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Mold on side of paint can

I started to paint the trim in our bedroom and half way through I noticed mold on the inside of the top of the can. None was in the actually paint. And I was only putting my paint brush in the can. I ...
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What would you recommend to fix this problem with outdoor aluminum trim flecking paint?

I am having paint fleck off aluminum trim on my house. What would be a recommendation to correct this problem? If painting it, how long would it last?
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What type and brand of outdoor paint should use for pergola? [closed]

We purchased our house in 2022 and the previous owner installed a nice patio and pergola. But the paint on the top of the pergola is starting to show wear. I'm looking for recommendations on a ...
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Which type of paint lasts longer on outdoor wooden decks?

Which type of paint lasts longer on outdoor wooden decks? red-colored stain for wooden decks and front porches? white-colored silicone-based roof coating mixed with red concrete colorant?
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Placing roller covers in a can of paint?

As part of a remodel, my general contractor contracted some painters to paint a room. Two cans of paint and one can of primer were left over from the project. Every single one of those cans had a ...
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How to remove old paint from the wooden deck?

There is two layers of old paint and the latest one was put on top of the old one without primer. It started chipping in some places and could be removed quite easy without any tools. With some ...
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How to change color of polyester roller blinds?

I want to change the color of my Ikea roller blinds (Fridans). They are made of polyester. I don't want to use paint, because I'm worried this will cause the polyester to become stiff and unrollable. ...
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If I want to mix water-based paint and oil-based paint together, will liquid lecithin emulsify them? [migrated]

To "emulsify" a mixture means to make oil and water mix together without separating. If I add liquid lecithin to a 5 gallon bucket containing water-based paint and oil-based paint, and I mix ...
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How do I fix this wall with caulk ridges?

How do I fix this paint/wall? I recently did my first DIY accent wall. I’m a complete YouTube DIYer and have zero experience doing any of these things so I’ve had a lot of errors along the way. I did ...
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What options do I have for latex-free interior house paint?

I'm wanting to repaint some rooms in my house but I have a pretty severe latex allergy. If the paint had latex I'd have to move out while someone else painted and couldn't return until it was ...
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How to prep small piece of plywood for wall paint

TL;DR: How can I prep a round piece of 12mm plywood 30cm in diameter, so that I can apply wall paint to it and it will look as close to a wall as possible? Why: I'm making a light fixture. The idea is ...
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Is this damage to a plastered brick wall from furniture typical?

My wife and I recently became homeowners for the first time, and did our first home renovation. We opted to have smooth painted walls and hired a company to do this for us. Over our first months of ...
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What can I use to seal the underside of swollen upper cabinets?

My condo has cabinets from the 80s made from some sort of composite material. The painted areas are holding up but the bottom of the cabinets above the stove have watermarks and the corners are ...
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How can we maintain paint color consistency when doing touchup work?

My wife and I own several rental houses in Texas DFW areas for retirement income. Between the leases we do make-ready works to make the house ready for the next moving-in tenants. One of the classic ...
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Is it dangerous to be around old paint?

We live in a house that is around 60 years old. For the record, we live in Northern California, near San Francisco. About a year ago, when searching through our shed, we accidentally spilled a paint ...
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Stripper won’t take off paint and now sander is gumming [closed]

I started refinishing an old table with red paint. Years ago my mom used paint stripper to get rid of the paint but there was still a lot left. I used several rounds of paint stripper with a scrapper ...
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What are the brown stains on my ceiling?

It’s my first time renting and wanted to know what those brown stuff on the ceiling is.
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Mixing antislip with porch paint

I would like to use this paint with antislip sand for some exterior concrete patios. As I will be doing two coats, my question is, does antislip go in both coats or only the final one? I am not sure ...
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Need advice. Painted over semi-gloss wall with matt emulsion paint without primer beforehand

The painter I hired painted over the semi-gloss walls with matt emulsion paint without using a primer beforehand. So the color from the original semi gloss paint is still coming through in spots as ...
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Vaulted ceiling cracked paint

I’m not sure if it’s from old paint or if it’s a sign of water damage but my ceiling paint in the v is cracking. Suggestions on what to look out for? It’s so high I can’t get to it myself
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Uneven Paint Layers [closed]

I have some spots that look like the wood was scraped and painted without sanding or filling so you can see the different layers / heights. Please recommend grit(s) to use on my random orbital sander ...
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How should I restore the finish on a fiberglass column?

The exterior columns on my house have discolored over time but the AZEK trim around the house has had no issues. The column seems to be fiberglass material. I need to get it painted since power ...
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What steps do I need to take to repaint plaster walls?

What steps do I need to take to paint over already painted white plaster walls with a slight glossy finish? This might be a dumb question but my walls are I think plaster and I’m looking to paint over ...
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Can I use one primer/sealer on new drywall & existing painted surfaces?

It's nearing time to paint a newly converted laundry/storage room, and I'm trying to determine if I can get away with a single primer/sealer or if I would have better luck with a couple of more ...
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Best paint remover for hardwood floors?

Whats the best way to remove paint off of hardwood floors? We were painting my daughters room and didn't notice she accidentally got paint on her shoe till after it was too late. We've tried paint ...
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Did I paint my walls with mold? [closed]

I was using 6 month old paint to paint a tiny room in my house, the paint was first stored in the attic and then it was stored in the garage for a full week before I started painting. The white paint ...
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Will drywall mud bond to oil-based primer?

