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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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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 how to paint a gingham wall.

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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 Paint Concrete Floors

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


How to Paint Your Front Door

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


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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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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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!


How to Use Paint Primer to Tackle the Toughest Problems

From stink and stains to less-than-perfect walls


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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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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...


What’s Not To Love About Green Wall Paint?

From dark and moody emerald, to light and airy sage; there is a perfect green paint for you. Green is...


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How To Remove Layers of Old Paint On Your Walls

Learn how to get paint off walls before applying a fresh coat.


Simple Wall Stenciling

How to stencil a decorative border at the top of your walls.


How to Choose and Use Painter’s Tape

Apply painter's tape faster and more effectively so you can start painting sooner and make fewer mistakes.

Trendy Paint Patterns to Spice Up Walls

If you're looking for a less permanent pattern than wallpaper, look no further than these trendy patterns for wall paint...


Decorative Painting Tips

Even a novice can create designer effects with these easy-to-use painting tools.


Door Refinishing: Painting Varnished Doors

Give a fresh look to an old varnished door.


How to Buy Better Trim Paint

We picked out 12 trim paints to try. After running tests and conferring with pro painters and industry experts, we...


How to Prepare Wood Trim for a Smooth Paint Job

Here's how to wash, sand, scrap and fill woodwork for a smooth finish.


11 Tips on How to Finish Wood Trim

Get top-quality results with these tips from an experienced pro.


Cure for Peeling Exterior Paint

Interior humidity and its effect on exterior paint.