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Exterior painting in cold weather

I just read the instructions on my oil-based primer that say dries in 5-9 hrs at 70F. I would like to use it to prime some exterior metal. The temps will soon be below freezing and snow is possible ...
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Would "old formula" oil paints be available, and would they go on smoother?

This is probably not the right subject line - I'm not after the stuff in tubes, that artists use, but the kind of paint I remember was used in the past, well probably 40 - 50 years ago, that we used ...
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Did early latex paint contain lead?

Recently purchased an 1890s cottage, and am doing some painting before moving in (the neon coloured kids rooms have to go lol). We know they went through lead abatement (remove and replace) for the ...
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How to paint this wooden cabinet to make it look like new?

I want to paint these wooden cabinets (in bathroom) which are in terrible shape paint wise. I am not sure what they painted it with. Looks like a clear coat or something like that. Any ideas what to ...
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How to remove oil based concrete sealer from garage door?

There are four small spots of sealer on an aluminum garage door. I'm looking for something that will remove it without damaging the door surface.
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How do I fix streaky Krylon High Heat paint on brass fireplace detail?

I attempted to paint my brass fireplace detail with Krylon High Heat paint. It’s 3 sided with doors that have a brass strip on the top and bottom. A couple sections ended up streaky. Can I sand it and ...
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Does oil-based paint over powder-coated aluminium benefit from any treatment to reduce bubbles and increase outdoor durability?

I have aluminium panels that are powder-coated, and I plan to paint over it with a roller using some oil-based paint. My questions are: Q1. Does it matter that what's under the powder-coat is ...
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Painting red over white oil-based primer

I stripped paint off this nonferrous metal mailbox, then applied oil based primer: I would like to paint the mailbox the same paint (color/sheen/grade) as the rest of the house, visible above it. I ...
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Home hot-water radiator, high-heat paint vs not, water-based primer for oil paint

Two-part question: I have a home radiator that I have cleaned up to repaint. I was unsure if I can use regular enamel paints or is High-Heat required? I have seen answers both ways on this. The ...
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What is the best paint roller for a wall and for a Formica cabinet?

I am not a professional painter; I do some jobs for my house. Now I have these 2 projects:- I want to paint a room which already has been painted >> for this project I am going to use an water-...
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How to repaint walls in bedroom after painting with latex over oil based flat paint

Painted with latex eggshell paint over old sponged oil based finish on walls of bedroom. Finger can scrape off paint by headboard. Do I need to strip all latex paint before repainting or can I prime ...
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Oil- or water-based polyurethane to refinish stair banister?

I didn't know that water-based polyurethane was available as an alternative to oil-based until I saw it today at the store. I am refinishing a vintage stair banister and some surrounding trim. I ...
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Can i paint over this semi sanded gloss door?

The door has been painted with white oil-based wood gloss paint over the past 15-20 years (See first image). In the past, I would just paint over it which worked fine the few times I did it. Now I ...
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Should I paint copper pipes exposed to nature?

I'm using copper piping -- about 5 feet total -- externally, to make it easier to water the grass. In addition to copper pipes, the connectors and valves are brass (Sharkbite). Should I prime/paint ...
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Respirator for spray varnish on oil paints!

I am a beginner artist, and I have just painted an artwork using Winsor & Newton water Mixable oil color paintings with a brush. Yet I didn’t wear a respirator since I didn’t know about it. ...
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Paint/stain used for wooden planter?

I built a large planter using untreated wood. Before pouring the potting soil into the planter, I have to paint the the planter with something that will protect it from the soil, the humidity, etc. I ...
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Paint still sticky

My problem is a bit different from the good advice provided. I have a table (picnic, covered balcony) that was previously painted with oil base. For 2 years, it remained tacky. Anything heavy would ...
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painting latex over oil based prep work

Will using a deglosser then Kilz2 before painting be enough? (latex over oil based for indoor trim and doors) Or is it absolutely necessary to sand and TSP? or oil based Kilz or bonding primer?? The ...
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How can I prevent wall patches from affecting paint sheen?

I am trying to paint a wall. I have applied wall putty to cracks in the wall, applied one coat of wall primer (solvent based) then applied one coat of oil based paint. Where there was no wall putty ...
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Can you use Metal Oil based paint on wood Shelving

I'm looking to avoid using latex paint to paint my new OSB Wood. I know latex is easier to work with, but it seems far less durable when it comes to something that will see heavy use, like garage ...
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How can I reduce drying time for alkyd paint?

Watching paint dry is a metaphor, but it is really true. It seems to take a long time for it to dry, especially in a humid climate. I am trying to paint a piece of wood and I have literally been ...
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Re-painting drywall after patching leaves tones

I patched a few scrapes and small holes in the drywall, then got a can of color-matched paint in the hardware store (I took a sample with me, they color-matched it and prepared the paint). It is a ...
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Coating copper with aluminium powder

I am about to install a copper weathervane which will also work as lightning conductor (it will be mounted on top of an earthed aluminium flagpole). Because: exposed to weather, copper will corrode ...
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Sanded wall rough after brushing / rolling Kilz Original -- should I sand or is this normal?

