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Is it normal for objects to stick to interior paint like this? Or is the paint not fully cured?

I just bought a house. The investor painted it about 2 months ago with semi gloss interior paint. I am not sure if paint has fully dried because it feels slightly rubbery when I run my fingers across ...
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Is this a load-bearing wall seen on this architectural building plan?

Hello community! I wanted to ask if anyone could assist in figuring out whether this wall is load-bearing based on this architectural building plan?? This wall is currently the back of a reach-in ...
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Need help identifying old house interior wall panel

I'm fixing a hole in a wall that is made of a material I cannot identify and therefore locate. House was built circa 1940. I believe the wall was exterior before an addition. The material is ...
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How can my botched paintjob over orange peel be fixed?

I was repainting a small interior wall with an orange peel texture. I've repainted other walls without issue but on this cursed wall I screwed up in just about every way imaginable. Long story short, ...
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Best Layout for Bathroom [closed]

Im just wondering what the best layout would be for a shared apartment bathroom with 5 people in terms of allowing the most people to use the bathroom at the same time taking into account the people ...
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Door trim different depth on walls

Looking for a solution to trimming a door and struggling to do it the best way. Left side of door will fit normal casing size; however, the right side is 1.75" of difference in depth. Since it's ...
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Fitting an internal door lining into the void

I live in a Victorian era flat in London. We have had one of the downstairs rooms completely damp-proofed and re-plastered and in the course of decorating today I noticed that the bottom of one of the ...
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Best type of primer and paint to use over acrylic paint "mural"

Just moved to a room where 3 of the walls are almost completely painted over in an "artistic" manner. I scraped down the high spots; don't really want to (or think it's worth it) to sand and ...
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Determine if wall is loadbearing

I was planning on removing half of this wall that is on my first floor. The joists in the basement, between the first and second floor, and in the attic all run parallel to this wall. Above this room ...
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How do we choose the color and combination for home interior [closed]

I'd like to decide the colours for my home interior walls( Front yard, Hall, Bed room , Dining room , kitchen, bathroom and back yard and also I'd like the colors to match with tiles color which is in ...
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Which conduit to use

I'm installing a 220 volt 30 Amp plug for a scuba compressor. I'm installing it my sun room. There is a hole in floor trim already from the old heating system so I was planning on using that. Run ...
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How do you avoid double doors from jamming when opening at the same time?

I'm installing double interior doors for the master bedroom. Unlike many double door installations where one of the doors is locked into place with a flush bolt, these doors will each have a ball ...
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Is it safe to remove water damaged OSB and drywall from interior walls?

We have just recently taken over a old house, used previously as a bed and breakfast, and noticed water damage on the bottom of all the walls. I started sawing away at the drywall quickly to find OSB ...
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How do I prevent exterior water from seeping into interior moulding?

Heavy rains from Hurricane Henri happened overnight. In the morning, I noticed the bottom of the door moulding on the inside was wet. How do I prevent water coming in from the exterior of my front ...
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Crumpled Drywall At Ceiling - Wall Joint

I’ve noticed this defect in a few places where drywall wall meets ceiling. I don’t have crown mounding to cover it up. Does anyone know what causes it?
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DIY replacement muntins or mullions for windows

Recently, I started a window replacement project at my house. All of the original windows were single-pane with storm windows, and performed poorly in hot or cold weather. Of all the replacement ...
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Centering my bed on a 12" post protruding from a wall

I want to place my bed where the column is protruding from the wall in the center of the room. The post was installed by the previous owner during expansion. I hired a structural engineer to have this ...
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Remove knob from this door handle (F605-245)

I have, what I believe, is a Schlage interior door handle with a privacy lock (you engage a push pin with a narrow wire or whatever fits to disengage the lock from outside the door). The push button ...
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Should basement staircase door have a passage or privacy knob? [closed]

I am replacing a door knob on first level that opens to staircase to the basement. Should this door have a passage or privacy knob? Thanks!
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How do I center this picture for hanging? [closed]

I have a panoramic picture I’d like to hang in a bathroom. It’s across from the stool. It’s 3’ wide and 1’ tall. Do I center it on the midline of the wall, or on the midline of the HVAC vent?
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stop cold air around window cracks

Around my living room window i see little crack (pic attached) from where cold air seems to enter. There are no cracks on the exterior of the house. Can anyone suggest what is the best product i can ...
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How to Reduce Hinge Mortise Depth

Previous owner decided to recess the hinge plate below the previous (larger) hinge plate. While the door closes, you have to pull it closes otherwise it will "spring" back open. The door ...
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How to do modern interior window trim (extension jamb)?

I have traditional interior window trim in my bedroom: and want to replace them with extension jambs for a more modern look: I’ve never done window trim and have never worked with drywall before but ...
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Ceiling drywall separating from trim sign of bigger issues or bad installation?

