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1-10 of 15 Painting Tips Videos

  1. Painting with Dark Colors

    Painting with Dark Colors (01:00)

    To add depth and richness to a room, try experimenting in deeper shades.

  2. Removing Brush Strokes

    Removing Brush Strokes (00:00:23)

    When painting, try this method for getting rid of obvious stroke marks.

  3. Quick and Easy Roller Tips

    Quick and Easy Roller Tips (00:44)

    Learn an easy trick for removing fuzz and lint from a paint roller cover.

  4. Smart Tips for Buying Paint

    Smart Tips for Buying Paint (01:32)

    Before you buy paint, save time and money with these smart tips.

  5. Selecting the Right Wall Color

    Selecting the Right Wall Color (01:52)

    Consider these simple solutions to help you select the perfect wall color.

  6. Professional Paint Techniques

    Professional Paint Techniques (01:05)

    Get professional results with these basic techniques for a paint project.

  7. Taping Techniques

    Taping Techniques (02:42)

    Learn how to make the most of painters' tape for use in your projects.

  8. Choosing the Right Roller

    Choosing the Right Roller (02:55)

    Choosing the right roller is determined by your surface and paint.

  9. Creative Painting

    Creative Painting (00:00:60)

    Nobody really likes to paint, but these tips can make the job more fun.

  10. Fast Paint Prep Tips

    Fast Paint Prep Tips (02:15)

    Spend a little time prepping the surfaces before starting a paint project.

1-10 of 16 Paint Techniques Videos

  1. Suede Walls

    Suede Walls (04:44)

    Learn an easy paint technique for creating soft suede walls.

  2. Repainting Wood Siding

    Repainting Wood Siding (01:00)

    Spruce up your wood siding with a new coat of paint. Here's how.

  3. Terra Fresco

    Terra Fresco (02:46)

    Bring the Italian countryside into your home with this technique.

  4. Metallic Lighting

    Metallic Lighting (01:57)

    Give plain hanging lamps a sophisticated new look with metallic paint.

  5. Paint Over Dark Paneling

    Paint Over Dark Paneling (01:34)

    Here's a quick fix for dark paneled walls: paint over the paneling.

  6. Antique Crackle Finish

    Antique Crackle Finish (02:49)

    Add a distinctive crackle finish to new furniture with this easy technique.

  7. Glazing Techniques

    Glazing Techniques (02:59)

    Glazes are a medium that allow you to give your projects added character.

  8. Masonry Paint

    Masonry Paint (01:42)

    Dean and Derek add a splash of color to a project using masonry paint.

  9. Colorwashing Paint Techniques

    Colorwashing Paint Techniques (05:30)

    Try an easy painting method to create soft, understated walls.

  10. Antique Milk Paint Finish

    Antique Milk Paint Finish (04:30)

    Techniques & tips for painting furniture with milk paint.

1-10 of 10 Painting Projects Videos

  1. Stylish Cabinet Makeover

    Stylish Cabinet Makeover (03:35)

    Give your kitchen cabinets a new personality with an easy paint makeover.

  2. Faux-Finish Dresser

    Faux-Finish Dresser (02:00)

    Give furniture a new look with a faux finish paint technique.

  3. Paint Your Pantry Plaid

    Paint Your Pantry Plaid (02:01)

    Give your pantry a fresh new look with this easy painting technique.

  4. Painted Cabinets

    Painted Cabinets (05:21)

    Cabinet doors get a professional-quality paint job from DIYer Nancy Golden.

  5. Paint a Countertop

    Paint a Countertop (02:26)

    Change your bathroom countertop with primer & paint for a whole new look.

  6. Instant Vanity Makeover

    Instant Vanity Makeover (02:10)

    Save money by rejuvenating your old bathroom vanity with paint.

  7. Faux Marble Tabletop

    Faux Marble Tabletop (02:43)

    An old table can look brand new just by re-doing the top surface.

  8. Easygoing Chair Makeover

    Easygoing Chair Makeover (02:28)

    Revamp a garage sale find with new fabric and a little spray paint,

  9. Stripping Wicker and Metal

    Stripping Wicker and Metal (03:41)

    Strip away layers of built-up paint on wicker and old metal furniture

  10. Spray Paint Outdoor Furniture

    Spray Paint Outdoor Furniture (05:23)

    Tips and a demo from Brad Staggs on how to spray paint outdoor furniture.