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Whether painting inside or outside, these articles will help you get professional results on all your house painting projects.
Simple Paintbrush Protection
When kept folded right off of the roll, the plastic is the perfect length to...
10 Ideas for Using Pantone’s Ultra-Violet 2018 Color of the Year in Your House
If you're looking for an inexpensive way to liven up a tired room, ultra-violet is...
15 House Painting Ideas That Improve Curb Appeal
There's more to curb appeal than a freshly painted front door. Here are 15 ways to...
C-Clamp Paint Can Handle
Instead of dirtying a new paint container, I created a handle for a quart-size paint...
Furniture Stripping Helper
Cut a semi-circular opening in the side of a 1-gallon milk jug, then clean the...
Power Paint Mixer
Forget your old stir sticks! Grab a plastic hanger and cut off the bottom rung,...
Use Takeout Chopsticks to Stir Finishes
Chopsticks make excellent stirrers for pint- and quart-size cans of varnish, shellac, stain, paint, etc....
14 Handy Hints for Painting
Before you start your next painting project, check out these 14 helpful handy hints that will...
Egg Carton Painting Props
It’s a good idea to keep a stash of three or four empty egg...
How to Paint a Door
How to paint a door: Get great results, even on panel doors.
Paint Can Opener on Hand
As soon as I pick up paint at the store, I take out my multitool...
11 Things You Should Never Paint
Before you try to touch up that favorite bowl or change the color of your...
Close Paint Cans with Less Mess
It’s no secret that painting projects are messy, especially when pouring paint from the...
10 Simple Steps for Interior Paint Prep
If there's a secret to achieving a professional quality paint job, it's this: Preparation matters....
10 Simple Steps for Exterior Paint Prep
The secret of a good paint job is that most of the hard work is...
DIY Wall Art: Paint Over an Old Canvas
Upcycle an old, unattractive canvas into a modern piece of wall art featuring a bold...
How to Paint Furniture: Farmhouse Style Chair
Create farmhouse-style painted furniture with layers of colorful paint and paint removal. Read on to...
High-Tech Paints to Check Out
Painting products have come a long way in the last few decades, opening the door...
11 Tips on How to Finish Wood Trim
Get top-quality results with these tips from an experienced pro.
Edge Sealing and Painter’s Tape Tips
Masking a room with tape before painting is essential for a crisp, clean paint job....
Mess-Free House Painting Hack
This house painting tip costs nothing and can save you $1,000s.
A Trick for Storing Paint Brushes Overnight
A clever way to keep paint brushes from drying out.
8 Great Painting Tips
Use these tips to make your painting projects go quicker and stress-free.
30 Tips for Painting Almost Anything
You can transform just about anything with paint and a little imagination. Leather, concrete, appliances—...
Tole Painting a Birdhouse Brings Garden Charm
Tole painting a birdhouse will ad charm to your garden. Learn how with these step-by-step...
How To Paint a Gingham Wall
Like the idea of a patterned accent wall, but don't want to mess with wallpaper?...
Use a Plastic Liner to Keep a Clean Paint Bucket
Want to avoid having to clean up your paint bucket when you are done painting?
Use a Bent Coat Hanger to Keep Paint Cans Clean
Keep the sides of the paint can free of paint with a wire coat hanger.
Spray Painting Booth
The biggest challenge of spray painting is controlling the overspray.
Self Stick Paint Shield
Do you hate cleaning up after painting?
How to Pressure Wash a House
Paint prep simplified
Painting Tips: How to Paint Faster
Professional secrets for a speedy, great-looking job