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Tools You'll Need to Repair Walls before You Paint

Before you paint your walls, you may run into damage that needs to be repaired. This video highlights some of the tools you might need to make both small and large repairs on your wall so that you end [more…]

Using Glazes, Polyurethanes, and Adhesives while You Paint

You can achieve a variety of faux finishes on your walls by using a glaze. Pulyurethanes can be used on any wood surface that you're not going to paint. Adhesives hold wallpapers or stencil patterns to [more…]

Tools You'll Need to Prepare a Room for Painting

Before you repaint a room, you need to prepare the walls for the change. This videos shows you the supplies you need to prepare your walls properly for a perfect paint job. [more…]

Tools You'll Need for Cleaning Up after You Paint

Having the right items at hand can make cleaning up after a painting project quick and easy. Here are some of the products you'll want to get ahead of time. [more…]

How to Repair Cracks and Holes in Plaster

If you live in an older house, you might have lath and plaster walls that need to be repaired before you can paint. This video shows you how to use patching compound to repair damage to a plaster wall [more…]

How to Repair Cracks and Holes in Drywall

Before you begin painting a wall, it's important that you have a smooth, even surface to paint. Sometimes, when you're working with drywall, you need to make repairs before you can paint. This video shows [more…]

How to Protect an Area before You Paint

If you're painting a room, it is much easier to protect the area ahrad of time than to remove paint from furniture and floors afterward. This video is chock full of useful tips for protecting the room [more…]

How to Remove Scrubbable Wallpaper

If you want to paint a room that has been wallpapered, you need to remove the wallpaper first. Scrubbable wallpaper provides an extra challenge, but not such a challenge that you can't do it yourself. [more…]

How to Properly Store Leftover Paint

If you have leftover paint after your project is finished, you need to either dispose of it properly or store it. This paint can last for years if it's stored properly, and this video shows you how to [more…]

How to Paint Paneled Doors

Painting paneled doors is a little tricky thanks to the uneven surfaces, but the right tools make the project easier. Paint inside the panels first to avoid having paint bunch up in their small grooves [more…]

How to Paint Baseboards and Trim

While most baseboards are painted white, you can paint them the same color as the wall for a more modern look. It's easiest to paint the largest surface of a baseboard first. [more…]

How to Paint Horizontal Stripes on a Wall

Adding horizontal stripes to a wall creates a contemporary look. It's best to put the darkest color at the bottom and work up towards the lightest. This effect looks great in a formal dining room or any [more…]

Ten Tips for Staying Safe When You Paint

Preventing accidents is easier than recovering from them. A few simple steps can keep you safe and comfortable while you work on any type of painting project. [more…]

Six Tips for Cleaning a Ceiling before You Paint

Before you repaint a surface, you should clean it, and that applies to the ceiling, too. Here are six tips for cleaning a ceiling before you paint. [more…]

Painting a Room: When and How to Use Primer or Sealer

Primer covers repairs you've made to your walls prior to painting, and sealer covers stains on the walls. Find the tools you need to complete either job before you start painting. [more…]

Painting a Room: Combine Multiple Cans of Paint

If you need more than one can of paint to complete a job, mix them all together in a large bucket to ensure that the color is consistent. [more…]

Tools for Decorative Wall Painting

You might need artist brushes, sponges, sheep skin pads, or small rollers to get the artistic effect you're looking for on you walls. You can use various household items including tissue paper, a shower [more…]

Tips for Painting Over Wallpaper

If you're redecorating a room whose walls are covered with wallpaper, you can paint over it. This might be the best option if the wallpaper is extremely old, if it covers unprimed drywall, or if it covers [more…]

Three Tips for Cleaning Paint Spills and Spatters

What do you do if you spill or spatter paint on your skin, your clothes, or the carpet? Speed is important for permanently removing the paint, and this video shows you how to deal quickly with your painting [more…]

Three Tips for Keeping Paint Cans Clean

With all the pouring, wiping, and mixing with brushes, rollers, cans, and trays, painting can get messy. Here are three tips to help you keep your paint cans clean. [more…]

Painting a Room: Apply a Base Coat of Paint With a Roller

Painting the corners and edges on a wall is the meticulous part; once you've done that, you're ready to paint the main part of the wall. Be sure you have the right tools -- having the right roller for [more…]
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