Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Rolling paint on a ceramic tile wall.

How to Paint Over Ceramic Tile in a Bathroom

While you can paint ceramic tile, preparation is key to making it stick. Read on to find out more.

How to Solve Problem of Wood Stain Not Drying

Lauren asks, “The stain on my cabinets is still tacky after two days of drying. What should I do?”
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How to Paint a Room Like a Pro

Painting a room is a common do-it-yourself project around the home. While it’s not that difficult to do, it’s important to know the tricks of the trade on how to go about it before you break out a roller or brush. Read on to find out more.
Painting wood floor with a roller.

Painting Wood Floors

This summer, I committed what any self-respecting lover of natural building materials would call a cardinal sin. I walked into our old farmhouse with nearly 100-year-old pine floors, and when my husband asked what we should do with them, I replied, “Paint ’em!” Read on to see how to it turned out.
Dated wood paneling in a bedroom with unsightly carpeting

How to Fill Grooves Before Painting Wood Paneling

Wood paneling was popular in the 1970s; the trend has returned, but some folks want flat, timeless walls. Here's how to prep walls before painting paneling.
Danny Lipford testing the paint on a door with a rag soaked in denatured alcohol

How to Paint Over Oil-Based Paint with Latex

Oil-based paint won’t adhere well over latex, but you can apply latex over oil paint, if you prepare the surface properly. Watch this video to find out how.
Rolling paint on a ceramic tile wall.

How to Paint Ceramic Tile Walls

Watch this video to learn how to paint over ceramic tile walls in a bathroom.
Plastic, melamine-coated cabinets in a modern kitchen with a smooth cooktop.

How to Repair and Paint Melamine Cabinets

Melamine cabinets, which are made of plastic, are popular for their look and price — then they start to peel. Here's how to make them look new again!
Peeling paint above shower surround.

Here’s Why Paint is Peeling in Your Bathroom

Peeling paint is a common problem in bathrooms. Here's what you can do to keep bathroom paint from peeling, and how to repair it if it does.