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how to reach eaves and facia board

I want to paint exterior of house myself but not comfortable on 20' ext ladder. Anybody have scaffold recommendation or experience with renting it? Can it be taken down and moved rather easy? Does it ...
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Safe way to dispose of paint thinner

Where I live there are companies that dispose of hazardous or chemical waste but they only work with companies and with large quantities. For the common citizen there seems there are no options to ...
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What color should I paint my room [on hold]

I'm thinking of changing my room's paint color because it's getting kind of old but I don't know what color I should paint it. I checked online and there's a lot of choices but I can't decide so Im ...
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Matching drywall to original texture

The existing texture is not orange peel, stipple or popcorn. I believe it is roll on texture. I have the mud but do not know what kind of roller or design I need to use to match. Help greatly ...
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How to treat damped internal walls before painting?

Kitchen sanitary inwall PVC tube from above floor melted for some unknown reason, and so water entered walls for around a 1.3 year and caused damping on the first 20cm of all walls, as a result, the ...
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Deck Coatings alternatives

22 years ago I built a Weyerhaeuser outdoor wafer board topped deck. Frame is fir 4x10 outside frame with stringers 2x10 anchored to 10" lag screwed ledger boards on the house. Top coating is two ...
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How can I remove dried latex paint from a bathtub and tub drain?

My 16 year old daughter decided to paint her bathroom this summer without telling us. To her credit she painted and cleaned up everything relatively well. But, apparently she cleaned everything in her ...
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How much should you expect a painter to scrape off exterior of historic house?

Hundred year old house with wrap around porch and the porch ceiling was painted. The porch ceiling was scraped, but only in certain areas. I am assuming these were the areas with loose or peeling ...
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Scraping and painting previously painted cedar shakes

Can we use a quality semi-opaque stain instead of an opaque house paint on previously painted cedar shakes?
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Latex or oil paint for interior stairs

Which would be better on interior stairs (they are bare wood right now). Oil or Latex based paint? I should also point out that there are nail heads showing that I can't sink because they are not ...
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Sand like substance between the painted wall and Sheetrock making the walls crack

There is cracking in both the entry way and one bedroom of the house with this sand like substance underneath. I have had no luck looking up why this could be happening and any suggestions for how to ...
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How can I remove random gook from a wall …?

... without damaging the wall. I previously started renting a room and the walls are a bit of a mess. I'm not a handy man but wanted to clean them up. I can't say for certain what the material is ...
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Sink top: spray gun lacquer or metal enamel?

I am thinking in mounting a washbasin into a 3mm steel plate. The plate will be painted in a Klein Blue. Considering that it will get wet and that there won't be too much ventilation in the room... ...
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How can I remove pencil marks from a painted wall …?

... without damaging the wall. My first inclination was to just use an eraser but I imagine this would remove much of the paint. If this is the only way..., how do I repair the eraser mark? Here is ...
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Fixing paint situation after using untinted base paint

I stupidly bought a 5-gallon bucket of untinted "deep" interior base paint thinking that I could paint walls white with it. Only after putting about two gallons on the walls and letting it dry did I ...
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General Questions On Exterior House Painting

I have a 100+ year old two story house with wood siding that the paint starting to chip off. I have a couple general questions regarding the project that I am hoping you can assist. 1) I am not ...
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matching paint color over different wall coverings

I removed wallpaper from one wall due to moisture but am leaving it up on the other three walls since the removal damaged the wall and the wallpaper is still adhering well. I am now trying to find ...
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How to fix roof shingles that has paint splattered on them?

Our painter got paint on our roof shingles when he was spraying our chimney. The paint is splattered across a 3’ x 3’ area. It is visible from street level. What is the easiest way to fix this? (...
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Is there a non-specialty paint that can be used on microwave interior?

The interior of my older low-end microwave, where the rotating tray rollers contact, has worn through the original finish and become rusty. There are specific microwave refinishing paints available, ...
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Spray painting wooden vanity - oil or latex paint?

Based on what I read,oil is considered more durable. I already primed with 2 coats of oil based primer: Then,my plan was to spray paint with Tremclad gloss oil based exterior/interior paint: But ...
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What primer for bare wood stairs with nails showing

I'm painting the stairs going down to my basement that previously had carpet. After removing the carpet, they are like bare, new wood. Unfortunately, the treads were nailed with common nails (not ...
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How to reduce the sheen of a wall paint?

I got the same color of existing wall color. But the problem is that even though the existing paint is at the least glossiness, it is still a lot more glossy than the old walls. Is there any paint or ...
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Are these cracks small enough to paint as gap fill or do I need to caulk?

House is ~25 years old and several owners in. Do I need to do any sort of filling of these cracks with a paintable caulk or is thin enough I should just paint over it again? /Cheers
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Can I paint a door without removing it from the hinges?

I watched a This Old House video that recommended taking the door off its hinges to paint it horizontal. I would rather not do that if it's not necessary. May I leave it in place? I'm going to ...
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Masonry paint or regular paint for painted brick?

