Painting doesn't have to be done by a professional. Do it yourself with this guide to painting at HowStuffWorks.
  • Exterior Painting
  • Interior Painting
  • Painting Preparation
  • Painting Tools & Tips
  • Types of Paint

Painting can be a task that takes a couple of hours, a half day, or more. Whatever the size of your painting job, the techniques remain the same. Learn how to paint a room.

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Masking Surfaces

Before you take on a paint job, learn tips on masking surfaces to make the task go more smoothly in this helpful article.

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