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How to Clean Vinyl Siding

In this DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House painter, Mauro Henrique, goes over all of the basics of using a power washer to clean exterior vinyl siding.

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How to Whitewash Brick with Masonry Supplies

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough demonstrates a way to whitewash brick with masonry materials

S20 E1, Mauro Henrique paints a deck rail
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How to Paint Outdoor Railings

Painter Mauro Henrique paints an outdoor railing that Nathan just built to match the original railing around a homeowner’s deck.

S20 E36, Mauro Henrique paint a deck railing
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How Mauro Became a Painter

Painting expert Mauro Henrique tells us how he became a painter and a member of the This Old House crew.

S20 E35, Mauro Henrique shows Kevin O’Connor some caulking tips
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How to Use Less Caulk When Filling in Gaps

Painting expert Mauro Henrique shows host Kevin O’Connor a common mistake DIYers make when caulking and a helpful tip for avoiding it.

S20 E34, Mauro Henrique patches a hole in a textured ceiling
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How to Patch a Hole in a Textured Ceiling

After some electrical work, This Old House paint expert Mauro Henrique helps a homeowner patch a hole left in a textured ceiling.

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How to Flatten a Textured Ceiling

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique smooths over a textured ceiling using joint compound

S20 E32, Mauro Henrique teaches Kevin O’Connor how to paint a straight edge without painter’s tape
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How to Paint a Straight Edge Without Tape

Paint expert Mauro Henrique shows host Kevin O’Connor how he paints a straight edge when tape just isn’t an option.

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How to Choose and Use Painter’s Tape

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique explains the uses and techniques for different types of painter’s tape

S20 E29, Mauro Henrique helps refinish deck railings
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How to Refinish Deck Railings

This Old House paint expert Mauro Henrique shows a homeowner how to breathe new life into those old, splintery handrails.