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.

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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!

How to Paint Stair Steps and Staircases

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Give a fresh look to one of the focal points of your home's design by painting the steps. This is an important feature, so you'll want to do it right with our tips!

How to Paint Stripes on a Wall

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Update boring walls with a classic painted stripe design. Whether you want horizontal stripes or vertical stripes, we have step-by-step instructions—plus several expert tips—for painting perfectly striped walls.

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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Step up your painting game with these 10 techniques that will introduce color, pattern, and style to your home's decor.