Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Paintbrush Tips

Cleaning brushes is one of the most dreaded aspects of painting, but you can simplify the process. Watch this video to find out how.

Door Painting Tip

Painting six panel doors with a brush is a chore, but it can be made easier by removing them from their hinges and laying them horizontally. This can be time consuming though if you have to wait for one side to dry before flipping the door over to paint the other side.

Stairwell Painting Tip

Painting the upper reaches of a stairwell can be a difficult chore. It's usually fairly high and there's no good place to set the ladder. Watch this video to see how to get the job done.

Spray Can Tips

Spray paint is a great solution for lots of small projects around the house, but it difficult to use the cans more than once because the nozzles clog with paint. Watch this video to find out how to solve this problem.
Sanding table top.

The Proper Approach To Refinishing Old Furniture

Refinishing a piece of furniture that has seen better days can be extremely rewarding. Read on for tips on how to properly strip and refinish old furniture in your home.
Painter painting trim on outside of house.

Hiring A Professional Painter

It doesn't take much more than a brush, bucket and ladder to get into the painting business. To get the quality paint job you're paying for, ask these questions and make sure your contract is very specific.
Caulking siding joints.

How To Caulk Effectively

Home centers now dedicate an entire aisle to caulk. As a result, confusion reigns when it's time to do a very simple job, but caulking doesn't need to be complicated. Read on to find out what type of caulk to use where.
Applying natural clay plaster to wall.

Alternative Wall Surfaces and Decorative Finishes

There are an almost endless list of alternatives for plain painted walls from faux finishes and chalkboard paint to textured walls and magnetic paint. Read on to find out more.
Faux marbleizing column.

Faux Textured Wall Surfaces and Finishes

Sometimes homeowners want more than just a plain, painted wall. Adding texture or a decorative finish to your walls is an excellent way to add interest and personality to a room. Read on to find out more.