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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9, 2013 — Dunn-Edwards answers the most-asked paint questions by do-it-yourselfers with the addition of seven new videos to its popular how-to video series. The videos feature tips and instruction on how to properly prep surfaces and apply paint from professional painter Cole Schaefer.

Homeowners can find help on tough paint projects with detail on How to Paint a Front Door, How to Paint a Wood Gate, How to Paint a Wood Deck and How to Paint Wood Siding. And everyone can learn secrets from the pros with topics like Painting Tips and Tricks and How to Choose the Right Paint. For larger painting projects, many people opt to hire a painting contractor. The How to Choose a Painting Contractor video offers a good checklist of questions to ask.

"It's amazing how easy a paint project can be for do-it-yourselfers, especially with helpful pointers from pros, the right tools and high-quality products," said Amber Jones, Dunn-Edwards Marketing Communications Manager. "Cole's easy-to-follow instruction helps take the guess work out of painting to save consumers lots of time and money, and make painting projects more enjoyable."

The video series includes tips and tricks like:

  • When patching outdoor surfaces, it's best to layer the patch in between coats of primer to encapsulate the patching compound and protect it from water damage.
  • Avoid painting in direct sunlight so paint won't dry faster and limit the amount of time available to create a smooth, uniform finish.
  • Always dampen your paint brushes and roller covers with water before use in order to pick up and release the most amount of paint.

All 17 Dunn-Edwards How-To Paint videos are available on YouTube and the Dunn-Edwards website.

About Cole Schaefer
Cole is a jack of many trades. Professional carpenter, handyman, painter and currently owns his own renovation business in Nashville, TN. Cole is also an actor and has booked several national commercials, worked on many televisions show and was featured in the major motion picture by Dreamworks, "Hotel for Dogs" and Sony's "The Lincoln Lawyer". In 2008, Cole was selected as one of the final three candidates to be one of Ty Pennington's design crew members on Extreme Home Makeover, but didn't end up making the final selection; however, this opportunity led to many others. In the summer of 2009 Cole co-starred on the television show "Stager Invasion" hosted by Lisa Lynch that aired on TLC, where he was a series regular playing the part of the carpenter. You can also see him on the popular series "1000 Ways to Die" that airs on Spike TV.

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