Painting Tools & Materials
Discover a guide to the tools & materials involved with your painting.
At-home paint sprayers help you achieve a high-quality paint job at a fraction of the price of a professional job. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best paint sprayers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique explains the uses and techniques for different types of painter’s tape
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique demonstrates the most effective way to clean a paintbrush
In this DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique explains the different types of paint rollers and then demonstrates good rolling techniques.
If you’re looking for a high-quality and durable outdoor coating to protect your deck or patio, read our review to learn about the best deck paints on Amazon.
In this latest version, the classic knife blade tackles more tasks than ever—and the handle gets put to use, too.
Learn how to paint the interior of your home from six professional painters who reveal the secrets that make them so good at their craft.
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique gives a tutorial on how to set up and work with a paint sprayer
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
Experts reveal how to properly maintain your painting tools
Quick tips for applying a flawless finish with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook
Paint rolling tools and tips with painting contractor Mark O'Lalor
Use these tips on single-coat, no-odor, fast-drying paints to get the most out of every gallon
Get a quality drop cloth to protect furniture and fixtures from paint splatter
Learn which brush is the most universal and how to spot quality bristles that are right for the job
Store a roller between workdays, rinse it right, and stand it on its end to dry
Rinse a brush with the correct solvent, clean the bristles, and store it right
The right way to load a roller and use it without leaving streaks and bumps
Pick the right primer for the job and for your paint type and learn when to sand for a super-smooth finish
Craft foam, wood scraps, and two shades of paint turn child's play into wall art
Color isn't your only choice when picking out a paint—should you use oil or latex, eggshell or matte, and what does low-VOC even mean? Here's a guide to decoding the various formulas and finishes available in paint today
Plucked from a hog or synthesized in a lab, the right bristles are the key to a perfect paint job
Save yourself some rinsing work, and keep your roller ready to go, with this simple trick.