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Get simple how-tos, expert advice, and must-read tips for choosing the right paint and supplies to make any paint project a success. Learn proper preparation techniques for interior, exterior, and other surfaces. Patch and repair drywall, protect trim and molding, and seal windows. Get expert tips on applying painter's tape and the best paint applicators to use for a specific paint project. Have you wanted to try painting stripes? Take a look at our instructions for decorative painting projects to learn helpful tips and tricks. Our color palettes, selected by experts, allow you to try a no-fail paint scheme in your space. And if you want to see what a particular color, or colors, looks like in your room, upload a photo to our My Color Finder tool and try out as many colors as you like without ever opening a paint can. Learn to paint more than just walls, too. Check out our tips on how to paint flooring, exteriors, brick, vinyl, metal, glass, concrete, plastic, and other surfaces. Read about safety concerns when using paint, and follow our tips for safely dealing with lead paint to avoid contamination.

Did You Know You Can Do This With Spray Paint?

Haven't visited the spray paint aisle in awhile? You'll want to plan a trip...

Get Ready to Paint

Avoid running into an unexpected snag by taking a moment to glance over these...

Paint Techniques We Love

Step up your painting game with these 10 techniques that will introduce color,...

How to Paint Any Surface

This is your go-to guide for painting absolutely anything. Start looking aroun...

Choosing Wall Paint Color

Find the best paint colors for your home with these color-by-color tips for...

Expert Advice: Removing Masking Tape

Painting expert Brian Santos discusses masking off a room. Read more in his ne...

Must-Know Painting Tips (You'll Want to Read This Before You Paint)

Put down the paint and brush up (see what we did there?) on these tricks and...

How to Repair Small Holes in Plaster

Follow painting expert Brian Santos' simple how-to steps for repairing plaster...

25 Things to Know About Paint

25 great pieces of advice for painting project in your home, from buying paint...

Expert Advice: Paint Prep

Here's some paint additive and prep advice from home improvement gurus Heidi...

Tips for Using Spray Paint

Follow these simple steps for a smooth, successful spray-paint experience....

How to Paint (Just About) Anything

This handy guide will help you paint key elements throughout your home.

How to Use Color Swatches to Pick Paint Colors

Take the guesswork out of choosing paint colors with these four easy steps,...

Expert Advice: Painting Trim

Painting expert Brian Santos discusses painting walls and trim. Read more in...

Painting Tips from the Wall Wizard

Not sure how to choose a color, prepare a room, or clean a paintbrush? Learn...

How to Fix Peeling Paint

Unsightly areas on walls and trim where the paint is beginning to peel are a...

How to Use a Paint Pad

Follow painting expert Brian Santos' instructions for handling a paint pad....

Your Guide to Painting Tools

The best way to ensure success when painting is to use the right tools. They...

Painting Step-by-Step

Make your next paint project easier with these step-by-step instructions for...

How to Paint Vinyl Flooring

Follow expert Brian Santos' instructions for painting vinyl flooring. Read mor...

Expert Advice: Cleaning Paint Brushes

Painting expert Brian Santos reveals his special method for cleaning paint...

How to Open a Can of Paint

Follow painting expert Brian Santos' simple steps for opening a can of paint....

Expert Advice: Selecting Paint Applicators

Painting expert Brian Santos discusses selecting the right tools for the job....

Tips for Safely Dealing with Lead Paint

Find out what safety measures you need to take if you have lead paint in your...

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