Painting

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

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  • Anti Slip Paint

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

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Painting With an Airless Sprayer

    Learn how to use an airless paint sprayer to paint faster with perfectly smooth results. We show you how the machine works, good painting…

  • How to Spray Paint Kitchen Cabinets

    Instead of replacing your old kitchen cabinets, make them new by repainting them. With an inexpensive paint sprayer and a few gallons of paint…

  • How to Choose and Use Primer: Drywall & Paint

    Three painting pros recommend the best primers to solve common painting problems, including stains on walls, moisture damage, old painted…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Preparing Walls for Painting: Problem Walls

    We show you how to fix common wall flaws and make them perfectly smooth before you paint. You'll save the $200 expense of hiring a pro.

  • 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…

  • Restore Metal Before Painting

    Got rust? We can show you how to get rid of it. The key is to properly prep the rusty steel before you paint. A little work up front will yield…

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