Painting 101

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

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How Paint is Made

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How to Choose the Right Sandpaper

Cleaning paint roller with a scraper.

How to Clean and Store Paint Rollers

White-painted French doors opening in a pinkish beige room. A fan sits on a white stool, and a white button up is hanging on a door.

How to Make Paint Dry Faster

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How to Clean and Store Paint Brushes

A homeowner painting white window trim with gray paint.

How to Paint Window Trim

Close up of the seam between a white ceiling and a green wall.

How to Fix 5 Common Painting Mistakes

A scuff on a white wall.

How to Touch Up Paint

A homeowner removing wallpaper from a white wall.

How to Remove Wallpaper

A blue wall with a square patch from fixing a hole in the wall.

How to Fix a Hole in the Wall

A homeowner using a brush to paint a wall teal.

How to Choose the Best Paintbrushes

A close up of a roller painting a white wall.

How to Choose the Best Roller Covers

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How to Store Leftover Paint

Homeowner painting wall using a quality roller.

11 Painting Mistakes to Avoid

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

Essential House Painting Supplies

An open can of paint color sample and an array of color swatches.

How to Use Paint Color Samples

Southwest home with white exterior and clay roofing.

Optimal Temperature to Paint

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

How to Fix Cracks and Small Holes

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How to Safely Dispose of Paint

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

How to Prep Walls

Well-lit living room with neutral decor.

How to Paint Walls

A person in a red shirt leaning against a handrail and holding a yellow cloth to clean a food stain off a white-painted staircase wall.

How to Clean Painted Walls

Tight surface space of a white ceiling corner.

How to Cut in Paint

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

How to Paint Trim

Man painting a white ceiling.

How to Paint a Ceiling

Black trim samples with different finishes.

How to Choose a Paint Finish

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How to Choose Interior Paint Color

Interior Projects

Update your indoor space!

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Interior Projects

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

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.

More Ideas & Inspiration

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

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Ready to Explore?

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