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Home Decor Upgrades Inspired by Patriots Team Colors

You don't have to plaster the place with Fatheads to show your team spirit. Incorporate team colors to your home decor with style


How to Color Stain Concrete

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough demonstrates how to dress up concrete by using a stain

A Primer on Primers

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.

Painter’s Tape Alternative

Now you can mask off any surface!


How to Paint a Tile Backsplash

Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor helps a homeowner apply a paint to update her kitchen tile backsplash

Paint a Supersized Stencil Pattern

A large Scandi-inspired stencil pattern and a soft two-tone paint palette offer a fresh take on the wallpaper look


Staining and Finishing Like a Pro

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

Paint a Candy-Colored Staircase

A secondary staircase becomes a visual treat when painted a handful of unexpected hues

Paint Spill? Don’t Panic

Spring into action while it’s still wet, and it’s likely that latex can be removed from almost any surface

Paint a Simple Geometric Pattern on Your Bedroom Wall

Create an abstract accent-wall design with just a roll of painter’s tape and a few quarts of color

Fireplace Makeover for $45

A first-time homeowner transforms a dated brick fireplace with two cans of gray paint—and some DIY artistry


How to Safely Strip Paint

Kevin O’Connor explains a less toxic way to tackle the job

Pro Paint Tips: Get the Most Out of Rolling

Three paint roller tips from Mauro Henrique

Brush Advice to Know Before Painting a Room

These three hints can help you prolong your brush’s life and save some wear and tear

Paint a Graphic Pattern on Your Floor

Use an oversize geometric pattern to give a traditional entry a lively boost

7 Things You Didn't Know You Could Paint

If you're still saving up for your remodel, here are some affordable and refreshing paint ideas to consider in the meantime


Paint a Room Like a Pro

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique teaches a homeowner the basics of painting a room perfectly.


How to Choose the Best Paintbrush

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique explains the differences between various types of paintrushes

Paint Colors That Love Stained Wood

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.

Paint a Single, Bold Stripe

One wide swath of color can create a fresh, clean look that highlights a room’s best assets

Paint Ombre Stair Risers

How to Paint Gingham Pattern Checks on a Wall

Plain walls take on the fresh look of a gingham print with three shades of blue on a field of white


How to Quickly Prime and Paint Windows

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

Paint Your Way to Better Sleep

Swaths of color in soft shades for a sleep-inducing paint scheme

5 Ways to Paint a Porch Floor

Pro painter Brian Carter’s beautiful ideas to dress up an old porch floor

Paint a Concrete Floor to Look Like Tile

A savvy DIYer transforms concrete with a trompe l’oeil pattern

No-Fail Color Combos to Make Any Space a Work of Art

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


How to Paint a Scallop Pattern

Looking to warm up a wall? Try this whimsical pattern

11 Brilliant Ideas for Painting Window Frames

Make handsome trim pop with colors straight out of the crayon box

Painted Floor Inspired by the Past

Use tape, paint, and a stencil to make this classic floor pattern shine

How to Pull off a Bold Front-Door Paint Color

Opt for a playful hue with cues from an architectural color consultant


How to Stencil Faux Inlay on a Plain Dresser

Dress(er) up a plain piece with metallic paint and stencils in our #DIYDARE challenge