Painting Tips

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How to Patch a Hole in Drywall that has Textured Paint

When it comes to patching drywall that has textured paint, you may be up for a challenge. It is definitely different from patching a smooth wall. Of course, there are quick fixes like spray textured products, but they are made to be used on a certain type of texture such as spattered textures or what

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How to Paint a Car with Acrylic Enamel Paint

Acrylic enamel paint is the preferred choice of professionals and enthusiasts when painting or restoring a car finish. The unique characteristics of acrylic enamel paint negate the need for the application of a separate clear coat finish to produce luster and shine. In fact, compared to other automotive

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How to Apply Metallic Paint to a Car Door

Metallic paint can be applied on your vehicle whenever its finish becomes dull. Car doors may need to be repainted more often, as they are more prone to deterioration. You can use either spay paint or specific types of paintbrushes to restore your vehicle, instead of taking it to a machine shop. Here

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Acrylic Paint vs Enamel Paint

Most people do not know the difference between acrylic paint and enamel, and sometimes end up using the wrong kind of paint for the job. The basic difference has to do with the paint's composition. As a general rule, enamel paint is usually oil based, or is composed of a drying enamel acid and alcohol.

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How to Paint Glass with Heat-Resistant Paint

Heat resistant paint protects surfaces from peeling and cracking. It is able to expand with a very high elasticity. This flexibility assures that the surface will not endure any corrosion. Heat resistant paint dries quickly and can withstand temperatures up to 650 degrees Celsius. Since the heat can

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A Guide to Painting Resin Outdoor Furniture

Resin outdoor furniture is popular in many homes. You’re sure to spot it in patios and poolside areas. It is one of the more appropriate furniture types for outdoor settings. The furniture is simple, yet adds a luxurious touch to the setting. Maintaining resin furniture doesn’t take much. Other than

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How to Paint Wrought Iron Outdoor Furniture

Wrought-iron furniture is an excellent outdoor furniture that is both elegant and durable. However, because of its exposure to changing weather patterns, your wrought-iron furniture may look weathered. However, there is no need to replace your entire set of wrought-iron furniture, since all you have

A DIYer caulking around a baseboard.
Caulking: Tips and Tricks for a Professional Final Touch

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

Ready to paint, the furniture in the living room is covered.
Prepping a Room for Paint

Get ready to get the job done.

Green paint being applied to an off-white wall with a roller.
Accent Wall Paint Ideas

The basics of creating a pop of color in your room.

A putty knife and chisel used to remove masonry paint.
How to Strip Masonry Paint

Strip old masonry paint instead of painting over it for the cleanest and best results. This handy guide will help you do-it-yourself.

A man painting a room on a ladder with a roller.
How to Save Time When Painting

From a quick-cleaning product to a using wide rollers, here's how to get that paint job done and dusted.

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Painting Tips: How to Hide Filler that Shows Through

With a few good painting tips, most surfaces can be painted regardless of the condition. Painting over

Crown molding.
Tips for Painting Crown Molding

Painting your crown molding is easy with this guide.

Blistering underneath a coat of white paint.
How to Identify and Fix Problems in Your Paint Job

Save your paint from failing by learning the common problems you might face and how you can fix them.

A wrought-iron gate with a spotty coat of green paint.
10 Tips for Spray Painting Metal

Keep these tips in mind when spray painting any metal fixtures to make the job as easy as possible.

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6 Tips for Limiting Overspray While Spray Painting

To avoid overspray on surrounding surfaces, dial down the pressure, use the appropriate distance, and protect items around your workspace.

an outdated sponge painted yellow wall and wooden floor
3 Cheap Ways to Remove Paint from Your Concrete Wall

You may think that once you paint a concrete wall, the paint can never be removed again. It can.

A man touching up paint on a door.
How to Touch Up Paint Perfectly

There’s nothing like a fresh paint job on the walls of your home.

A bedroom with wallpaper.
Painting Over Wallpaper Borders

Take a weekend to change the look of an outdated room by painting over your wallpaper borders.

Concrete.
Removing Latex Paint From Concrete

If you spill paint on a concrete surface, don't panic. Here's how to clean it up.

Several used spray paint cans.
How to Avoid Runs While Spray Painting

Avoid spray paint runs if you can, but learn how to remove them yourself if you can't!

A young woman painting a wood chair.
8 Time-Saving Painting Hacks

Finish your project quickly with these handy do-it-yourself tips!

Close look at an electrostatic paint sprayer head.
Electrostatic Spray Painting Basics Explained

Electrostatic sprayers offer a neater, more efficient alternative to traditional paint sprayers, but at what cost?

A concrete foundation.
How to Paint a Concrete Foundation

Painting concrete foundations is an excellent way to breathe life to the foundation.

Orange latex paint is poured from the can for use.
How to Thin Latex Paint

Don’t waste money throwing out older, thickened paint. Instead, use these steps to thin your paint with ease.

A close up of orange peel texture on a painted wall.
4 Tips for Preventing Orange Peel while Spray Painting

Spray paint is a convenient way to paint quickly, but you can mess up your texture if you aren't careful.

Plastic Spray Paint
5 Tips for Spray Painting Plastic

Successfully spray painting plastic is possible if you follow these tips.

An open can of blue latex paint with a paint brush across the top.
How to Save Frozen Latex Paint

Don't waste money buying new paint when your old stuff freezes. See if you can salvage it instead!

Spray Painting Your Wood Furniture
10 Tips for Spray Painting Your Wood Furniture

Get the smoothest, most even finish with these techniques.

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Can Textured Paint Be Used on Concrete?

Even concrete walls can achieve an individualized look with textured paint.

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Thinning Paint For A Paint Gun

Thinning paint for a paint gun is dependent on the specific type of gun you are using. The need to thin

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Using Latex Paint on Kitchen Cabinets

Latex paint is a fast-drying paint holding pigment suspended within the acrylic polymer emulsion. These

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How to Use Epoxy Primer on Galvanized Iron

Epoxy primer is a moisture and corrosion resistant protective coating that can be applied to various

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Roller Marks

Problem Roller marks or stipple and any unintentional textured pattern left in the paint finish

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Painting a Brick Fireplace: Choosing a Paint

If you plan on painting a brick fireplace in the near future, you'll need to make a point of choosing

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How to Get Latex Paint Out of Your Hair

If you are painting with latex paint, and some accidentally gets in your hair, don't panic. By following