10 Fun Ways to Use Leftover Paint

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If you’re hoarding a stash of leftover paint, you’re sitting on a gold mine when it comes to home decorating.

“Open Season” for Window Painting

Windows in Dining Room

if you’re game for some window painting this year, don’t miss the open season.

PQI Introduces New Kindle Book on Home Painting

Do-It-Yourselfer's Guide to Successful and Satisfying Home Painting

If you’re a do-it-yourself painter (or would-be DIYer) who enjoys reading our blog, then you might like to know about the Paint Quality Institute’s latest undertaking: a just-released Kindle book with nearly a hundred of our most helpful articles on painting, color and design. Published just in time for the spring home improvement season, Do-It-Yourselfer’s […]

New Year’s Resolutions for DIY Painters


If you’re a do-it-yourself painter, here are some resolutions you might want to consider.

Helpful Holiday Gifts for the Do-It-Yourself Painter

gift box with golden ribbon

Tired of giving the same-old, same-old holiday presents (scarves, sweaters, or sweets)? If your loved one is a do-it-yourself painter, then think outside the box this year and give something special to help with (and encourage) his or her “hobby”. What to buy? The shelves at paint stores and home centers are filled with clever […]

DIY Dressed-Up Bookcase

Book Case

Revamping an old bookcase isn’t as difficult as you might think. In fact, all you need are a few simple tools, a couple cans of paint and some decorative wood trim to restore that relic to greatness.

Hot Weather a Fine Time for Minor Painting Projects

Sprinkler, hot summer day

Just because the weather’s turned hot doesn’t mean you can’t do something cool to your home exterior. There are plenty of bite-size – yet impactful — painting projects

Repaint to Restore Your Kitchen After the Holidays

paint kitchen cabinets

If your kitchen needs some sprucing up after the holidays, you might want to take the opportunity to try out one of the new “paint and primer” products.

“Faux Framing” With Paint: Chic, Simple, and Economical

Faux Framing With Paint

If you’ve ever suffered sticker shock from the cost of having an art piece matted and framed. . .there’s a simple, inexpensive, and much more creative alternative: “faux framing” with interior paint.

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