Painting

When it comes to home improvement, there ARE not many things that can transform the entire mood of a room like a good paint job.

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There is Still Time to Paint Your House, Which Color Should You Choose?

Find the right exterior paint color for your home and check out tips on how to paint a home exterior

How To Paint a Gingham Wall

Like the idea of a patterned accent wall, but don't want to mess with wallpaper? Try this easy tutorial on...


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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....


How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.


How to Paint Concrete Floors

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

Quick Home Upgrades That Deliver Big Results

Simple kitchen and bath improvements that will make your life easier


How to Paint Your Front Door

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

Tole Painting a Birdhouse Brings Garden Charm

Tole painting a birdhouse will ad charm to your garden. Learn how with these step-by-step instructions.


12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


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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10 Common Things a Homeowner Can Be Fined For

Here's a look at things that can lead to sometimes hefty fines, depending on local laws and covenants, along with...

How to Finish and Protect your Chalk Paint Projects

With the ease and versatility of all the chalk and refinishing paints on the market, it can be an easy...


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20 Tips on How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

If you want to upgrade your kitchen without spending a lot of money, knowing how to paint kitchen cabinets is...


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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...

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How to Choose and Use Primer

Solve common paint coverage problems with these expert tips for choosing and using primer


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How to Build a Dynamic Accent Wall

Turn a blank wall into a showpiece that transforms the entire room!


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Extreme Temps Can Damage Paint. Here’s How to Prevent It

Ever thought about winterizing your paint? You probably should and here's why.


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House Painting Mistakes Everyone Makes (and How to Avoid Them)

To help you avoid mistakes on your next paint job, we put together this list gathered from painting experts. Pick up...


How to Use Paint Primer to Tackle the Toughest Problems

From stink and stains to less-than-perfect walls


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DIY Chalk Paint: How to Make Colored Chalk Paint

DIY Chalk paint is so versatile it makes refinishing projects a breeze.


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How to Use Chalk Paint

You've heard of chalk paint, but do you really know what it is? We've got the answers on chalk paint...


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How to Paint Wood Paneling

Yes, you can paint wood paneling. And, it can look terrific or it can look terrible. Use this step-by-step guide...

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How to Remove Paint from Clothes

Find out how to remove paint from clothes with these tried and true methods.


5 Paint Colors That Make Your Home Look Dirty

Here are five paint color pitfalls, and how to avoid them.


How To Open a Paint Can (and Everything Else You Need to Know)

Learn how to safely and securely detach (and attach) paint can lids without making a mess or ruining the can.


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Washing Walls Before Painting Guide

Get your interior painting project off on the right foot by washing walls before painting them. Learn when this is...


How to Paint a Garage Door

Here's how to paint a garage door and get smooth, professional results.


Mineral Spirits vs Paint Thinner

Mineral spirits and paint thinner both work well, but thinner is cheaper