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By what you're describing, I assume you have paint on the outer edges of the door and the inside of the door frame. Paint doesn't make a good lubricant. And the door may not have been fitted to have the clearance for a coat of paint, or three coats if its an older house. And then when its humid and the door expands a bit, the paint rubs catches against the ...


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Find more twine or rope (looks like a natural sisal) that matches the "laces" on the shoes. Wrap the twine around the posts in a spiral until they are completely covered. You will probably need to glue the twine occasionally, and perhaps rough up the paint so the glue sticks. The twine in the picture looks like it is waxed. I would make sure to use ...


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There actually is no difference between latex and acrylic paints because there is no latex in latex paints. Let me explain. All water based paints today are referred to as "latex", even though there is absolutely no latex rubber in the formula. Latex has become a generic label. The stain, water resistance and covering capabilities are achieved by using ...


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Kilz is not anti-mold paint. Once the source of the moisture has been corrected, go to your local Home Depot and buy Concrobium fungicide spray. It's all natural and an encapsulant. It comes in a spray bottle. Follow the directions. This will kill the mold as well as prevent new mold from growing. Once that is done you can cover the area with Zinnser Bulls ...


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You would usually caulk the gap between the baseboard and the wall. This is why I usually don't bother painting the trim before putting it up (unless I'm staining it). Usually I would prime the wall first, then put up the trim, putty/caulk, paint the trim, then finally paint the walls.


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if you use one of those powerful floor sanders, be sure to use fine grit paper and go easy. Plywood can damage easily and those sanders are aggressive and designed for hardwood. A good 6 or 7 inch DA sander would be a good bet, especially around the edges. Be careful, don't tear up the plywood with a monster sander!!! lol. As far as paint, select a good ...


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You will need to take off all the glue if you want a good finish. The paint will lift the glue, but unevenly, and mix with the paint. This will cause the paint to clump and not cover properly and all in all it will look terrible. I know because I did this in the first house I owned and had to wash the walls of the one room where I tried this several times ...


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Mistakes are bound to happen, and yes you can touch it up with a very small crafting paintbursh (like the ones kids use for waterpainting). You will probably never notice. The best solution however, is to not use painters tape on corners and ceilings. Typically in professional painting, tape is not used. If you use a small 2" cutting paintbrush, and ...


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Lattice is really cheap stuff. It's probably easier to just get new lattice and rebuild the gate. Or, for a simple fix, get a wire stripper wheel for a power drill and take at it. Get as much off that comes off easily and then cover it all with quality primer. FYI, if a lot of the wood has been weathered for a while, it's going to be a chore to get primer ...


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They make lead testing kits for this purpose. You should ensure that you understand the correct process and procedures for painting over lead paint and that you take the proper safety precautions. The EPA has a website with lots of information on this.


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When you say you can see the brush marks, do you mean that they're actually irregularly surfaced? I mean - are we talking just a visual effect or an actual difference in the depth of the paint? If the latter, do a skim coat with lightweight joint compound and when it dries, either lightly sand OR smooth with a large, slightly damp sponge, then apply ...


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A can of paint will often indicate how much area it will cover. A general rule of thumb is 350 sq ft per gallon (as Shirlock mentions, use 250-300 sqft/gal for the first coat). Calculating the area of the walls and ceiling involves some basic math: multiply the length * width (or height) of the ceiling (or wall), then subtract any openings.


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Painting with a roller leaves an "orange peel" type texture that you can't match exactly with a brush. When you brushed your new paint on, the orange peel texture in the unsanded areas just telegraphed through your new brushed paint, but the smoothly sanded parts had no such base texture so they look visibly smoother. To fix this I'd go over your patches ...


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Oil has a lot of advantages for other reasons. One is it looks better. Many of my customers have spent a lot of money on "high-end" latex paints, and once it was up and they saw another friend's house with oil, they still wanted the oil. Not all people obviously. But the solid heavy body feel is an issue. Another issue I run into is, being a painter, you ...


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I am going to weigh in although I haven't had time to check specs etc on a couple of products I have used in the past. High moisture levels in a concrete floor can come form only two sources, insuffiecent curing time (new concrete) or ground water. The informal test you did with the plastic patch is a sure sign of excessive moisture in the floor. This means ...


