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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.
Living Room Painted Ceiling

The Best Ceiling Paint For Your Home

Painting your ceiling and the paint you use, are oftentimes an afterthought of most homeowners as they are painting their home.
Exterior Painting Contractor on a Ladder

The Best Ladder For Interior and Exterior Painting

Over the last 20 years, ladders have gone through some major transformations. After the introduction and success of...
Cleaning Walls Before Painting

How To Clean Walls Before Painting

Ask any painter what the secret to a beautiful interior paint job is and you will usually get an answer along the...
Spraying the underside of a deck with an airless paint sprayer

The Best Paint Sprayer For Every Home Painting Project

I've been in the painting industry for just shy of 20 years. One big lesson I've learned over that time is that...
Getting wall ready for mold killing primer and mold resistant paint

The Best Mold Killing Primer and Mold Resistant Paints

No matter if you live in a new house or an old house, you're likely going to run into mold issues at...
Paint Respirator

The Best Paint Respirator For Every Painting Job

House painting is something that millions of homeowners do every weekend. From interior wall painting, kitchen cabinet painting to painting the exterior...
The Best Painter's Tape

The Best Painters Tape For Every Surface

Other than maybe a brush, tape is easily the most used tool in a painter's arsenal. Armed with...

How To Repair Water Stained Window Sashes

Water stained window sashes are a common problem in many homes. It's frustrating to see not only the eyesore of a stained...
Interior of a large modern bedroom with a fireplace and ceiling fan. Horizontal format.

How Much Does It Cost To Paint A Ceiling?

Painting ceilings is a job that I get calls about quite a bit. I don't mind doing them either. With the right...
Finished Painted High Ceilings

How To Paint High Ceilings

Painting ceilings can be tricky. I've already covered how to paint textured ceilings on DIY Painting Tips, but today, I want to...