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Painting Aluminum Window Trim a new color? Primer? Then Paint?

What is the process of repainting aluminum window trim that already has a coat of paint on it? The house has aluminum trim around the windows and the previous owner painted it a darker color. I'd like ...
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Paintable wood sealer - does this exist

I have ground contact (MCA) wood which has dried for some number of weeks. I was thinking of sealing it to maximize exterior lifetime over many years and was wondering if there is a type of sealer ...
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Is a paint sprayer something I should consider? Paint entire interior [closed]

I'm working on prepping a small house and the entire interior needs paint. I'm typically a roller and brush type guy, but I have done HVLP cabinet spraying in the past. A friend told me he uses a ...
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Why is my painted plywood wall flaky and thin-looking?

I painted my workshop made with plywood with white emulsion paint but the result isn’t what I was expecting The paint did not stick to the wood properly which resulted in a flaky and patchy white ...
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Prime Walls Before or After Compound/Mud Repairs? - Water Stains

Is it ok to prime the walls before I do some mud/compound filling and repairs? I would like to put a full coat of BIN primer (Shellac Based) on the room to help with any possible odors and then get a ...
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How to select paint for exterior steel door?

A number of doors will be replaced with flat steel doors: The current doors are painted white. The steel door was delivered with a primer coat and is poised for painting. When selecting a paint, one ...
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Best paint for a masonry windowsill?

I was hoping to get a slightly glossy finish and used a gloss for metal and wood the storekeeper recommended. It looks awful and my wife was pretty upset. Is it better to just use a smooth masonry ...
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Repairing minor cracks between brick wall and exterior stairs

How do you recommend to repair minor gap between exterior stair and clay hollow brick wall - the wall has plaster and paint on it. Do I just patch with gypsum and water or mix cement with water and ...
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How do I safely cut holes into an old plaster wall that likely contains asbestos?

I have a 1950 1.5 storey home with textured plaster walls, I understand the texturing was usually done with asbestos. The bottom layer of paint contains some lead as well; lab tests on my paint ...
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What kind of black paint is heat reflective, good for use on glass, and safe for indoor use? [closed]

I'm looking to paint the interior of the glass window of my bedroom with heat reflective black paint. I'm worried that A) whatever kind of paint I get won't be made for adhering to glass, and B) about ...
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How do i fix paint flashing?

So I spent the weekend patching over a paint rip and have finally gotten the wall level after a ton of sanding/mudding/priming the spot etc. I’ve finally gotten a decent color match and gone over the ...
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How many gloss coats on a primed and undercoated external door?

I stripped a wooden exterior door back to bare wood. It was then primed and soft-sanded. Then I applied two coats of undercoat. It's a grey colour. Since then, I've applied 5 coats of exterior Gloss - ...
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What kind of paint primer can be sanded without peeling off [closed]

What kind of primer (paint) can be sanded after it is dry? I painted a large object made from plaster of paris. I used latex-based primer. There were some lumps and bumps the day after the primer ...
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Is Custom Building Products sanded ceramic tile caulk paintable?

I have a tube of Custom Building Products' Sanded Ceramic Tile Caulk, and it says nothing about paintability on the tube itself. It is "siliconized" caulk per the tube. On the online product ...
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Painting over cabinet paint chips

We painted our cabinets about 2.5 years ago when we moved into this house. Over time some of our cabinets have gotten a few paint chips and we wanted to patch those up. We cleaned the surface, ...
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Source of paint smell without detectable VOCs?

Roughly seven weeks ago we had the popcorn ceilings of our house removed. The contractor primed with one coat of Kilz Original Oil Based Primer (SDS) and then used two coats of Sherwin Williams ...
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How should I prepare papered plaster walls for tile?

I want to tile 100% of my bathroom walls. The potential problem is that portions of the plaster walls have been wallpapered AND painted(!). I suspect that the painter ran into trouble removing the ...
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Can I apply linseed oil paint to new, primed timber?

We've recently had some new wooden casement windows installed. They arrived having already had a coat of (what I assume is) primer applied. Here's a close-up: The windows were made and installed by a ...
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What is VMD spray paint A002L3

I bough this product which is a transparent varnish with gloss, with this code LUCIDO:- But when i open the can i found that it has this code A002L3, as follow:- so not sure why i got 2 codes? and ...
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spots on wood panel

I noticed a number of spots on my house wooden wall that lost paints. Fungus infection? How to treat? Thanks.
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Removing Scotch tape residue [duplicate]

Scotch tape and residue were gently scraped off the outdoor facing side of a wooden white door. I would like to completely remove the residue. Is there a clever method / tool / chemical to remove the ...
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How can I repair the damage to this paint without redoing the whole wall?

This is the wall covering my entire living room and kitchen. We used to have a toddler gate here to stop my son running into the kitchen, and it left a mark on the wall when we removed it and the ...
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Drywall: Removing old mirror and installing new one

We are ripping off an old condo mirror from the 1970s, and laying on a new mirror of the exact same size. Below is a picture of old glue circles, and wall behind it. Before installing the new mirror, ...
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Stains in the bathroom

We have some stains in our bathroom with shower. We already painted our bathroom 2 times by ourselves and 1 time was professionally painted with primer and then with paint. After 2 months, when ...
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Painting: Ensure First Brush Stroke is not soaked

When using a paintbrush or roller, the first paint dip from the tray contains the most soaked with paint. I usually then spread it on cardboard or plastic to remove the excess (this helps a little). ...
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Should I Mix Paint from different machines for same room?

