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My name is Ryan and I've been a professional painter since 2001. I started in production painting where I painted 5+ townhomes a day. In 2004 I started my own business and painted new construction, commercial and offered pre-finishing services. In 2012 I decided to niche down and offered cabinet refinishing services and furniture refinishing. Today I try to share all of the painting how-to knowledge I've learned as well as the painting business and marketing knowledge I can here on DIY Painting Tips.
Best Interior Paint

Best Interior Paint for Your Home in 2020

Whether you realize it or not, wall color is the first thing you notice when you walk into a room. The color...
Painted Bathroom

The 6 Best Paints For Bathrooms

The bathroom is one of the highest traffic areas in your home. You spend time there getting ready for...
Slate Blue Color Ideas

Slate Blue: 12 Ways To Use Slate Blue Paint In Your Home

Slate blue is one of the most classic paint colors you can choose to use for a painting project. This earth-tone inspired...
Best Concrete Paint

9 Of The Best Concrete Paints For Garage and Basements

Let's face it, your garage and basement floors aren't the design focus of your home. They tend to...
The Best Paint Stripper in Action

The Best Paint Stripper For Woods and Metals

Almost every upcycling project for furniture starts the same way: reaching for a can of paint stripper. However, the best paint stripper...

Benjamin Moore Advance – Cabinet Paint Review

Benjamin Moore Advance came onto the market roughly 6 years ago as an answer to the gap between oil and water-based enamels....
New drywall in home remodel

The Best Drywall Primers For New Drywall

Painting over new or repaired drywall is not the same as repainting existing walls. While not complicated, painting...
Painting a room with a Paint Roller Extension Pole

The Best Paint Roller Extension Pole For Painting

Paint roller extension poles are a vital part of any DIYer's toolbox. They allow you to reach areas otherwise unreachable and reduce...
Freshly Stained Deck

How To Stain A Deck – Your Complete Guide To Deck Staining

Decks are typically at the center of backyard entertainment. They are where you lounge, barbeque, and relax with friends and family.
Paint and Primer in One

Paint and Primer in One: What It Is and When to Use It

It’s time. Time to cover the dull and lifeless neutral paints you bought the house with. It's time to take each space...