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The 5 Best Paint Sprayers (2021 Review)

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.

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How to Choose and Use Painter’s Tape

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique explains the uses and techniques for different types of painter’s tape

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How to Clean Paintbrushes Like a Pro

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique demonstrates the most effective way to clean a paintbrush

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How to Choose a Good Paint Roller

In this DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique explains the different types of paint rollers and then demonstrates good rolling techniques.

Best Deck Paint of 2021

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.

The Ultimate Tool for Paint: 17-in-1 Painter’s Tool

In this latest version, the classic knife blade tackles more tasks than ever—and the handle gets put to use, too.

How to Paint a Room Professionally

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.

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How to Use a Paint Sprayer

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique gives a tutorial on how to set up and work with a paint sprayer

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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 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

Pro Paint Tips: Get the Most Out of Rolling

Three paint roller tips from Mauro Henrique

Pros' Tips for Cleaning and Storing Paint Tools

Experts reveal how to properly maintain your painting tools

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How to Choose and Use Spray Paint

Quick tips for applying a flawless finish with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

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How to Choose and Use a Paint Roller

Paint rolling tools and tips with painting contractor Mark O'Lalor

Decoding the New Low-VOC Paints

Use these tips on single-coat, no-odor, fast-drying paints to get the most out of every gallon

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How to Prep a Room for Paint

Get a quality drop cloth to protect furniture and fixtures from paint splatter

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How to Choose a Roller

Pick the right size, fiber type, and nap length for the job

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How to Pick a Paintbrush

Learn which brush is the most universal and how to spot quality bristles that are right for the job

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How to Clean a Paint Roller

Store a roller between workdays, rinse it right, and stand it on its end to dry

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How to Clean a Paint Brush

Rinse a brush with the correct solvent, clean the bristles, and store it right

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How to Roll Paint Onto a Wall

The right way to load a roller and use it without leaving streaks and bumps

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How to Choose a Primer

Pick the right primer for the job and for your paint type and learn when to sand for a super-smooth finish

Paint Sprayers

They can lay down everything from latex to lacquer—but no one sprayer can do it all

How to Add a Lively Wall Pattern with Stamps

Craft foam, wood scraps, and two shades of paint turn child's play into wall art

Stripping Painted Furniture

Sometimes ugly is only skin deep. Getting under those layers of old paint might reveal a valuable piece of furniture.

Using a Paint Roller Like a Pro

A bucket and screen trump a paint tray

Interior Paint Buying Guide

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

Norm's Notebook: Paintbrush Care

Master carpenter Norm Abram's techniques for paintbrushes

Paintbrushes

Plucked from a hog or synthesized in a lab, the right bristles are the key to a perfect paint job

Secrets of Smooth Brushwork

The unforgiving art of painting woodwork

Speed Demons

Choosing and using paint rollers and pads

Stay-Fresh Paint Roller

Save yourself some rinsing work, and keep your roller ready to go, with this simple trick.

Painting Edges with a Drywall Taping Knife

Get a tidy edge by using a tool you probably already own