Use these painting techniques, tips and step-by-step projects to complete your next painting job faster.
Painting Tips and Tricks
Want to paint better? Paint smarter. Be precise, and keep your equipment and work area clean. Follow these tips to make your painting jobs easy.
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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, ladders and more.
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 comes to painting. This collection of tips will help you prep your room before painting to protect your home against slop, spatters and spills so you can spend less time cleaning ...
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 traditional methods. Here's how they work.
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, neater and give you beautiful results.
How to Get a Smooth Polyurethane Finish
These tips and techniques for applying oil-based polyurethane produce virtually flawless results. They include using a roller, using wipe-on poly and above all controlling dust.
Using Frozen Paint
Latex paint left out in the cold doesn't always have to be thrown away. Before you give up on it, open the can and check the condition. Here's what to look for.
Painting: How to Choose and Use Primers
Three painting pros recommend the best primers to solve common painting problems, including stains on walls, moisture damage, old painted surfaces, odors, color changes and new exterior wood.
Paint Roller Techniques and Tips
These DIY painting tips will help you roll your walls quickly and smoothly—without leaving roller marks. We'll show you the tricks and techniques that painting pros use to get a perfectly painted room. All you need are some basic tools to paint fast, get great results and make clean up a breeze. ...