How Many Square Feet Does a Gallon of Paint Cover?

Imagine this: You’re standing in the hardware store, can of paint in hand. As you walk to the counter to get the paint colored your perfect shade, you realize you have no idea how much wall space that can will cover. So … exactly how many squ...

What’s the Best Painter’s Tape for Your DIY Job?

When you’re picking the best painter’s tape, it’s all about getting the cleanest lines and protecting your walls. Seems easy, right? There are some things you’ll need to consider before buying that roll. We’ll tell what they are, show y...

Wallpaper vs. Paint: What’s the Real Benefit of Both?

If you’re ready to give your home a new look, your thoughts probably turn first to painting it a fresh color. But don’t forget wallpaper. This once-maligned covering is popular again, with gorgeous prints plus peel-and-stick convenience. In t...

Painting During the Summer: How to Stay Safe

Painting during the summer seems to make sense. It’s hot, usually rains less than other times of the year, and the paint should dry quickly, speeding up the whole job, right? Wrong. We’re about to bust some summer painting myths, offer some w...

Apartment Painting Tips to Help You Get Back Your Security Deposit

If you’ve ever moved out of an apartment, you know what a nail-biter it can be waiting on your security deposit refund. This is especially true if you’ve already paid a security deposit and the first month’s rent on a new place and your bud...

Painting Your Exterior Foundation? Learn How To Do It Right

Like the rest of your home, your foundation exterior requires maintenance to keep it in tip-top shape. Painting your exterior foundation tracks, in terms of timing, with the rest of your house. Pros recommend painting every five to 10 years, depe...

Are You Wondering How To Paint a Porch? Our Pros Share Tips

  Warm weather is here, which means it’s porch-sitting time. Porches, like the rest of your home, need regular maintenance. That means you may be wondering how to paint a porch. This is an easy DIY project, one that will instantly impro...

Wall Putty: Painting Pros Share How and Why to Use It

Wall putty comes in a couple of popular types, spackling and wall compound. Know the difference so you can pick the right one for your project. Wall Putty 101 Remember that time your kids rode their bikes inside and the pedals dinged the hallwa...

How To Paint Stair Railing

Are you looking for a budget-friendly way to give your home an update? Paint the stair railing. This project takes some time and prep, but the payoff is worth it when you see that fresh, new look. Supplies Here’s the list of supplies you’ll nee...

Painted Brick Homes: The Pros and Cons

Painted brick homes are having a moment. Painting brick gives your home a new look, affordably. It can lighten outdated, dark brick and give your house a uniform look that brick, because of its natural color variations, can’t. The Cons Let’s st...