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

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How to Fix 5 Common Painting Mistakes

A scuff on a white wall.

How to Touch Up Paint

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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

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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

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Optimal Temperature to Paint

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