Painting How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our painting step-by-step tips & ideas.
You don't have to plaster the place with Fatheads to show your team spirit. Incorporate team colors to your home decor with style
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough demonstrates how to dress up concrete by using a stain
In this era of one-coat paint, priming might seem unnecessary. But primers are still your best bet to ensure a long-lasting, even paint job, and to block stains and odors. Here’s a quick guide to help you select the right primer for your painting project.
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor helps a homeowner apply a paint to update her kitchen tile backsplash
A large Scandi-inspired stencil pattern and a soft two-tone paint palette offer a fresh take on the wallpaper look
From choosing the right stain and finishing products to expert application tips, Nick Slavik shares his best practices to beautifying a wood deck, with the help of Behr coatings
Spring into action while it’s still wet, and it’s likely that latex can be removed from almost any surface
Create an abstract accent-wall design with just a roll of painter’s tape and a few quarts of color
A first-time homeowner transforms a dated brick fireplace with two cans of gray paint—and some DIY artistry
These three hints can help you prolong your brush’s life and save some wear and tear
Use an oversize geometric pattern to give a traditional entry a lively boost
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique teaches a homeowner the basics of painting a room perfectly.
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique explains the differences between various types of paintrushes
Which wall shades look best when woodwork is unpainted? The answer is one part personal taste, one part a matter of the wood’s hue.
One wide swath of color can create a fresh, clean look that highlights a room’s best assets
Plain walls take on the fresh look of a gingham print with three shades of blue on a field of white
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor works with painter Mauro Henrique to demonstrate a masking primer that leaves clean lines on a window
Pro painter Brian Carter’s beautiful ideas to dress up an old porch floor
A savvy DIYer transforms concrete with a trompe l’oeil pattern
Perplexed by palettes? Fan decks got you flummoxed? Choosing color schemes to refresh your rooms needn’t be daunting. Consider the no-fail, four-color combos we’ve gathered here—from muted pastels to bold brights, they’re sure to turn any space into a work of art
Make handsome trim pop with colors straight out of the crayon box
Use tape, paint, and a stencil to make this classic floor pattern shine
Opt for a playful hue with cues from an architectural color consultant