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How much paint do you need?

A great paint job can completely transform the exterior or interior of a house.

But how do you achieve a “great” paint job? There are three important ingredients to a successful paint project: choosing the right paint, using the proper tools and equipment, and working under the guidance of some basic know-how.

This section of HomeTips focuses on the first two ingredients-the paint and the tools. It will help you sort through your many options in paints, stains, and other finishes. And it will assist you in determining the right paintbrushes, rollers, ladders, and other equipment for the job.

For information on painting techniques, see Interior Painting and Exterior Painting.

Also See:

Buying House Paint
How to Choose the Right Paintbrush
Stripping Interior & Exterior Paint Finishes


About Don Vandervort
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Don Vandervort developed his expertise more than 30 years ago as Building Editor for both Sunset Books and Home Magazine. He has written more than 30 home improvement books and countless magazine articles. He appeared regularly on HGTV’s “The Fix,” and served as MSN’s home expert. Don founded HomeTips in 1996.

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