Use these painting techniques, tips and step-by-step projects to complete your next painting job faster.
Painting Tips: How to Paint Faster
A master painter shares tips and techniques from 30 years of residential painting work, covering everything from roller selection to taping to caulking and filling.
Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:
Mineral Spirits vs Paint Thinner
Paint thinner and mineral spirits both work well for cleaning oil-based paint, but there are subtle differences, including odor and cost. This brief run-down will help you decide what's best for you.
Best Paintbrush for Latex Paint
A professional painter with 30-years experience shows you his favorite paintbrush for cutting in smooth, even edges with latex paint—an angled brush with a special blend of high quality synthetic bristles.
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 ...
Painting: How to Paint a Room Fast
A veteran painting contractor shares his secrets for painting walls fast, yet producing first-rate results. You can easily master these techniques too, and get a professional-looking finish.
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 Pizzazz: Decorative Painting Techniques
Transform a room in one weekend with one of these three creative painting and glazing techniques. All are easy-to-do, attractive and inexpensive. We show you how.
Trim Painting Tips
How to repaint chipped, flaking or dirty moldings so they look like new; the secrets of a professional-looking job.