Painting

Painting doesn't have to be done by a professional. Do it yourself with this guide to painting at HowStuffWorks.

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Find out how much paint you'll need to buy to cover your home in this helpful article about estimating exterior paint.

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Learn all about paintbrushes in this article, from wall brushes to sash brushes and trim brushes, only at HowStuffWorks.

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Paint rollers come in a variety of sizes and materials. Learn about the options for your next painting job in this article.

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Learn such painting techniques as "cutting in" in this article about how to use a paintbrush, only at HowStuffWorks.

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Gather some useful techniques for your next painting project on how to use a paint roller in this informative article.

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Discover tips on how to paint interiors using an airless sprayer properly -- and safely -- in this helpful home improvement article.

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Prep work is essential to any good paint job. Learn tips on scrubbing and sanding surfaces on this page.

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Learn tips on painting ceilings and tight spots, such as those areas above and below windows, in this helpful article.

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Painting windows can be a bit tricky because of the tight spaces usually involved. Learn helpful tips in this home improvement 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.

Texture painting is a great option for surfaces that have major flaws in need of covering up. Find tips on painting textures on this page.

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Stenciling is one of the oldest and easiest decorative painting techniques. Learn about painting stencils in this helpful article.

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Cleaning up is an important step with any painting project. Learn about painting cleanup, including cleaning painting equipment, in this article.

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Paint is a combination of chemicals, and requires careful handling and proper precautions. Learn tips on how to paint safely in this article.

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By identifying paint problems, you can prevent them from recurring with your new painting project. Learn to spot various problems with this article.

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Check out this home improvement article for tips on removing old paint by using such techniques as scraping, sanding, and others.

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Learn all about exterior painting preparation, which includes removing light fixtures and other accessories, in this home improvement article.

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To change the look and feel of a room, you can't go wrong with a fresh coat of paint. Whether you're just changing the trim or are overhauling the whole color scheme of a room, paint makes an immediate, significant difference. Find detailed instructions and tips in this article.

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A given type of paint works on certain surface, and should be applied with particular tools. Learn about the different kinds of exterior paints. Discover the type of exterior paint that's right for you.

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If you're thinking of painting or repainting a room inside your home, you should consider what type of paint you need even before deciding on a color. Check out our descriptions of various paint types and how they are used.

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Before you begin to paint, it's best to have a clean, flawless surface. Learn about interior painting preparation, and how to wash and make repairs to get a surface ready for paint.

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Remodeling is an ordeal and landscaping takes a good deal of time. Painting your house is a quick way to update it and make it feel new again. Llearn about specific paint types, using the proper tools, and using different painting techniques.

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It's important to have the right tools to paint your house properly. Your choice of paint and the type of wall you have will determine which brushes and tools will give you the result you want.

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Different painting tools require different approaches to create the best paint job. Learn the proper room painting techniques for painting a room. These mothods also include safety instructions to help you avoid injury.

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From the living room walls to the kitchen cabinets, every surface in your home deserves the right kind of paint — explore acrylic vs. latex paint and decide which type is right for you.

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