet Seat

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

Toilet Tank Maintenance - Essential Cleaning Tips

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Know How: Flushing a Toilet with No Water [...]

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Bubbling Toilet Woes: How to Diagnose and Fix

Mounting of house rainwater filter system. Borehole drilling and

Tankless Water Heaters: Do They Really Need a Filter?

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.

Getting Rid of Shower Mold: A Comprehensive Guide

Utility Laundry room with desk and water heater

Disguising the Essential: How to Hide Your Water Heater

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

Water Heaters: Unraveling the Mystery of Their Costs

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

Budgeting for a Home Facelift: House Painting Costs Unveiled

Designer's house with entresol and spacious living room

Modern Paint Colors: A New Trend in Home Decor

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Coastal Paint Colors - Transforming Your Home into a Beach Retreat

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Weighing Your Water Heater: Key Points to Consider

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Who Fixes Water Heaters - A Crucial Question Answered

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Grasping the Electricity Use of a Tankless Water Heater

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Deciphering the Age of Your Bradford White Water Heater

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Sherwin-Williams Paint: Is the Cost Justified?

Interior design scene. Bookshelves and vases with brunches.

Unleashing Creativity: A Guide to Sponge Painting Walls

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Guide to Eradicating Spray Paint from Plastic Surfaces

Bathroom in Grey and Blue Colours

Exploring Bathroom Paint Colors: A Comprehensive Guide

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

Innovative DIY Painting Ideas for Your Living Room

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Yellow House Red Shutters: A Vibrant Homestead Style Guide

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

Can You Paint a Bathtub? Yes, and Here's How

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

Graphic Charcoal Paint Color: Transforming Spaces and Styles

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.

Unveiling the Charm of Light Beige Walls in Interior Design

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

Shabby Chic Paint Colors: A Journey into Vintage Elegance

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Unlocking Beauty: Cottage Paint Colors [Guide]

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The Transformative Power of Crimson Wall Paint

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Get the Look You Desire — How to Paint Over Wallpaper

Painter is preparing gypsum wall for painting, stairs passage.

Step-by-Step: How to Paint a Stairwell Successfully

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Bring New Life to Your Home - How to Paint Baseboards

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Adhering to the Rules — Painting Over Oil-Based Paint

Olive green paint wall

The Magic of Olive Green: Paint for Your Home

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

Revitalize Your Space: Selecting Bedroom Paint Colors

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Revamp Your Home - Learn How to Paint Vinyl Shutters

A man is staining wooden fence with electric sprayer

Proven Techniques: How to Stain a Fence for Long-Lasting Results

Summer streets in the medieval Tuscan town.

Embrace the Colors of Tuscany: Paint Ideas for Your Home

A carpeted floor covering and a closed door

Revamp Your Space: How to Paint Baseboards with Carpet

Tradesman painting a ceiling

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Paint High Walls Safely

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Mastering the Art of Painting a Door without Brush Marks

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Orange Peel Drywall Texture: A DIY Approach

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Step-By-Step Guide: Painting Behind a Toilet

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Unleashing Your Creativity: Glow in the Dark Painting Ideas

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

Taping for Painting - Enhance Your DIY Skills

Colorful houses on the street

Discover the Charm: Popular Exterior House Colors

slate blue color ideas

Mastering the Art of Slate Blue: Color Ideas

Wooden walkout deck with railings and decorated with tree.

Transform Your Outdoor Space: Deck Stain Color Ideas

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Proper Paint Disposal: A Comprehensive Guide

Construction worker tile roofing repair

Estimating the Duration of Roof Replacement

dirty, oily door of the bus garage

Transform Your Garage: Cleaning the Floor Step by Step

modern kitchen with vgetables on the white worktop

Unlocking the Secrets of Painting Laminate Cabinets — A DIY Approach

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The DIY Way: Unpacking the Carpet Tile Installation Process

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

Revive Your Floor: How to Repair Scratches on Laminate Flooring

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

Deep Clean Your Laminate Floors: A Comprehensive Guide

Luxury classic basement bathroom with white and beige

Calculating the Cost to Add a Bathroom in Your Basement

Roof damaged to repair.

