Painting & Wallpaper


Airless Paint Sprayer vs. HVLP: Which One's Better?

Learn the differences between an airless paint sprayer and an HVLP sprayer, so you can decide which one's better for your painting project.


Tips for Applying Red Interior Paint Successfully

Learn how to apply red paint on walls like a professional.


My Review of Sher-Wood Hi-Bild Precat Lacquer for Cabinets

Check out my review of Sher-Wood Hi-Bild Precat lacquer and Primer Surfacer after spraying a set of cabinets with both products.


Tips for Painting New Drywall Like a Pro

Learn how to paint over new drywall the right way.


Tips for Spray Painting Bookshelves

Learn how to paint bookshelves like a professional, using a paint sprayer to get a superior finish.


Tips for Painting a Staircase Black and White

Check out my tips for painting a staircase black and white, using a sprayer for the spindles and a brush for the railings.


My Review of the Graco 9.5 HVLP Pro Comp Sprayer

I bought the Graco 9.5 HVLP sprayer and used it for two painting projects. Check out my review to find out if this sprayer is worth it, or not.


My Review of Sherwin Williams Pro Industrial Water-Based Alkyd Urethane Enamel

I used Pro Industrial water-based alkyd urethane enamel from Sherwin Williams for two painting projects. Check out my full review to see if you should use this product for your project.


Tips for Painting Cabinets With Lacquer

White paint is popular for cabinet painting, but have you ever considered using white lacquer instead? Check out my pro tips for spray painting cabinets with lacquer.


Pro Tips for Prepping and Painting Kitchen Walls

Check out my tips for prepping and painting kitchen walls.


Tips for Painting Oak Trim White

Check out my tips and product recommendations for painting your outdated oak trim white like a professional.


Tips for Painting a Front Door

Improve your home's curb appeal simply by painting your front door a new color. Check out my tips on painting a front door like a pro.


Tips for Painting a Bathroom Vanity

Check out my tips for painting a bathroom vanity, using a brush and roller.


Tips for Painting Fireplace Brick White

In this article, I provide tips on painting fireplace brick, product recommendations, as well as pictures from a project.


My Review of Masking Liquid H20 for Painting Window Trim

In this article, I review Masking Liquid H20, a product I've used to protect window glass for painting purposes. Find out if this product truly makes masking faster.


Tips and Tools for Painting Exterior Trim From a Steep Rooftop

Exterior painting from a roof is challenging. But in this article, I provide some useful tips and tools I use that will make your project easier.


Tips and Tricks for Painting French Doors the Easy Way

Painting french doors is very time consuming using tape and a brush. Learn how to paint your french doors fast and easy without taping the glass.


Shur-Line Paint Brush Extender Review: Does It Suck?

In this tool review, I review my twenty year old Shur-Line paint brush extender, going over the pros and cons and whether or not you should buy one.


Tips for Painting a Fireplace Mantel

Give your living room a new look by painting your old fireplace mantel white. This article covers the entire process of prepping and painting a wood fireplace mantel, including oak.


Tips for Painting Crown Molding White

Learn how to paint your crown molding yourself instead of hiring a painter. Painting crown molding is easy with a sprayer, but this article covers both brush and roller application.


Best Ideas for Picking Exterior House Colors

Help you find the perfect colors for your house next painting project. You need to discover the new color palettes.


15 Wall Painting Tips and Tools to Make Your Project Easier

Check out these wall painting tips and tools to make your interior painting project easier.


Tips for Painting Moldy Bathroom Walls and Ceilings

Are you thinking of painting your moldy bathroom? Don't paint over your moldy mildewed walls without reading my professional tips to prevent future problems.


Graco Airless Paint Sprayers vs Titan: Which One's Better?

Are Graco airless sprayers better than Titan? In this article, I explain the differences between the two, including some comparisons between the models I own from both companies.


20 Mistakes to Avoid When Painting Kitchen Cabinets

This article covers common mistakes with cabinet painting and how to avoid them. My tips will help save you a lot of time and aggravation painting your kitchen cabinets.


How to Apply Garage Door Paint With an Airless Sprayer

Painting a garage door is easy. This article explains how to prep and paint a garage door with an airless sprayer to get a nice smooth finish.


Best Exterior Door Paint From Sherwin Williams

This articles goes over some of the best exterior door paint I've used from Sherwin Williams.


