House Painting Tips Plus Articles From Various Authors

Often a house painting tip or two is all that is needed to keep you on the path to success and quality. The complexities of house painting are often overlooked by the “do-it-yourselfer”.

As a professional painter I have learned a few tricks concerning just about every aspect of this business.

On this page I will publish house painting tips and articles concerning as many topics as I can possibly write about plus articles submitted to the site. Just follow the links to the information you need.

Painting Over Oil Based Paint

When you want to redecorate your home, painting is usually the easiest way to transform spaces within. A gallon of paint is much less expensive than rolls of wallpaper or sections of paneling. It is also less ...
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Priming Before Painting and Decorating

By Dan B - Robuild London Painters (London, UK)
Always work in a set order. If you work in a house where wood–boring insects are particularly troublesome, start by painting the underside of the unit. It is nearest the floor, and therefore most ...
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Recycle Latex Paint

Instructions (Do It Yourself) for Recycling Latex Paint: Carefully lay out new plastic film (polyfilm) in a well ventilated area. We suggest 4 mil polyfilm spread out in A CONTAINMENT enclosure; such as bracked 4 x 4 posts ...
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Remodeling Your House? Don’t Forget to Paint

By Andrew Brusnahan (North Carolina)
One of the best ways to give your home, your pride and joy, the makeover it deserves is by giving it a fresh look; in other words, remodeling. Essentially, remodeling is when you change the structure, ...
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Seven Tips for Ladder Safety

Do-it-yourself homeowners are notorious for home improvement mishaps. From hammered fingers to bruised shins, there is no end to the ways that home owners can find to injure themselves while remodeling their homes. ...
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Spray Painting Vs. Paint Rolling

By Kristin Herman
So, which is better: Spray painting or paint rolling? While this may be one of the topics that might spring up in home improvement projects, the debate is still there – Which is better? Nonetheless, both painting ...
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Techniques for Staining Wood

Many wood species have a great look without adding color, so staining wood is optional. If you like the natural colors of the wood simply move on to applying the finish. Stain can change the woods color and appearance to match any ...
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Stay Safe While Painting

By Stefano
Painting is not a dangerous task, but there are some helpful tips to follow to stay safe while painting. Whether you are a lover of DIY or a professional, taking some safety measures will help to prevent a disaster. As a ...
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Straight Clean Lines Between Two Colors

By Mike Miller (
Clean Straight Lines: How to get crisp lines between two colors. We’ve all seen the commercials: the lady pulls away the blue tape to reveal the sharpest line between to colors you could possibly imagine. ...
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Temperature & Humidity vs. Paint

By Raider Painting
If you have an outdoor painting project on your to-do list, you might be watching the weather report to determine the ideal day to get it done. Yet if all you’re watching for is a day without rain, you’re not ...
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Tips for Using Spray Paint

From sprucing up old furniture to giving picture frames a cohesive look, spray paint is ideal for projects that are smaller in scale. Items with multiple and uneven surfaces can prove tricky to cover thoroughly with ...
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