Painting Tips and Tricks
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Storing Paint Cans
Use a can of latex or oil paint once and the rim invariably get coated with dried, crusty paint. This solution is unusual and counterintuitive,…
Do it right. Do it yourself.
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Our Favorite Painting Equipment
With these painting tips and easy-to-find tools you'll paint faster, neater and better. Even a novice painter can do a top-notch job with these…
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…
How to Fix Peeling Paint
Learn to spot and fix small areas of peeling paint before they become big problems, then learn how to remedy the underlying causes that cause…
Spray Painting Booth
The Family Handyman editor, Elisa Bernick, shares what she uses for a spray booth when painting small projects. Don’t let overspray repaint your…
Painting Tips: How to Paint Faster
A master painter shares tips and techniques from 30 years of residential painting work, covering everything from roller selection to taping to…
Painting techniques: Safer paint removers
Stripping paint The worst job Ive ever had was stripping all the woodwork in an old mansion.
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…
Painting Preparation: Making Paint Last, Prepare the Surface
In the long run good paint preparation techniques add years to an exterior paint job—including cleaning, scraping, filling, caulking and…