Roof Replacement Frequency: A Comprehensive Overview

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

Creating a Quieter Space: How to Soundproof Your Basement Ceiling

An electrician is installing spotlights on the ceiling

Mastering the Art of Changing High Ceiling Light Bulbs

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Unlocking the Best Front Door Colors: A Comprehensive Guide

Bearded man removes black mold on the wall after leakage

Crucial Steps to Eliminate Mold in Your Basement — A Comprehensive Guide

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Unwanted Guests: How to Effectively Remove Spiders from Basements

Heating and Cooling Work

Ductwork: Out of Sight, Out of Mind in Your Basement

Man measure the door size and write on paper at home

How to Measure a Door: Essential Techniques and Tips

how to get rid of pigeons on roof

Complete Guide to Pigeon Removal — Roof Edition

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Ceiling Fan Maintenance: Changing the Light Bulb

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DIY Home Decor: How to Hang a Wreath on a Door

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

Exploring Unique Solutions: How to Cover a Doorway Without a Door

White light under old door

Mastering Door Repairs: How to Fix Gaps Between Door and Frame

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Mastering DIY: Ceiling Light Installation

Modern apartment interior

Getting it Right: The Ultimate Guide to Installing LED Strip Lights

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DIY Guide: Patching Holes in Your Ceiling

Home ceiling drywall demolition popcorn ceiling texture

Mastering Popcorn Ceiling Removal: A Comprehensive Guide

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Unlocking the Secrets to Finding Ceiling Studs

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

Restoring Popcorn Ceilings: The Essential Repair Guide

New white paint job on garage frame door- enamel

Unleash Your Inner Artist: Painting Your Garage Door

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Say Goodbye to Slamming Doors: Effective Strategies to Halt the Noise

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

Take Control: How to Repair a Loose Door Knob

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Easy Steps to Remove a Door: A Comprehensive Guide

Sliding glass door detail and rail embed in floor

DIY Guide: Cleaning Your Sliding Door Tracks

Blond Woman painting the outside of a door blue

Unlocking the Secret — How to Paint a Fiberglass Door

Door handle and steel door painted yellow

Get Creative with Paint: Transforming Your Metal Door

Room with plants

Plants From Your Ceiling: A Detailed How-To Guide

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How to Insulate a Garage Door - An Easy DIY Project

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

The Essentials of Hanging a Window Box: Everything You Need to Know

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How-to: Hang Wreaths on a Window for Beginners

Man installing window blinds in a house

Mastering the Art of Removing Window Blinds

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Unlock Your Skills: Window Painting Guide

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Achieve Professional Results: DIY Window Reglazing Tips

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

Window Trim Installation: Enhancing Your Home's Aesthetics

Interior view construction new residential home.

Building Basics: How to Frame a Door

Repairing screen storm porch door with new material

Handyman's Guide: Mastering Screen Door Installation

Luxury interior with leather armchair. Shallow DOF.

Window Treatment Ideas: Blinds, Curtains, and More

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

Rescuing Your Belongings: How to Fix Water-Damaged Swollen Wood Furniture

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Unlocking Construction Skills: Framing a Window — The Right Way

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Unveiling the Art of Hanging Window Scarfs: A Comprehensive Guide

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

Guide to Hanging Curtains on Arched Windows — The Expert Way

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Blind Cleaning 101: All You Need to Know

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.

Creating Privacy: How to Frost Your Window

Woman Cleaning Windows and Window Sills From Dust

Window Sill Cleaning: The Essential How-To Guide

Home improvement handyman installing window sill

DIY Tips — Replacing Your Window Sill

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Exploring the Cost to Repaint a Bumper: What You Need to Know

Professional painting wheels with a spray gun

Cost of Painting Rims: Factors That Influence Pricing

Worker painting a car with spray gun

Investing in Car Painting: An Examination of Costs

Man painting his ceiling white

Expert Tips for Ceiling Painting: Avoid Roller Marks for a Smooth Finish

Woman painting exterior trim

Unlocking the Potential of Your Home with Exterior House Colors

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Inexpensive Garage Flooring: A Comprehensive Guide

Needler roller on the floor

Tips and Tricks: Achieving Perfectly Painted Popcorn Ceilings

Paint cans with spilling paint

Practical Guide: How to Remove Latex Paint Safely

Hand holding brush painting wall

How Long Does It Take to Paint a Room? A Comprehensive Guide

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How Long Does It Take to Paint a Room - A Detailed Overview