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You definitely need to sand the loose paint off before repainting. Otherwise your new coat will quickly begin peeling as well, since it would be relying on the already peeling paint underneath it for adhesion to the deck. There are actually disc sanders made specifically for the purpose of removing old flaking paint. Sanding will also help feather the edges ...


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I agree with Michael's comments but perhaps you are considering a significant volume of paint tinting? Here are a few more comments: Color measurement with a cell phone app - I am not sure if you are doing this, but this is very inaccurate mainly because color measurement must be done with specific lighting conditions. Something like the Pantone Capsure ...


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I have to question this.....Why do you even want to mess around with this? There are a few really good reasons that show that this makes no sense. 1) When you go to buy paint at your supplier (hardware store, big box or paint store) there is generally little or no difference in price of the paint whether you buy the straight white in the can or have it ...


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The primary reasons for unacceptable brush marks are: Poor quality paint Poor quality brush The paint you used is decent quality, make sure you use a high quality applicator. As for the sheen issue, follow the advice of @Michael Karas and always do your "cut-in" brush work first, then roll up as close to the molding as possible to cover the brush work. ...


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Putting on paint with a roller adds a texture to the paint as you may have noticed. This is controllable to some extent by the choice of roller used. Cutting in around windows and ceiling corners almost always wants to be done before doing the roller work. (The professional painters I have seen painting at the place I work always do it that way too). After ...


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I would simply use a foam brush. If you try to use a traditional paint brush next to rollers you will notice a difference. There are also smaller flat pads (that have rollers for edges) that you can use that will give you the same look.


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Sprayers are capable of giving a very smooth finish very quickly. That is why you will often see professionals use sprayers when finishing trim, stairs and cabinets. The negatives of a sprayer would be the amount of prep time required to start painting. You have to tape and plastic EVERYTHING. Do not underestimate the amount of over and back spray you will ...


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Yes, you can paint plasterboard directly - it's usually just paper on the outside. (Moisture resisting plasterboard tends to have a foil on on side though, which probably won't take paint well). What paint you use will depend what finish (or colours) you want, but you're unlikely to have problems using either emulsion or undercoat and gloss (or matt or ...



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