Articles About Paint

Articles and advice about Paint from Glidden

Weekend Projects

10 Easy Weekend Paint Projects For Your Home

Do you have plans for the weekend? While it’s nice to have time off to enjoy with our family and friends, for many of us the best time to catch up on home improvement is on the weekend.

Paint Calculator

How Much Paint Do I Need?

Use our custom tool to calculate the right amount of paint for your project. 

Exteriors

6 Unexpected Front Door Colors

Want to give your exterior an instant makeover with minimal effort? A fresh color on your front door updates your entire home’s personality.

How-To

8 Things Most New Painters Overlook

Painting isn’t hard (truly anyone can do it) but before you dive right into painting a wall or a piece of furniture, check out my list of the top eight things new painters may not know.

Nursery

A Boy's Nursery Inspired By The Hobbit

Inspiration can be found in uncommon places. See how you can turn a nursery into a story telling cove by using the iconic story: The Hobbit.

Bathrooms

A Budget Bathroom Makeover - Bathroom Paint Colors

When it comes to a project budget, there's rarely enough to go around. While you might prioritize your kitchen renovation over your bathroom, you can still find cost conscious ways to show it come love.

Dining Rooms

A Dining Room Fit for Entertaining - Dining Room Paint Colors

Creating a dining space that has a warm palette but is still flexible can be tricky. See how using a white color can create the ultimate blank canvas.

Kid's Room

A Less Pink, Bigger Girl's Room

Unsure of using the color white? Don't be so hesitant. White walls go with everything. Even your little girls big girl room.

Bathrooms

A New Mood for My Powder Room - Bathroom Colors

Painting a whole house can be intimidating. Not sure where to start? Learn how to manage your project to get by with a little help from her friends.

Best Colors to Paint A Room When Selling A House

There are a few things to keep in mind when selling your home, especially when choosing paint colors

Best Colors to Use in a Small Bathroom

How-To

Choosing the Best Types of Wood For a Painted Project

Painted furniture is fantastic, whether it's going bold with a bright accent piece or a fresh white statement maker.

How-To

Do This Test Before You Paint Over Oil Paint

If you bought a piece of painted furniture at an antique store or live in an older home, it’s likely that the furniture or some of the woodwork, molding, cabinets or doors in your home were painted with oil-based paint.

How-To

Flat, Gloss or Satin Paint: How Do You Choose?

Confused about how to choose the right paint finish for your home project? We cover the basics and discuss the details.

How-To

How Long Does Paint Take to Dry & Cure?

When you complete a paint project, you may be asking yourself: how long does paint take to dry? Often times, the hardest part of any makeover is waiting for the paint to dry.

How-To

How to Paint a Perfect Line Between Wall and Ceiling

No matter how hard you try to paint perfect lines where the wall meets the ceiling, it can sometimes be tough. Here are three tried-and-true methods that work.

Color

Color Samples: The 5 Biggest Mistakes To Avoid

Found yourself staring at the wall of paint color samples? Getting started is often half the battle so we hope you’ll find these tips helpful in getting your project started on the right foot and most importantly—absolutely loving your color choice.

Living Rooms

Creative Ideas For Choosing Living Room Paint Colors

There’s no question that paint can completely change the feel of a room. But did you know that the way you apply paint can change the room as well?

Hallway

Decking My Hall

Ready to get into the holiday spirit? Try these tips for decorating your home more than your traditional green, red and silver bells.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Cracking

What is Cracking? Flecks of paint flaking from a surface.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Dirt Pickup

What is Dirt Pickup? Accumulation of dirt on exterior surfaces caused by the natural aging of exterior paint or the use of a low-quality paint.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Fading

What is Fading? Occurs when exterior paint color fades because of age or sun exposure.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Lapping

What is Lapping? Appearance of a denser color or increased gloss where wet and dry layers overlap during paint application.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Nail Rust

What is Nail Rust? Rust spots on exterior paint surface caused by using non-galvanized nails.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Peeling

What is Peeling? Large sections of exterior paint peeling away from the surface, usually caused when moisture seeps through the exterior walls from inside the house or poor surface preparation.

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Glidden Brush Ups: Poor Alkali

What is Poor Alkali? Color loss on fresh masonry caused by applying paint to masonry that has not cured for at least a month.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Poor Hiding

What is Poor Hiding? Failure of dried paint to obscure or hide the surface to which it is applied.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Roller Marks

What is Roller Marks? Unintentional textured pattern left in the paint by the roller.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Stain Resistance

What is Stain Resistance? Failure of the paint to resist absorption of dirt and stains.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Tannin Stains

What is Tannin Stains? Brown/tan discoloration that typically occurs on woods such as redwood, cedar and mahogany.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Wrinkling

What is Wrinkling? Buckling paint caused by painting a warm, sunlit or wet surface.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Yellowing

What is Yellowing? Development of a yellow cast in aging paint; most noticeable in the dried films of white paints or clear varnishes.

Dining Rooms

How To Decorate A Spring Dining Room

A dining room goes through many seasons. Coordinating your room with pops of color and accessories is easier than you think.

How-to

How To Paint French Doors

Adding a pop of color to your room is easy: paint your French doors! (That is, it's easy if you already have French doors in your room.)

Small Spaces

How To Paint Small Spaces

Having a small room means less work, right? Not always. Getting around tight corners and small spaces can make a paint project tough. Here's how to make the job easier.

Color

How to Take Chances on Paint Colors for Your DIY Projects

It's okay, it’s just paint… so have some fun, make mistakes and fix it if you have to. We've got you covered.

How-to

How-To Paint An Interior Door

Once you paint the stairs and risers white, it just makes your door look dingy.  Learn how to tackle your interior doors to finish the look.

Dining Rooms

Let's Talk Dining Room Colors

Here's a great tip: how you plan to use a space can really help guide your color decision.

Living Rooms

Living Room Paint Schemes: A Fresh Modern Combination

Learn how to use trim and paint to add visual interest and architectural accents to your room.

Color

My Little Blue Room

Ever wonder what a room painted aqua blue would look like and if that could work?

How-to

Painting A Front Door

Painting a front door is an easy weekend project, and one thing that will certainly cheer any entry is a fresh coat of paint.

How-to

Steps to Paint a Room

You’ve psyched yourself up to paint your walls a new color. You’ve found the perfect shade. You had the paint mixed at your local store, and you are ready to get started transforming your room.

Color

The Rule For Using Accent Colors

When it comes to decorating rules, it’s helpful to know them, but completely acceptable to break them!

Dining Rooms

Why I Love Neutral Dining Room Walls

White paint goes with everything… even your little girl’s, big girl room.