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Is it OK to paint bedroom plain yellow?

I have a 4 by 3 m room wich i painted yellow. However it's only the first layer of paint, but when i'm in the room (in the daylight) my skin and my chlotes reflects that yellow like there's a yellow ...
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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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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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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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Is Behr primer compatible with Sherwin Williams paint?

Can I prime walls using Behr primer then paint over the primer using Sherwin Williams paint?
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Convert RGB/HEX etc to paint formula

I would like to work out how to mix paint using the RGB or HEX etc information. I have inherited a commercial paint tinting machine that uses liquid tints eg, yellow oxide-axx, fast violet-j, black-b....
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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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I have paint over unsanded drywall compound. What is the best way to fix it?

I repaired some holes in my bathroom with drywall compound, but didn't sand it. The painter I hired said he would prepare the walls before painting. He didn't, and put on two coats of paint. It ...
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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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How can I powder coat a metal door in place?

I am interested in powder coating a bulkhead door. The problem is that normally with powder coat you need a temperature controlled oven that holds the item at a certain temperature for 10 minutes. In ...
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Should I spray texture on my drywall repair?

I'm in the final stages of repairing three holes in my apartment and have just finished sanding down the mud. There is a slight texture on the walls so I picked up some 'orange peel' texture spray but ...
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Which paint colors require gray primer?

I was told that red and deep blue paints required gray (high hiding) primer. I used it before I painted my living room red. But how do I know which other paint colors do vs. just regular white primer? ...
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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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Is an anti-slip additive recommended for exterior latex-painted steps?

Is an anti-slip additive recommended for exterior latex-painted steps? I will soon repaint 5 steps and a small landing that lead to the front door of my home. I plan to use exterior grade latex paint. ...
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Painting on plastic panels

So bit of a quandary. I'm about to move into a flat which has what looks like plastic (I think, didn't personally go to the viewing but thats what I've been told) wall panels on all of the exterior ...
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Filling wood voids in siding

I would like to fix up my wood siding before primer and paint. Some areas are chipped, some areas have holes. Deciding between outright auto bondo and DAP product the Bondo suggestion came from ...
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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 in-...
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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 to prepare a wall with drywall for painting after wallpaper removal

I have removed wallpaper on drywall. It only took 10 minutes to remove, however, the wall was primed as instructed to make removal easier. I am now trying to remove paste residue and am damaging the ...
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Is this the right paint for this fence?

I've spent an hour or so painting this fence (more unpictured), but the paint I'm using seems to be really pathetic at actually colouring the fence. Is this even the right paint for the job? The ...
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Peeling paint disaster

I wanted to paint over my bathroom. The paint was peeling and coming off in large plastic-like strips. I assumed that I could not paint over it, so I ripped off all the peeling paint. It seems some ...
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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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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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Remove interior paint from carpet

I recently wanted to repaint an interior wall. I took many precautions to cover the carpet using tarps, tape, and newspaper. Despite all of that, I still managed to get paint onto the carpets and didn'...
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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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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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What causes roller marks in painting?

Does the quality of paint or lack of skill cause roller marks? The painter is blaming the quality of paint not his skills.
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When does it makes sense to remove the existing paint (lead or no lead) before putting on new paint?

I want to repaint the interior of a 1930's house we just bought. When does it make sense to strip the paint before we put on new coats of paint? What if there is no lead underneath? I know that the ...
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How do I paint over chipped powder coated galvanized steel?

I have a metal outdoor structure that is made of galvanized steel and powder coated. A portion of the powder coating has peeled away. The rest appears to be adhering well. What are the best products/...
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Is it better to apply one thick or several thin layers of paint

After hearing endless debates between my wife and myself, my son has decided to settle the question for his Science Fair project next year. His experiment will determine whether one thick layer paint ...
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Using Zinzer BIN primer (shellac base) on previously waxed pine furniture

I have a piece of pine furniture that has been waxed (not stained) that I have been wanting to paint for years. Finally started the project. I tried sanding, but the sand paper got coated with the ...
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Lingering odour

We recently had our ceilings texturized by a professional and the bedroom is fine but the living room and dining area have this horrible sour smell like sour milk or stinky feet. My guess is there ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...