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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Detergent Cap Paint Cup

For small touch-up paint jobs, a double-lipped lid from liquid detergent makes an ideal paint can. When you smooth excess...


Rout ‘n’ Paint Sign Design

Churn out professional-looking signs fast! Here’s how: Shape and sand the sign board. Cover the sign board with strips of...


What Causes Paint Failure?

Professional painting contractor Nigel Costolloe discusses common causes of paint failure and how to fix them.


The Top Paint Colors for 2018

If you're looking to spruce up the kitchen, living room or even your home's exterior, choosing paint colors can be...


14 Ways to Embellish Your Home With Metallic Paint

You can bring trendy, tasteful gold, bronze and silver into your home decor with metallic paint on the walls, accent...


Prevent a Paint Bucket Mess with Painter’s Tape

I use painter's tape around the rim of a paint can to prevent paint from getting into the rim. And...


Shoe Box Touch-Up Paint Kit

For a small paint job that calls for a small roller, I just use a shoe box top as my...


Simple Paintbrush Protection

When kept folded right off of the roll, the plastic is the perfect length to cover and shape the paintbrush...

10 Ideas for Using Pantone’s Ultra-Violet 2018 Color of the Year in Your House

If you're looking for an inexpensive way to liven up a tired room, ultra-violet is a dramatic and complex choice....


15 House Painting Ideas That Improve Curb Appeal

There's more to curb appeal than a freshly painted front door. Here are 15 ways to improve your curb appeal...


Furniture Stripping Helper

Cut a semi-circular opening in the side of a 1-gallon milk jug, then clean the loaded scraper on the flat...


Use Takeout Chopsticks to Stir Finishes

Chopsticks make excellent stirrers for pint- and quart-size cans of varnish, shellac, stain, paint, etc. They're smooth and dust-free.


14 Handy Hints for Your Next Painting Project

Before you start your next painting project, check out these 14 helpful handy hints that will save you time, money...


Paint Can Opener on Hand

As soon as I pick up paint at the store, I take out my multitool and bend open the loop...


11 Things You Should Never Paint

Before you try to touch up that favorite bowl or change the color of your kitchen counters, put the paint...


Close Paint Cans with Less Mess

It’s no secret that painting projects are messy, especially when pouring paint from the paint can into a smaller container...

10 Simple Steps for Interior Paint Prep

If there's a secret to achieving a professional quality paint job, it's this: Preparation matters. Without proper interior paint prep,...


10 Simple Steps for Exterior Paint Prep

The secret of a good paint job is that most of the hard work is done before a brush ever...


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DIY Wall Art: Paint Over an Old Canvas

Upcycle an old, unattractive canvas into a modern piece of wall art featuring a bold chevron pattern and metallic gold...


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How to Paint Furniture: Farmhouse Style Chair

Create farmhouse-style painted furniture with layers of colorful paint and paint removal. Read on to find out how to get...


High-Tech Paints to Check Out

Painting products have come a long way in the last few decades, opening the door for homeowners to complete any...

11 Tips on How to Finish Wood Trim

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


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Best Paint-Rolling Tools

When it comes to painting equipment, you get what you pay for!


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Mess-Free House Painting Hack

This house painting tip costs nothing and can save you $1,000s.


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Edge Sealing and Painter’s Tape Tips

Masking a room with tape before painting is essential for a crisp, clean paint job. If you're not sure how...


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A Trick for Storing Paint Brushes Overnight

A clever way to keep paint brushes from drying out.


8 Great Painting Tips

Use these tips to make your painting projects go quicker and stress-free.