Painting Tips

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  • How to Paint: Tips for a Perfect Paint Job

    We've received hundreds of painting tips from readers and painting contractors over the years. We culled through them and came up with…

  • Painting Tips: How to Paint Faster

    A master painter shares tips and techniques from 30 years of residential painting work, covering everything from roller selection to taping to…

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  • Painting Preparation: Making Paint Last, Prepare the Surface

    In the long run good paint preparation techniques add years to an exterior paint job—including cleaning, scraping, filling, caulking and…

  • Pro Paint and Wallpapering Tips

    Check out these tips and tricks from paint and wallpaper professionals that will make your projects easier and faster. From how to paint in…

  • Use a Plastic Liner to Keep a Clean Paint Bucket

    We do everything by our own hands editor, Elisa Bernick, shows you how to paint and not have to clean out your paint bucket. This is a great time saver.

  • Storing Paint Cans

    Use a can of latex or oil paint once and the rim invariably get coated with dried, crusty paint. This solution is unusual and counterintuitive,…

  • Self Stick Paint Shield

    We do everything by our own hands editor, Elisa Bernick, will show you how to use self-sticking plastic wrap to make clean up a breeze with this handy tip…

  • Pro Tips For Selecting the Best Outdoor Paint or Stain

    More choices at the paint store can equal more confusion about what works best. Find out what pros use for different exterior surfaces and…

  • Trim Painting Tips

    How to repaint chipped, flaking or dirty moldings so they look like new; the secrets of a professional-looking job.

  • DIY Painting Clean Up Tips to Save You Time

    Henry Ford said it best: “Before anything else, getting ready is the secret to success.” And it’s certainly true when it…

  • Spray Painting Booth

    We do everything by our own hands editor, Elisa Bernick, shares what she uses for a spray booth when painting small projects. Don’t let overspray…


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