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The Home Depot Partners With Buildertrend to Serve Pro Contractor Customers

The Home Depot teams up with one of the world's leading construction management programs.

If You See a Blue Porch Ceiling, This Is What It Means

There's a long history behind this tradition.


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...


The Home Depot Launches $250,000 Trade School Scholarship Program

Interested in going to school to learn a skilled trade? The Home Depot wants to help you with that.

Trade School Students Win Scholarships From The Home Depot

The Home Depot is giving a helping hand to the next generation of construction workers.


Lowe’s Revamps In-Store Shopping Experience for Pros

Lowe's is changing things up in its stores to create a smooth, consistent shopping experience for construction professionals.

Residential Construction Employment Fully Recovers from Pandemic Losses

After a year of economic uncertainty, residential construction employment levels have climbed back to where they were pre-pandemic. But will...


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.

How to Paint Your Front Door

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


Construction Industry Still Struggling With Skilled Labor Shortage

New analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows construction firms still have trouble finding and hiring skilled laborers...


Toolipedia: Painter’s Tape

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about painter’s tape


5 Highest-paying States for Painters

Take a look at these five states with the highest average professional painter salaries in the U.S.


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...

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.


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Compare all the Paint Colors of the Year for 2022

Decorating your home can be transformative and inspiring. A splash of color on just one wall can uplift your mood,...


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Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1988: How to Make a Small Room Seem Larger

Family Handyman has helped DIYers improve their homes since 1951. As we celebrate our 70th anniversary, here are some vintage...


Pantone Reveals the 2021 Color(s) of the Year

Pantone believes 2021 is set to be a big year — so big that Pantone thinks it deserves two Colors...


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5 Tips For A Successful Interior Painting Project

A pro painter shares the five steps to a successful interior painting project.


5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known as a Rookie Painter

We talked to a painting pro to learn five things that rookie painters should know before kicking off their career.


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5 Best Places to Buy Paint Online

Now you can repaint your home without going to the hardware store. These retailers make buying paint online easy.

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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...


14 Things Home Depot Employees Won’t Tell You

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


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...


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...