Ryanc

My name is Ryan and I've been a professional painter since 2001. I started in production painting where I would spray out multiple 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. These days I run a small business with my 20-year-old son and 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.

Tuscany Italy: Tuscan Paint Colors

15 Beautiful Tuscan Paint Colors to Decorate Your Home

With fields of blooming sunflowers, groves of olive trees, and an awe-inspiring sea, Tuscany reflects centuries of Italian tradition and culture in a way that is simply breathtaking. Tuscany’s rustic essence is one of warmth and elegance, and this is most aptly reflected by the beautiful color palette the region has inspired.  The combination of …

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Graco Magnum X5 Airless Sprayer

Graco Magnum X5 Review – An Affordable Airless Sprayer For DIYers

I have been painting since 2001 and have had the pleasure of using some really nice sprayers. From the Graco 1595 (which was my biggest sprayer), Capspray electrostatic sprayers, Titans, Wagner, and many more. I haven’t had a lot of experience however with smaller home sprayers. Most of mine have been commercial-grade and lasted (and …

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