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If, after completely cured, the paint still exhibits the same poor adhesion characteristics, you will unfortunately have to scrape or strip all areas that are unsound (probably the entire coating). You must then properly prepare the surface (sand, sand, sand) then repaint.


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The splodges look like jellyfish. Add some fish and bubbles and tell people you redecorated.


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If you plan on doing A LOT* of painting, then yes; use a paint pump with a roller attachment. Electric Airless Paint Sprayer: (runyonrental.com) *A LOT= You are a painter or a landlord. Breaking down and cleaning these systems can take hours (if you expect it to work the next time).


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When I did my house, I used a sprayer. But everything was getting ripped out, floors, doors, trim and light fixtures. Masking was simple because of this and being able to do the entire house in about 8 hours of work over two days paid for the extra paint and sprayer. This was a coat of primer and 1 to 2 coats of paint. The 3 rooms I didn't spray was the ...


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Pro: Quick TO PAINT. ONLY. Con: you have to mask everything, but EVERYTHING, you don't want covered in paint. Floors, windows, toilets, sinks, outlets, switches, lights, the works. Con: not good if you want more than one color, or yet more masking needed. Apartment complexes that paint everything white and replace the carpets (and nearly everything is ...


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It is fairly unusual for bare steel (with paint) to peel, it rather will develop rust spots and blister off. The typical scenario is that your posts are galvanized and the galvanizing on the post is "rusting" which means its forming a zinc oxide layer (which is powdery) and pushing the paint off. The fact that you have not mentioned rust will also confirm ...


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You can use a natural sponge to make concrete like shadings. Use a light touch and dab the sponge. Turn the sponge often so you don't get a regular pattern. Practice first on some cardboard. You can start with either your darker shade or the lighter, see which you like the best. Go back over what you have done with a dry brush or rag to soften your work ...


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You had it right with "skim over the top and sand flat". The only thing you want to do is scuff the paint gently with sandpaper to help the joint compound bite.


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Home depot has Dap nail hole repair for $4.97


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Some good suggestions here for you to ponder, Pekka. Looking at that stack of pallets in front of the house, I'm wondering if they're serving as a foundation for the structure (in addition to being a porch)? If that is the case, I would probably not go the plaster route. Plaster, chinking, or something along those lines would be the easiest and most cost ...


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Try not to go too cheap - if you do this right you may save a lot on not having to sort out dehumidification off-grid, as I assume this is the same building, and if you fix the walls getting wet you won't need that, or at least not nearly as much of it. What dehumidification options don't require a lot of electricity? Unless you have a great desire to ...


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Residing the outside would be you best long term fix. It will not be the cheapest, just the most durable WHEN DONE RIGHT. You will need to leave the corners as they are, they are a structural part of the building, if they are removed the corners will separate, and down comes the house. The plaster you mentioned, for me the system that comes to mind to me is ...


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Well, you could try something like a log home chinking material. These obviously aren't logs and it might be harder to use backing rods in the relatively tight chink joints, but I would still think that you'd want a flexible seal in the joints. You did say the water is coming in through the joints and knot holes, right? It obviously isn't seeping all the ...


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In general, it's the final layer that determines the amount of gloss in the finish. Adding another layer of matte should do it. However, another layer of stain will deepen the color. I presume from your wording that you are actually using an all in one stain and poly finish (minwax?)... That's the hazard with using those - everything needs the same number ...


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Imperfections are hard to see on a white wall. I learned that adding some tint to primer makes the imperfections obvious BEFORE you paint the whole wall, so they can be patched before finish painting. I add a little of the same paint I am going to use to the primer.



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