I bought two gallons of Sherman Williams paint (White Shadow Cashmere - exact same productIds and barcodes) at two different locations and branches days apart. They are custom mixed colors, not stock ...
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Matching and painting metal garage door

I'm replacing a garage door, but need to match the color of the new door to the other, older garage doors on the property. The new door's style (but not color, the new door's color is white) is ...
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Are polyester paintbrush bristles toxic?

I did spot touch up painting using the following Home Depot Paint rollers. I applied two coats of Sherwin William White Shadow flat paint, 20 minutes apart. After that, I got many paint fibers stuck/...
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Brown/ Orange spots on wall

I'm trying to find out what those brown/ orange spots are and how I can remove them. It looks like I have them in closets and less ventilated areas on my inside walls. I was planning on repainting the ...
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Floor paint stripping

OK, so I decided to strip a heavy black paint and what not on top of it from the hardwood floors in a 100+ year old house I purchased recently. To that end I purchased a $150 stripping tool ("...
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Paint roller fibers stuck on wall after painting

I did spot touch up painting using the following Home Depot Paint rollers. I applied two coats of Sherwin William White Shadow flat paint, 20 minutes apart. After that, I got many paint fibers stuck/...
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How can I eliminate odor from exterior paint used indoors?

I painted my inner walls with exterior plastic paint by mistake. It had a very foul odor when summer came. Painted 3 times and still smells Smell is terrible in summer months especially when opening ...
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Dulux EasyCare mist coat proportion (UK)

I have Dulux EasyCare matt and want to use it as a mist coat on fresh plaster first. Instructions say to seal use "thinned 10% with water". Does that mean the mix should be 90% paint or 90% ...
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Is it ok to paint on fresh plaster once it appears dry?

I've just had a skim coat of fresh plaster put on plasterboard (mixture of screwed to stud walls and dabbed on to brick/block) in a new extension and it appears to be drying very fast. Can I rely on ...
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How do I fix this paint rip?

Accidentally ripped a piece of paint off the wall when trying to hang something up and now need to fix it ASAP. I have the sample to color match but I don’t quite know what to do to patch this… The ...
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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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Dull paint spots

We recently painted with Sherwin Williams Interior Acrylic Latex (Super Paint). In some areas we had to putty holes and then used texture spray to match the texture of the wall before painting. Those ...
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Paint not sticking to drywall

In my new house, the paint will not stick to the wall. It will just start pealing like a piece of tape. How do I correctly paint so this doesn't happen?
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Textured walls now smooth- do I need to prime? [duplicate]

My walls were textured plaster so we had someone skim coat them (Spackle and sand) to make them smooth. Right now they are smooth but if you rub your finger in it- it’s dusty. Can I paint normally (...
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Lead paint test showing colour not listed

I'm working on a basement reno in a 1950's house. As a precaution I bought a lead test kit to inspect whether or not the paint on my staircase contains lead. I used "Lead Inspector" by a ...
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Suitable paint for vent guard?

I have several external vent guards that I bought from the local hardware store. From the look and feel of it, I believe that the material is some sort of vinyl. For what it's worth it's a Lambro ...
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Paint inside refrigerator water shutoff valve—clean or replace?

The refrigerator water shutoff valve in my house has not been used in years. At some point, it seems to have been partially painted over, and there is paint inside the opening on the valve (photos ...
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Painting garage in two parts with the exact same paint, but the second part came out grayer and not glossy at all

I really don't know what happened or what messed up. This is the sequence of events: Due to time constraints and bad weather we had to paint in two different days for a garage wall & ceiling ...
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Bath tub paint coming off

My cast iron bath tub paint is chipping off and the underlying material (is it epoxy, not sure) is being exposed. Is this something to be concerned about? How can I fix it?
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Non-toxic paint to mark metal cutlery [closed]

In my office, we have a lot of private cutlery brought from home. Over time it magically disappears so I have bought new sets several times. Is there a paint (preferably in a pen) that can be used to ...
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How i can draw a horizontal line on my Plaster Jar? using paining tape or stencil? [closed]

I have built this Jar using Plaster:- And i paint it with plastic white paint as a base >> then apply this gold metallic paint.. now i want to paint some horizontal brown lines using oil-based ...
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How can I remove very old paint from my hardwood floor?

We bought a house built in 1857. It has beautiful hardwood floors. The family room was carpeted some time along the way. We pulled up the carpet, revealing the floors. About 3 ft into the room along ...
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Why can I not use this primer under glossy paint?

I have fresh drywall and bought some PVA primer. We plan to paint with semi-gloss so that the walls can actually be cleaned. Per KILZ PVA Designed for use under flat and low sheen paints only. Do not ...
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Advice needed on Oil-based over Latex paint

Recently purchased a house and did not think painting would be this complicated... One room is pink with salmon trim and baseboards. The trim and baseboards are oil based and it's just scraping/...
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Any idea what happened to the Ceiling and how to fix it

How would I repair the crack and bulge in the popcorn ceiling? There is additional cracking in the wall nearby. The ceiling was painted 3 years ago and the wall by the ceiling had crack repairs and ...

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