Painting & Wallpaper
Enamel vs. Lacquer: Which One's Best for Painting Kitchen Cabinets?
Enamel and pre-catalyzed lacquer are two durable coatings used by many painters for cabinet painting. In this article, I cover my likes and dislikes for both and reveal my personal favorite for painting cabinets.
What's the Best Wood for Painted Cabinets? My Top Picks
Whether you're looking for replacement cabinet doors, or you're wondering how your cabinets might look when painted, this article covers the best types of wood cabinets to paint.
Tips for Painting Over Smoke-Stained Walls and Nicotine
Smoke stains are difficult to paint over without proper surface cleaning and priming. If you're painting over smoke-stained walls or nicotine, this article covers how to do it the right way and avoid bleed-through.
What's the Best Outdoor Paint for Wood? My Top Picks
Finding the right exterior wood paint can be tricky when there are so many options to choose from. In this article, I cover my top three best outdoor paints I use for wood siding, fences and trim.
How to Paint Edges of Walls Without Tape
Cutting-in wall edges with a free hand is the most challenging part of a painting project. Most people resort to tape, but taping everything can be problematic. Check out my tips on painting wall edges without tape or those ridiculous edging tools.
5 Baseboard Painting Hacks for Straight Lines and No Mess
Check out my baseboard painting hacks and tips to help you achieve a perfect paint job without a mess on the floor.
What's the Best Sherwin Williams Ceiling Paint? My Top Picks
Sherwin Williams sells some of the best paints on the market, but what's their best ceiling paint? Check out my top picks for Sherwin Williams ceiling paints I've used on my painting projects.
Tips for Spray Painting Cabinet Frames With an Airless Paint Sprayer
One of the best ways to paint kitchen cabinet frames is with an airless sprayer. Spraying frames is faster than using a brush and achieves a smoother finish. Check out my tips on spraying cabinet frames like a professional.
Tips on Using Drywall Joint Compound as a Grain Filler for Oak Cabinets
Drywall joint compound can also serve as an effective grain filler for oak cabinets. Drywall mud fills oak grain and sands easier than some official wood fillers I've experimented with. Check out my tips on using joint compound for your cabinet painting project.
What's the Best Degreaser for Kitchen Cabinets Before Painting? My Top Picks
In this article, I go over my top picks for the best degreaser to use for kitchen cabinet painting. All four are products I use for my cabinet painting projects.
How to Spray Paint Cabinet Doors With an Airless Sprayer
Using an airless sprayer to paint your cabinets is actually easy once you understand how to do it. This article shows you exactly how to prep and paint your cabinets with an airless sprayer.
What's the Best Way to Paint Kitchen Cabinets?: Pro Tips
The best way to paint cabinets is to use a system that saves time and provides a professional finish. Cabinet painting is not a weekend project in most cases. Check out my tips and considerations to make your project easier.
How to Control Overspray When Spray Painting Outdoors
Paint overspray is something you always want to take into consideration when spray painting outdoors. Follow my tips to ensure your exterior spray painting project goes smoothly without property damage.
5 Expert Tips to Make a DIY Interior Paint Job Look Professional
If you're getting ready to take on a DIY interior paint project, you want it to look great, as if a professional painted your rooms. These 5 expert tips help you achieve that professional look, even if you are doing the painting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Graco Airless Paint Sprayer Troubleshooting: How to Fix Common Problems
If your Graco airless paint sprayer spits or dribbles paint, if it won't prime or pressurize, or if it leaks, you will find a solution here.
Tips for Painting a High 2-Story 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.
How to Paint Cedar Siding: Tips for Painting and Staining
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.