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This is a problem best suited to the professionals, but if you must do it yourself the number one priority is the safety of you and those around you. This can be a very hazardous task, if you do not take every precaution to contain and remove the spores properly. The first thing you'll have to think about is containment, you don't want to spread the mold ...


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Painting the walls will help, but if your workshop is anything like mine, you're going to cover a large percentage of the wall area with workbenches, peg boards, machines, shelves, etc. And all the paint in the world won't help if you don't have adequate light sources in the first place. So spend money first on lighting, and then on paint if you have funds ...


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The door gasket on your dishwasher may not be sealing - check that for sure. I would: Stop using the dishwasher for a week to let the area dry out. Mask off the formica/laminate in front. Use a solvent-based polyurethane (exterior grade) on the particle board that is crumbling. This will soak in and hopefully glue it all back together. Think about gluing ...


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Steven has given you the right info to test for lead. As a certified home inspector and licensed EPA Lead renovator, I question the method your inspector used to determine that there was lead paint present. He should have used a test swab for verifiable results. Assuming there is lead paint simply because over coated paint is cracking is making an ...


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If we're talking a cast iron radiator, it's a good process. First you need to remove the old finish. You can get it sandblasted, or you can get in there with some sandpaper for a few hours. A wire wheel on an angle grinder can get out a good bit, or you might have luck with chemicals to strip them. If you do use chemicals, you'll have to wait for them to ...


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The two options that come to mind are as follows: Rip out the wood and replace it This is the traditional way to approach the issue. This is labor intensive, but taking the time to remove all of the rotten material is usually the best way to go. Remember, you're just seeing the surface rot. There might be more damage inside. The sooner you get to that ...


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Generally the durability is considered to be just as good as the older paints. The VOC-Free paints still have less color-selection (at least last time I looked), but that's been changing as demand increases. The building I work in (in the U.S.) just completed a LEED-Platinum renovation, and used all VOC-Free or Low-VOC paints. Some of the special purpose ...


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Oil paint has gone the way for the dinosaur and 45 record. Many manufactures have already stopped all production and the rest are not far behind. This is mostly due to VOC laws and the vast improvements of latex products. Not knowing the application, I know of very few circumstances where an oil based paint would offer any advantage. Also keep in mind that ...


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My favorite primer for wood doors is Bins Bullseye, pigmented shellac. This primer bonds well, hides wood grain well and gives a very smooth surface for top coats. If you prefer to stay with a latex product, then Kilz premium is good too. Remember prep is of the utmost importance for a good finish. Sand everything and clean it well before applying ...


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This should be a fairly easy project for you. The first step it to determine, if possible, if the existing paint is an oil or latex based paint. If you have the bucket that the old paint was in, you're in luck. Otherwise, it is hard to tell even though a trained eye may be able to tell. Regardless, using latex will be safe over either oil or latex (oil over ...


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Any Sheetrock, including green moisture resistant, is not intended for use in showers or any environment with repeated direct water contact. You can paint it , but the results will be the same, FAILURE ! Do not attempt to put tile on Drywall either. There are some new high tech backings or you can use good old fashion concrete board or hardi-backer for ...


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I haven't used Ideapaint yet, but my wife is a teacher and I have used other similar products before to make dry erase boards for her. I did notice a display at Lowes last week in the paint dept of a dry erase paint. I had to play with it, and it seems to work great. So my point is, you can stop by a Lowes and actually try it out and check competitive ...


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I haven't used whiteboard paint, but I have used chalkboard paint. One note from this experience: The texture in any previous layers of paint is very significant if you're trying to write on the wall. The texture in this case was from a standard paint roller; it was quite palpable even after the chalkboard paint was applied. You'll want to apply primer to ...


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I have used a sprayer to paint my house before we moved in. While I can't qualify how much more paint I used, it did feel like I used more compared to rolling, but I think part of that is because it goes so quick and I may have been painting over the same areas more than I would have with a roller. One thing to note though, when I sprayed my home, there was ...


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I would say that it depends on the type/brand of paint you are using. We have used eggshell finish paints from Benjamin Moore and Behr and it used to be true that eggshell was the easiest to clean. However, newer paint such Benjamin Moore's Aura is very easy to clean, especially their Bath & Spa paint. It's a kitchen & bath paint, but it has a matte ...



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