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How to get white paint stains out of black silgranit sink

The other day a painter came to paint a wall white and he washed his tools and buckets in my black kitchen sink that's made out of silgranit. I don't know the composition of the material but it's got ...
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How do we choose the color and combination for home interior [closed]

I'd like to decide the colours for my home interior walls( Front yard, Hall, Bed room , Dining room , kitchen, bathroom and back yard and also I'd like the colors to match with tiles color which is in ...
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Can i apply glossy clear coat Acrylic varnish paint over colored Acrylic varnish paint

I have a metal frame and i spray it with aluminum colored Acrylic varnish paint using this product where i applied 2 coats and the final result look v good to me.. Now to protect the varnish i am ...
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mixing paints with different a sheen?

I bought a gallon of satin paint but I wish it was semi-gloss. Could I add a quart of high-gloss paint in the same color, mix it real well, and expect the mixture to be a semi-gloss paint? The color ...
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How can I fix ripped wall paint?

I accidentally ripped the wall paint on the concrete because I placed my mesh Wi-Fi on the wrong spot. The paint was only done a week ago and I'm wondering how can I fix this the right way without ...
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Titan 440i paint sprayer splashing paint with low pressure

I have Titan 440i paint sprayer. If I squeeze the nozzle lightly, it sprays evenly but then I have to carefully squeeze it at the right position. If I squeeze all the way in, it will blew huge amount ...
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Matching paint colour from photo containing known colour

I need to fix some scratched and chipped paint on a window sill. I cut off a chip and took it to the hardware store to get a matching sample pot. They scanned the chip and came up with a formula. I ...
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Waterproofer Elastomeric Roof Sealant - sticky

I have a walk out terrace. I applied Waterproofer Elastomeric Roof Sealant (Henry). It looks great and its reflective. However, after 3 weeks its still sticky. Is it supposed to be sticky for that ...
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How should I deal with a leaking aerosol can?

I've discovered an old can of Alkyl Enamel spray paint that appears to be leaking fluid. It made some ominous kinda whooshy sounds when I moved it slightly; they continued for a few seconds. There ...
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Removing bugspray from painted surface

My wife spilled bugspray over this window ledge, which is wood covered with a layer of primer and two layers of interior semi-gloss. It seems impossible so far to remove the bugspray. The paint feels ...
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What is the best way to remove paint smell from room?

Background. Ceiling collapsed in small part of kitchen due to water leak, initial damage was limited to small part of room, but somehow the people who landlord sent round (not professionals), they ...
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Exterior house paint has weird streaks coming from cracks. What is this?

I have a wood siding house. House was built in 1955, and exterior of the house was painted in the past decade (though not sure exactly when). The east side of my house has some cracks forming in the ...
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How do I protect my ceiling from soot from my wood burning stove?

I have a ~1920s wood-burning farmhouse cook stove in my kitchen which we use regularly. Obviously, smoke and soot builds up on the vaulted ceiling around the stove. I'm looking some type of paint or ...
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Coating for concrete staircase

I would like to apply some kind of coating to this concrete staircase that would involve color other than the native. I am not sure if just regular exterior primer and paint would be durable because ...
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How should I clean marks on black walls?

I have a wall that's painted a matte black color in multiple coats of high quality paint. It's a scuff magnet, and picks up dirt when people touch it. On lighter colored walls I use soft clean ...
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Cleaning metal after stripping paint

I have stripped the paint off my mailbox, which is probably some kind of steel, using KleanStrip. However, as you can see, there is still residue. What should I use to clean it? I am hesitant to use ...
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How can I make a surface reflective enough for a solar grill?

I am working to build a solar grill. This requires making a reflective surface. Is there a good paint option for, say, cardboard or plastic that is very reflective? When I google "reflective ...
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Can i add acrylic clear coat over an epoxy paint for outdoor project

I used this epoxy paint product from Rust-Oleum (Amazon link) to paint our refrigerator and it worked well, at least for 3 years from now. But as the refrigerator is indoor I did not use any clear ...
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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 clean a motor that has paint in it

The paint sprayer we are using got paint in the motor that blows the air out to spray the paint. Is it possible to clean the motor with paint thinner or motor cleaner? Or will paint thinner or motor ...
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Is there an ideal time between paint coats?

