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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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Toolipedia: Paint Roller Frame

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about paint rollers


Glitter Paint for Walls: Would You Go There?

If you are this sparkle lover or if you live with one, then maybe it's time to take that affection...


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...


You Need to Do This Before Using a New Paint Roller Cover

Prior to using your brand new cover, you need to condition it. To do this, you'll want to place the...


10 Color Trends You’re Going to See This Year

From traditional grays with a twist to bold citrus hues, paint color trends in 2019 are all about the unexpected....


How to Match Wood Stain: Head to the Paint Store

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


Self-Priming Paint: Real or Marketing Hype?

Self-Priming Paint: Real or Marketing Hype?


How to Prepare Wood Trim for a Smooth Paint Job

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


12 Ways IKEA Is Acing the 2019 Pantone Color Living Coral

Described as "vibrant, yet mellow," Living Coral is Pantone's Color of the Year for 2019. The orangish-pinkish-reddish hue embraces warmth...


Make Hinges Look Like New in 3 Easy Steps

Go for the quick fix when you need to update your cabinet hinges and knobs, it's only three simple steps!


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."


Why You Should Start Painting Your Ceilings with Color

Why you should paint ceilings a color


How to Get Rid of Leftover Paint

How to get rid of leftover paint


11 Great Tips for DIY Car Body Repair

Do you prefer to work on your car yourself? Do you like the idea of being able to fix a...


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Great Tips for Painting Doors

Painting doors? Proper preparation, the right tools and materials and good technique result in a silky-smooth, long-lasting finish. Use these...

13 Color Trends You Need to Know for 2019

Keep up with the color trends with this sneak peek at hot hues for 2019.


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How to Make a DIY Paint Booth

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


An Excuse to Snack While Painting

Washing a roller cover between coats of paint is a waste of time and paint. So one of my painting...


DIY Dictionary: Tack Cloth

What's a tack cloth? A tack cloth or tack rag is a lint-free material—often gauze-like—impregnated with a tacky substance used...


12 Spray Can Tips for Perfect Spray Paint

Our best spray can tips for getting your project done right.

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...


2 Brilliant Tips to Use With Every Painting Project

Paint mixers that you can chuck in a drill are nothing new, but I didn’t have one on hand for...


Hang ‘Em Out to Dry Ladder Drying Rack

Painting objects like louvered shutters can be a real problem.


Coat Hanger Stirrer

A plastic coat hanger makes a dandy power mixing attachment.


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The Paint Color That Can Sell Your House for $6,000 More

Who knew a bucket of paint could be worth so much money?


Brilliant Tip for Painting in Tight Quarters

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