Painting Techniques

Painting techniques add texture, dimension, and style to walls with these step-by-step painting techniques. Follow our decorative painting technique tips to determine what finish is best for your room or project. Plus, learn the techniques to paint more than just walls.

Choosing the Perfect Paint Color for Every Room Just Got So Much Easier

Discover our favorite tools for buying the right paint color. These digital (and mostly free) services are like having your own personal designer on your phone!
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How to Use a Paint Roller

Painting with a roller is easy once you know the steps. Here's a quick refresher on how to use one for a speedy and flawless paint job.
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Transform Your Walls with a DIY Ombre Paint Treatment

Create an eye-catching accent wall in three simple steps with this cool gradient paint technique.
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How to Sponge-Paint Curtains

Turn plain curtains into one-of-a-kind beauties with this easy painting technique, which yields a gorgeous watercolor effect.
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How to Apply a Wall Stamp

Give an edge to your walls with this geometric stamping technique.
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How to Paint a Chevron Pattern

Give your decorating a punch with a dose of trendy pattern. Here's how to paint a chevron pattern on your walls.
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