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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 Fix Cracked and Chipped Porcelain Tile
Paint expert Mauro Henrique shows host Kevin O’Connor how to handle chips in porcelain surfaces.
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.
How to Clean Paint Off Any Surface
In some cases, paint stains may seem to be a permanent problem, but fear not—small splatters and large coatings are easier to remove than you’d think! From sanding to scraping to specialty products, there are many methods to try if your first attempt at cleaning old paint is unsuccessful.
6 Common Paint Problems & How to Fix Them
Learn what causes the peskiest paint problems—and how to fix and avoid them in the future.
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.
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
How to Repair Peeling Paint
In this video, painting contractor Jim Clark solves persistent peeling-paint problems
Advances in Clear-Coats Make Them More Practical
See-through exterior finishes more closely match their makers' marketing hype