I'm remodeling a pantry space in my home that had glossy dark purple paint on two walls and more matte gray paint on the other two. After removing shelving and wall anchors and completing wall repairs ...
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How can I feather the edge between still stuck paint and the layer below? (Latex did not stick to gloss oil paint)

Someone painted this door with latex paint over oil based glossy paint, without proper surface preparation (*). Thus I'm left with some original oil gloss, and a edge to some still-stuck latex paint. ...
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How can I safely repaint/fix peeling latex paint that was painted over lead paint?

The previous owners of our 1948 house painted over ALL the oil based (lead containing) with latex paint without properly priming it?!?! Now 1 yr in, every doorway is peeling paint exposing the green ...
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How long does Kilz need to dry before skim coating?

How long does oil based Kilz need to dry before I apply a skim coat texture to my ceilings? I've recently scraped a popcorn texture down to drywall. Now I want to seal the porous surface before ...
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Painted double basin metal utility sink. Is this worth cleaning up?

The utility sink in my house is disgusting. My wife wants me to pitch it and buy a new one. I hate those cheap plastic sinks and I was curious so I jumped online so see what they were selling for. I ...
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How should I deal with tacky alkyd paint on metal stairs?

We hired someone to spray paint metal stairs with Rust-Coat interior/exterior alkyd paint. He diluted it with Natura Safe solution, a water-based paint thinner for oil-based and urethane paints. It ...
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Intentionally use both latex- and oil-based paints in a room?

I recently learned that latex-based paint does not bond well to oil-based paint without some extra prepping first. Is there any reason not to exploit this feature, by using oil-based paint on the ...
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Is it ok to wait several days (after undercoating) before applying an oil-based top coat?

I'm painting the woodwork in my house, and I am hoping to apply gloss undercoat one week, and then apply two coats of gloss top coat the next week. I'm aware that I have a limited period of time to ...
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How to hide patch of mud & oil primer under latex paint

I put a hole in my wall a while ago. I made a patch for it with a wood backing, two drywall patches and spackle in the middle and on top. I painted over it with CIL (white eggshell latex) paint/...
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is there an oil-based sealant to discourage carpenter bees from eating cedar siding and trim

I have read that only a paint or varnish layer will do the trick, but I'm wondering if there's any oil-based penetrating sealant for cedar that has some ingredient carpenter bees find noxious, so I ...
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How do I repaint a bathroom that was originally painted with oil (possible lead) then latex?

The home was originally constructed in 1955. Since I have no way of knowing when the original paint job was done on this bathroom, I cannot easily determine if the old oil-based paint contains lead or ...
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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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How should I paint accents over oil-based stain?

[I apologize in advance if this sounds more like an art question; looking across SE this site seemed to be the best fit for my question.] I'm refinishing a bass guitar that I stripped down to the ...
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Latex paint peeling off oil based paint. How do I apply a new layer of paint?

As I understand it, a few years ago, latex paint was applied on top of oil based paint. The top layer of paint is now peeling off. Would like to apply a new coat of latex paint, but I'm unsure how to ...
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How do I fix sticky KILZ primer?

Has anyone ever had problems with an oil-based primer like KILZ being sticky or not drying correctly? We removed some vinyl tiles and mastic from a basement laundry room floor (concrete) using BEAN-...
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How should I prime/paint a new red cedar exterior windowsill?

What's the best currently available paint combination for a new cedar windowsill in a non-freezing climate (San Francisco)? I've read that current oils no longer match the performance of their ...
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Can I remove oil-based paint from furniture with paint stripper and pressure washer?

I have an old dining table with a thick layer of oil-based paint. Since it has lots of paint chips so I decided to remove the old layer and repaint again. I started off using a palm sander for a ...
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How to rescue exterior door paint job?

I have a newly installed exterior metal paneled door that was still dirty when painted. Also embedded in the paint job are bits of foam rubber from the brush, lint from a paint roller and hair from an ...
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What is the proper way to clean a paintbrush and metal pan with KleanStrip paint thinner?

I am finishing my hardwood floors tonight with an oil-based polyurethane. I bought a natural bristle paintbrush and a metal pan, as well as some KleanStrip paint thinner that is "made with Mineral ...
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Can I use interior oil-based primer on window glazing?

I'm re-glazing some windows with DAP '33'. The instructions call for an oil-based paint or oil-based primer. I have a can of Sherwin-Williams oil-based interior primer. Will this work over the ...
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How can I remove graffiti from painted walls?

How do I remove graffiti (spray paint and permanent marker) from a wall previously painted with oil-base paint (or perhaps nitro paint - not sure) without damaging the original paint? I've seen a ...
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Why would you ever use oil paint on new work?

Background: a large steel door at our office was recently painted with an oil-based paint, and we spent the day suffering through the fumes that permeated practically every space in the building. ...
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I'm getting orange peel spraying on oil in high temperatures with an HVLP conversion gun. What's the fix?

I'm not an experienced painter using my gravity-fed HVLP conversion gun yet, and I'm looking for any pros who can give me a few pointers. I'm spraying some cabinets at a friend's house and need to get ...
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