Painting How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our painting step-by-step tips & ideas.
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.
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique paints a bathroom using a mold-resistant paint, in this edition of DIY Smarts.
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique teaches a homeowner some techniques to paint old 1960s wood trim with a varnish on it.
Learn what causes the peskiest paint problems—and how to fix and avoid them in the future.
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.
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.
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.
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique helps a homeowner clean up and repaint a rusty metal railing.
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique demonstrates how to safely repaint a radiator cover that tested positive for lead paint.
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor and painting contractor Rich O'Neil show how to properly prepare a house for paint.
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique travels to Sacramento to show a homeowner the safe way to strip paint
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor helps a homeowner refinish his kitchen cabinets
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique teaches a homeowner how to paint a metal front entry door.
From start to finish, we show you how to give your interior walls a new personality in just one weekend.
Read these 24 pro tips to ensure our walls and trim get a flawless finish.
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.
Bring new life to metal by stripping old, stuck-on paint using one of these easy-to-follow methods.
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.
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.
Painting is a quick and affordable way to refresh any tired walls, floors, and rooms in your house.
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.
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique demonstrates the best way to paint furniture built out of MDF.
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.
Our start to finish guide will help you decide how to remove paint from wood.
Colored glaze layered on in a random pattern with a sea sponge can do wonders for a flat wall.
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.
Trying to paint edges neatly? Here’s how to cut in paint like a pro.