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  • Many older homes have been painted so many times that the paint becomes a series of thick layers. Humidity, moisture and time cause these layers to separate and bubble, eventually leading to cracking and chipping. Here's how to fix those problems before putting on a new coat of paint.

    How to Fix Bubbled and Cracked Paint Before Painting Walls

    How to Fix Bubbled and Cracked Paint Before Painting Walls

    by C.S.Alexis34

  • A guide to painting brick siding on your home. Considerations, and a general how-to guide. Covers the essential steps and information to paint your house successfully.

    How to Paint the Exterior of a Brick House

    How to Paint the Exterior of a Brick House

    by paintingToronto4

  • Check out my review on Zinsser BIN primer, a shellac-based product for priming and sealing surfaces.

    Zinsser BIN Primer Review

    Zinsser BIN Primer Review

    by Matt G.3

  • 3M Bondo wood filler is used for repairing cracks, holes, and rotting wood, in preparation for painting, or staining. Find out if Bondo wood filler is a good choice for wood repair.

    My Review of Bondo Wood Filler for Paint Prep

    My Review of Bondo Wood Filler for Paint Prep

    by Matt G.0

  • Check out these recommendations for the best masking tape for painting. We'll take a detailed look at FrogTape and ScotchBlue for all of your painting needs.

    What's the Best Masking Tape for Painting?

    What's the Best Masking Tape for Painting?

    by Matt G.1

  • Painting kitchen cabinets is a project that calls for only the best paints that are going to last and look great. Read my two reviews about kitchen cabinet paint from Sherwin Williams.

    Best Kitchen Cabinet Paint From Sherwin Williams

    Best Kitchen Cabinet Paint From Sherwin Williams

    by Matt G.29

  • A guide to painting stairs in your home. Tips on how to plan the project, and steps to follow for a great finish using paints and stains. Information provided by a professional painter.

    How to Paint and Refinish Your Stairs

    How to Paint and Refinish Your Stairs

    by paintingToronto12

  • SuperDeck is a Sherwin Williams stain available in multiple finishes. Read my review to find out if the waterborne deck stain is worth the money or not.

    SuperDeck Stain Review

    SuperDeck Stain Review

    by Matt G.2

  • Planning to repair peeling paint in your home? Learn how to fix the flaking paint problem on your walls or ceiling. See how to remove the old paint, prepare the surfaces, and repaint them.

    How to Fix Peeling Paint on Your Walls or Ceiling

    How to Fix Peeling Paint on Your Walls or Ceiling

    by Januaris Saint Fores0

  • Does your paint peel off shortly after applying it? Learn how to prevent paint-peeling on your walls, ceilings, or any other surface. See how to stop the problem if it's already happening.

    How to Prevent Paint-Peeling on Walls or Ceilings

    How to Prevent Paint-Peeling on Walls or Ceilings

    by Januaris Saint Fores0

  • 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.

    Interior Wall Texture Finishes

    Interior Wall Texture Finishes

    by Linda Chechar2

  • 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 a Fireplace Mantel

    Tips for Painting a Fireplace Mantel

    by Matt G.0

  • In this article, you'll find girly purple wall painting ideas, including colorblocks, animal prints, stripes, fanciful freehand designs, and more. Videos included!

    Purple Painting Ideas for a Girl's Room

    Purple Painting Ideas for a Girl's Room

    by SmartAndFun3

  • Painting vinyl siding successfully is easy using the right paint and procedure. Check out my tips on how to paint vinyl professionally.

    Tips for Painting Vinyl Siding

    Tips for Painting Vinyl Siding

    by Matt G.0

  • Sherwin Williams provides quality interior and exterior paints and stains at reasonable prices compared to other paint brands. Read my Sherwin Williams paint reviews for paints I frequently use.

    Sherwin Williams Paint Reviews

    Sherwin Williams Paint Reviews

    by Matt G.17

  • With the right tools and preparation, painting aluminum siding is easy. Check out my tips on how to paint aluminum siding with an airless sprayer.

    Tips for Painting Aluminum Siding

    Tips for Painting Aluminum Siding

    by Matt G.2

  • Painting over wallpaper is much easier than dealing with removal. If the paper is in good shape, preparing the surface and painting over it is an option. Check out my tips on how to tackle this project correctly.

