Expenditures for home improvements should see healthy gains in 2016, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released today by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The LIRA projects annual spending growth for home improvements will accelerate from 4.3% in the first quarter of 2016 to 7.6% in the third quarter. By then, the level of annual spending in nominal terms is anticipated to surpass the previous peak set in 2006. Prepare your walls, if necessary, with a base coat (several coats may be necessary to cover a dark paint color below). Make sure the surface is clean and dry, and tape off crown molding or floor molding, door frames, windows and define areas at which you wish the paint color to stop (i.e. ceilings) with a firm application of painters tape. Position a generously-sized drop cloth on the floor and over any furniture nearby – but be sure to move furniture out of the way! Remove any switch plate covers or electrical outlet plates.
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