Will drywall mud bond to oil primer? We just removed a recessed ironing board from a wall in the kitchen. The surrounding walls have oil paint, and we want to prime that surrounding area before ...
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Redoing my bathroom, painting shower glass

Remodeling my bathroom, I want to know if it's possible to paint the glass door of my shower with some sort of translucent or transparent paint to change the color? The shower side of the door is ...
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Bathroom smells of paint after a steamy shower, and paint is now peeling. Worried about health. Looking to fix. (Apartment)

Context: It's been 31 days from this post since I moved into this apartment. I've noticed that if I take a steamy shower, then close the door on the bathroom after I get out, then the bathroom will ...
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Paint crack between wall and ceiling

We moved into this house 6 months ago, it was built in 2020, so practically new. Recently area experienced cold temperatures (down to -10s F). We were out during this time, but the thermostat was set ...
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I was hoping there was a way that I could paint the glass into opaque gloss black glass, both sides

Hello, I’m in Los Angeles, California, 91604. I’m a retired senior, and I just bought this house but I can’t stand the glass in the doors. It looks like the entrance to a church. I was hoping there ...
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Exterior painting in cold weather

I just read the instructions on my oil-based primer that say dries in 5-9 hrs at 70F. I would like to use it to prime some exterior metal. The temps will soon be below freezing and snow is possible ...
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Reason behind this paint peel

Pictures are from the bathroom closet, only the paint in this closet is peeling. bathroom walls are fine. Any idea why this paint is peeling by looking at pictures? I was thinking to stick one of ...
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Old primed walls are now stained and oily [duplicate]

I discovered the walls going down to the basement were only primed and never painted. Looks like one coat also, I doubt if it was more as several parts have been torn and it looks too thin of a layer....
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Can I leave pre-primed wood siding unpainted during winter? [closed]

Unfortunately, I recently brushed against the corner of my house as I was pulling through our very narrow driveway, which pulled off a corner piece of trim as well as damaging two pieces of wooden ...
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Cinder block basement paint - need to cover it for window installers - suggestions

I am fixing up the basement and would like to cover the deteriorating painted cinderblock under one window of our basement (chipping and paint dust when finger pressed against the wall) due to ...
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Does anyone know how to identity colour names from Dulux? [closed]

Does anyone know how to accurately identify colour names from Dulux using a website from a pixel of colour on a computer screen? Thanks For example, this colour:
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How do I tell if above my kitchen hood is water damage or just paint fading?

The paint above my hood seems to be breaking off. I'm not sure if this is water damage or gravity with the hood sinking from where it was installed. I don't feel any wetness, but my master bath is ...
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Repaint or Remove Crown Molding

I purchased a house that has about 200LF of crown molding that's painted white with a pink undertone. It's installed in a living room with 8' - 12' ceiling (cathedral). I would be ok with the crown ...
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Could anyone help me identify what this is? Mold? Efflorescence?

I was cleaning and noticed this today. I am going to go to contact building management and see how best get started handling this as soon as I can (I'm in a co-op). I don't know what this stuff is but ...
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Custom tint Zinsser Perma-White paint won't stick to primed interior wall - why and how to fix

Background: In a bathroom that had some mold/mildew. Existing paint on walls appeared to be eggshell latex on top of oil. The latex had crazed/cracked but was adhering. Existing paint on ceiling ...
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Should I be concerned about my contractor not being lead certified

Wife and I live in a 1950s house. We’ve been planning a whole house renovation for months and finally found a GC we like. We learned he isn’t qualified to work on lead-containing materials. He’s done ...
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Walls look streaky and patchy after fresh paint

Hoping someone can help me here. I’ve researched this to death and I can’t figure out what’s happening. I painted my walls recently and the results are amateur at best. Head on they look fine but from ...
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Mdf painted without being primed

I put up MDF panels on my wall. The painter didn’t use primer and directly painted with paint. Can i go over with primer and then repaint? Are there any other solutions
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What is the layer on my wall and peels off when wet and how do I fix/replace it?

I was about to re-paint the ceiling of my closet. I am not sure when this was done the last time but the structure itself is lath & plaster from 1929. After putting on some paint, it seems one ...
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Improving water stained unpainted garage drywall

New home owner, my garage has a basic drywall finish - ie nominally sanded joints. There are also water stains all over the dry wall - I'm going to guess they washed their cars inside the garage with ...
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Small touch up jobs - big paint cans

I have been doing little DIY projects inside my house and as a result I have lots of little paint jobs to do - all drywall so far. I have the original paints. Do I need to mix/stir the paint before ...
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How to fix ceiling/wall joint after popcorn texture removal

Removed the popcorn, and the joints are in bad shape now. Guessing from the mud residue when it was scraped. enter image description here
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Would "old formula" oil paints be available, and would they go on smoother?

This is probably not the right subject line - I'm not after the stuff in tubes, that artists use, but the kind of paint I remember was used in the past, well probably 40 - 50 years ago, that we used ...
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Restoring tongue and groove exterior siding [closed]

I have a detached garage built in the 1960's that is clad in tongue and groove siding with no sheathing. The wood is still in good shape but the surface is very worn, presumably from overly aggressive ...
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