How to Paint: The Ultimate Guide to Painting

Paint has the ability to transform a room, a piece of furniture, and so much more. Watch our Ultimate Guide to Painting videos to see how to paint like a pro. Learn how to choose the right paint and tools and how to prepare your surface. Discover tricks that make painting more efficient and easier. Plus, see how to make cleanup a breeze and how to choose the right paint color.

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    How to Choose the Right Paint

    Start your painting job by choosing the perfect paint. Learn about different types of paint and finishes, and discover what will work best for your paint project.

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    Painting Tools

    Stock your toolbox with these handy implements when setting out on a paint project.

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    Get Ready

    Before you open a can of paint, learn how to prep the work surface and what steps you need to take to guarantee superb results.

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    Starting Your Paint Job

    Follow these steps and tricks to help make your paint job successful.

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    Paint Cleanup

    Now that the job is done, see how to make cleanup a breeze.

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    How to Paint Anything

    Paint isn't just for walls. Try it out on any number of surfaces. Here's what you need to know.

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    Painting Furniture

    Adding a fresh coat of paint to a piece of furniture will give it personality and spark. Watch these step-by-step instructions to learn how.

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    Choosing Color

    Painting is more than just a technique. Selecting the right paint color is also part of the process. Demystify the process of choosing paint colors with these tips.

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