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Paint Tips and How-Tos

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Get home painting tips for interior walls, ceilings, doors and textured surfaces.  Learn how to prep and paint your home's exterior. We also tell you how to avoid some common paint problems, remove wallpaper and fix mistakes.

Paint Tips and How-Tos

Prep for Paint

Ready to paint? You'll enjoy much better results if you do some prep work before you get started.

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How to Paint a Room

Find essential information on painting tools, preparation and how to paint walls and ceilings.

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Paint a Ceiling

We’ll tell you everything you need to know to paint the perfect ceiling.

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Prepare Your House for Exterior Painting

Learn how to prepare your home's surface for exterior painting.

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Paint Your Home's Exterior

Find information on priming the outside of your home, application techniques and how to solve potential painting problems.

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How to Use a Paint Sprayer

To ensure the best results with a paint sprayer, there are a few dos and don'ts you need to learn before getting started.

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Paint Textured Surfaces

We'll show you how to paint textured surfaces on the interior or exterior of your home.

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How to Remove Wallpaper the Easy Way

Removing wallpaper can be tricky. Learn the easiest and best ways to remove wallpaper in common situations, including wallpaper borders and glue.

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10 Easy Paint Projects That Will Make a Big Impact

Color is one of the most important decorating decisions, and paint plays a big part of this. These affordable ideas can transform your space in just one weekend.

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Avoid These 10 Painting Mistakes

Before you add that gorgeous new paint color to your walls, read these tips to ensure you’ll have an error-free application.

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Fix These 10 Painting Mistakes

We'll answer your most frequently asked questions about painting mistakes and how to fix them.

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How to Paint a Door

Need a quick update to increase your curb appeal? Spruce up your faded front door with a fresh coat of paint.

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Refinish Wood Furniture

Lowe's provides tips on how to remove the finish, use chemicals, prepare the wood, staining and finishing.

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Paint Calculator

Use Lowe's Interior Paint Calculator as a guide to how much paint you should buy for a room.

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