Painting Tips

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  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Self Stick Paint Shield

    The Family Handyman editor, Elisa Bernick, will show you how to use self-sticking plastic wrap to make clean up a breeze with this handy tip for…

  • 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…

  • Myth-Buster: The Right Way to Test Paint Colors

    Love rich colors? Some hues need a special ingredient to come out right. Plus: See what 5 pros say about where and how to test your paint

  • Use a Bent Coat Hanger to Keep Paint Cans Clean

    The Family Handyman editor, Elisa Bernick, shows you how to use a wire coat hanger to remove the excess paint from your paintbrush, keeping the…

  • Use a Plastic Liner to Keep a Clean Paint Bucket

    The Family Handyman editor, Elisa Bernick, shows you how to paint and not have to clean out your paint bucket. This is a great time saver.

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • DIY Painting Clean Up Tips to Save You Time

    Henry Ford said it best: “Before anything else, getting ready is the secret to success.” And it’s certainly true when it…

  • Trim Painting Tips

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


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