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How to Remove Paint from Concrete

Nothing ruins the look of a concrete patio, driveway, or walkway like a paint stain. Whether it’s a fresh spill or paint baking in the sun for years, this guide on removing paint from concrete will help. It contains tips on products and techniques for saying good riddance to ugly paint stains on your concrete surfaces.


How to Repair Peeling Paint

In this video, painting contractor Jim Clark solves persistent peeling-paint problems


How to Re-Stain a Deck

In this edition of DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique teaches a homeowner how to re-stain her mahogany deck.

S20 E4, Mauro Henrique teaches Kevin O’Connor how to clean a dried out paint brush

How to Clean Dried Out Paint Brushes

In this video, Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique explains that while paintbrushes need to be cleaned after every use, all is not necessarily lost if the paint dries on a brush.

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

Patching Plaster

Jim Marshall makes plaster beautiful.

Unclogging Spray Paint Nozzles

Keep your spray paint flowing with this revival technique

Pro Window Painting Secret

How the pros manage to paint windows without making a mess of the glass

The Right Brush

For the perfect paint job, invest in the best.

Advances in Clear-Coats Make Them More Practical

See-through exterior finishes more closely match their makers' marketing hype

Top 10 Repair Questions

Expert answers to the most frequently asked home maintenance questions