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The Ultimate House Painting Tips Guide

Posted January 25, 2013 1:25 p.m. EST

Whether you are repainting an entire house, or just touching up the corner of a room, painting is an important part of home-ownership (and even renting). Knowing this, we've published quite a few articles on painting over the years, all of which were written by professional painters and home improvement experts. We've rounded up all of our favorite painting tips articles into one handy guide. It's time to paint!

Tips for Saving Money on Paint: A guide to how to get the best deals on paint.

Challenges That Exterior Painters Face: Read this before doing any exterior painting work. It is written by a Denver tile contractor and all around remodeling and painting pro.

Choosing and Using Spray Paint: Learn how to purchase and use spray paint for any kind of surface.

The Pros and Cons of Painting Brick Surfaces: Should you paint that brick wall or fireplace surround? Find out.

Techniques for Antiquing Wood: The distressed look is in. This was written by a painter who specializes in faux finishes.

Remove Wallpaper, Don't Paint Over It: If you are considering painting over wallpaper, read this first.

Good Question: Can You Paint Over Wood Paneling?: Yes, you can paint over wood paneling, and you can also stain it.

Four Painting Shortcuts That Will Cost You Long-term and 10 Painting Don'ts: Read these or weep.

Selecting a Paint Color in Six Steps: This is an organized guide for people who don't know where to start when it comes to choosing paint colors.

Secrets of Saving Paint for Later: Get the most from your paint purchase by saving paint for later like a pro.

Latex vs. Oil Paint: There is a time and a place for both latex and oil-based paints.

Chaya Kurtz writes for

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