Use these painting techniques, tips and step-by-step projects to complete your next painting job faster.
How to Paint a Ceiling
A professional home painter shares his tips for painting both smooth and textured ceilings, with equipment recommendations and tricks of the trade.
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How to Spray Paint Kitchen Cabinets
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.
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 helpful hints.
Avoid and Remove Paint Drips
Paint drips on your natural woodwork can be a real pain and a real eyesore. Don't despair. We'll show you how to get rid of those pesky drips without damaging the wood or the finish. Follow these four easy steps for a drip-free look.
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 ...
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.
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. Painting is one of the least expensive ways to make over a room, so grab a roller and let's get to work.
How to Install Venetian Wall Plaster and Chair Rail Molding
Venetian plaster wall texture and urethane moldings are two great ways to create a new look for an ordinary-looking room in just a weekend. We'll show you a step-by-step method for applying the plaster and installing the moldings. It's the perfect way to makeover a room without spending a lot of money.
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.