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Most Popular Paint & Stain Articles

Most Popular Paint & Stain Articles

Use our most visited and popular paint color articles when you need tried-and-true staining advice & painting tips that work.

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Watch Project Videos

Watch Project Videos

Take the guesswork out of starting, doing and completing your project by watching our helpful videos.

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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
 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. 

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Deck Ideas: Do I need to clean my deck before I stain it?

Deck Ideas: Do I need to clean my deck before I stain it?

Cleaning your deck prior to applying fresh stain is an important step towards protecting your surfaces. 

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3 Easy Steps to Prep Your Deck for Winter

3 Easy Steps to Prep Your Deck for Winter

Follow our guide to safeguard your recently-stained deck for winter. 

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Use RESCUE IT!® In 1-2-3 Steps!

Use RESCUE IT!® In 1-2-3 Steps!

Use our powerful RESCUE IT!® process to refinish your deck or exterior wooden project. We detail three steps that will ensure your project's success.  

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Get Inspired By Color!

Get Inspired By Color!

Use our inspiration galleries and popular color articles to find ideas for your own projects. 

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Explore Color Articles

Explore Color Articles

Read our best articles on picking color palettes, finding colors to match your tastes, and matching rooms with their best looks. 

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Paint Calculator

Paint Calculator

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

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The 3 Most Common Paint Questions - Answered!

The 3 Most Common Paint Questions - Answered!

Painting a room or project may have thousands of color options, but the steps remain mostly consistent. We answer 3 common questions around these steps!

Your Paint Questions - Answered!
How To Paint A Room: What Paint Should I Choose?

How To Paint A Room: What Paint Should I Choose?

Use our guide to take the guesswork out of choosing the right house paint and make the right choice for your room painting project!

How To Paint A Room: What Paint To Use?
The One Simple Way To Prep For Any Paint Project!

The One Simple Way To Prep For Any Paint Project!

Every paint project begins before it actually begins. Use this guide to make sure your painting project is headed in the right direction. 

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How Do I Paint Over Painted Walls?

How Do I Paint Over Painted Walls?

Before you go throwing paint over those old colors or peeling paints, make sure you know how to best apply the new coat. 

Repaint Your Walls With Ease!
Video: Should I Clean My Wood Before I Stain?

Video: Should I Clean My Wood Before I Stain?

Watch this video to learn how to properly clean your wood before applying a layer of stain. 

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Painting Advice: Should I paint with a brush or a roller?

Painting Advice: Should I paint with a brush or a roller?

It may sound obvious, but different tools perform different jobs. We'll help you choose the right tools for your project.

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Most Popular Articles

Most Popular Articles

Use our most visited and popular articles about painting and staining your home or deck when you need tried-and-true advice that works.

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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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Inspiration

Inspiration

Find inspiration for your next painting project or painting ideas with our huge library of articles, galleries and videos. 

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Advice

Advice

Every project has a first step. We show you how to start your DIY project with confidence. 

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