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What to Do if Your Touchup Paint is Lighter

This classic painting problem has a simple solution.

Basic Painting Tips Every DIYer Should Know

These simple steps lay the groundwork for a lasting job.

Oil-Based Paint vs Water-Based Paint

Oil paints hold up well on high contact surfaces.

Sherwin Williams Superpaint 101

Does this all-in-one product deserve the hype?

5 Painting Tips for a Smoother Finish

Prep carefully, and consider using spray guns and rollers.

Shopping List of Essential Materials for Exterior Painting

Don't get caught up a ladder without a scraper.

10 Things Never to Do With Your Paint

Lay down your colorful creations safely and effectively.

How To Make Paint

Save cash and make eco-friendly paint by mixing it yourself.

How to Paint Foam Crown Molding

Turn shabby into chic with a touch of paint.

Airless Spray Painting Techniques Explained

In this case, less air is a good thing.

12 Tips for Using a Drop Cloth While Painting

It's highly recommended by paint professionals.

How to Remove Latex Paint from Metal

Bring metal surfaces back to life with fresh paint.

How to Properly Apply Enamel Paint

Learn how to get durable, glossy finish with enamel paint.

Essential Tools and Materials for Painting Prep and Cleanup

Everything you'll need from beginning to end.

How to Spray Paint Brass Surfaces

Perhaps the most important step requires no paint.

Using an Electric Paint Sprayer

It's one of the best tools for painting large areas quickly.

How to Use Paint Stripper on Concrete Floors

There are more steps than you may know.

How to Use Mineral Spirits

Mineral spirits are useful for cleaning but require specific precautions be taken before and after use.

How Do I Remove Flooring Polyurethane From My Hardwood Floors?

You can sand it off or strip it off when it's time to go.

How to Change the Cover on a Paint Roller

A paint roller is vital piece for large painting jobs.

5 Types of Paint Rollers Explained

Different types of painting jobs call for different types of paint rollers. Let us show you what you need.

The Different Kinds of Paint and How to Use Them

They all work best for different applications.

How to Get Already-Dried Paint Off a Paint Roller

Roll the clock back, and remove already-dried paint from your roller to make it like new again.

6 Best Surfaces for Using Enamel Paint

If you've got a can of leftover enamel paint, you might be looking for a DIY project to use it up. Or, maybe you're just hoping enamel paint will work on a project you're already considering. These projects are perfect for using up enamel paint and sprucing up your home items.