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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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Interior hand railing paint not drying

I just painted my metal interior handrail with krypton water based paint. The banister has not been painted in 10 years but could have been painted with oil base paint. The new paint is tacky after ...
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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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Can I use corrugated metal roofing panels as soffits and paint them?

I have several sheets of Corrugated Steel Roofing (see picture) from a replaced roof, and I would like to re-use them as a soffit under a porch, and paint them white or black. How should I prep the ...
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What would cause these bubbles in texture?

I recently had a contractor out doing work on my bathroom, including re-texturing walls and painting. When we 'moved back in', I noticed the walls are littered with these little 'holes' or bubbles and ...
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How to build a strong wall surface against wall anchor?

When one remove acrylic (hi bond) double sided tape from wall, it often damages wall. Surface material is pealed off, usually drywall and plaster, and sometimes paint. By drywall and plaster I mean ...
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What is the best way to increase the dry time of a water based urethane paint?

I am trying to paint some cabinets with Behr Uerthane Satin Enamel. Spraying and foam rolling both left an orange peel texture. After sanding those down, I tried painting with a Purdh nylox brush and ...
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Best paint (not spray) for outdoor plastic? [closed]

What's the best type of paint (not spray) for outdoor plastic? Something that will last almost forever and comes in gallon+ buckets, and is not cost-prohibitive?
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How to paint a small bathroom with very poor ventilation?

Amateur here, just trying to do his best. How to paint a small bathroom with very poor ventilation? I imagine I'd want a paint that seals the paint behind it (which has been prone to a little mold), ...
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New Garage floor paint

I am having a home built. I would like to paint the garage floor with Behr Granite Grip. Since it is a new home can I just sand and paint it? Thank you.
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A good paint for kitchen cabinet doors?

I'm thinking about making my own cabinet doors from MDF, and I think it Can handle it, but I want to finish them with a good paint. By good I mean something like polyurethane paint, which dries up ...
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Rolled paint on wall has a patch that goes completely flat (not colour but flat as in looks like it wash brushed not rolled)

I have a patch on my wall where the rolled paint goes completely flat against the wall so it looks like it was brushed on in that area rather than rolled like the whole wall. Before I painted it there ...
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How to deal with a failed primer coat

I "restored" a bathroom that had had a heavy wall paper that did not come off neatly. I repaired the walls and ceiling and skim coated much of the wall. I also sanded and repainted a shower ...
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What paint to use on polystyrene ceiling rose

Does anyone know what kind of paint to use on a polystyrene ceiling rose? Thank you
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How to repair small depression in a wall?

I would appreciate any help and guidance on repairing a small portion of a wall, which gave in a bit due to a telescopic pull-up bar. Not sure how to explain what type of wall it is and the fact that ...
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Do I need to remove the oxide coating from steel before painting?

I have some hollow section steel beams that I want to paint. They are covered in black greasy substance that I think is black oxide and oil. I can degrease it, but do I need to remove the oxide? I've ...
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What type of UV-resistant (fade-resistant) paint is best for a rain barrel made of polyethylene? It will be in a greenhouse

What type of UV-resistant (fade-resistant) paint is best as the outer coating of a rain barrel? The barrel is made of polyethylene. It will sit in a greenhouse, so other than direct sunlight and ...
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Looking for feedback on prep & paint plan for moldy wood siding

I'm getting ready to paint my cabin this summer and I was hoping to get a reality check on the order of sequence. I've painted houses inside and out before but they were new, and this is a bit ...
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Can I leave a wall primed, but without paint, for several sunny months?

I notice the siding and trim on my house is in urgent need of paint, as there are bare areas of wood where the paint is flaking off, but due to uncertainties with Coronavirus, I need to hold off on ...
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Why does the paint in my home scratch off easily?

We bought a flipped home in 2013. Over the years, we've noticed that the paint chips and scratches very easily. We always thought this was about bad paint but we have recently started repainting rooms ...
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Getting rid of a Chalkboard Wall

Around 4 years ago, we painted a chalkboard for our 1-year-old kid. She loved it and did all sorts of artwork on it. Now she is 5 years old and doesn't want the chalkboard anymore in her room. I tried ...
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Need paint help

A painting fell and made a tiny scrape. I thought I could fix it but I made it worse. The paint I used matches but when you look on the side view it looks way to white. I sanded it down cause I ...
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Can I use a water based undercoat between solvent-based primer and top coat?

