Advice

Begin your DIY project with everything you need to do it right


Get expert advice, find the right colors and learn how to complete the early steps of your painting or staining project right here. We have simple-to-follow videos, expert tips and helpful lists to make sure you can start your project on the right foot.

Paint Calculator

Paint Calculator

Determine the right amount of paint needed for your project and avoid underestimating by using our easy paint calculator.

Find Out How Much You Need
Planning Your Project

Planning Your Project

We help you get all of your steps, products and plans in line before your paint ever touches the wall. 

Step By Step Support
Exterior Project Guides

Exterior Project Guides

Bring your home’s exterior to life by consulting our Exterior Project Guides for inspiration, tips and tricks. 

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Picking Your Colors

Picking Your Colors

Choose a smart color scheme that harmonizes with your painting project and complements your personal style.

Choose The Right Colors
How-To Articles & Project Guides

How-To Articles & Project Guides

These articles and tips help you quickly learn the tricks and processes for completing your DIY project.  

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How to Paint

How to Paint

Take charge of your dream painting project with our helpful how-to guides.

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How to Stain

How to Stain

A well-stained deck can make your house the envy of the neighborhood. Take deck staining into your own hands with our staining guides and how-to's. 

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How to Choose Color

How to Choose Color

When it comes to paint, color is king. Looking for a place to start? Read a few of our guides on selecting the perfect color for your next painting project. 

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All Articles

All Articles

Take the guesswork out of choosing paint colors and applying paints and stains by reading from our collection of articles.

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