Whether painting inside or outside, these articles will help you get professional results on all your house painting projects.

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  • Tole Painting a Birdhouse Brings Garden Charm

    . This cottage-style birdhouse sits on a wooden fence as an example of the results a reader can obtain by completing the article's five steps.

  • How To Paint Faux Marble

    One of the easiest and most impactful ways to update old furniture is to paint it. And you can take it up another notch by adding a decorative…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Great Tips for Painting Doors

    Painting doors? Proper preparation, the right tools and materials and good technique result in a silky-smooth, long-lasting finish. Use these…

  • How To Choose Paint Colors

    Choosing wall colors can be a time-consuming and frustrating task for homeowners—and that doesn't even include the painting part! We're here to…

  • How to Use a Glass Bottle Cutter

    Bottle cutters are sold in hobby shops and online—you'll need one in order to score the glass properly. A good bet for bottle-cutting beginners…

  • How To Build a Herringbone Wine Rack

    This project can be constructed in minutes with just eight uniform pieces of 1x8 pine and a pocket-hole jig. Here's how to build a herringbone…

  • Anti Slip Paint

    Buy a slip-resistant additive for a stair paint to make steps less slippery. It's easy and inexpensive.

  • How to Prepare for House Painting

    We'll show you how to prepare your house for painting and make your paint job last longer. Careful prep work on these trouble spots will double…

  • Painting With an Airless Sprayer

    Learn how to use an airless paint sprayer to paint faster with perfectly smooth results. We show you how the machine works, good painting…

  • How to Spray Paint Kitchen Cabinets

    Instead of replacing your old kitchen cabinets, make them new by repainting them. With an inexpensive paint sprayer and a few gallons of paint…

  • How to Choose and Use Primer: Drywall & Paint

    Three painting pros recommend the best primers to solve common painting problems, including stains on walls, moisture damage, old painted…


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