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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.
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...
Stained Deck in the Back Yard

The Best Deck Stain For Your Backyard Deck

Your deck is the center hub of outdoor summer fun. You grill on the deck, you relax the afternoon...
Painted Porch Floor

The Best Floor Paints For Your Porch, Patio and Floors

Porch and floor paints are incredibly durable paints that are resistant to dirt, moisture and other common issues. Porch...
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...