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How to Spray Paint Wood Furniture

Do you have some worn wood furniture in need of a makeover? You can easily update pieces of furniture inexpensively with spray paint. Read this guide to learn how to spray paint wood the expert way.

How to Texture a Ceiling

If you’re tired of the same old flat surface or dealing with a ceiling full of imperfections, repairs, or uneven surfaces, a textured ceiling may be the way to go. Texture can add character and depth to the room, making it an excellent final touch on a renovation project.

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How to Paint Old Varnished Wood Trim

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique teaches a homeowner some techniques to paint old 1960s wood trim with a varnish on it.

6 Common Paint Problems & How to Fix Them

Learn what causes the peskiest paint problems—and how to fix and avoid them in the future.

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.

Applying wood stain
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How to Stain Wood

Adding a wood stain can give your project the warm finish you’re looking for. However, it’s important to follow the right steps for applying stain to unfinished wood. Watch this video and follow the guide to learn about the best wood-staining technique.

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How to Paint a Vinyl Garage Door | This Old House: Live

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique demonstrates how to paint a vinyl garage door using his own door as part of This Old House: Live—an initiative providing daily programming and opportunities to connect with our experts during these challenging times.

Adirondack chair
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How to Stain an Adirondack Chair

How to properly stain an Adirondack chair with This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor Jenn Largesse.

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How to Safely Strip Paint from Woodwork

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique travels to Sacramento to show a homeowner the safe way to strip paint

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How to Repaint a Rusty Metal Hand Rail

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique helps a homeowner clean up and repaint a rusty metal railing.

Cast iron radiator at home
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How to Paint a Cast Iron Radiator

In this how-to video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey explains how to revive an old painted radiator.

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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

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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

​​How to Stain Pressure-Treated Wood

Restore your weathered deck, picnic table, or fence to its original glory and protect it from the elements with a beautiful stain finish.

Richard Trethewey shows how to refinish an old cast-iron, claw-foot tub
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How to Refinish a Claw-Foot Tub

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to save an old, but elegant, cast-iron bathtub.

Popular House Paint Apps

Take the stress out of color matching by visualizing your wall paint on a mobile app first.

S20 E20, Mauro Henrique shows Kevin O’Connor about spray painting
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How to Spray Paint Like a Pro

This Old House painter Mauro Henrique has finished a deck with spray paint. What do you need to know about choosing and using spray paint?

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How to Use a Paint Sprayer

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique gives a tutorial on how to set up and work with a paint sprayer

How to Paint Upholstery

Are you looking to paint fabric furniture? Transform a faded, stained, or simply outdated piece of padded furniture with the right products and the easy technique detailed here.

How to Paint Over Wallpaper

Do you want to change the look and feel of your room with paint, but are faced with the challenge of wallpaper? You don’t always need to remove wallpaper first. Read this guide to learn when and how to paint over wallpaper.

How to Paint a Room Professionally

Expert painter Mauro Henrique shows host Kevin O’Connor the tips and tricks to painting like a pro.

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How to Paint a Room in 13 Steps

What does it take and how much does it cost to paint a room? Watch our video and read our easy instructions on how to prep and paint like a pro.

S11 E26, Kevin O’Connor learns how to prep and paint kitchen cabinets
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How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets Without Stripping

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor helps a homeowner refinish his kitchen cabinets

How To Stain Brick

Brick is incredibly durable and can last a very long time, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with the same old look for eternity. You can stain your brick surfaces for a new, fresh look, and we’ll show you how.

S20 E5, Mauro Henrique paints wood panels
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How to Paint Wood Paneling

Painting expert Mauro Henrique shows host Kevin O’Connor a universal approach to painting wood paneling.

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How to Clean Paintbrushes Like a Pro

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique demonstrates the most effective way to clean a paintbrush

Fall 2021 Ask TOH, Mauro Henrique
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How to Re-Paint an Old Radiator Cover

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique demonstrates how to safely repaint a radiator cover that tested positive for lead paint.

How To Paint Laminate Countertops

Skip the kitchen design center and head to the paint department for a totally new look for your laminate countertops.

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How to Prep for Exterior Painting

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor and painting contractor Rich O'Neil show how to properly prepare a house for paint.

How to Paint a Ceiling

Make your fifth wall pop with a color expert's how-to steps.

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How to Paint an Exterior Metal Door

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique teaches a homeowner how to paint a metal front entry door.

How to Create a Color Wash Patina on Furniture

Natural wood shows through the subtle color of this painting technique.