Tips and Techniques for Painting, Staining, and Finishing
This collection of videos and articles has all the information you need to paint your house right, inside and out
Adding paint is one of the most economical ways to restore any space to its full glory. The painting tips and techniques we’ve highlighted will show you how to prepare surfaces, repair drywall, pick the best paints and primers, walk you through caulks and sealants, lead-safe remodeling tips, and more. Whether painting kitchens, bathrooms, doors, or windows, these tips will help you achieve the professional finish you’re looking for.
Pro painter Jim Lacey covers every step of preparing a room for finish paint, including, cleaning, caulking, masking, priming, and more.
For paint to stand up to these hard-working rooms, the surfaces must be clean, and the finishes must be durable.
Deck stain keeps new wood looking good and helps to refurbish old, weathered boards. In this article, you’ll learn what the differences are between oil-based, water-based, and water-based epoxy-fortified deck stains.
Lead-safe remodeling is the law if you’re a contractor and smart if you have kids. Get EPA certification and keep your remodeling projects lead-safe and litigation-free. Videos, downloadable articles, compliance toolkit, and more.
Products and advice for tackling the toughest parts of the job.
The right primer improves the look and longevity of a paint job. This article explains what primers do and why you need to use them, then offers a detailed explanation of the various types of primers and explains where each is used.
Today’s products adhere better, stretch farther, and last longer, but choosing the best one is harder than ever.
Answers to common questions provide advice for professional results on your next interior paint job.
A painting pro answers common questions like, what’s the best way to paint a window and how can I make wall painting go faster.
Because the binders, pigments, and additives that make long-lasting, durable finishes don’t come cheap.
In this online-members article, learn how cracks, peeling paint, and bad patches disappear with a wide roll of adhesive mesh and two thin coats of joint compound.
Careful preparation and confident brush work are the keys to a professional finish.
Most paint problems can be prevented with good preparation. Here’s how to get it done.
Techniques for fixing everything from popped screws to big holes.