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

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Dual-roller decorative painting systems can create unique color and texture effects on your walls in a fraction of the time required by more traditional methods. Here's how they work.

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  • Painting Tips and Tricks

    Paint fast - and clean!

  • 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.

    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.

  • 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…

  • Best DIY Painting Tools

    Experts list the best tools for painting—including brushes, rollers, paint removers, masking tools, cleaning tools, pouring spouts, poles,…

  • 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…