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Whether painting inside or outside, these articles will help you get professional results on all your house painting projects.
Avoid the cheap stuff: good paint lasts longer and covers better
Trim Painting Tips
Make your walls look perfect, your trim flawlessly smooth and your life drip-free.
How To Paint Faux Marble
Make old furniture feel new and luxurious with this easy-to-do painting technique!
How to Sponge Paint a Wall
Simple materials, simple technique, stunning results.
Paint Pizzazz: Decorative Painting Techniques
From dull to dramatic in one weekend
How to Prepare for House Painting
Repairing and preparing wood for longer-lasting paint.
Cure for Peeling Exterior Paint
Interior humidity and its effect on exterior paint.
Decorative Painting Tips
Even a novice can create designer effects with these easy-to-use painting tools.
Simple Wall Stenciling
How to stencil a decorative border at the top of your walls.
Professional Painting Tips
Veteran painter Butch Zang tells you his secrets for faster, easier and better results.
How To Choose Paint Colors
Choosing wall colors can be a time-consuming and frustrating task for homeowners-and that doesn't even...
11 Little-Known Painting Hacks from Our Expert Field Editors
We asked for real-world painting pointers—and got hundreds of great tips from our Field...
Techniques for Painting Windows That Will Save You Time and Energy
All of the advice for a long-lasting paint job on woodwork also applies to windows,...
Don’t Be Cheap! 10 Common Mistakes When Trying to Save Money Painting
DIY painting projects save you lots of cash (versus hiring a pro), so don't skimp...
House Painting Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes (and How to Avoid Them)
To help you avoid mistakes on your next paint job, we put together this list...
Painting Tips and Tricks
Paint fast - and clean!
Top Tips for Choosing Paint Colors
How to choose the right colors inside and out
Tips for Faster, Neater Painting
Save time and cut the mess with these pro tips
Paint a Room Without Making a Mess!
Protect against spills, splatters and other disasters!
Masking Tape Layout for Shimmery Stripes
Figure A: Masking tape layout from Paint Pizzazz!