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Small Drywall Tiles for Ceiling [closed]

Im finishing my basement and I don't trust little drywall screws to hold a big and heavy sheet of drywall on the ceiling. Even when professionally installed and it's said to be conpletey safe ...
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How can I minimize brush marks in polyurethane where wood grain meets from different directions?

Am finishing dining table that has wood grain that meets in center of table and goes in different directions. Using thinned, oil poly, applied with ox-tail brush. Have applied 1 coat. Doesn't look ...
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How to smooth cement trim/moulding on pillars?

I'm getting my house painted and have about 20 decorative concrete pillars with cement trim/moulding (see pics below). The first contractor turned out to be a rookie and basically slathered paint on ...
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Are there diamond cup grinder wheels that create a coarse, no slip concrete surface?

I bought a diamond cup grinding wheel for my 4.5" grinder to remove an acrylic stained concrete finish. The cup works great removing the acrylic stain, but it leaves the concrete highly polished and ...
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Lamination to achieve smooth surface over plywood

If I have a 2x4' piece of regular plywood, is there any laminate material that I can glue on top of it to achieve the smoothness of MDF board or cheap kitchen counter tops? I was thinking something ...
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Will powder coating be durable enough for a closet pole?

I'm making a steel pipe closet rod and was wondering if a powder coat finish would stand up to sliding metal hangers? Thanks!
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Refinish Part of Hardwood Floor?

I have a large spot on my floors where an office chair has been rolling back and forth on for years. The spot is now a bit worn and the finish on the surface has faded over time. In the photo, bottom ...
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Stain in mineral oil finish

I have a wood(White Pine)project that I want put mineral oil on and was wondering if I could add a small amount of wood stain to the oil before I applied it
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Lacquer will not cure due to not enough sensitizer

I did not put enough sensitizer in the nitrocellulose lacquer by mistake, and I sprayed it on some cupboards. It's been months and it feels sticky. What should I do to fix this problem?
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Want to finsh my basement [closed]

I am looking to finish my basement,how do i calculate for the needed materials such as sheet rock and the studs for framing?
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Dog stepped on finish before it was dry. How should I go about fixing this?

My dog stepped on my new floor. Left paw prints in the finish. What are your suggestions for fixing it? I plan to sand it down and was going to use a high grit sand paper. Then reapply a new ...
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How can I repair damage to EIFS stucco?

Wondering how to fix/patch this:
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Installing Baseboard Moulding with Brad Nailer

I am wanting to install my newly purchased wooden baseboard molding by using a Brad Nailer. I went to the Home Improvement store and bought what I thought was the correct tool. Turns out that the Brad ...
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How would you create a high gloss finish on furniture?

From a smooth lacquered finish like this: To a high gloss like this: How would I get create a finish like the picture above when starting with a smooth lacquer finished piece of furniture (i.e. IKEA ...
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What could one spray inside solid core door to protect wood and create a tunnel?

What could one spray inside solid core door to protect wood and create a tunnel? Bought a pet door for a solid core door. Installed it, looks great, ezcept turns out the company doesn't make a tunnel ...
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What finish can I put on my pallet floor to fill cracks?

What finish can I put on my pallet floor to fill in cracks and have an even, thick top coating?
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Can wallpaper be coated with a protective finish?

I want to use wallpaper as the decorative top to some nightstands I plan on making. The wallpaper by itself would probably not last too long especially with cups/glasses being set on them frequently. ...
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what is the best low maintenance finish for a hardwood floor

Home made mesquite flooring. What is the best floor finish? Low traffic but subject to spills...this is for the man cave. Installing diy mesquite floor tiles, 4 - 6" width, random lengths. Aprox 1/...
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How to refinish indoor window molding wood?

The window molding in my house feels very "rough," for lack of a better word. The house is 25 years old. I assume this is from the sun beating down on the finish and wearing it down over the years, ...
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Can I use 0000 steel wool to remove streaks in my polyurethane finish?

Can I use 0000 steel wool to make a better uniform finish?
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Can someone inform me on how to achieve this type of patina on a furniture project I am working on

Can someone inform me on how to achieve this type of patina on a furniture project I am working on? I am building a coffee table and tv stand for my bedroom and would like to treat the steel with some ...
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Is it possible to de-gloss paint?

