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Become a more well-rounded professional with these insights into life as a pro in the trades.

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How to Paint a Room

Read on as we walk you through all the steps, from choosing the paint to cleaning up when you're done.

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We Tried Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Paint Color of the Year

Aegean Teal caught the attention of our team here at Family Handyman. Here's why we love it.


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Compare all the Paint Colors of the Year for 2021

Decorating your home can be transformative and inspiring. A splash of color on just one wall can uplift your mood,...


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Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1988: How to Make a Small Room Seem Larger

Family Handyman has helped DIYers improve their homes since 1951. As we celebrate our 70th anniversary, here are some vintage...


5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known as a Rookie Painter

We talked to a painting pro to learn five things that rookie painters should know before kicking off their career.

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14 Things Home Depot Employees Won’t Tell You

The Home Depot offers a wealth of materials, resources and a customer-friendly return policy. But there are a few secrets...


How to Become a House Painter

People who learn how to become a house painter share a common endpoint: entrance into a rewarding, high-demand career.

Tidy Tips From a Picky Painter

You can tell a good paint job because the new wall paint is only on the wall. We asked a...


5 Highest-paying States for Painters

Take a look at these five states with the highest average professional painter salaries in the U.S.


Stuff We Love: Painting Tools (VIDEO)

On this week's episode of Stuff We Love, Marty Dyck showcases three products that should be on every pro painter's...


How to Choose and Use Painter’s Tape

Apply painter's tape faster and more effectively so you can start painting sooner and make fewer mistakes.

Toolipedia: Painter’s Tape

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about painter’s tape


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5 Tips For A Successful Interior Painting Project

A pro painter shares the five steps to a successful interior painting project.