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How to Paint Paneled Doors in Your Home

Understanding how to paint paneled doors is a bit tricky to paint because they have multiple surfaces. Unlike their plain counterparts, painting paneled doors requires a bit of patience and a more systematic [more…]

How to Prepare a Door for Painting

Because of the texture of the door surface, preparing a door for painting is especially important. Understanding how to get a door for painting can help you achieve professional-looking results on your [more…]

How to Paint Walls and Ceilings

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How to Remove Old Wallpaper

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How to Paint Trim with a Trim Guard

Using a trim guard while painting around doors and windows helps protect woodwork. The edger keeps paint off the trim, and this video shows you how to use one. [more…]

10 Essential Tips for Painting a Room

From selecting the right paint and tools before you start painting yoru walls to being patient through (and after) your paint job, these 10 tips will assure that you get the color you want in any room [more…]

Choose the Right Roller for Your Paint Job

Before you start painting the walls in your home, find the right roller and roller cover for the job. This video shows you the basics of rollers and naps so you can match your tools to the job at hand [more…]

Helpful Tools for Painting a Room

Besides your paint brushes, rollers, and paint, you'll need some other tools to paint your walls. Buckets, a 5-in-1 painting tool, a paint can opener, tape, rags, roller trays, spray bottles, stir sticks [more…]

How to Choose the Right Brush to Paint Your Room

Paint brushes come in a variety of shapes and sizes that are each used for different purposes. Pick the best sized brush for the paint job your doing. Some brushes have bristles that work best with certain [more…]

How to Choose between Oil-Based or Water-Based Paint

Latex paint is water based, and alkyd paint is oil based. Latex paint dries much faster than oil-based paint and it comes in a range of finishes, from flat to glossy. Alkyd paint is often used in high-end [more…]

How to Clean Oil-Based Paint from Your Brushes

Getting oil paints out of your paint brushes is easy if you have the right tools and follow the right steps. Since you have to use paint thinner to remove oil paint from brushes, it's very important to [more…]

How to Clean Latex Paint from Your Paint Brushes

Getting water based paints out of your paint brushes is easy, and you won't make a mess, if you have the right tools and follow the appropriate steps. Mild liquid soap cleans away latex paint, but a paint [more…]

How to Clean Latex Paint from Your Paint Rollers

You can reuse your roller covers -- and even the paint rollers themselves -- if you thoroughly clean them of water based (latex) paints. Mild liquid soap cleans away latex paint, so there's no need to [more…]

How to Clean Oil-Based Paint from Your Rollers

Getting oil paints out of your paint rollers is easy, and you won't make a mess, if you have the right tools and follow the appropriate steps. Since you have to use paint thinner to remove oil paint from [more…]

How to Know How Much Paint You Need to Paint Your Walls

You don't want to run out of paint midway through painting a room. Use simple math the determine how much paint you need, and you're good to start painting. [more…]

How to Fix Problems in Your Paint Job

After you paint a wall, you may find uneven paint coverage, dark and light areas, and even wall gouges. Some of these mistakes can be fixed with another coat of paint, others will require you to sand the [more…]

How to Fill Nail Holes before Painting a Wall

Painting a wall will NOT cover nail holes, you need to repair nail holes (and even pin holes) before you paint. With the right tools, this job is easy, and your finished paint job will look much more professional [more…]

How to Clean Your Walls before You Paint

Dust that collects around doors, windows, corners, and even on your wall surface, can ruin your paint job. Clean your walls before you paint to be sure that your finished paint job looks great. [more…]

How to Paint around Corners, Windows, and Electrical Outlets

Painting around corners, windows, and electical outlets is calling "cutting in." You have to complete this step with a brush before you can use a roller to cover the rest of your wall. [more…]

How to Paint a Concrete Floor

Concrete has to be very clean for paint to stick to it, so it requires extra prep time. Painting concrete requires the use of various chemicals, so wearing protective clothing, including goggles and gloves [more…]

How to Paint a Checkerboard Pattern on Your Wall

To paint a classy, subtle checkerboard on a wall, you'll use two cans of paint that are the same color but different finishes -- one eggshell, the other semi-gloss. While this is an advanced painting job [more…]

How to Paint a Ceiling

Always paint the ceiling before the walls in a room. Just like with painting a wall, you'll want to repair any damage and clean the surface of your ceiling before you paint it. [more…]

How to Paint Window Frames

Wood window frames have to be painted occassionally to prevent water damage. You'll want to remove any hardware from the windows, and clean them as you would any other surface before you paint. Double-hung [more…]

How to Paint Vertical Stripes on a Wall

Adding vertical stripes to a wall creates a great effect for bathrooms, dining rooms, hallways, and other spaces in your home. Make sure your base color is the lighter of the two. Aim for a stripe between [more…]

What to Consider When Choosing a Paint Finish

Can't decide whether you should paint with a flat, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss, or high-gloss finish? Consider the room's lighting, how often it will need to be cleaned, and the tips in this video to find [more…]
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