How To- Painting Tips & Techniques

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Hey all you DIYers!

Do you have your cans, brushes and rollers ready? Painting is such an easy way to update the look of something, whether it’s an accessory, a piece of beloved furniture or a whole room. We’re here to help make your paint job a cinch!

At Rust-Oleum, we are all about the primer. With a great base, your paint will look better and last longer. Specialized primers can block odors, cover stains and even fill in some small cracks before that beautiful paint color goes on. It also allows paint to adhere better by providing a uniform surface.

If you’re spray painting, we’re kind of the experts. When done properly, it’s a fast way to change the look of something. How about updating that old piece of furniture with a trendy new color? If your project already includes old paint and it needs to be removed, sanding and scraping are great techniques to remove chipped, peeling or flaking paint.

Quality paint jobs can’t exist without prep work, though. Understand what you need to do before each project through our painting tips and techniques here. Also, check out some great time-saving tips at Family Handyman, too!