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

  1. Paint Job Tips: Neater Painting Article

    The key to painting faster, with better, neater results is preparation. These tips show how a few extra minutes of work before getting out the brush translate into a quicker, more professional paint job.

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  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. 9 Tips for Painting Doors

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    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Our Favorite Painting Equipment

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    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 helpful hints.

  8. How to Spray Paint Kitchen Cabinets

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    Instead of replacing your old kitchen cabinets, make them new by repainting them. With an inexpensive paint sprayer and a few gallons of paint you can transform your kitchen in a weekend.

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