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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...
Detergent-Free Paint Caddy
Here’s a custom paint dispenser featuring (1) a wide opening, (2) brush storage, (3) a convenient handle...
Detergent Cap Paint Cup
For small touch-up paint jobs, a double-lipped lid from liquid detergent makes an ideal paint...
The Top Paint Colors for 2018
If you're looking to spruce up the kitchen, living room or even your home's exterior,...
Shoe Box Touch-Up Paint Kit
For a small paint job that calls for a small roller, I just use a...
Simple Paintbrush Protection
When kept folded right off of the roll, the plastic is the perfect length to...
C-Clamp Paint Can Handle
Instead of dirtying a new paint container, I created a handle for a quart-size paint...
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...
A Trick for Storing Paint Brushes Overnight
A clever way to keep paint brushes from drying out.
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.
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?
Painting Tips: How to Paint Faster
Professional secrets for a speedy, great-looking job
DIY Painting Clean Up Tips to Save You Time
Cut your painting clean up time in half with these great DIY tips for your next painting project.
How to Paint: Tips for a Perfect Paint Job
Anyone can paint a room, right? But not everyone knows the secrets to painting a...
Storing Paint Cans
No more crusty rims after learn this tip on how to store paint
Pro Paint and Wallpapering Tips
These tips will make your painting and wallpapering projects go faster and smoother and give...
Paint Brush Care: How To Rescue a Petrified Brush
Don't throw away expensive paintbrushes—they can be saved!
Painting Preparation: Making Paint Last, Prepare the Surface
Prep tips and techniques for wood siding and trim
Trim Painting Tips
Make your walls look perfect, your trim flawlessly smooth and your life drip-free.
Professional Painting Tips
Veteran painter Butch Zang tells you his secrets for faster, easier and better results.
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...
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...