Tools, Gear and Equipment

The Family Handyman editors share everything about the best tools, gear and equipment for DIYers.

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Toolipedia: Paint Roller Frame

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about paint rollers

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12 Exterior Home Trends You Can Forget About

See what's going on in exterior home trends so you can create more curb appeal for your home.


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6 Best Paint Thinners for Any Job

When your project requires paint thinner, make the right choice for best results. These six options are good bets.


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Homeowner’s Guide to Paintbrushes

Choosing the right brush makes all the difference. Here's our list of the best paintbrushes to use for a variety...


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Compare Different Types of Paintbrushes

Using the right brush for the job is essential. And knowing which brush is best isn't complicated. Here's a rundown...

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Homeowner’s Guide to Paint Strippers and Removers

Get the answers to your questions about paint strippers — what they are, how they work, and which are best...


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8 Best Paint Buckets for Any Job

Discover what professional housepainters have known for years: Paint buckets can save you time and effort on your next painting...

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Homeowner’s Guide to Paint Rollers

They're the fuzziest tools in your DIY stash! We'll help you choose the right paint rollers and covers for all...


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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...


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What to Know About Painter’s Tape

Masking off a room properly is the key to achieving razor-sharp lines and avoiding messy cleanup. Here's how to use...

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.


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How to Make a DIY Paint Booth

This homemade paint booth is easy to build, inexpensive and versatile.


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Best Paint-Rolling Tools

When it comes to painting equipment, you get what you pay for!