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What to Do if Your Touchup Paint is Lighter

This classic painting problem has a simple solution.

Basic Painting Tips Every DIYer Should Know

These simple steps lay the groundwork for a lasting job.

Oil-Based Paint vs Water-Based Paint

Oil paints hold up well on high contact surfaces.

Sherwin Williams Superpaint 101

Does this all-in-one product deserve the hype?

5 Painting Tips for a Smoother Finish

Prep carefully, and consider using spray guns and rollers.

Shopping List of Essential Materials for Exterior Painting

Don't get caught up a ladder without a scraper.

10 Things Never to Do With Your Paint

Lay down your colorful creations safely and effectively.

How To Make Paint

Save cash and make eco-friendly paint by mixing it yourself.

How Much Paint Do You Need?

Save money with an accurate estimate.

Selecting and Storing Paint Brushes

Using Each Brush According to its Purpose. There is no "Super, All-purpose, Do Everything" brush.

Prepping a Room for Paint

Get ready to get the job done.

What Makes a Quality Paint?

The question is, "What makes a quality paint"?

How to Choose the Right Paint and Tools

Before you paint, make sure you have the right tools.

Home Improvement Project Paint Selection Guide

In home improvement, paint can cover a multitude of mistakes.

Paint Applicators FAQs

Q. What type of roller should I use on different surfaces?

Caulking: Tips and Tricks for a Professional Final Touch

The final step to take your painting project to the next level.

Brushes, Rollers, Pads and Specialty Tools

The quality of your paint job depends on your supplies.

How Do I Remove Flooring Polyurethane From My Hardwood Floors?

You can sand it off or strip it off when it's time to go.

Distressed Painted Furniture: A How-To Guide

You can create your own distressed painted furniture.

Most Hassle-Free Ways of Stripping Paint From Wood

When you need to strip old paint from a wood piece, a chemical stripper is the simplest way.

How to Use Paint Stripper on Concrete Floors

There are more steps than you may know.

12 Tips for Using a Drop Cloth While Painting

It's highly recommended by paint professionals.

What to Consider When Buying Painters Tape

Painters tape is used by painters to keep paint away from areas where it is not wanted.

Staying Safe While Using a Lacquer Thinner

Lacquer thinner is great to use when thinning hard to apply paints.