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Overlap When Painting Stripes: Can I Sand?

I'm painting a three-stripe pattern across the length of my wall, and I had a question about whether I could sand down the overlapping areas. The stripe consists of a 21" green stripe with two 3" ...
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Touching up black aluminium window frame

I have a set of folding doors (interior <-> exterior) that have been badly scraped and scratched during a renovation project. I have purchased the correct colour touch up paint from the ...
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Can I avoid plastering after stripping the old wall paper

the old wallpaper started pealing off , and most of them have a uneven texture (surface), stripping them off wasn't that hard with the steamer kit after stripping the surface of the wall looks decent ...
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Drywall skim coat over painted CMU?

I have a small section of wall (50sf) where the stairwell goes into the basement that is CMU (concrete masonry unit or concrete block) painted with at least an egg shell, possibly even semi-gloss. ...
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Is it possible to paint concrete pavers

I have a large paved area that I would like to replace with lawn. My plan is to use some of the pavers as a border. They're plain concrete pavers (450x450mm) that look like this except about 20 years ...
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How do you remove paint from hair?

We painted a closet recently with a latex/acrylic based paint and no plastic hair caps. This lead to the issue with some unsightly paint splotches on our hair. After several washes the paint still ...
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Alternatives to grip tape on a longboard [migrated]

Making my first longboard, and I'd like to put some art on top of it. On most skateboards (like Carver for example - see pic 1) grip on the top side of the deck is achieved by using a grip tape. On ...
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Painted sample areas have different sheen than the rest of the wall

I recently finished my basement. Had the drywall textured. Painted three sample areas of different paint colors I was trying to decide on. I decided on one and got the paint from a different paint ...
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How can I work on eaves of my house, 30-feet high?

I have repair work and painting I want to do on the eaves and gutters of my house. In some places they are up to 30 feet off the ground and I would not feel safe being on ladder that high. One option ...
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Paint and mold prevention

Which application produces the best results, with respect to mold prevention: An all-in-one paint with primer Apply plain primer, then regular paint Is using either process better for mold and ...
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Do I need a face-mask when painting?

I am planing to spray-paint some cabinets. Do I need a full face-mask or not?
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Water based concrete paint peeling and cracking. What to do?

My indoor walls are concrete. I've painted one room with a water-based paint. Now 12 hours later it's cracking and peeling. I think it's because two thick layers were added without proper drying ...
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What paint should I use to paint inside brick garage walls?

I want to paint the inside of my garage. The walls are brick inside and out, and judging from the walls by the doors, they are solid 9 inch (i.e. no cavity), although there don't appear to be any ...
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Does painting roof tile improve longevity or performance?

I would like to know if painting a tile roof is a must or is it just cosmetic? Should I just repoint the roof and the ridgecaps?
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How can I safely work around power lines?

I have to do some painting and repair work on the outside of the house near the incoming power line. The repair is pulling off molding and replacing it as well as painting the surrounding area. I am ...
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What are the issues with using sour smelling paint?

My husband touched up the paint in our bedroom. The smell was rancid, like sour milk. I cannot believe he used the paint that went bad. I have a horrible headache and watery eyes, an obvious ...
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New paint cracking on caulk bead along exterior trim and j-channel flashing

I recently had new windows installed and replaced an exterior door myself. I have aluminum siding and so there's strips of metal j-channel flashing along the door and window trim, butting up to the ...
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Oil base over latex, BULLS EYE 1-2-3® WATER-BASE PRIMER

Repainting my shed (wood siding/trim), the prior owners left behind old paint. The paint they left was oil base, so I went out and bought oil base paint. But I'm concerned that they possibly repainted ...
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How long should I wait before painting or staining pressure-treated wood?

My husband is installing a new deck with pressure-treated lumber at our home in Tennessee. How long does he need to wait to paint, or should he stain the deck now?
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When sanding spindles how far should I go?

I have a number of spindles on my stairs which need to be repainted. The current paint is thick and badly done. How far should I be going when sanding? So far I have all the thick paint sanded ...
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Is there a non-popcorn non mess ceiling cover?

I have a house built in the 60s. Bought it 10 years ago and finished doing most of the updates - it hadn't been touched at all since being built. However there is one thing left. Ceilings. I ...
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How to prepare wall with peeling paint for painting

I am filling in cracks on a wall and when I use the sander it takes of existing paint which then peels off in strips is there an easy answer that's not to hard thanks
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How do I repaint a bathroom that was originally painted with oil (possible lead) then latex?

The home was originally constructed in 1955. Since I have no way of knowing when the original paint job was done on this bathroom, I cannot easily determine if the old oil-based paint contains lead or ...
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Compressor size for HVLP gun?

I have never used an HVLP gun before and am trying to figure out what compressor I need. I will be spraying small, metallic parts. The paint I am using recommends an HVLP gun with a 0.8mm tip running ...
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Can I sand my last coat of alkyd satin paint?

