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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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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Latex paints have many benefits that include the ability to dry very quickly and they are easy to clean. Learn about latex paints with this helpful article.

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Alkyd resin paint works well for trim, doors, and other high-traffic areas. Find out more about this interior paint in this helpful article.

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Although expensive and strong smelling, rubberbase paint is great for concrete and brick. Learn more about this type of paint with the help of this article.

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If you're after a finish that looks like stucco, or if you want an effective cover-up for flawed surfaces, textured-surface paint will do the job. Learn more about this interior paint in this article.

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Ideal for ceilings, dripless paint is an alkyd resin paint that is known for its thickness. Learn about dripless paint here.

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"One-coat paints" are a huge time saver when it comes to painting a room, kitchen or bathroom. Find out how to make sure what is advertised as a "one-coat paint" truly is, with the help of this article.

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Acoustic paint is designed for use on acoustical tiles that help prevent sound waves from leaving a room. Learn more about this unique interior paint in this article.

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Painting the outside of your house is a major job. But you may be able to spiff up the appearance of your home with some quick repairs. Learn how to paint the exterior of your house.

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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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Vinegar's chemical properties make it ideal for use in many common repair and maintenance jobs. Find out about vinegar's home-improvement benefits, from removing rust and wallpaper paste to eliminating paint odors.

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