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


If you live in an older home chances are there are areas that need scraping. Simply painting over the cracked or chipped area will cause the paint to peel. Learn paint scarping techniques with the help of this article.

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The techniques for painting floors are the same as for painting any other large flat surface. Create a durable and unique painted floor with the help of this home improvement article.

The Ultimate Painting Quiz

Painting is one of those household tasks that can be tempting to rush. But if you're painting your brown den an airy light blue and think you can get away with using the old roller you used for the outside of the house -- or if you want to skip the primer -- you might want to think again. And what about those VOC fumes you keep hearing about? What kinds of paints have those? Take this quiz and find out for yourself.

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