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  • Look here for 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

  • 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

  • Priming is crucial when prepping the surface for paint. Check out this article to find out the best primer for kitchen cabinets.

    Best Primer for Kitchen Cabinets

    Best Primer for Kitchen Cabinets

    by Matt G.0

  • 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

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

    How to Paint the Exterior of a Brick House

    How to Paint the Exterior of a Brick House

    by paintingToronto2

  • How to paint 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

  • 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.0

  • 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.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

  • 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

  • Many older homes have been painted so many times that the paint becomes a series of thick layers. Humidity, moisture and time have a way of causing these layers to separate and bubble. Eventually it will start cracking and chipping. When this...

    How to Fix Bubbled and Cracked Paint Before Painting Walls

    How to Fix Bubbled and Cracked Paint Before Painting Walls

    by C.S.Alexis30

  • 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.0

  • 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.0

  • 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

  • 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.0

  • 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. Preparation and knowing how to choose...

    Painting Over Kids' Drawings on an Interior Wall

    Painting Over Kids' Drawings on an Interior Wall

    by psychicdog.net2

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.0

  • 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

  • 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.1

  • 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 your paint and wall, woodwork, molding or surface.

    Paint Like a Pro: How to Choose the Right Brush

    Paint Like a Pro: How to Choose the Right Brush

    by DIYmyOmy0

  • 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

  • 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.8

  • 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. Instead...

    Bring New Life To Your Walls With Paint

    Bring New Life To Your Walls With Paint

    by shawna.wilson23

  • 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.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.2

  • 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.0

  • 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

  • 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 Toronto painter.

    How to Paint and Refinish Your Stairs

    How to Paint and Refinish Your Stairs

    by paintingToronto11

  • Painting aluminum siding is easy, using the right tools and preparation. 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.1

  • 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

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