Painting How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our painting step-by-step tips & ideas.
A blah brick hearth gets a cheery cottage-style refresher with some clever DIY woodwork and a high-contrast paint job
Painting expert Mauro Henrique helps a homeowner refresh and protect their foundation with a new coat of paint meant for masonry surfaces.
Paint expert Mauro Henrique shows host Kevin O’Connor some methods for removing different types of wallpaper, and Kevin’s shocked at the results.
This Old House painting expert Mauro Henrique shares his best practices for achieving a flawless finish.
Paint expert Mauro Henrique helps a homeowner avoid a costly and drawn-out project by painting his avocado green tiles with an epoxy paint.
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.
Paint expert Mauro Henrique shows host Kevin O’Connor how he paints a straight edge when tape just isn’t an option.
Restore your weathered deck, picnic table, or fence to its original glory and protect it from the elements with a beautiful stain finish.
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?
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 Transform a faded, stained, or simply outdated piece of padded furniture with the right products and the easy technique detailed here.
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.
Painting expert Mauro Henrique shows host Kevin O’Connor a universal approach to painting wood paneling.
Skip the kitchen design center and head to the paint department for a totally new look for your laminate countertops.
From subtle to bold to instant "vintage," for pieces big and small, there’s a paint project here to perk things up all over the house.
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique demonstrates how to safely repaint a radiator cover that tested positive for lead paint.
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 looking for a soothing hue for your living space or want some drama in your dining room, don’t pick up a paintbrush until you’ve read our expert advice
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.
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.
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.
Accent your entryway with a stylish gallery wall featuring an easy molding frame
This Old House DIY Expert & House One editor Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to prep and paint an accent wall with three colors arranged in a geometric pattern.
How to properly stain an Adirondack chair with This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor Jenn Largesse.
The base of a bookcase is the perfect place for a pop of color or pattern
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.
Refinishing cabinets is an inexpensive way to give your kitchen a major makeover. We asked Nick Slavik, proprietor of Nick Slavik Painting & Restoration Company and frequent This Old House contributor, to take us through his best practices for kitchen cabinet refinishing, from prep to paint, so you can get a picture-perfect, professional finish too.
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 teaches a homeowner some techniques to paint old 1960s wood trim with a varnish on it.