Painting projects surge as coronavirus shutdown keeps residents inside

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Homeowners are rapidly turning to DIY projects as they continue to abide by shelter-in-place orders to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Approximately 44 percent of Americans have or are giving their home a fresh coat of paint within the next few months as the U.S. prepares for a prolonged coronavirus shutdown, according to J.D. Power’s 2020 Paint Satisfaction Study.

More than one-third, or about 35 percent of people, are in the process or are planning to do a home improvement

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