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PAINTING 101

Get the answers you need for every paint- and stain-related project.

Homeowner painting wall using a quality roller.

11 Painting Mistakes to Avoid

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Painting supplies including a metal paint tray, an angled sash brush, a paint roller and a plastic drop cloth.

House Painting Supplies

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Four Paint Color Sample pints in between two rows of Color Swatches on a painter's dropcloth.

How to Use Paint Color Samples

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Blue bucket, sponge and wall cleaner solution to prepare walls for painting.

How to Prep Walls

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Well-lit living room with neutral decor.

How to Paint Walls

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A person reclining on a couch rests his shoed feet against a light green-painted wall.

How to Clean Painted Walls

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Yellow walls with a gray trim hallway frame leading to a white cozy living room.

How to Paint Trim

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Man painting a white ceiling.

How to Paint a Ceiling

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Homeowner uses a drill to insert a screw into a white-painted wall.

How to Fix Cracks and Small Holes

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Tight surface space of a white ceiling corner.

How to Cut in Paint

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Black trim samples with different finishes.

How to Choose a Paint Finish

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Woman inspecting various paint swatches.

How to Choose Interior Paint Color

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Open can of Benjamin Moore® Aura® white interior paint resting on a ladder.

Paint Disposal

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A gray porch with white trim, blue doors and a striking yellow ceiling.

Temperature

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INTERIOR PROJECTS

Update your indoor space!

Woman painting a wall blue with paint roller.

Interior Projects

Take on your next interior project with confidence thanks to the how-to help found here.

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EXTERIOR PROJECTS

Your next outdoor project awaits!

Man painting home exterior a rich black.

Exterior Projects

Ready to improve your outdoor space? Tap into a wide range of how-to tips and insights.

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MORE IDEAS & INSPIRATION

Take your creativity further with design and color ideas for both the inside and outside of your home.

A homeowner sampling different interior blue paint colors.

Ready to Explore?

Browse photos and gain expertise to create remarkable interiors and exteriors.

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