Painting Tools

Here are some of our favorite painting tools and equipment with tips on making your tools last longer.

How to Clean Paint Brushes

Good paint brushes are worth the money, whether you're painting with latex, oil or shellac. Here's how the pros clean up their expensive paint brushes.

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  • Best DIY Painting Tools

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

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Paint Sprayer Reviews

    A new generation of consumer-grade HVLP paint sprayers has arrived on the market. In this review learn how they work and what our editors…

  • How to Clean Paint Brushes

    Good paint brushes are worth the money, whether you're painting with latex, oil or shellac. Here's how the pros clean up their expensive paint…

  • 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…

  • Secrets to Using and Preserving Paint Brushes and Rollers

    These pro secrets about the best way to use and care for your paintbrushes and paint rollers will make any paint job around the house easier,…

  • Build a Painting Bench

    Build this light, but strong bench in about 4 hours. Use it as a table and as scaffolding as well as for sitting.

  • Paint Brush Care: How To Rescue a Petrified Brush

    Paintbrushes full of dried paint or varnish don't have to be discarded. Done properly, a good soak in brush cleaner can restore the bristles to…