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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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Painting With an Airless Sprayer

It’s the best way to complete big paint jobs fast or apply a glass-smooth finish

Simple Wall Stenciling

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


Restore Rusty Metal Before Painting

Get rid of the rust before you paint.


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How to Choose and Use Primer: Drywall & Paint

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


How to Pick the Best Front Door Paint

Front door paint is one of the quickest, easiest and most affordable ways to add instant curb appeal. And good...

Using Frozen Paint

How to tell if it's still good


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...


Anti Slip Paint

An inexpensive paint additive makes a slip-resistant surface


Avoid and Remove Paint Drips

Remove dried paint drips


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 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...


How to Paint Your Home to Sell

Most houses have neutral exterior colors already. But if the color stands out from the rest of the homes in...

How to Choose the Right Paint Brush

With so many different types of paint brushes available, how do you choose the right one for your project? We'll...


Teach Your Teenager How to Paint Their Room

When your teenager wants to update their bedroom, why not use it as an opportunity to teach them an important...


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...


Is it Safe to Paint an Old Radiator?

The short answer is yes. But there are some tips to know, such as how to prep the radiator for...


How to Match Wood Stain: Head to the Paint Store

This is the easiest, most accurate way to match wood stain for your project.



How to Prepare Wood Trim for a Smooth Paint Job

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


The Family Handyman learns how to use automotive tape from Chip Foose

The Family Handyman learns how to use automotive tape from Chip Foose, host of Velocity TV's "Overhaulin."

How to Get Rid of Leftover Paint

How to get rid of leftover paint


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How to Make a DIY Paint Booth

This homemade paint booth is easy to build, inexpensive and versatile.


How to Prevent (or Fix) This Common Painting Mistake

If you happen to slop some paint on varnished wood, don’t worry. Home centers carry liquid paint remover products for...


Brilliant Tip for Painting in Tight Quarters

Did you ever wonder how to paint behind a toilet or radiator without moving or disassembling it?


How to Get a Feathered Paint Edge

Wall patches are a problem.


Paint Tight Spots with Custom Foam Brushes

Here’s how to customize a foam paint brush for painting cubbyholes.