I painted a custom kitchen island I built with Sherwin Williams water based alkyd satin paint. I did a light distressing by using sand paper on the edges and corners to reveal the stain I put on ...
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Repaint masonry window sill

Our house has a Victorian bay window and what appears to be chunky masonry/concrete window sills. They look like they are painted with some form of gloss which has become flaky and green over the ...
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How do I prevent masking tape on paintwork from pulling off paint?

When painting, I often use masking tape, however, when I pull it off paintwork it sometimes pulls off some of the paint with it. Is there a way to prevent this? EDIT: A few people have said: "make ...
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How do I prevent older paint peeling off drywall when applying new paint?

We have moved into a house where the drywall walls were painted about 15 years ago. When I paint over these walls, the existing paint develops patches of bubbles and peeling. So, I don't know ...
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Is there an easy way to replicate this ceiling texture?

I have the swirly-tiny(stress the tiny)-bump texture on my ceiling on the first floor. I will be doing some major drywall repairs on the ceiling and would like tips on how to replicate the pattern. ...
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How do you ensure an even second and third coat over matte white paint?

This may seem trivial, but is frustrating me. How do you ensure an even second and third coat over matte white paint? Other than a few brush marks here and there, you can't see the fresh paint from ...
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Recommended moisture content for painting bare wood

What is the recommended substrate moisture content for painting or priming bare wood (Douglas Fir - rough cut T1-11)?
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How much more paint does a paint sprayer use than a roller?

I am going to be painting the inside of my 2-story home except for the bedrooms, so I have a fairly large area to cover. How much more paint would a paint sprayer use, compared to using paint ...
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How to close large holes left in basement concrete floor after remove a coal furnace

After the removal of a coal furnace in my basement, I was left with two huge holes in the concrete basement floor. Both holes are seeping water onto the basement floor, especially when it rains. How ...
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Concrete slabs and block paving - painting

I have concrete block paving and concrete slabs that I would like to paint to reuse, renovate, rejuvenate. Any suggestions whether painting would do the trick? The block paving is in the driveway ...
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How should I clean and repaint a painted wooden deck?

My deck appears to have been painted with just a single layer of paint, which is now peeling off. I like the look of the paint (when it's in better condition, of course), and am uninterested in ...
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How can I get paint on rocks to last longer?

Occasionally I paint a rock outside and would like it to be unaffected by weather as well as needing to be repainted for a while. I was looking into hydrophobic spray - and was wondering if anyone ...
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Painting issues [duplicate]

Trying to get our house on the real estate market to sell. Painters came, painted all the walls, trim, and touch ups. It's been @5 days Now, cannot open or close several of these doors without ...
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What should you do first paint ceiling and walls or strip and finish hardwood floors?

I am remodeling my home and is putting on a fresh coat of paint and will be stripping and finishing the wood floors
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How do you avoid brush strokes in satin finish when painting around casings?

I bought some satin finish paint for my walls (Sherwin Super Paint) (for the color I wanted, my only other choice was flat, and I didn't want a flat finish). The problem is that because I used a ...
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Painted Kitchen Cabinets

I painted my kitchen cabinets. Worked well but over time they have become sticky in areas often touched; near knobs. I think it is a bit of grease from cooking but when I try to clean them, paint ...
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Likelyhood of lead paint in 1970s build UK

I'm currently stripping some horrible old anaglypta wallpaper and noticed that under the lining paper there is a bright yellow paint underneath. Some of it is coming away, most of it is not and I'm ...
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How do you paint interior doors easily

I need to paint several interior doors How can I do this easily. Most doors are in carpeted rooms. Also, do you paint the bottom/top surface too for non-humid rooms?
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Repairing water-damaged paint (possibly drywall)?

I have a first-floor wall that has some water damage in one of the corners. The cause was apparently a clogged gutter, which was spraying rain water directly onto the exterior of the wall. The clogged ...
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Faux Anodized Aluminum Effect

I'm looking for a spray paint that can simulate the look of black anodized aluminum. I will be doing this on wood, the wood is already primed so that there is no wood grain showing. The main problem I ...
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Is it advisable to paint interior walls with a sprayer?

We just purchased a house and before moving in we want to paint all the rooms: 4 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, and family room (2000 sft home). Being we want to be as efficient as possible I had ...
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Can I mix acrylic paint with latex paint?

I have a gallon of interior latex paint (with primer mixed in) and a gallon of interior acrylic paint (with primer mixed in). The color I want is somewhere in between the two. Can I blend these two ...
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What's the minimum recommended compressor HP/PSI to spray paint?

I have a little compressor that I use for a small brad nailer and blowing up tires. Is there a minimum PSI or horsepower that I need to be able to get to in order to spray paint with it?
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Remove spray paint from a canvas painting

I was given a painting that has a light spray of white paint on it. I would love to get it off. Does anyone know how or what to use ? Thank you . Kathy
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Peeling drywall paint, how to repaint?

I've got a dry wall that had some old looks to be latex paint on it. I'm in the middle of repainting it and I see a small edge of paint stickin out. I try to pick it off and a sheet of paint rips up. ...
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prep for bathroom wall painting

I am currently remodeling a bathroom and am ready for painting after removing the old vanity and furniture. I have several questions regarding the prep work. a) There are white thick stuffs (about ...