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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.

All About Paint Brushes

If you walk into any store that sells paint, such as Sherwin Williams, Home Depot and Lowes, chances are that when you go to...
A father and daughter painting their house together.

How To Clean Paint Brushes: Bringing Your Brushes Back To Life

As a painter for over 15 years, I've learned that cleaning my paint brushes is essential and that a high-quality paintbrush is an absolute...

How To Paint A Ceiling Without Roller Marks

If you've ever tried to paint a ceiling, you've probably run into the issue of having visible roller marks on your ceiling when finished. This...
How long does it take to paint a room

How Long Does It Take To Paint A Room

One question I get asked over and over is "How long does it take to paint a room?". I get asked this question from potential...
Room Painted Blue

How To Remove Paint From Nearly Any Surface

Removing paint from different surfaces can be one of the most frustrating things for the DIYer. Whether you got paint on your floor when you...
How to start your own painting business

How To Start A Painting Business: Everything You Need To Be Successful

Maybe you're like me and you love the idea of a good challenge, maybe you've always dreamed of being your own boss, or maybe...

How To Spray and Repair Popcorn Ceiling Texture

Love it or hate it, many homes have the traditional popcorn ceiling texture, its cheap and it does the trick. What many people don't...
Striped Living Room

10 Painting Ideas To Give Your Living Room New Life

The name "living room" says it all. It's where you do your living. This is the room where you spend time relaxing, entertaining friends...
Metal Patio Furniture

How To Paint Metal Patio Furniture

Metal patio furniture is great because it can truly last a lifetime. True, it may need to be repainted every 5-10 years, but as...
Painted Wood Panels

How To Paint Wood Paneling Walls

Back in the 60s, 70s and 80s, wood paneling was considered a great looking and easy to maintain wall covering. Today, not so much. The...

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