Painting & Wallpaper

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How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling

If you want to know how to remove a popcorn ceiling, check out my tips on removing the texture and skim coating the ceiling after.

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My Review of Sherwin Williams Super Paint (Interior and Exterior)

Is Sherwin Williams Super Paint really super? In this full review, I cover both the interior and exterior versions of this popular paint.

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What's the Best Primer to Cover Dark Paint? My Top Picks

The best primer for covering dark paint colors is one that's thicker to help block the color underneath. Check out my top picks for primer I use when painting light colors over dark walls.

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My Review of Behr Alkyd Semi-Gloss Enamel (Urethane)

I used Behr alkyd semi-gloss enamel to paint doors and trim on a recent project. Read my full review to find out if Behr semi-gloss enamel is worth using for your painting project.

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My Review of Benjamin Moore Regal Select Interior Paint

Is Benjamin Moore Regal Select good paint? I used this popular paint for a recent interior painting project. Check out my full review to find out if Regal Select is worth using in your home.

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Tips for Painting Cherry Cabinets White

Painting cherry cabinets white is a great way to completely transform your kitchen overspending on brand new cabinets. With the right prep and materials, cherry is easy to paint. Learn how to do it the right way with my tips.

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Graco Airless Paint Sprayer Troubleshooting: How to Fix These Common Problems

Having problems with your Graco paint sprayer in the middle of a painting project is frustrating, but in many cases, you can troubleshoot and fix the issue yourself without having to take your airless sprayer in for service.

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Tips for Painting a Foyer Without Scaffolding

Painting a foyer with high walls might look difficult, but it's actually easy when done right, and you don't need scaffolding to do it. Learn how to paint your foyer easily without having to rent scaffolding.

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Tips for Skim Coating Walls Before Painting

Skim coating walls is the best way to restore damaged drywall, or remove a textured finish. Skim coating is easy and makes damaged walls look brand new again when done right.

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Tips for Painting Cedar Siding

Painting cedar siding helps preserve the wood to prevent problems. Check out my tips on how to paint cedar siding and if you should consider using stain instead.

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Tips for Repainting Kitchen Cabinets

If you're unhappy with the color and condition of your painted cabinets, this article provides tips on how to repaint them successfully.

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What's the Best Paint Sprayer for Cabinets? My Favorite Sprayers

One of the fastest ways to paint your kitchen cabinets is with an airless sprayer. In this article, I go over what to look for when choosing a sprayer and the one I use for all of my cabinet painting projects.

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What's the Best Way to Paint a Room?: Pro Painter Tips

In this article, I share tips and my painting process for the best way to paint a room in less time.

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What's the Best Paint for Interior Walls? My Top Picks

In this article, I go over my top paint picks for interior walls. These are some of the best interior paints I use for my painting projects.

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Tips for Painting Kitchen Cabinets Black

Learn how to paint your kitchen cabinets black. This article features pictures of oak cabinets I spray painted black.

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Tips for Priming Wood With Oil-Based Primer

Learn how to properly apply oil-based primer on wood for a smooth and professional finish.

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Tips for Painting Wooden Shutters

Check out my tips on painting wooden shutters after removing them.

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My Review of Sherwin Williams Repose Gray (SW-7015)

I use Sherwin Williams Repose Gray a lot for my painting projects. Learn more about how the color looks on walls and where to use it in your home.

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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.

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Tips for Applying Red Interior Paint Successfully

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

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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.

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Tips for Painting New Drywall Like a Pro

Learn how to paint over new drywall the right way.

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Tips for Spray Painting Bookshelves

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pro Tips for Prepping and Painting Kitchen Walls

Check out my tips for prepping and painting kitchen walls.

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Tips for Painting Oak Trim White

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

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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.

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Tips for Painting a Bathroom Vanity

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Best Exterior Door Paint From Sherwin Williams

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.