    Tips for Painting Over Wallpaper

    Tips for Painting Over Wallpaper

    by Matt G.4

  • The Wagner Paint Eater is a power sander used for removing old paint. Check out my unbiased review to find out if the sander is worth the money or not.

    Wagner Paint Eater Review

    Wagner Paint Eater Review

    by Matt G.2

  • Spray painting doors is a lot faster than painting them by hand. Check out my tips on how to spray paint your interior doors, using an airless sprayer.

    Tips for Spray Painting Interior Doors

    Tips for Spray Painting Interior Doors

    by Matt G.0

  • Combining multiple colors on a single wall to create an ombre effect can seem daunting, but with a little advice, you can create an impressive accent wall in any room.

    How to Paint a Tropical Ombre Wall

    How to Paint a Tropical Ombre Wall

    by Paige1

  • If you paint for a living, having the best tools reduces labor and work time. Check out these five house painting tools I use for interior and exterior painting.

    5 House Painting Tools Every Painter Needs

    5 House Painting Tools Every Painter Needs

    by Matt G.1

  • So, you hate your outdated brick fireplace surround but love the look of real brick? The answer is easier and cheaper than you think. I'll show you how to paint a natural-looking faux brick finish on brick.

    DIY: How to Paint a Brick Fireplace

    DIY: How to Paint a Brick Fireplace

    by Sarah3

  • 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.

    Best Spray Paint for a Shipping Container

    Best Spray Paint for a Shipping Container

    by Alexander Okelo0

  • Zero VOC paint is a wise choice when it comes to interior painting. Check out these reviews on three eco-friendly paints I use.

    VOC-Free Paint Reviews

    VOC-Free Paint Reviews

    by Matt G.2

  • Painting varnished wood involves thorough prep work to get a durable, professional finish. Check out these tips for prepping and painting over stained and varnished wood.

    Tips for Painting Varnished Wood

    Tips for Painting Varnished Wood

    by Matt G.2

  • 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.

    How to Use Chalk Paint as a Primer

    How to Use Chalk Paint as a Primer

    by Jason2

  • Removing old wallpaper can be a tricky task. This guide will help you learn how to take that wallpaper off without ruining your drywall. It will also show you how to repair any damage your drywall may have sustained.

    How to Remove Wallpaper and Repair Damaged Drywall

    How to Remove Wallpaper and Repair Damaged Drywall

    by GoTo Gal2

  • Using a stencil on your kitchen back splash will add color and charm. It is an inexpensive alternative to ceramic tile and yet is equally effective.

    How to Stencil Your Kitchen Back Splash

    How to Stencil Your Kitchen Back Splash

    by Ellen Gregory1

  • Sherwin Williams Duration is a popular paint available for interior and exterior use. Read my review to find out how Duration performs and whether it's worth the cost.

    Sherwin Williams Duration Paint Review

    Sherwin Williams Duration Paint Review

    by Matt G.12

  • 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.

    How to Prep and Paint Wood Siding in 2019

    How to Prep and Paint Wood Siding in 2019

    by Jesse Omolo2

  • The cost to paint kitchen cabinets depends on various factors. The application method, materials, and what you want done with the cabinets, play a role in the cost to paint them.

    What's the Cost to Paint Kitchen Cabinets?

    What's the Cost to Paint Kitchen Cabinets?

    by Matt G.0

  • 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 the Sherwin Williams Fan Deck

    My Review of the Sherwin Williams Fan Deck

    by Matt G.0

  • Check out my tips for painting vinyl windows. Find out if it's a good idea to even paint your vinyl windows, or replace them instead.

    Tips for Painting Vinyl Windows

    Tips for Painting Vinyl Windows

    by Matt G.0

  • 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.

    The Best Grain Filler for Oak Cabinets

    The Best Grain Filler for Oak Cabinets

    by Matt G.2

  • The house I live in is not my "dream house." The floor plan is just okay, and it sure would be nice to have one more bedroom. We're not moving any time soon, though, so I've been taking steps to transform my house into a place I really love. Step one? Paint!

    Bring New Life to Your Walls With Paint

    Bring New Life to Your Walls With Paint

    by shawna.wilson30

  • Aqua Coat is a clear wood grain filler that can be used for a number of painting and wood working projects. Read my review to find out if Aqua Coat is a good product or not.

