DIY projects can be fun and are definitely economical, not to mention the satisfaction that comes from being self-sufficient. Builds and repairs around the house are common DIY projects, but it is the seemingly simple tasks that prove to be the most challenging for a lot of us. For example, painting can be paradoxically difficult for some DIY’ers that can build a go-cart out of backyard scraps. This is because they don’t know the tricks to the craft, but luckily The Family Handyman has a list of tips straight from professional painters.
Everything from prepping the room to picking up on flaws is covered by this guide, along with pictures to help demonstrate technique. Extra touches that put professional work above amateur paint jobs are detailed, and the author is right-these secrets are indeed well-kept. My favorite tip is the correct way to use painter’s tape, it turns out I’ve been using it wrong!