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This is not a DIY job. Mold can spread everywhere in a wood-framed house full of drywall. Call in the pros to estimate the source and extent of the infection. Simply killing the mold won't help if you don't find the moisture source that made it moldy in the first place. PSA to the world: stop building houses out of wood and drywall. Sheesh, what awful ...


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I'd argue it's not worth taping in the first place. Learn to 'cut in' with a brush and you'll save yourself all sorts of headaches in the future. As for the advice, I have a hunch they don't mean literally tear off 1' sections of tapes, but apply it as-you-go foot by foot. Meaning, expose a foot of tape, rub it down good, expose more tape, rub that section ...


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Well, there's always "nothing" - very quick, low odor, and no gloss to speak of. About as natural as natural wood can get. Next up from that would be boiled linseed oil, or paste wax, or boiled linseed oil mixed with paste wax. I prefer "bowling alley wax" as it does not have the abrasives that most "floor wax" does, and clear .vs. amber as I don't want to ...


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In many cases the most successful and least time-consuming approach is to either remove and replace the drywall (and catch up with any issues exposed when the wall is open) or to lay a fresh layer of drywall on top of the wall that had wallpaper on it. IMHO the skim coat of mud (sand optional) will do the job without any "special sealer" first, but it's a ...


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Pro painters will probably scoff but I've been using one of these with the same pad for years and my ceiling lines look good to me. I use it on either the ceiling line or wall line depending on which one gets painted last. Just need to start a couple inches of your line and then bring the rollers down once you know it's not going to drip. Key is to not ...


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I use a variation of Evil Elf's technique, without the "wiggle". Load up paint on just the first inch of a good sash brush and spread the excess just a few inches below the wall/ceiling transition. Then feather the edges out and pull in a straight line. I can usually manage a fairly straight line with it, although sometimes I get a "bump" that's a section ...


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Tried the methods above and had no luck. Tape didn't work and the angled paint brush didn't transfer the paint efficiently while drawing a line. Finally I went to an art store and bought a cheap art brush about 3/8 inch wide and extremely fine. I can control that brush to create a straight line freehand along the ceiling line. If I were a better painter I am ...


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Seems very unlikely. Consider that lots of harmful industrial chemicals are used in the production of electronics to begin with. Usually most people's concerns with VOC's associated with painting have to do with human health, especially the young and old. It's generally best to minimize any contact with these by ensuring lots of ventation and if possible, ...


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If they are new, then they are not wrought iron. Wrought iron doesn't rust. Nobody has made wrought iron in almost 80 years. I assume the rockers are made out of mild steel. There are special acrylic-based paints for outdoor steel. You have to use a metal primer.



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