DIY Painting Articles

Do your walls, ceiling and furnishings need a spruce up?

Wouldn’t it be great if our home always kept that clean, fresh-painted look it had when you first got the place? Sadly, that’s not the reality as house paint gets worn and paint design trends change over time.

Most people have had to face painting a house, apartment, garage or basement themselves at some point. DIY home painting is a dreaded and tiring job for many people, but it doesn’t have to be so. With the right tools and techniques (plus some loud music) DIY painting can be quite alright. Without the right tools and techniques, though, it can be a nightmare.

Our articles will step you through the correct techniques for painting your home, furniture, fence or other home project, whether you’re using a roller or sprayer. We also review the best products and paints to get your job done quickly, cleanly and correctly. As well as house paint, we cover spray cans and spray painting tips, wood staining and oiling, paint removal and clean up, and review the top commercial paint sprayers for professional and semi-professional painters.

So, whether you’re painting your house or apartment, your shed or chairs, interior walls or exterior walls, or your car or commercial business, we’ve got you sorted.

Not sure where to start? Check out our DIY painting topics here:


how to remove paint from a paintbrush

How to Remove Paint from a Paintbrush and Paint Roller

Wondering how to clean the mess on your brushes and rollers after a day of house-painting? Sara explains how to remove paint from a paintbrush step-by-step, and how to clean the paint roller.
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Can You Paint When Pregnant? House Paint Safety for Expectant Mothers & Babies

In this article Sara discusses how safe it is to paint when pregnant, which house paints are safest and important precautions to take.
Best Spray Paints

How to Choose the Best Spray Paint for Your Project

Not sure what's the best spray paint for your project? We explain what specs to look for so you pick the right spray can, whether plastic, metal or more.
Best Spray Paints For Metal Surface

How to Choose Spray Paint for Metal Surfaces [2023]

Searching for spray paint that will make metal furniture, decor & fixtures look like new? Learn how to choose the best spray paint for metal, plus brand recommendations.
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How to Get Paint Off Of Clothing & Shoes

In this article, we explain how to get paint off of your clothing and shoes, whether wet or dried, spray paint or house paint.
How to Paint a Plywood Wall

How to Paint a Plywood Wall

Sara explains how to paint a plywood wall or timber wall correctly, including prep, priming and selecting the right house paint and primer.
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How to Dispose Paint Cans Safely

Unsure how to get rid of old paint cans? Sara explains how to dispose paint cans safely and correctly, inc latex paint and spray paint cans.
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Best Heat Guns to Remove Paint for Under $40 [2023]

Need to remove paint? Check out these excellent, cheap heat guns to remove paint cleanly, quickly & easily. Plus paint removal tips.

Best Ways to Sleep for Upper Back Pain from Painting

Stiff back and neck from painting the house all weekend? Ease up those weekend warrior pains and sleep better with this quick guide.
deck painting how to guide

Deck Painting How To Guide | Steps To Make Your Deck Look Like New

In this complete guide, we delve into all your deck painting how to questions from costing to tips for painting over a stain or oil treated deck.
How to Paint with Sprayer

How to Paint a House with Sprayer: Beginners Guide

Need suggestions on how to paint your house with sprayer? In this article, we’re going to show how you can get the job done in a snap.
stain a deck cost and tips

Stain a Deck Cost & Tips | Complete DIY Guide

Need help staining your deck? In this complete DIY guide we explain stain a deck cost, tools, deck staining prep & techniques to do it right.

How to Get Paint Off a Wood Floor, Laminate Floor or Vinyl (Quick Guide)

Got wet paint on your floor? In this fast action guide, we explain how to get paint off a wood floor, laminate or vinyl (wet & dried).
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Exterior House Paint Ideas: Gray & Charcoal

Thinking of painting your house grey? Make up your mind with these modern exterior gray house paint ideas, plus tips for painting with grey.

How to Paint Bathrooms | Complete DIY Guide

Bathroom need a freshen up? We explain how to paint bathrooms inc. vanities and tiles, plus best bathroom paint finish and paint types to use.