New answers tagged

0

Carpets and paints can be made from a variety of materials. Water might clean it up. Paint thinners might dissolve the carpet (depending on the carpet). You could try isopropyl alcohol without much risk. But I would start by testing some carpet fibers (cut a few fibers off with some scissors) in a dish of paint thinner before testing thinner on the carpet. ...


0

it looks like an older product called rockote. its basically a polymer modified brick mortar thats used as a non EIFS stucco finish. i think they still sell it in australia, but you can ask at your local old school lumberyard. the old guys there will know what it was and suggest a replacement. if you can't find one, you can use dyna ceraflex 610, but not ...


0

As has been mentioned course washed sand has been mixed into an exterior house paint, but it failed to adhere to the cement surface. This may be due to poor prep work or non-compatible ingredients in the paint. It's best to scrape/wire brush the loose paint followed with a scrubbing of water to remove dust. Note if the water is being absorbed by the cement ...


0

That is a rough texture achieved by putting sand or sand-like particles in the paint. From the looks of the first photo, those are very coarse particles. When you buy exterior paint, grit is an option. Sometimes it is a really good idea, for example, if you are painting porch steps where you need friction to avoid slipping and falling. I would scrape and ...


0

A better easier way would be to buff out those scuffs with a buffing wheel. If you want it optically flat, you'll need multiple coats of paint and sanding in between them. Aluminum does not like to sand, it likes to gall, and it readily sullies sandpaper. You would need an "abrasive cleaning stick" for a larger project, but it looks like you'd only go ...


2

do exactly what you described just as you described. put four or five coats on. then: 1) sand the new paint very carefully with 800 gr sandpaper. use wet/dry paper and use water to lubricate. use a block of wood as a backer to make sure you dont get too much pressure in one area or another and sand through the paint. sand down until smooth and flush ...


0

It depends if the doors are wood or metal and if the paint is latex or oil based. You must get the doors very smooth, and steel wool might work best. The best way to apply the paint would be a sponge applicator, or use a brush then a sponge applicator to get the brush strokes out. What's critical is to use the same based touch up paint as what is already ...


0

It should be fine all on its own, but if you want to be really really totally sure, just sand a bit to expose some of the CMU surface in the high areas.


0

Mayonnaise! My son has bright blonde hair. While we were spray painting beds he got bright pink spray paint in his hair. We tried everything and nothing made the paint come out. I put some mayo on his hair and he jumped in the shower and scrubbed it out. All the paint gone!


0

Start by checking the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for the product you're using, for recommendations on personal protective equipment. In most cases, you'll want at least: A well ventilated work space. An appropriate respirator (air supplied where applicable). Protective clothing (Hooded Tyvek® suits are common). Eye protection. Gloves The type of ...


1

I've worked around power lines for years as well as other people in this thread. I always plan my work around the power company disconnecting. They are mostly accommodating with scheduling and I have never been charged. If they did charge, I would completely be ok with it. Better safe than sorry. I'm not in a hurry when I'm trying to do a job safe and right ...



Top 50 recent answers are included