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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.

How to Fix Paint Bubbling on Walls and Prevent Future Bubbling and Blistering

Have you recently painted and noticed the formation of bubbles resembling the look of blisters developing on your interior or exterior wall surfaces? What could be causing them, and is there a way to fix these painting issues? Also, is there a way to prevent these common paint problems from forming in the future? Don’t worry! In …

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The 15 Best Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors for 2023

Let’s be real: where in the house does a family usually spend the majority of its time? The answer is simple: the kitchen! And what takes up more space in a kitchen than kitchen cabinets? That means that the color of your kitchen cabinets really defines the entire mood and atmosphere of the most important …

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Paint Blocking: The Best Method for How to Fix and Prevent It

Do you notice paint cracking between your door spaces, windows, or sills? What about the trim or connecting walls in your bathroom? These issues and more could be the product of a painting issue called paint blocking. I will discuss the meaning of paint blocking, what causes this paint issue, and ways you can prevent …

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What Is Mud Cracking Paint and the Best Method for How to Fix It

Mud cracking paint is not just an eyesore for the viewer but also a hazard for the household. These deep, irregular cracks on the walls resemble dried mud. Left unchecked, they soon turn into flaking paint chips that will affect the entire wall. This is a very common problem that can be annoying for any …

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Alligatoring Paint: What It Is and How to Fix It

Alligatoring paint can make your walls look like they have the texture of alligator scales—not the most attractive aesthetic. It is a common painting problem that emerges in interior and exterior surfaces. If you want to get rid of alligatored paint in your house, I’m here for you! In this guide, I’ll discuss all you …

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How to Get Paint Out of Hair: The 9 Best Methods

You may have seen buckets of paint falling on someone’s head in TV shows or movies, usually in a funny context. Although such extreme instances are rare in real life, getting paint in your hair while you’re renovating your house isn’t uncommon, especially if you’re doing it DIY or are working with spray paint. While …

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How to Fix and Prevent Peeling Paint in 7 Simple Steps

Discovering peeling paint inside your home or on your exterior can be disheartening. Paint peels for many reasons from using the wrong kind of paint to not preparing the surface properly before painting. Luckily, it can be fixed! Keep reading to learn more about the causes of peeling paint and how you can prevent it …

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The Best Method for How to Fix Paint Roller Marks

There is nothing worse than applying a fresh coat of paint, letting it dry, and opening the curtains the following morning to reveal unseemly paint roller marks! It looks especially unprofessional on the walls of a public space or business. Unfortunately, paint roller marks are just part of the DIY painting project life—the good news …

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The Best Method for How to Fix Nail Pops on Walls and Ceilings

Could there be anything more frustrating than waking up one morning and finding a little round bulge protruding from your wall or ceiling? Probably not. If the nail pop occurs in a subtle, out-of-sight location, your instinct might even be to let it be—but if you ever plan on repainting that particular wall, your best …

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The Best Method for How to Fix Efflorescence on Painted Walls

Did you notice an accumulation of brittle white deposits scattered all over your brick, masonry, or painted walls? Do you wonder what’s causing the issue and if there’s a way to prevent it from happening? Efflorescence is a collection of salt deposits that attach to building materials such as masonry surfaces and brick. You can …

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