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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.

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How to Paint a Mold-Resistant Bathroom

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique paints a bathroom using a mold-resistant paint, in this edition of DIY Smarts.

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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.

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How to Paint Your Front Door | This Old House: Live

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique demonstrates how to paint a front door with oil-based, high gloss paint. This is part of This Old House: Live—an initiative providing daily programming and opportunities to connect with our experts during these challenging times.

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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.

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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 Repaint a Rusty Metal Hand Rail

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

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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.

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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 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 Paint Kitchen Cabinets Without Stripping

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

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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.

How to Paint a Room

From start to finish, we show you how to give your interior walls a new personality in just one weekend.

Learn the Secrets of a Perfect Paint Job

Read these 24 pro tips to ensure our walls and trim get a flawless finish.

How to Paint Baseboards 

A simple paint job is a relatively painless way to freshen up your baseboards and improve the overall look of the room. Read this guide to learn how to easily paint the baseboards in your home.

How To Remove Paint From Metal

Bring new life to metal by stripping old, stuck-on paint using one of these easy-to-follow methods.

Picking Exterior House Paint

Whether you’re shopping for an exterior acrylic latex paint or an oil-based paint, you can tell a good quality paint by its can if you know what to look for.

How to Scrape Old Paint Off a House

What stands between an old house and new paint? Ten tenacious coats of the old stuff. But you can get it off with these tools and techniques.

Decorative Painting Ideas for Your Home

Painting is a quick and affordable way to refresh any tired walls, floors, and rooms in your house.

Choose Paint Colors With a Color Wheel

Learn how to pick a complementary color scheme for your next paint job.

Historic Paint Colors: The Best Palettes for Traditional Houses

Color trends may come and go, but some paint palettes just seem to have staying power. Consider the 10 historical color combinations showcased here for home interiors.

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How to Paint MDF Furniture

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique demonstrates the best way to paint furniture built out of MDF.

How to Paint a Room Professionally

Learn how to paint the interior of your home from six professional painters who reveal the secrets that make them so good at their craft.

How to Strip Paint From Wood

Our start to finish guide will help you decide how to remove paint from wood.

How to Sponge Paint a Wall

Colored glaze layered on in a random pattern with a sea sponge can do wonders for a flat wall.

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.

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How to Cut in Paint Edges with a Brush

Trying to paint edges neatly? Here’s how to cut in paint like a pro.

5 Popular House Paint Apps

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