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.
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.
Check out my review on Zinsser BIN primer, a shellac-based product for priming and sealing surfaces.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maple is mostly grain-free and looks awesome when spray painted. Check out my tips for painting maple cabinets.
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.
Are you thinking about spraying stain onto your deck? Check out my tips for spraying a deck with an airless sprayer.
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.
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.
Check out my review of the rotating spray rack that I use exclusively for my cabinet painting projects.
If you're thinking of stripping the paint from cabinets that will be stained or repainted, check out this how-to on cabinet stripping.
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.
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.
In this article, you'll find girly purple wall painting ideas, including colorblocks, animal prints, stripes, fanciful freehand designs, and more. Videos included!
Painting vinyl siding successfully is easy using the right paint and procedure. Check out my tips on how to paint vinyl professionally.
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.
For a beautifully colorful and textured wall, all you need is a paint roller and a plastic bag. Here's how to do it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Most paint manufacturers sell all-in-one paint and primer, but do these products actually prime a surface? Find out whether the paint-and-primer-in-one claim is real or a myth.
Zero VOC paint is a wise choice when it comes to interior painting. Check out these reviews on three eco-friendly paints I use.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pro Classic is a premium Sherwin Williams paint for doors, trim and cabinets. Read my review to find out if Pro Classic is worth it or not.
Step-by-step instructions on how to paint wood paneling as well as selecting your paint color for the job.
Help you find the perfect colors for your house next painting project. You need to discover the new color palettes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out my tips for properly cleaning Graco airless paint sprayer parts to prolong the life of your sprayer.
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.
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.
Using a sprayer for interior painting is a time-saving alternative over brushing and rolling. Check out my tips for spray painting walls and ceilings.
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 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!
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.
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.
Check out my review of the Graco contractor spray gun to find out if it's a good option for your spray painting project.
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.
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.
Check out my review of Durham's water putty to see if it's a good product to use for cabinet paint preparation.
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.
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.
Nobody likes painting a ceiling, but these tips will help you paint ceilings easier and faster, using the right tools and techniques.
A paint brush extender makes it safer and easier to cut in high walls without a ladder. Check out my pro tips for using a paint brush extension tool.
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.
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.
To paint behind a radiator without removing it, I make a simple, free tool every time which gets the job done easily. This is how I do it.
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.
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.
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.
A stain highlights the natural grain of a wood fence while also protecting its surface. Check out my tips for applying wood-fence stain.
Take your home from dark and dingy to clean and fresh. Paint is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to refresh and renew your home.
I describe how I sanded and painted the metal railings and light poles in my yard and explain tools and techniques that worked and those that didn't.
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.
Make your fifth wall pop with a paint color to give your room depth, dimension, and a stylish design.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you spray painting your kitchen cabinets? Learn how to mask your cabinets for spray painting. This article explains the masking materials to use.
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.
Read my review about Sherwin Williams white pigmented, shellac primer, to find out if you should use this product for your next painting project.
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.
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.
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.
The The new zero VOC paint is becoming a hot seller and for good reasons. Read my full review of this product here.
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.
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.
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.