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Use these painting techniques, tips and step-by-step projects to complete your next painting job faster.

  1. 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 door look new again.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. Painting Doors

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    Painting paneled doors is the ultimate painter's challenge. To make it easier, we tried different tools and paints and watched pros work. Here's what we found.

  2. Painting Aluminum Siding

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    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 how to prepare the surface and choose your paint.

  3. How to Pressure Wash a House

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    A pressure washer cleans old paint fast. Here's how to pressure wash your whole house so that the new coat of exterior paint will stick better and last longer.

  4. How to Paint a Ceiling

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

  5. How to Paint Popcorn Ceilings

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

  6. Pro Tips For Selecting the Best Outdoor Paint or Stain

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    More choices at the paint store can equal more confusion about what works best. Find out what pros use for different exterior surfaces and locations—and why.

  7. How to Sponge Paint a Wall

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    Sponge painting is a quick, simple way to make dull interior walls dramatic. With just a sponge, a can of glaze and a few paint colors you can transform your house.

  8. How to Fix Peeling Paint

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    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 the peeling.

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