House built in 2008. First noticed this problem in the kitchen a year or two ago. Ceiling has wood trim along the top, but it looks like either the trim has shrunk (because its wood) and caused what ...
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Recessed light placement

Is this good placement for 4 inch recessed lights in bedroom ? Size of bedroom is 15' × 11'. Distance between each dot is 1 feet. Yellow line show king bed size. Red dots show recessed lights. ...
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Cat 6 in the same conduit as line voltage wiring

I am living in a building where I wish to run Cat 6 cables to different rooms. The building is constructed using bricks and concrete. The electrical wiring is running in PVC conduits. The electricity ...
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How to cover gaps between hardwood floor and bottom of door frame

After my floor tiles have been replaced by hardwood floor I have a gap underneath every door frame that is about 5mm (see picture). How is this usually covered? I am looking for answers that consider ...
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Unlock door with no knob

Any suggestions for how to unlock and open a door with this type of lock? A video on YouTube showed me how to remove the knobs since the push button lock would not release. I have tried using scissors ...
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Can I use exterior paint over interior paint+primer?

Can I use an interior paint+primer as the primer/undercoat for an exterior paint? I have an unfinished exterior wood door that I want to paint before installation. I have some interior paint+primer ...
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How do I install a distance power switch?

I have a pair of Rokit 5 G3 powered monitor speakers. I want to mount a power switch to a control panel on my desk so I can power them on easily. There's ~12 ft of distance between the speakers and ...
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What size prehung door to buy

I have to replace two, interior doors in my old house, which was built in 1973. The existing doors are 29-1/2 inches wide and their door frames are soft MDF that falls apart when I drive a screw ...
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Is it okay to use construction adhesive to install an interior door on concrete wall?

I have a 1B1B apartment, for which I want to install an interior door at the entrance of the living room and convert it into a separate room. Please see the picture below for reference. The wall is ...
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Fixing small broken area at lock plate of interior door jamb

My bathroom door has a minor issue at the lock plate of the door jamb. The main issue was that the screw area got forced in and I screwed in a nearby area that eventually broke. I dont want to change ...
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Interior wall help--temporary

Attempting to build possibly temporary walls in finished basement to construct a bedroom in a currently large open area.It appears I can tie into ceiling joists, however the floor is ceramic tile and ...
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Interior Sliding Door Latch or Snib, openable from both sides

I'm looking for a interior sliding door latch or snib that can be released and engaged from boths sides. I've been unable to find such a piece of hardware, it should not be lockable. Each item I have ...
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What is the best type of door/barrier for a 96" H x 48" W uncased opening?

We have an uncased opening measuring 96" H x 48" W which opens to a room we would like to convert to a home office. What kind of door or other barrier would best serve this space? We're planning on ...
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Patching a hole in an interior block wall

We have a bathroom that had the shower valves in an exterior block wall (OLD construction, lake cabin). The valves sprung a leak and the plumber had to knock out the block around the valves to get ...
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How to draw cross section of this plan by hand?

Please tell how to draw cross section of this plan draw and tell roughly.
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Painting Dark Color

I'm painting a wall with a very dark color, - a black/green, The wall was previously painted white. I'm using Behr Marquee One Coat. Problem is that I went over with a brush areas where I saw tiny ...
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Can not work out what material the interior of my walls are made of

I am trying to work out what the inner walls of my house are made out of. I want to attach some shelves but have no clue what anchor to use. I've attached a photo of the area around a light switch, ...
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Do They Make Two-Panel "Barn Door" Interior Doors, with Both Panels Sliding to One Side?

I have a closet that contains my washer and dryer, with a 60" wide x 80" high opening. Right now, that closet has bi-fold doors, but they are in poor shape, and I am looking to replace them. The ...
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Sliding bathroom barn door covering cadet heater

This was a design decision I made a month ago and now after things putting together, I have a "duh" moment. This is my bathroom door which will have a barn door sliding to the left: Note that there ...
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Hearing a popping sound from wall

Started hearing what sounds like a popping sound coming from inside our bedroom wall. It is part of the exterior to the house, but we have no known water or air ducts along that part of the wall. Any ...
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Interior Designing ideas for small spaces like an apartment or a studio?

I have moved into an apartment which is small and would like to remodel my living room with modern interior designs. Any ideas on what designs can make the room look vibrant and spacious...
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Interior Wall French Windows

Does anybody know where I could find, reasonable priced, french windows that I can use in an interior wall for my finished basement? (Toronto area). That means both sides would look the same. No ...
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Interior Door Stopped Latching

As the title suggests, an interior door has suddenly stopped latching as it should. Previously, the door would close just fine, though perhaps you had to apply more pressure than most doors, it would ...
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Can I install insulation behind a shower stall that is already in place?

I am in the process of renovating my kitchen. I removed everything down to the studs. One of my bathrooms backs up to my kitchen. Once I opened up the wall behind my bathroom shower stall (a ...
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installing prehung doors ez-hang kits

I'm going to be replacing many hollow core interior doors with solid core doors and I want to replace the jambs with VGDF (vertical grain doug fir) to match the doors, so I'm going with pre-hung doors ...
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While drilling into kitchen wall, hit a wire - any advice?

While fixing the extractor hood yesterday, I accidently hit a wire when drilling and exposed the copper. The wires are too tight to get some kind of a box in there and putting an electrical tape may ...
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Installing a Heavy Sliding Barn Door into Metal Studs

I'm looking to install a single, sliding barn door in the 2nd bedroom of my condo. The door is solid MDF and weighs 200 lbs, including the metal rail and sliding wheels. And being in a condo, I'm ...
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