Category: Painting

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How To: Dispose of Paint

How To: Dispose of Paint

To dispose of paint improperly is bad for the environment, potentially dangerous for sanitation workers, and-in some localities-subject to fines. Here's how to do it safely.

6 Tips for Using Magnetic Paint Primer Successfully

6 Tips for Using Magnetic Paint Primer Successfully

Use magnetic paint primer on virtually any surface to create unique and useful effects in your home.

Solved! What to Do About Yellowing Paintwork

Solved! What to Do About Yellowing Paintwork

Find out if your oil-based paint's discoloration is reversible and, if not, how to cover it up and prevent more yellowing paintwork in the future.

Solved! The Best Paint for Metal

Solved! The Best Paint for Metal

Use this guide to identify the best paint for metal surfaces, indoors and out, and get great results on your next project.

How To: Whitewash Wood

How To: Whitewash Wood

The bright and pleasingly imperfect nature of whitewashing complement many styles, from farmhouse to coastal. Follow these steps for how to whitewash wood.

What's the Difference? Eggshell vs. Satin

What's the Difference? Eggshell vs. Satin

Learn to discern between these two popular paint finishes-eggshell vs. satin-as well as how and where to use them in the home to best effect.

The Best Paint Sprayers, According to DIYers

The Best Paint Sprayers, According to DIYers

Zip through a big paint job by first choosing the best paint sprayer (paint gun) with the power, tip, and features for a fast, professional finish.

How To: Paint Over Wallpaper

How To: Paint Over Wallpaper

Are you sick and tired of your old wallpaper? Before you go to the trouble of stripping it off, find out how you can paint over wallpaper with winning results.

The Best Paint Primers, According to DIYers and Pros

The Best Paint Primers, According to DIYers and Pros

The best paint primer for your project depends on the surface, where it's located, and your preferred dry time. See five top-rated picks here.

The Best Deck Paints, According to DIYers

The Best Deck Paints, According to DIYers

For long-lasting color, find the best deck paint for your outdoor space on this short list of recommendations from homeowners.

The One Tool You're Probably Not Bringing to a Paint Job-But Should

The One Tool You're Probably Not Bringing to a Paint Job-But Should

Nothing refreshes a room and improves its ambience quite like a new coat of paint. If you're like most DIYers, you have an ample collection of rollers, brushes, edging tools, and drop cloths at the ready for a quick paint job on anything from walls and floors to cabinets and furniture. You probably also have…

Solved! The Best Paint for Furniture

Solved! The Best Paint for Furniture

Q: I want to renew a recently purchased thrift store chair with paint. What's the best paint to use on furniture? A: Although some paint brands carry dedicated furniture paint designed to dissuade brush marks and protect against scuffs (like Valspar's Furniture Paint, available at Lowe's), it can be pretty pricey-as much as $26 for a…

Solved! Why Do Painters Wear White?

Solved! Why Do Painters Wear White?

Ever wonder why a white shirt, canvas pants, and a cap are known as “painter's whites”? Learn the reasons painters wear white, and you might start, too.

How To: Paint a Ceiling

How To: Paint a Ceiling

Repainting a ceiling can be daunting, requiring a bit of elevation and contortion. Follow these pointers on how to paint a ceiling to get pro results.

How To: Paint a Bathtub

How To: Paint a Bathtub

Save yourself the hassle of ripping out your outdated tub. Improve the original with epoxy paint and these 6 steps on how to paint a bathtub.

Buyer's Guide: Painter's Tape

Buyer's Guide: Painter's Tape

For a pro-quality paint job, you've got to focus on the areas you don't want to receive paint as well as the ones you do-and that's where painter's tape comes in. A special kind of masking tape designed for easy removal, painter's tape is placed where surfaces meet-such as walls and molding, or around a…

Solved! The Best Paint for Front Doors

Solved! The Best Paint for Front Doors

Looking for the best paint for a front door? Follow these tips to pick the paint, sheen, & color that will keep your entrance looking good in all elements.

Buyer's Guide: Paint Brushes

Buyer's Guide: Paint Brushes

Brushes differ in materials, shapes, and sizes to suit specific products and tasks. Here's how to determine the best paint brushes for your various jobs.

Buyer's Guide: Interior Paints

Buyer's Guide: Interior Paints

Buying the wrong paint could derail your paint job, so use these shopping tips and recommendations to find the best interior paint.

 Radio: This is How Many Coats of Primer You Need

Radio: This is How Many Coats of Primer You Need

Primer is one of the most important steps when painting. Find out the number of coats you need for an even finished result.