My Review of the Titan 440 Airless Paint Sprayer

This article is a full review of my new Titan 440 Impact sprayer, outlining its features and my experience using it for interior painting. The Impact is an airless sprayer, formerly known as the 440i.


Best Spray Paint for a Shipping Container

The best spray paint should be clean and have low VOC levels. A high-quality grade that can withstand extreme temperatures in your container home.


Wallpaper vs. Paint: Which Is Better for You?

When choosing wallpaper or paint, you need to select the best choice for your room. We're providing the two options so you can decide which one you like better.


How to Use Chalk Paint as a Primer

This article will show you how to add calcium carbonate to latex paint to create DIY chalk paint. You can then use prepared chalk paint as a primer on interior porous surfaces under a topcoat.


My Review of the Graco GX 19 Airless Sprayer for Painting Cabinets

I bought the Graco GX-19 FinishPro and used it to spray paint some cabinets. In this review, I cover its features and my experience using this airless sprayer for the first time.


Interior Wall Texture Finishes

If you’re thinking about remodeling, why not consider choosing a wall texture to give a room a different style. There are a number of variety wall textures that can create a beautiful tactile appearance.


The Best Grain Filler for Oak Cabinets

Using the right grain filler on your cabinets fills the wood pores to make the grain less noticeable when painted. In this article, I give my recommendations for the best grain filler I've used for painting oak cabinets.


Tips for Painting Knotty Pine Cabinets White

Do you have knotty pine cabinets you want to paint white? In this article, I share some tips for correctly prepping and painting knotty pine.


Spraying Cabinet Doors Vertically vs Laying Flat: Which One's Better?

You can either lay cabinet doors down flat to spray paint them, or hang them for vertical spraying. In this article, I explain my preferred method for spraying cabinet doors and the equipment I use for storing them.


Sherwin Williams vs Benjamin Moore: Which Paint Is Better?

If you're thinking about painting your house, you might be wondering if there's a difference in quality between Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore paint. Coming from a painter who's used both, find out if one brand is better than the other.


Tips for Spraying a Deck With an Airless Sprayer

Are you thinking about spraying stain onto your deck? Check out my tips for spraying a deck with an airless sprayer.


My Review of the Graco Contractor Spray Gun (2-Finger Trigger)

Check out my review of the Graco contractor spray gun to find out if it's a good option for your spray painting project.


How to Prep and Paint Wood Siding in 2019

Paint increases the life of the wood. A painted surface is appealing to the eyes. Before you paint your wood siding though, make sure that you prepare the surface for paint.


My Review of the Sherwin Williams Fan Deck

Read my review about the newest Sherwin Williams fan deck and whether it's worth buying one, or not. In my review, I also provide some of the popular Sherwin Williams colors I've used.


My Review of Sherwin Williams White Pigmented Shellac Primer

Read my review about Sherwin Williams white pigmented, shellac primer, to find out if you should use this product for your next painting project.


Tips for Cleaning Graco Airless Paint Sprayer Parts

Check out my tips for properly cleaning Graco airless paint sprayer parts to prolong the life of your sprayer.


My Review of DryDex Spackling as a Grain Filler for Cabinet Painting

In this review, I reveal my results using DAP DryDex spackling to fill the grain of an oak cabinet door. DryDex (pink) is a lightweight spackle that turns white when dry.


Must-Have Tools and Supplies for Painting Wood Cabinets

Painting your cabinets? Check out these must-have tools and supplies I use that will make your cabinet painting project go a lot faster and easier.


My Review of the Rotating Cabinet Door Painting Rack

Check out my review of the rotating spray rack that I use exclusively for my cabinet painting projects.


My Review of Durham's Water Putty for Cabinet Painting

Check out my review of Durham's water putty to see if it's a good product to use for cabinet paint preparation.


My Review of the Goose Neck Extendable Paint Brush

In this tool review, I talk about the Goose Neck bendable paint brush and whether or not it's worth buying. This brush is a bendable extender that screws onto a painting pole.


Tips for Spray Painting Baseboards With an Airless Sprayer

Spray painting baseboard trim is faster than using only a paint brush and produces a smoother finish. Check out my tips on how to spray paint your baseboards.


Tips for Painting Soffits and Fascia Boards

Check out my tips for painting exterior soffits and fascia boards.