Painting

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

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  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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.…

  • High-Quality Paint

    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…

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