DIY Wall Painting and Faux Finishing Tutorials

wall, ceiling, and trim ideas for an interior room
Interior Painting Ideas-
Suggestion for painting and decorating walls, ceilings, and trim molding in your home
decorating schemes for any room
Interior Decorating Ideas-
Tips and methods for choosing room décor including: paint colors, floor coverings, furnishings, and fixtures
touch up wall paint
Touching Up Wall Paint-
How to clean up wall and ceiling finishes so they look better, not worse
painting trim molding
Painting Trim Molding-
Method for painting a straight line between trim molding and wall or ceiling paint using masking tape, VIDEO included
a deco handle on a french door
How to Paint Doors-
Steps to prepping and painting raised-panel and flat surface doors to get profession looking results
priming a wooden window mullion
How to Paint a Wooden Window-
How to paint wooden windows with glass panes on the interior and exterior of a house
painting a white ceiling
Painting a White Ceiling-
How to paint a nice, straight line between ceiling and wall accent colors, VIDEO included
paint brushing techniques
Paint Brushing Techniques-
Tips for brushing wall, ceiling, and trim edges to cut-in before rolling
diagram for painting a ceiling with a roller
Painting Walls and Ceilings With a Roller-
Techniques for rolling paint on walls and ceilings for a smooth, consistent finish, VIDEO included
touch up wall paint
Interior Room Painting-
Tips for setup and painting a standard interior room, includes tips for bathrooms and unusual surfaces like wallpaper and paneling
scraping peeling exterior paint
Painting Preparation Techniques-
How to prepare all types of room surfaces before painting, VIDEO included
trim prep techniques diy
Preparing Wood Trim-
Use these techniques to prepare wood trim molding for a lasting paint finish, VIDEO included
trim caulking techniques diy
Caulking Techniques-
Use these trim caulking techniques for a professional looking paint job, VIDEO included
smoothing new window glazing out along a mullion
How to Reglaze Window Glass-
How to remove loose and cracking window glaze and reglaze the glass to restore old wooden house windows
rotted wood trim repaired
Repair Rotted Wood-
How to repair rotted wood trim molding with epoxy filler
efflorescence on concrete surface
Repairing and Painting Concrete-
Removing efflorescent bubbling, repairing minor cracks, and painting masonry surfaces
about cleaning and blocking stains
Cleaning and Blocking Stains-
Rules and tips for cleaning all types of stains on household surfaces, clothing, and more
scraping exterior peeling paint
Repainting Lead Paint-
EPA guidelines for preparing and painting lead-based painted surfaces in the home
rolling a cabinet case
Painting Kitchen Cabinets-
How to prepare and paint kitchen cabinets, doors, and cases
removing vinyl wallpaper
How to Remove Wallpaper-
Easy process for removing wallpaper and paste for vinyl and paper wallpaper, old and new
improvised scaffolding using ladders and lumber
Painting High Ceilings-
Tips for using ladders and lumber to build scaffolding to repair and paint high ceilings in stairwells and large rooms
house Dutch Lap siding
Painting House Exterior-
Prepping and painting methods for exterior house siding and trim, VIDEO included
paint stripes on walls
Paint Stripes on Walls-
How to measure, tape, and paint vertical stripes on walls including varied and consistent widths
faux painting glaze
Faux Painting Glaze-
Using a color wheel to mix glaze and paint colors for faux finishing and other projects
sponge painting techniques
Sponge Painting-
Techniques for transparent, opaque, and flowing sponge finishes for walls, ceilings, and more
stone faux finish
Stone Faux Finishes-
Have fun turning any surface in the house into stone using this process
faux crackle painting
Crackled Paint-
Bring old furniture back to life with this easy process for creating an antique look
faux painting finish on walls
Faux Wall Painting-
Enjoy endless creative possibilities with this simple, easy-to-do wall finishing process
rag painting faux finish
Rag Painting-
Create a faux leather or suede finish with these techniques for walls and furnishings
faux painting dragging and combing
Drag Painting Techniques-
Faux drag painting process, also called strié, for walls or furniture using combing and brushing techniques
washing a paint roller
How to Wash Brushes and Rollers-
Washing paint brushes and rollers to save money and the environment, VIDEO included
photo of 3 paint brushes
Choosing a Paint Brush-
A guide to choosing the right brush for house painting projects
about paint rollers
Choosing a Paint Roller-
A guide to choosing the right roller for paint finish and surface
about paint tools and materials
About House Paint, Primer, and Solvent-
All about house paints, primers, and solvents and how to choose the right one for surface and location
about paint tools and materials
Painting and Wall Tools-
Choose the right tools and materials for repairing and finishing walls, ceilings, and trim
House Painting Guides