When starting out your DIY painting project, you want to make sure to cover all the bases and be informed as much as possible. Luckily, the age of smartphone has made it easier for you to learn a skill and apply that knowledge on your own. Whatever DIY project you’re working on, there’s probably a free app that can help you achieve your DIY goals. With so many app recommendations out there, this no-frills list has free apps that are tried and true by many DIYers.

1. Boysen App

4 Free Apps Every DIY Painter Needs to Download

You can’t start a DIY painting project without knowing what kind of paint you’ll use, what colors you should try, or how much paint you’ll need. The Boysen App can answer all your painting questions before you start painting.  This app can give you paint product recommendations based on your painting needs. You can also snap a picture of your color inspiration. Then, the app will automatically find a Boysen paint color that matches the photo you provided.  With the Mix & Match visualization function, you can even try that color to your wall to get a feel of what your space will look like.

Learn more about how to use the Boysen app the right way.

Available on iOS and Android.

2. Pinterest

4 Free Apps Every DIY Painter Needs to Download

Behind every clever DIY project is Pinterest. This wonder app is designed to give you a head start on your painting project. It lets you collect, curate and save pictures of room vignettes that you want to replicate in your home. You can also get painting tips, interior design pegs, color inspirations and more.

Check out our Pinterest channel.

Available on iOS and Android.

3. Palette Cam

4 Free Apps Every DIY Painter Needs to Download

Choosing the right color palette is an important aspect of any DIY painting project.  This app is perfect for people who see paint color inspirations anywhere they go. Palette Cam allows you to create your own unique color palette from your snapshots.  Go ahead, take photos of your pet, your favorite restaurant or your next vacation trip, and see how it can be translated into colors.

Available only on iOS.

4. YouTube

4 Free Apps Every DIY Painter Needs to Download

If you’re a visual learner who prefer watching instructional videos about DIY painting, then you should download YouTube. You can watch videos about painting hacks, home painting ideas and more. It has so much DIY videos that sometimes it can be little overwhelming to just simply search for the information you need. That’s why we recommend you subscribe to a reputable YouTube channel that produces the right DIY painting content.

Subscribe to Let it B’s YouTube channel to get expert-approved DIY instructional videos.

Available on iOS and Android.

If you don’t have a smartphone, just subscribe to this blog to get the best of painting tips, color inspiration, and fun games.


Yasmin Aguila is a copywriter at Boysen Paints Philippines. Interested in making paints fun and relatable, she produces quizzes and painting ideas for this blog. She claims that she is obsessed with yellow, but she always dresses in black from head to toe.

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