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How to clean wood stain drippings from rough spackle wall

I just finished painting an outdoor wooden fence with Tambout Varnit. Despite my best efforts, there were some drippings onto the wall underneath, which seems to be covered with some sort of very hard ...
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What happens to alkyd enamel paint below 5 degrees C?

I'm impatient to paint a fiberglass boat I'm restoring and I'm using an alkyd enamel paint which states it's okay down to 5 degrees C. Although daytime temperature is 10 degrees C and more, night time ...
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Replace deck or paint house first? [closed]

I need to have my house repainted and replace a large cedar deck. What order would you all suggest? Thanks.
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DIY question: spray-paint steel balls evenly

A DIY-hobby question rather than home improvement. I need to paint a bunch of steel balls (1/4-1/3" dia) but I can't get even coverage. I thought shaking/rolling the balls around in a small ...
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Epoxy flexane mixture for flexible epoxy application

For those who understand plastics and epoxies in particular, curious to know if I can add flexane urethane (or similar elastomer) to epoxy paint without worrying about compatibility issues. IOW will ...
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Mix paint using red, yellow and blue give Hex code

I want to replicate a color scheme that is given in Hex codes (RGB, equivalently) - example here. Given that I have red, yellow, blue, white and black paint, how am I supposed to systematically ...
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How do I seal and paint over an indoor brick/cement wall?

I am decorating a small room where a small section near the floor used to be covered by tile and just above it the paint and plaster were chipping. I removed the damaged paint and plaster as well as ...
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What are the green spots on our kitchen walls

Our kitchen has one of the main walls of our house which is a thick concrete wall. There is nothing behind the wall, just some empty space and then the neighbor's house. I just painted the wall with ...
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Can I use joint compound over primer?

So decided to redecorate a bedroom ourselves. We removed wallpaper, scrubbed, sanded, cleaned, primed (Zinsser B-I-N White Multi-surface Matt Primer), skimmed (Make Good Plasterboard Jointing, filling ...
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Replastered section of wall surrounded by lining paper

Late last year we had dry rot treatment on a wall. This involved a section of plaster being removed and then it being replastered. This means we now have a section of wall with bare plaster, ...
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Should I remove chipped lead paint from door frames or seal and paint over?

We have discovered some green paint exposed under the top layer of white paint on our doorframes. Home lead tests came back positive so my question is... Would it be best to remove all the layers of ...
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How to fill in large paint chips on a wood door?

We have a very old house. The interior doors have been painted probably a dozen times. One of my kids got interested in picking at a small crack in the paint on one of the doors and couldn't stop. :). ...
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Primer advice for wall unit

I want to paint these two black storage wall units. I’m not sure if it’s oil-based paint. Is this Zinnser 1-2-3 Bullseye primer suitable to cover the wall units? What kind of paint type ...
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How do I make light blue paint more interesting? [closed]

My room has a very dull blue paint that causes boredom. I was looking for ways I could liven it up a bit.
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What kind of treatment should I use on bottom wall plates to prevent decay?

I have a bathroom project in my basement. I made the mistake of not using pressure-treated lumber for the bottom plate. Everything is roughed in, and I have access to the framing since I haven't put ...
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Minor cracks on my dry wall baseboard

I purchased a 2008 built home 6 months ago and now I am seeing some cracks throughout the house. I been using chalk to cover up but don’t know what’s causing this. I have my heat set to 66-70 degrees ...
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What causes uneven sheen in semi-gloss or high gloss paint?

I have new drywall which I prepared with 2 coats of primer. The semi-gloss paint finish sheen is uneven on the wall. I went back over certain areas with another coat of paint. Better, but not perfect. ...
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Can I paint polyethylene shade fabric for outdoor use?

I have a sprayer and am wondering if I can spray this fabric that I'm looking to install as a privacy panel between me and my neighbors. Once it is installed it will be permanently in place. I'm never ...
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Latex Matches Perfectly Twice…Then Suddenly Darker?

This may be an amateur question, but I am racking my brain to figure out what is happening. Appreciate any advice. I am doing touchups to basic drywall with a flat latex, very light gray. I have the ...
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Will sealing ceiling with foil paper introduce any problems?

At some point I’m going to paint or shellac then paint this ceiling. I’ve covered the cause of the peeling in another question so please don’t worry about that - it’s because of humidity due to not ...
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Did this ceiling have a shellac or primer or normal paint?

From the picture below are you able to tell if the original ceiling paint which is now peeling off had a primer, specifically a shellac primer, was it just a normal paint or no way to tell either way? ...
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What type of paint do I need for Bannisters and Windowsill?

I have decorators coming next month who will be repainting the hand rail for the stairs and a windowsill. What type of paint do I need for these? The existing handrail looks varnished and is Mahogany ...
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Is paint enough or do I need to shellac?

The paint from my ceiling has fallen off due to humidity/no extractor fan being used. The exposed white rings are not leaks etc but salt so I’ve been told by a plumber who inspected it. The smell of ...
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Eliminating sweet scented paint smell?

We just bought a home with a mother-in-law suite. The suite has an overpowering sweet scent like commercial air freshener. I've checked every outlet and switch, and conclude they must have added a ...
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Crack in paint seems to be slowly getting longer [duplicate]

I have a crack in the paint that seems to be getting larger over the years. It doesn't seem to be damp. Could this be something serious or just shoddy installer work?
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How do I paint a ceiling properly?