I have been repainting my house and wondering about recoat times. For instance, the gloss I am using states touch dry in 2h, recoat in 6h and fully cured in 24h (depending on temperature, humidity, ...
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Do I need different paint buckets for different colors?

I am planning to paint one of my room and the plan is to paint like: Ceiling with Ultra white ( Egg shell ), three walls with off white ( Egg shell ), one wall with dark blue ( probably semi gloss.. ...
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How to repair crumbling drywall or plaster?

This is an internal wall where the brown sediment (is it drywall? Plaster? Or something else entirely?) behind layers of paint is crumbling away causing holes. You can see from the photos where the ...
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Do positive results of a lead paint testing kit imply that a dipped door is now toxic?

(Cross-posted from https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/155681/do-positive-results-of-a-lead-paint-testing-kit-imply-that-a-dipped-door-is-now due to a helpful comment.) We have had some 1930'...
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How repair damage from suction bath mat in tub

My roommate went to clean our bathtub, so they took off the suction shower mat to do so. When they did, it messed with the finish on the tub. Some of it is now perforated and peeling. How do I repair ...
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Preparing a wallpapered room for paint

I have a 1920s house with plaster walls. It was wallpapered at one point (no idea when) and has accrued maybe 2 or 3 coats of paint since. I'm planning to take the paper down because I can't stand it ...
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How do I refurbish this exterior door?

I want to refurbish this exterior metal garage door, which is rusting because the previous owner had the sprinkler spraying the door. 🤦‍♂️ What kind of prep do I need to do before I paint? What kind ...
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Any tips for refinishing the exterior trim around my front door?

I had someone powerwash and paint the whole white facade around the front door and foyer window, but by the next season the paint is chipping and peeling off. It’s not wood, it might be some kind of ...
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What kind of primer and what kind of paint should I use for a metal staircase inside a house?

I am having a staircase welded and installed inside my house in Indonesia. This is just cheap steel, not stainless or galvanised, it's new but fairly rough and ready stuff. The steel part is being ...
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Which chemicals/detergents are suitable for cleaning my painted, outside faccade/stucco without damaging it?

I have a question about cleaning the painted outside facade/stucco of my house (I'm not asking for a specific product-recommendation). Which commonly available detergents/chemicals are suitable for ...
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Liquid between broom handle and head got on my skin

I was sweeping when the broom head and handle of a Libman broom broke apart. Upon trying to reattach both parts together, some black, viscous liquid between the broom handle and head got on my skin ...
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I've released a lot of lead-paint dust in our house. What to do?

We hired some contractors to help us re-paint our 1.5-year old kid's room. They started this morning by scraping several parts from the walls. A few minutes after they started, I thought I should test ...
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Can we paint exterior pvc board around windows dark brown?

The wood frame around our exterior windows is rotting. Our home is dark brown stained cedar siding, and our window frames are also dark brown. We called a local construction company to fix the old ...
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How to remove paint from light socket

I had my house painted, the painter did not cover my motion detector light, he sprayed paint into the socket. I can see paint on the threads but not where the bulb touches the connectors. I screwed on ...
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how to cover/repair nail holes on exterior window frame

we've just replaced our windows including exterior and interior frames/trims. The contractor told us they used oil-based primer and two coats of exterior paint, both are Benjamine Moore paint. However,...
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Should I pre-fill hairline cracks in render before painting?

We have a home that has all of the external walls rendered. Some areas have hairline cracks appearing, and some thicker (but not significant) cracks. Should I fill all/any cracks before painting? Or ...
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Refinishing stained wooden doors

A little while ago I had a contractor doing building and decoration work. As part of the decoration, they managed to apply the wrong colour wood stain to door frames, doors and skirting boards. ...
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Cracks along drywall corner bead

I have a hairline crack along a drywall corner bead next to a window. I feel like this sort of crack is probably pretty common? What causes it? How can I fix it? What steps during drywall repair / ...
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What kind of exterior paint has a fine sand paper-like backing, is it a primer?

I need to repair peeling flaking exterior paint on my stone window sill, so looking to find a suitable matching paint but I'm puzzled on what this stuff is. Looking at the back of the paint, it looks ...
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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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