I have to paint a brick house. The brick has several layers of old paint currently on it. At least one of them is lead-based; I don't know what the others are. I'll scrape before I paint, but most of ...
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Repainted wall is peeling

So I painted my wall because it was peeling and my wall now looks like this and yes the paint I put on the peeling spots are dry please Help!!
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Switch Between Paint and Sealer for Sprayer

I have a Graco Magnum x9 airless paint sprayer. I have only used it for latex paint. I am planning to refinish my deck this spring with a sealer of some sort. Can I switch back and forth between type ...
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How do I choose a water-based primer?

I am about to paint a room with a water based enamel. Old coating is matt latex, I must be overly zealous when priming and painting it. My main problem is finding a good primer, shopping around I ...
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Can I use spackling paste to “rebuild” part of the wall?

I'm on a DIY half bathroom renovation. At first I was thinking about putting tiles on the wall. It's a drywall, which I'm not familiar with, it's painted and I would need to do some preparations to ...
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Use of acrylic wall paint on wood

I have a wooden raft in my garage which I use for storing miscellaneous items. The raft is made of wooden planks laid side by side and supported by wooden beams (it is an oldish building). The place ...
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How do you paint over copper?

The top of a bay window I have is covered with a metal sheet. The patina and color of the corrosion on it suggests that it might be painted copper. What sort of paint should I use to freshen up ...
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Microbubbles on kitchen cabinet doors using HVLP sprayer, how to fix the issue?

We're trying to paint our kitchen cabinet doors white but keep getting a ton of microbubbles in the process. We have primed the doors twice using B-I-N Shellac-Based White Interior Primer and Sealer ...
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Paint/sealer for wood porch columns

I need to replace a couple front porch posts/columns that are rotting, so I'm just going to replace all of them. Original posts are just 4x4's with some wood casing and trim around it. I'm going to ...
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Match Paint Over Wall Repair [duplicate]

I have an apartment with 5 rooms inside. I painted the whole studio five years ago. I didn't really use the room. I left the apartment closed. The paint on the wall now dried out, a little faded from ...
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Latex paint smudged onto fake river stone fireplace and mortar

We hired a painter and I’m regretting our choice because he has slopped paint everywhere. I believe I can get it off most of the surfaces but I’m particularly concerned about our fireplace. It is made ...
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What is this texture called and how can I match it?

I repaired a 2' x 4' section of our ceiling, and I'd like to match the surrounding texture. Is this a sprayed texture like orange peel, or just some kind of roller stipple? Assuming it was orange ...
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How can find out the right paint to handle this unpainted gap?

I have recently got someone to fix the fencing of a deck. As you can see circled in the attached photo, there are some surface area not covered by the green paint. I have no idea of either the name ...
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Paint does not show true color even after 2 coats on top of existing light color

I have an existing beige color in the walls of my house. I am getting them repainted and following suggestion from my painter I went to the store - got sample of sherwin williams accessible beige. I ...
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3m lead test confusion

So I did a lead test and I don’t know what to think. Some areas are pink others a dark purple but mostly orange. The swab itself was orange. Lead or no lead???
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How can I prevent mold from growing on my bathroom walls?

The humidity in my bathroom is causing mold to grow on the walls. In addition there was a leak in the roof, that stained the ceiling, and now the ceiling is discolored as well even though the leak ...
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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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What is the difference between alkyd and enamel paint?

I have read that when professionals build houses, they usually use "enamel" paint for thinks like cabinets and builtins that will be subjected to wear. What are the differences between enamel and ...
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Newly painted room - paint gets “wet” then dries each day - top of wall very cold to touch

We recently moved house and are in the process of decorating. The main bedroom had wallpaper which we stripped off back to bare plaster, which looks in good condition. We put down a couple coats of ...
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Paint color with same codes do not match

I ran out of paint after the first coat. I had the paint custom made to match a specific color. I still had the numbers/code so I thought it would be easy to match. The sample the store put on top ...
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How to open this paint can?

I'm used to pait cans where the lid can be simply pried off using a screwdriver. However this one seems different: How do I open it? There are no instructions on the can itself.
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Bubbles appearing on middle aged painted drywall

At my in-laws, we recently noticed the basement bedroom ceiling had these bumps next to an exterior wall above a window. It's not wet or damp, and they haven't had any known leaks. The bumps look like ...
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What can I use to protect my walls from marks and scratches? [closed]

I store my skis against the wall, and over time the wall ends up with black marks and scratches from the minor rubbing from the skis. It's removable with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, but I would rather ...
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Paint shaver type power tools - any experiences?

Does anyone have any experience with the Paintshaver Pro paint removal tool (https://paintshaver.com)? How about cheaper Chinese versions - something like this: https://trademe.nz/marketplace/building-...
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Concerned About Possible Lead Paint in Basement of Old Home

We live in a house that is approx 100 years old. I believe we have lead paint in our house on the basement walls (we have not tested is but it is my assumption). There are areas where the paint is ...
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What paint to use to fill engraved letters on aluminium plate?

Basically I want to engrave letters and some symbols on aluminium box and fill them in using a paint, What paint should I use? As far as I know aluminium usually gets painted by anodazing process. ...