Painting Tips

Use these painting tips to do a faster and neater job.

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  • 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…

  • Professional Painting Tips

  • Professional painter Butch Zang tells you the key techniques he uses to keep organized, work fast, choose tools and materials and produce…

  • Trim Painting Tips

  • How to repaint chipped, flaking or dirty moldings so they look like new; the secrets of a professional-looking job.

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • How to Paint a Ceiling

  • A professional home painter shares his tips for painting both smooth and textured ceilings, with equipment recommendations and tricks of the…

  • Painting Aluminum Siding

  • If your aluminum siding has developed a chalky residue or is faded, stained or just plain the wrong color, fear not. You can paint it. Here's…

  • 9 Tips for Painting Doors

  • Painting doors? Proper preparation, the right tools and materials and good technique make a huge difference. Use these pro tips to make an old…

  • How to Paint Popcorn Ceilings

  • Is your popcorn ceiling showing its age? Here's a hassle-free way to refresh it. Painting acoustical ceilings is easy—just use this…

  • Pro Paint and Wallpapering Tips

  • Check out these tips and tricks from paint and wallpaper professionals that will make your projects easier and faster. From how to paint in…

  • Self Stick Paint Shield

  • Do you hate cleaning up after painting? The Family Handyman editor, Elisa Bernick, will show you how to use self-sticking plastic wrap to make…

  • 10 Tips for a Perfect Paint Job

  • Professional painters share their secrets for producing a great-looking interior paint job. The work will go faster with less hassle too.

  • Using Masking Tape When Painting

  • Masking off baseboard and other trim is a great way to get a professional-looking paint job. You'll get a crisp, clean paint line where the…

  • Spray Painting Booth

  • The biggest challenge of spray painting is controlling the overspray. The Family Handyman editor, Elisa Bernick, shares what she uses for a…

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