I can’t seem to get this right for the life of me. I’ve applied primer, 2 coats of paint and it looks terrible! Look at the roller lines, the texture etc I’ve used a good quality ceiling paint, 10mm ...
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Paint texture getting rough at second coat

As you see I got this rough finish at a wall after third coat. What is the reason that this happens? I am using wool 1cm ~ 3/8 roller. Also sometimes I get lots of tiny bubbles that do not go away no ...
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Surfactant bleed through

I have a bathroom in our 1930's house that doesn't have an exhaust fan...and two teenage boys who take ridiculously long steamy showers. We had some mold issues on the ceiling, and some of the ceiling ...
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How to fix black gloss paint bleed on brilliant white eggshell walls + paint stripped from walls

We are newbies to house renovation/decoration and have been having fun doing it ourselves in our first new home, however, there have been a few mishaps along the way as we learn how to do things. We ...
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What is the material and how to seal it?

As you can see In the photo the layer (paint?) on my bathroom ceiling has fallen off. I think the red/brownish colour part is off-gassing a smell. Does anybody know what material this is and be what ...
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How can I hide wood stain on painted drywall?

This weekend when making a built in cabinet, I accidentally got some wood stain on my painted drywall. (Yes, I know I should've taped...). Now, I have to touch up the wall. However from what I have ...
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Remove Popcorn Ceiling without Asbestos, what kind of specialist should I hire?

I want to remove Popcorn ceiling from 300 sq foot living room. The Ceiling does Not have asbestos, (I confirmed), and was built 1985. It will also be repainted with basic White Paint. Who should I ...
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Wet sanding using 1200 grit on my brown table has created a white/dust-like cover

I worked on 2 projects for painting a wood table and a metal table, where wet sanding had worked perfectly on the metal table while it ruin the wood table, as follow:- I have a wood table which i ...
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Order of flooring, painting, and trim?

Replacing the trim and floors as well as painting. What order is best? Here is my thought: Rip off trim Prime/paint install flooring Install trim patch/paint trim finish coat paint
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Paper cone paint strainer for latex paint

I'm trying to strain some run-of-the-mill latex paint that has rust from the can, etc. I have used filters like the one shown below in 100 micron and 190 micron, and both clog almost immediately (with ...
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How can I prevent paint from a mission tile decorative roof from creating streaks on my home's stucco siding?

The front of my house has a small decorative Mission tile decorative roof. Three years ago, the tile was painted over and the house was re-stuccoed. There was a bit of running from the paint in the ...
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Should I be concerned about future mold growth from using mouldy paint?

A few months back, I screwed up. I had a bucket of paint left over after my place was professionally repainted a few years back and decided to touch the place up by painting over some stains on the ...
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What to do if paint peeling on bathroom walls?

Paint has peeled from the walls (not ceiling) of my bathroom. Any chance I will know what is causing it? (This has happened after at least 5 years of use, we are not the original owner/painter). What ...
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How can I protect a painted floor?

I want to paint my stairs, but I can't find "floor paint" in suitable colours. Can I use another kind of paint, and then give it a protective coating? What kinds of paint/protection would be ...
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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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Pavement Stencils - 1/16“ (63 mil) or 1/8” (128 mil)?

We plan to ask a painter to paint parking space numbers in the parking lot (12" x 9"). There is on Amazon a kit for pavement stencils that has good reviews - is there a reason to prefer the ...
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How can I remove or cover thick, crackled paint on drywall?

The guest bathroom in the apartment I recently rented has what appears to be a custom paint job that originally I thought was wall paper. The paint is in vertical stripes, with half the stripes ...
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Indoor or outdoor paint for wheelchair ramp inside garage?

I built this wheelchair ramp in my mother's garage for her older friends and when she gets older. It's in NE Ohio and is inside an attached garage. Should only get water from wet or snowy shoes coming ...
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Durable top coat for MDF worktop / workbench

I need to build a desk / worktop / workbench for my retro computer projects. It will be used daily, so I want to have extreme durability to protect against wears, scuffs and scratches as much as ...
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Paint peeled on fascia board, how to get paint to stick?

I sanded, primed, then painted one of my fascia boards, and most of the board dried fine, just one part where there’s wood filler and silicone calking is where the paint peeled. How can I fix this ...
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Sticker peeled off paint from wall

I removed some kid stickers on the wall and it peeled off the paint. Hoping to fix this myself but not sure on the best route to take. Attaching a picture of the damage, what are the exact steps I ...
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What sort of tape adheres best to painted drywall?

I have a painted drywall ceiling and want to stick some low-density stuff onto it (things like rope, plastic, maybe some strips of wood). The stuff I stick on would not have a footprint that goes ...
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Should I erase pencil marks on primed trim before painting

Trim is primed mdf and contains a lot of pencil marks for measurements. Should I erase the pencil marks before painting over top? Unprimed mdf same question. Paint is off white latex.
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How to Touch up prefinished white trim

We have white prefinished trim throughout the house, and we've tried to touch up the trim in places where it has seen some damage with an Interior Acrylic Latex paint but the latex paint has started ...
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Most durable paint type for baseboards and trim

I want to paint (by brush) some stair and baseboard trim in my basement. I’m looking for the most durable type of paint, (not brand recommendations). It seems the higher the sheen the more durable. I ...

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