Prevent a Paint Bucket Mess with Painter’s Tape
I use painter’s tape around the rim of a paint can to prevent paint from getting into the rim. And I only put the tape around the section…
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…
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How to Pressure Wash a House
A pressure washer cleans old paint fast. Here’s how to pressure wash your whole house so that the new coat of exterior paint will stick…
Restore Rusty Metal Before Painting
Got rust? We can show you how to get rid of it. The key is to properly prep the rusty steel before you paint. A little work up front will yield…
Using Frozen Paint
Latex paint left out in the cold doesn’t always have to be thrown away. Before you give up on it, open the can and check the condition.…
Expensive paint has more pigment and resin, and though it may look the same as the cheap stuff, there are big differences in the ingredients…
Decorative Painting Tips
Dual-roller decorative painting systems can create unique color and texture effects on your walls in a fraction of the time required by more…
DIY Wall Art: Paint Over an Old Canvas
Create your own wall art with a secondhand canvas, some painter’s tape and an accent of eye-catching metallic gold paint.
15 Tips for Painting Outdoor Furniture
This year, consider giving your outdoor furniture a fresh look. Whether you have wood, metal or plastic, here are 15 tips for painting your…
10 Simple Steps for Interior Paint Prep
If there's a secret to achieving a professional quality paint job, it's this: Preparation matters. Without proper interior paint prep, there's…
Paint Can Opener on Hand
Every time I buy a can of paint at the home-improvement store, I also get one of those metal paint can openers. On any given day, I have several…