I've primed some new wood with Dulux aluminium wood primer which is solvent based. Probably overkill, but I wanted a very good seal. I plan to finish with two coats of Dulux eggshell, which is also ...
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Can an old-cement garage floor be painted in sections?

This question is related to our other question about relocation of our hot water heater. The current plan is to put the new water heater in the garage on the cement floor, so our concern is how to ...
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Is there any point in putting solid stain (rather than paint) on LP Smartside?

I'm getting ready to build a barn, likely with LP Smartside siding. LP says that you can put "solid" stain on it (not transparent). My question is, is there ever a reason you would do that? ...
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Painted walls weeks ago with latex and still a noticiable smell

I painted 2 rooms with very old latex paint and now I have an odor after 6 weeks that is not what I am used to smelling with a fresh coat of paint. It did not smell unusual while painting and the ...
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Help identify stucco layers on my house

I’m looking to redo my stucco, and I’m trying to figure out what each layer of stucco is on my house. Could someone help explain what each layer of the stucco is in the image, and which layer I need ...
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Patio Paint - SouthEast Texas

We live in South East Texas (Houston)and we have very high temperatures during summer here. We have had a patio constructed by an independent contractor. He has finished the patio work but is not ...
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Painting new boards installed on old front porch

Hi—I recently replaced a number of rotten boards in my old (50+ years) front porch. Here is what I need to do, and I understand timing is important: Let PT wood from Lowe’s dry out (1 month?) ...
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Why is part of my wall shiny after cleaning it?

I have recently moved to a new house and there have been a lot of deliveries for appliances and furniture. In the process there were some stains on the wall, nothing major as the paint was intact. I ...
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How long do I need to wait to paint after I skim coated a chimney with concrete?

I needed to skim coat an interior chimney with a very light coat of concrete. How long until I can paint it with masonary paint?
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Rust repair and coverage on High temperature fixture

I'm looking for recommendations for going about making my bathroom electric baseboard heater more presentable (and, of course, maintaining its safety). I'm including pictures of the fixture, showing ...
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Will latex paint dry thoroughly if applied too thickly

I became impatient and applied latex paint to a cabinet door way too thickly. I dumped about four ounces on the door with the door laying flat and then just spread it around with a brush. Will the ...
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Painting on top of clear topcoat

I'm going to repaint a ceiling that has a faux finish and a clear topcoat on it. The faux finish is some kind of yellow smear and the topcoat a rather low sheen, I would say satin. Is it necessary to ...
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Desert deck, waterless maintenance, no ‘beauty of the wood’, can I sand and paint @ 3-yr intervals?

I have a 10-year old deck, 20-feet in the air, with peeling paint. It is surrounded by white stucco ( below also ) so I can not afford to have chemical stripper running down the stucco and pressure ...
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How should I paint an exterior door to prevent sticking?

Most quality paints for doors have at least a 5-day full cure time. So how can I paint an exterior door and keep it from sticking to the stop? I mean I could obviously paint it first thing in the ...
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Why is exterior paint cracking just a month after application?

Sunny wall was recently painted by a professional with primer and two coats of exterior paint. Areas with cracks were sanded but primer was applied over old paint where in seemingly good shape. Just ...
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Does primer normally separate in to different colors, or is this mold growing in it?

I have two five gallon buckets of Sherwin Williams PVA Drywall Primer & Sealer which is about a year and a half old. One is a partial bucket and the other is sealed and has never been opened. I ...
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Why is a spot on my ceiling bleeding through even after using a priming sealer?

I had water spots and used Kilz and now the Kilz is bleeding through my ceiling paint.
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Is it useful to paint outdoor conduit white to reduce the temperature?

The typical color of most types of electrical conduit is dark gray. I plan to run some kind of conduit along the edge of a flat roof to install security cameras, and I'm already worried about the ...
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What are these caramel colored spots on my painted ceiling? (And paint chipping)

Home was built in New England in the early 1960's. Since we've purchased the house (6 or 7 years now) there was spots chipped off the ceiling in main bedroom above the bed. I didn't think much of it ...

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