    Aqua Coat Clear Wood Grain Filler Review

    Aqua Coat Clear Wood Grain Filler Review

    by Matt G.2

  • Painting staircase spindles is easy when you use the right tools and paint. Check out these tips to help you get the job done professionally.

    Tips for Painting Staircase Spindles

    Tips for Painting Staircase Spindles

    by Matt G.2

  • Painting the exterior of a two story house can be quite a daunting project. We rented a boom lift for the upper story. It was the best way to get at the high peaks and those areas where it would be difficult to negotiate the pitch of the roof.

    How to Paint the Exterior of a Two Story House

    How to Paint the Exterior of a Two Story House

    by Sandi2

  • You only need a few simple supplies to help you remove a wallpaper border without damaging your walls. See the step-by-step instructions below.

    How to Remove a Wallpaper Border

    How to Remove a Wallpaper Border

    by chrissieklinger15

  • 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.

    My Review of the Titan 440 Airless Paint Sprayer

    My Review of the Titan 440 Airless Paint Sprayer

    by Matt G.0

  • Nobody likes painting a ceiling, but these tips will help you paint ceilings easier and faster, using the right tools and techniques.

    How to Paint a Ceiling

    How to Paint a Ceiling

    by Matt G.0

  • Painting your house exterior safely requires some knowledge of safe ladder use. This article outlines ladder safety and best practices in using them properly. Advice from a professional painter.

    Painting Your House Exterior Using Ladders

    Painting Your House Exterior Using Ladders

    by paintingToronto5

  • 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.

    Tips for Painting Crown Molding White

    Tips for Painting Crown Molding White

    by Matt G.0

  • This is my review of The Door Rack Painter that I use for cabinet painting. Read my review to find out if this drying rack is worth it or not.

    Door Rack Painter Review

    Door Rack Painter Review

    by Matt G.6

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  • Old pictures bleed through unless you apply a sealer coat There's a saying that if you can pee you can paint that does the rounds on building sites, but although that might be true, it is only half the story.

    Painting Over Kids' Drawings on an Interior Wall

    Painting Over Kids' Drawings on an Interior Wall

    by psychicdog.net2

  • Here's how to choose the correct paintbrush for your project, with practical advice, a helpful video and lots of great tips so that your brush will be right for both your paint and your wall, woodwork, molding or surface.

    Paint Like a Pro: How to Choose the Right Paintbrush

    Paint Like a Pro: How to Choose the Right Paintbrush

    by DIYmyOmy0

  • Have you got paint peeling in your home or office that you don't know how to address? Learn about why paint flakes and what you can do to fix it—and how to stop it from happening again.

    15 Causes of Peeling Paint on Walls and Ceilings

    15 Causes of Peeling Paint on Walls and Ceilings

    by Januaris Saint Fores11

  • Choosing the right airless spray tips is important for reducing over-spray and wasted paint. Check out my recommendations for the best Graco RAC X tips to use for your next project.

    The Best Graco Rac X Tips for Spraying Paint

    The Best Graco Rac X Tips for Spraying Paint

    by Matt G.0

  • Painting over paneling is an easy job that anyone can do with a little know-how. Painting over dark paneling is a cost-efficient way to update and improve the value of your home. Read this article for tips on how to paint over paneling.

    Tips for Painting Paneling

    Tips for Painting Paneling

    by Matt G.1

  • Home decorators find flaking paint a huge problem. There is only one well-known way to remove flaky paint from plaster walls and that is to scrape it off. Here are the details of that process.

    How to Remove Flaking Paint From Plaster Walls

    How to Remove Flaking Paint From Plaster Walls

    by Marvin Africa8

  • Woodscapes is a Sherwin Williams fence and siding stain available in a water-based and oil-based option. Check out my review to learn more about Woodscapes acrylic stain.

    Sherwin Williams Woodscapes Stain Review

    Sherwin Williams Woodscapes Stain Review

    by Matt G.12

  • CHB is an interior Sherwin Williams paint often used for painting ceilings and newly constructed homes. Read my review to find out if CHB paint is a good product or not.

    Sherwin Williams CHB Paint Review

    Sherwin Williams CHB Paint Review

    by Matt G.2

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