I have some satin black enamel paint, after applying it I found it to be too glossy. I know you can make paint more glossy, for example by adding varnish to it, but is there a way to make it less ...
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Polyurethane application flop

I applied polyurethane on my really nice formal table. I did not wait 24hours before resanding. I used steel wool the wipe and there are streaks, bumps, and is now looks terrible. How can I fix this?
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What is the least costly way to finish the inside walls to a 16 X20 garage [closed]

How is the most cost effective way to finish out the walls to a garage?
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Our backsplash tile has raised oval design a how do we work around electrical outlets?

The tile we chose for our kitchen redesign is long and narrow (3" x 9") with a raised oval design. This image isn't the same brand as ours (We purchased Portfolio) but this is almost identical. ...
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How do I fix a sticky spot on furniture made by a rubber ball?

A large rubber ball for exercise rested against our cherry cabinet for some months. When removed we found an eight inch circle where the furniture finish had become sticky. We hoped it would return ...
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What can I use to build temporary walls in an unfinished basement?

We have an unfinished basement in central Minnesota. The home was built in 2008, and the builder thought it fit to include XPS insulation covering all of the vertical concrete foundation. So far so ...
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What should I do about streaks in my finish?

I just stripped, sanded, stained & then applied fast-drying oil-based polyurethane to my hardwood table. All went well until I sanded the second coat of polyurethane with 220 grit sandpaper. The ...
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What is this burnt cement floor treatment called?

In Brazil we have a floor finish named Burnt Cement (that doesn't involve burning). Here is a description of the process In summary, you use a mix of cement and pigment (sometimes marble powder too) ...
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How can I repair peeling finish on a faucet handle?

I've got a faucet in my bathroom that has a bit of the finish peeling off after what appears to be some kind of oxidation has built up underneath it. I'd like some suggestions as to how to repair this ...
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How can I seal an old wood finish on a 60-year-old wall that is off-gassing?

We just moved into a 60-year-old house and most of it was recently painted with low VOC paint, although one original wall is a medium-color wood finish which is putting out a strange smell. One of us ...
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Can I use different brands of Polyurethane on a single project?

I was applying Polyurethane to a wood bookshelf that I made yesterday evening. Unfortunately I ran out before I was finished. There is a small area that has not been covered at all and I need to ...
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What should I do about partially tacky urethane finish?

so I've been refinishing an interior bench. The bench had a very old polyurethane/resin finish which I sanded completely off, there was nothing other than bare wood when I stained it. I stained the ...
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Should Young Families Always Favor an Egghshell Finish?

When choosing paint, should young families always favor an eggshell finish because it's easiest to clean? Also, are bathrooms and kitchens exceptions to this rule because water vapor can cling to the ...
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How to repair a door with patches of stripped-off finish?

I was trying to replace the door knob on the bathroom door and for some reason the existing hole was too small so I enlarged the hole by clamping a piece of wood to the door and drilling though. I ...
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How do you finish a polyurethane coat?

I'm building a table and finishing it with a high-gloss polyurethane. I've seen how to apply the poly and what to do between coats, but what do you do after that last coat? Is it done? Do you wet ...
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What tool and technique do I use to achieve this finish in plaster?

Our shed (in Switzerland) has an outdoor wall that is finished with plaster texture called crépi here which Google translates as roughcast. The plasterer here says it is impossible to replicate today. ...
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What is causing discoloration on my bronze-finished lockset?

We bought a bronze finished lockset about five years ago, and now a lot of it is ashy looking and green in some places. It looks a little worse every year. It's on an exterior door facing west. ...
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What is the best way to condition and protect a hardwood floor under heavy use?

We rent an old house with hardwood floors and the area under one of our office chairs is now brittle and dull. What are our options for conditioning and/or protecting the wood (especially to prevent ...
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What are the best materials for non-toxic wooden blocks?

I want to make wooden blocks for my baby girl. If successful, I would like to sell wooden block sets online too. Requirements: (by order of importance) Non-toxic Cheap & readily available ...
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How do I repair spots of damaged hardwood floor finish?

I have some hardwood floors that I refinished 5 years or so ago. They're mostly holding up pretty well, but around our breakfast bar the stools have taken up some of the varathane and have left ...