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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Tips for Touching Up Wall Paint

Are your walls showing signs of wear and tear? Refresh your room with a quick paint touch-up in three easy...


11 Best Interior Paint Colors in 2022

Interior designers and color experts agree: If you want a top color for your interior, turn to nature.


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.


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7 Best Paints for an Outdoor Fence

Is your weather-worn fence ready for a makeover? From white picket to rugged cedar, here are the top-rated paints for...


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Best Mold- and Mildew-Resistant Paints for 2022

Moisture creates a breeding ground for unhealthy mold and mildew. Here are the best mold- and mildew-resistant paints to use...


8 Garage Paint Ideas to Consider Inside and Out

Want to upgrade your garage? Check out these clever ideas for painting your garage. Including garage door, floor and wall...

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Why Is My Paint Bubbling and How Do I Fix It?

This unsightly flaw can ruin interior and exterior paint jobs. Learn about the most common causes of paint bubbling and...


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8 Common Painting Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Don't get tripped up by these rookie errors the next time you break out the brushes for an interior or...


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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...


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Homeowner’s Guide to Paint Strippers and Removers

Get the answers to your questions about paint strippers — what they are, how they work, and which are best...


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8 Best Paint Buckets for Any Job

Discover what professional housepainters have known for years: Paint buckets can save you time and effort on your next painting...


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Homeowner’s Guide to Paint Rollers

They're the fuzziest tools in your DIY stash! We'll help you choose the right paint rollers and covers for all...


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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Best Paint Colors for Your Home’s Hangout Room

If you're looking to create an at-home hangout room, choose the right color to set the desired vibe. Here's advice...


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,...

Living Room Paint Ideas Guaranteed to Transform Your Space

Trade out the old for something new and modern. These living room paint ideas are guaranteed to transform your space.


The Best Colors for Small Bathrooms

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


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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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9 New Paint Colors and Trends in 2022

Is it time to repaint your house? Here are the top up-and-coming trends recommended by industry pros.


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How to Choose and Use Primer

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


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,...