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.

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Cleaning Furniture before Painting

How to Clean Furniture Before Painting

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Clean furniture properly before you paint, with this step-by-step guide. Easy instructions, suitable for old, recycled and new furniture.
Painting Unfinished Cabinets

Beginner’s Guide to Painting Unfinished Cabinets

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Paint your unfinished kitchen cabinets with this step-by-step guide, incl. tips for preparing, priming and painting your cabinets properly.
Painting a metal bed frame

How to Paint a Metal Bed Frame | DIY Project

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Upcycle an old metal bed frame with this painting project guide.…
Painting Plastic with Spray Can

How to Paint Plastic with Spray Cans? Quick Guide

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Learn how to paint plastic with spray cans, with this quick guide. Painting plastic doesn't have to be difficult, if you follow these steps.
Electrostatic Spray Painting

What on Earth is… Electrostatic Spray Painting? Quick Overview

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Heard about Electrostatic Spray Painting but no idea what it means? In this quick read we explain what it is and if it's right for you.
Enamel vs Latex Paint

Enamel vs Latex Paint: Important Differences

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You've probably heard of enamel and latex, but what's the difference? When would you use one over the other? In this quick guide, we explain.
Set up HVLP Spray Gun Parts

How to Set Up a HVLP Spray Gun | Ultimate Guide

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Got yourself an HVLP sprayer but unsure how to use it? In this…
Knowing Air Compressor Parts

How to Clean Air Compressor After Painting

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Air compressors are important tools for painting. In this article, you'll learn how to clean an air compressor after using a paint sprayer.
A Big Commercial Painting Area

The Ultimate Guide To Commercial Painting

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Thinking of hiring a commercial painter or becoming one yourself? In this guide, we explain what commercial painting is, and when to use it.
Painting an Adirondack Chair

How to Paint an Adirondack Chair | DIY Project Guide

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Is your Adirondack chair looking a bit tired? Learn how to re-paint and re-stain your Adirondack in this easy DIY project guide.
best paint sprayer on for the money

Paint Sprayer Buying Guide for Complete Beginners

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Thinking of switching to a paint sprayer for your home painting…