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Use these painting tips to do a faster and neater job.
Pro Tips For Selecting the Best Outdoor Paint or Stain
Make your paint job last longer
11 Painting Shortcuts That Do More Harm Than Good
14 Ways to Minimize Lead Paint Exposure and Avoid Paint Poisoning in Older Homes
Paint a Room Without Making a Mess!
Use Takeout Chopsticks to Stir Finishes
Power Paint Mixer
C-Clamp Paint Can Handle
Instead of dirtying a new paint container, I created a handle for a quart-size paint...
Shoe Box Touch-Up Paint Kit
For a small paint job that calls for a small roller, I just use a...
The Top Paint Colors for 2018
If you're looking to spruce up the kitchen, living room or even your home's exterior,...
Simple Screw Holder for Spray Painting
Spray painting just got a lot easier
Painting Tool Drying Cage
Keep an old tomato cage around to use as a repurposed drying station
A Trim for Flux Brushes
Make your flux brushes work better in tight spaces
Digital Paint and Finish Can Labels
Save the instructions on a stain can on your phone
12 Products Inspired by Pantone’s Color of the Year: Ultra Violet
You're ready to add ultra violet—Pantone's Color of the Year—to your decor, but...
Rubber Band Paint Can Accessory
Keep your paint cans clean with this simple tip
Neater Paint Stripping
Minimize the mess and speed up the work when stripping paint or varnish from old...
Chalk Paint, Milk, Mineral or Latex—Which Paint is Best for Your Refinishing Project?
The rise in popularity of chalk-based refinishing paints has made it easier than ever to...
Myth-Buster: The Right Way to Test Paint Colors
Love rich colors? Some hues need a special ingredient to come out right. Plus: See...
Detergent-Free Paint Caddy
Here’s a custom paint dispenser featuring (1) a wide opening, (2) brush storage, (3) a convenient handle...
14 Handy Hints for Painting
Before you start your next painting project, check out these 14 helpful handy hints that will...
Detergent Cap Paint Cup
For small touch-up paint jobs, a double-lipped lid from liquid detergent makes an ideal paint...
Egg Carton Painting Props
It’s a good idea to keep a stash of three or four empty egg...
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Simple Paintbrush Protection
When kept folded right off of the roll, the plastic is the perfect length to...
Reader Project: DIY Platform
How to Paint a Ceiling
A professional home painter shares his tips for painting both smooth and textured ceilings, with...
Best-Kept Secrets of Professional Painters
Great ideas for how to get a perfectly smooth and even paint job