Painting

Whether painting inside or outside, these articles will help you get professional results on all your house painting projects.

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  • New and Unusual Types of Wall Paint

    All paints are different because chemists tweak each component to balance performance for hundreds of different situations. All that tweaking…

  • High-Quality Paint

    Expensive paint has more pigment and resin, and though it may look the same as the cheap stuff, there are big differences in the ingredients and…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Anti Slip Paint

    Buy a slip-resistant additive for a stair paint to make steps less slippery. It's easy and inexpensive.

  • Avoid and Remove Paint Drips

    Paint drips on your natural woodwork can be a real pain and a real eyesore. Don't despair. We'll show you how to get rid of those pesky…

  • Using Frozen Paint

    Latex paint left out in the cold doesn't always have to be thrown away. Before you give up on it, open the can and check the condition. Here's…

  • Car Paint Repair: Touch Up Painting

    Remove and repair flakes, chips, dents, dings and scratches on your car's finish before the rust sets in. It takes just a few minutes of your…

  • Decorative Painting Tips

    Dual-roller decorative painting systems can create unique color and texture effects on your walls in a fraction of the time required by more…

  • Cure for Peeling Exterior Paint

    Peeling paint on the siding outside of a bathroom can mean there's a problem with bathroom humidity. It's a problem that must be fixed right…

  • How to Prepare for House Painting

    We'll show you how to prepare your house for painting and make your paint job last longer. Careful prep work on these trouble spots will double…

  • Mineral Spirits vs Paint Thinner

    Paint thinner and mineral spirits both work well for cleaning oil-based paint, but there are subtle differences, including odor and cost. This…

  • How to Paint Walls: Prepare Interior Walls for Painting

    Quick fixes for the 8 most common drywall flaws, including nail pops, cracks at corners, bubbled or loose tape and holes. Fix them right before…

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