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:


 

Graco Magnum 262800 X5 Stand Airless Paint Sprayer

Graco Magnum X5: Introducing Our Favorite Paint Sprayer

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One paint sprayer that we've recommended often is the Graco Magnum X5. We delve deeper into this versatile sprayer, to help you decide if it's good for you.
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How to Fix Wall Crack & Holes Before House Painting

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Unsure what to do about cracks before house painting? Learn how to fix wall crack lines and other minor damage, in preparation for repainting your home.
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What is the Best Paint Sprayer for House Painting? [2023]

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Curious about paint sprayers but no idea where to start? Here, we explain how to choose the best paint sprayer for house painting, brands & features to look for.
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How to Get Rid of the Paint Smell & Fumes after House Painting

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You finally finished house painting, but you're now left with a headful of nasty fumes. Find out how to get rid of the paint smell after house painting, so you and your family can rest safely.
Best Handheld Paint Sprayer

How to Choose the Best Handheld Paint Sprayer for Cabinets & Furniture [2023]

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Curious about paint sprayers but unsure where to start? Today, we discuss the pros/cons of sprayers and how to choose the best handheld paint sprayer for your needs.
how to remove paint from a paintbrush

How to Remove Paint from a Paintbrush and Paint Roller

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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.
can you paint when pregnant

Can You Paint When Pregnant? House Paint Safety for Expectant Mothers & Babies

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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

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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]

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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

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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

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Sara explains how to paint a plywood wall or timber wall correctly, including prep, priming and selecting the right house paint and primer.
how to dispose paint cans safely

How to Dispose Paint Cans Safely

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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.
Best Latex Paint Sprayer

How to Choose the Best Paint Sprayer for Latex Paint

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Unsure what type of paint sprayer to use for latex? Today, we explain how to choose the best paint sprayer for LATEX house paints (HVLP vs Airless) and features to look for.
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Best Heat Guns to Remove Paint for Under $40 [2023]

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

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

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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.