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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5 Eye-Catching Window Painting Ideas

Whether you like going big or prefer something more modest, these paint tips will give your windows a little extra character.

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Can You Paint Vinyl Windows?

Yes, you can paint vinyl windows. But no, we don't recommend it. Here's why.


Best Faux Painting Techniques

Check out these brilliant faux painting techniques DIYers can use on a variety of different surfaces. These tips will save...


Chalk Paint, Milk, Mineral or Latex—Which Paint is Best for Your Refinishing Project?

The rise in popularity of chalk-based refinishing paints has made it easier than ever to take on a paint project...


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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

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15 Tips for Painting Outdoor Furniture

This year, consider giving your outdoor furniture a fresh look with paint. Whether you're working with wood, metal or plastic...


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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....

The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


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...

10 Bad DIY Habits You Need to Stop Doing Immediately

These bad DIY habits might be costing you more than just time and money.


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.


11 Painting Shortcuts That Do More Harm Than Good

All painting projects, large or small, require diligent preparation and attention to detail. Taking shortcuts leads to a disappointing paint...


10-Minute House Repair and Home Maintenance Tips

Simple fixes to household headaches that take 10 minutes or less — these home repairs are quick and easy.

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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,...


The Best Colors for Small Bathrooms

These are the top paint color choices for making a small bathroom look bigger.


Family Handyman’s Vintage Handy Hints from the ’80s

In celebration of Family Handyman's 70th Anniversary, we're taking a scroll through the archives and sharing some of the hints,...


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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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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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29 Painting Tool Hacks To Get Your Projects Rolling

Whether you’re changing the color of your walls, polishing jewelry or ripping a long board, these painting tool hacks will...


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7 Tips for Choosing the Right White Paint

White paint is white hot, but it can also be really hard to nail the right one. Use these seven...

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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...


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...


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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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5 Things to Consider Before Painting a Chalkboard Wall

Chalkboard paint (which is not the same as chalk paint) is fun, versatile and easy to use.


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.


Check Out These Peel-and-Stick Paint Samples (Plus Other Painting Innovations)

A new way to see paint samples, plus seven more tips, tools and apps that make choosing a paint color,...