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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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Whether ornate or plain, doors can be a bit of a challenge to paint. Learn more about painting doors 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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