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:


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.
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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.
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Staining Deck vs Painting Deck vs Decking Oil (Compared)

Staining Deck vs Painting Deck vs Oiling Deck: In this guide we compare all three and help you choose the right deck treatment for your home.
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Want to paint house black? Do it right with this guide to painting in black.

Want to paint house BLACK? We cover black design tips, painting techniques and the best black paints to get your home looking sharp.
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Want the perfect home color? Try an app to paint house!

Tired of the same boring house colors or worried you'll pick the wrong one? Test & visualize your ideas with the best app to paint house. Learn more...
house paint cost

How to Calculate DIY House Paint Cost & Coverage

Need help with your DIY house paint cost estimate? In this guide we explain how to accurately calculate your DIY paint costs, interior and exterior.
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How to Paint Interior of Home | Complete DIY Guide

Need to paint interior of home, but don't know where to start? Learn how with our DIY BEGINNERS GUIDE incl. tools and tips to paint a room.
Venetian Plaster

How to Paint Over Venetian Plaster

Thinking of painting over your Venetian plaster walls? We explain how to paint over Venetian plaster, including wall preparation steps.
Cleaning an HVLP Sprayer

How to Clean HVLP Spray Gun? 5 Step Guide

HVLP spray guns are great, but tricky to clean. Learn how to clean your HVLP gun properly, to keep your gear in top shape for many years.
how to stain an old fence

How to Stain an Old Fence? Step by Step Guide

Want to make your old fence to look like new again? In this article, you will learn how to stain an old fence easily, step-by-step.
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How to Clean Dried Latex Paint from Paint Sprayer

Learn how to clean dried latex paint from sprayer, step-by-step. Cleaning is easy, but necessary to ensure your gear lasts for years and operates correctly.