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Airless Sprayers

Apply paint the speedy way with an airless sprayer. Learn when and how to use this handy device in this article.

Painting Exterior Trim

Painting exterior trim is a slow process that consumes a considerable amount of time. Get tips on how to make the painting job go well here.

Painting Siding

Find tips on painting siding, including the best time of day to paint, in this helpful home improvement article.

Estimating Interior Paint

Various factors go into determining how much paint you'll need for a job. These tips will help you estimate interior paint. Learn about them here.

Painting Shutters

Painting shutters is best done with spray paint or a power sprayer. Since that's not always possible, learn how to use a brush for the job here.

Paint Troubleshooting

Are you looking for paint troubleshooting tips? Check out this useful chart featured in this article for both interior and exterior painting.

Resetting Popped Nails

Preparing the exterior of your home for painting may expose some popped nails. Learn about resetting popped nails in this helpful article.

Covering Shrubs

Trees, bushes, and ornamental shrubs can get in the way of painting the exterior of your home. Find tips on covering shrubs only at HowStuffWorks.

Estimating Exterior Paint

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

Selecting Exterior Paint

One of the major differences between indoor and outdoor painting is, with outdoor painting, there is a wider range of exterior surfaces to consider. Gather tips on selecting exterior paint for your next home painting project in this helpful article.


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

Paint Rollers

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

How to Use a Paintbrush

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

How to Use a Paint Roller

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

How to Use an Airless Sprayer

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

Scrubbing and Sanding Surfaces

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

Scraping Surfaces

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.

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.

Painting Walls

Painting walls may seem like a no-brainer, but there are tips that may help the job go more smoothly. Learn more in this home improvement article.

Painting Ceilings and Tight Spots

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

Painting Windows

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

Painting Doors

Whether ornate or plain, doors can be a bit of a challenge to paint. Learn more about painting doors in this home improvement article.

Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinets can be relatively easy to paint if you know what to do. Learn tips on painting kitchen cabinets only at HowStuffWorks.

Painting Floors

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.

Painting Textures

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.