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Why It’s Important to Learn a Trade, According to a Pro Painter

Mark Kobriger didn't plan to be a professional painter, but he's made a successful business out of it. Here's how it happened.

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13 Tips to Make Painting and Wallpapering Work Go Faster

These tips will make your painting and wallpapering projects go faster and smoother and give you a professional-quality finish you'll...


5 Best Airless Paint Sprayers for a Quick, Easy and Even Application

Need a little help on your next DIY home project? This collection of the best airless paint sprayers has you...


Amazon Finds: Slobproof Touch-Up Paint Pens – My Wall Repair Journey

Make your space look new again with the help of a refillable touch-up paint pen, like this option...


Save the Hassle And Your Trim with the Bucket Edge

Homeowners and contractors rejoice! The Bucket Edge is here to give you the peace of mind you need while painting...

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Sherwin-Williams CEO Forecasts Plummet in Paint Demand in 2023

Sherwin-Williams is shifting its business model to brace for decreased paint demands.


10 Kitchen Color Trends That Are Hot Right Now

Need a shot of color inspiration to fire up your kitchen? Here are our top picks.

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Stay Shady with This Family Handyman Approved Sun Shirt

Have some fun in the sun wearing this Family Handyman Approved work shirt with built-in UV protection.


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Why Benjamin Moore’s Aura Bath and Spa Paint Is the Best – An Honest Review

Remodels can be costly and become drawn out. But if you're looking for a quick way to breath new life...


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Purdy Paint Brushes (Like the XL Cub) Make Cutting in Easy

Looking for quality painting tools that can be used with paint or stain? Check out Purdy paint brushes for your...


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The Best Portable Air Compressors of 2023

Our favorite air compressors for whatever your pneumatic needs may be.

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We Tried the AccuBrush MX Paint Edger That Makes Cutting In a Breeze

Want to speed up the painting process (and cut out frustration)? The innovative AccuBrush MX Paint Edger may be the...


Here’s When to Know If It’s Time to Hire a Professional Painter

It’s the age-old tale: Do it yourself, or hire a professional?


12 Things You Should Always Ask a Contractor Before Building a House

The idea of building a new home is exciting. However, if you don't ask your contractor the right questions prior...


How to Paint Concrete Floors

Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.


10 Things To Do When You Have Contractor Problems

There's nothing quite like a home renovation that's firing on all cylinders. It's easy to get excited when your contractor...

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Crucial Differences Between Licensed & Unlicensed Contractors

Choosing an unlicensed contractor comes with legal liabilities for the homeowner.


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How to Paint Your Front Door

Spruce up your house by painting your front door. It's an easy DIY project.


5 Best Resources for Women in Skilled Trades

Succeeding as a woman in a historically male-centric industry is no small task. Here are some of the best resources...


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How to Paint a Room

Read on as we walk you through all the steps, from choosing the paint to cleaning up when you're done.


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We Tried Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Paint Color of the Year

Aegean Teal caught the attention of our team here at Family Handyman. Here's why we love it.


Compare All the Paint Colors of the Year for 2023

All there is to know and love about this year's crop of paint Colors of the Year, plus ideas on...


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5 Best Places to Buy Paint Online for Your Next DIY Project

Who knew the best place to buy paint was from your couch? These online retailers will deliver to your doorstep—no...


How Contractors Can Work With Property Managers to Gain Business

Property managers who need to solve home issues for hundreds of tenants can provide contractors with an endless stream of...


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12 Useful Home Depot Shopping Tips

The Home Depot offers a wealth of materials, resources and a customer-friendly return policy. But there are a few secrets...

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How to Become a House Painter

People who learn how to become a house painter share a common endpoint: entrance into a rewarding, high-demand career.


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Best-Kept Secrets of Professional Painters

Learn how to paint like a pro and pick up some great tips for achieving a perfectly smooth and even...


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Tidy Tips From a Picky Painter

You can tell a good paint job because the new wall paint is only on the wall. We asked a...


How to Choose and Use Painter’s Tape

Apply painter's tape faster and more effectively so you can start painting sooner and make fewer mistakes.


Pro Tips For Selecting the Best Outdoor Paint or Stain

Make your paint job last longer with these pro tips


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Five Reasons To Apply a Skim Coat

Skim coating rejuvenates old walls, making them look new again.