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How long for CitriStrip fumes to dissipate

My wife was trying to get some paint off of the trim of the door in our kitchen, along with a bookcase nearby. She used some CitriStrip to try to do this (about a cup's worth). The CitriStrip worked ...
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Paint stripper left on overnight….?? What process to follow up on that today? [closed]

I am stripping paint (layers) off an old cabinet. Have done 2 applications (scraped off in between). Wiped with mineral spirits…. Now this morning there are still bubbles of more paint to be scraped, ...
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How to remove rest of paint from wood beam

What is the best way to remove the remaining paint from this beam? My goal is to remove all the paint and stain it so it matches the color of the door below it. So far I've chipped and sanded away ...
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How to remove paint from outdoor concrete steps?

I'd like to treat my old previously painted outdoor concrete steps with a green stain to accent the house color. Some of two former colors are still stubbornly visible after applying citrus paint ...
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Removing paint from a potentially varnished surface

Recently while painting I got a fair bit of paint on the skirting and door frames. I included an example of it below. I was thinking of going at it with some paint thinner but worried it might strip ...
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How to remove drylok paint from copper pipe [duplicate]

What can I use to safely remove dried drylok paint from a copper pipe without damaging the pipe? Can I use mineral spirits or acetone? Maybe olive oil?
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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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Help restoring old wood beam please!

I am in the process of trying to uncover an original beam in my 120 year old home. The beam appears to have been painted (possibly twice), then covered in drywall mud, then painted again. It's tested ...
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Techniques for repairing asbestos siding with GAF Weatherside fiber cement?

My older (1930s) home is covered with asbestos siding over tar paper sheathing. Some of the siding is cracked/missing and some of the tar paper beneath it is torn. At present I can't re-side the ...
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Paint removal from electric socket

I found out some previous tennant of my flat painted the walls with common white wall paint. Unfortunately the bare earth connector (German type F, aka Schuko) on the sockets was painted too. As this ...
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What is the best way to remove latex paint from a shower liner?

What is the best way to remove latex paint from a shower liner? The shower I have has a one piece liner along three walls. It looks like it was painted with latex paint which is now peeling off. ...
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wet-vac advice for removing flaking paint from a mortar wall in the basement

Not asking for "brand" suggestions but advice on selecting the type/size of tool. This isn't a "shopping" question even though I am shopping. 30 years ago asbestos pipe insulation ...
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How do I remove lead paint?

Recently purchased a grade 2 property. It has very nice shutters (original but they are seal shut with the amount of paint and I’m hoping to strip them and bring them back to life. Done a lead test ...
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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 to prep walls with cracked paint

I'm in need of some advice. I am away to start redecorating my bathroom. My dad was originally going to do it for me but he is currently unwell so is no longer able to. I can't afford to pay someone ...
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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 remove white substance from spray painted MDF?

There is a substance that has been left on some cabinets (which are spray painted MDF). The substance is white, and could be paint, or some kind of filler, caulk or putty. What's the safest way to get ...
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LoBase layer of paint resists chemical stripping

I fell in love with this vintage door at a local antique shop (100% solid wood, including the panels) and decided to use it for my bathroom. As it is easily 100 years old, it had many layers of paint. ...
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Removing old paint from brick wall of house

My house has peeling dated wall paint. I'd like it to be taken off and then some re-pointing as necessary. I am not the best DIY person but might attempt at least part on my own, like removing old ...
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Electrical Outlet/Switch Cover Vanity Plate Screw Issues

I am taking the time to update all of my outlets and switches in my home since they are 14+ years old or older and most of them are the METALLIC and NOT NYLON and have the vanity/cover plate entirely ...
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How to know if neutralizer is needed after chemical paint stripping?

I just used Klean Strip paint stripper to remove some old paint from an exposed piece of wood near my stairs. The wood is pretty clean (grain visible and almost no traces of paint left) but I do plan ...
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Safety of "Safe" Solvents

I put off stripping the paint of my interior trim until the winter, since there were so many more pleasant outdoor tasks during the warmer months. Now that it's time to fish or cut bait, I'm thinking ...
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How can I remove craft acrylic paint that has been mixed with silicone oil from multiple surfaces?

I was making a layered cup of various acrylic paint mixed with floetral and silicone oil to do a acrylic pour/ flip cup painting. The cup slipped out of my hand and hit the edge of the bathtub, ...
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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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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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Remove paint from stained glass windows

I have a couple stained glass windows that look to have paint around the outsides from previous owner painting the trim. Any suggestions on removing the paint without damaging or am I out of luck?
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How to remove outdoor paint from furniture

Workmen splattered red paint all over my grey outdoor furniture. The table is glass and metal. The chairs are metal with woven seats. How can I clean the paint off the woven part of the chairs, the ...
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Stripping paint from old fireplace last step - any advice to achieve clean finish?

As you can tell from the photos below, there is still yet some paint residue, like a foggy layer on top of the brick. We're not sure what the best way to get this off or if this is about as good as ...
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How do I remove textured paint from my patio floor?

My patio flooring has a paint-like texture on it that is chipping off. The base is concrete. I have tried scraping, but it's incredibly tedious to get up and is taking hours of work. Is there some ...
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Preparing an old metal cabinet for painting

I bought an old metal cabinet that needs some restoration work, maybe not the best idea for a guy with no DIY experience and two left hands. So first I asked at a paint shop how much it would be to do ...
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Paint-stripping purgatory - stuck in the middle - what should we do?

My wife was prepping our kitchen to be painted this weekend in our 1920's era condominium. Presumably lead paint is present but we do wear masks when working. There's an old door and door frame, and ...
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How can I remove the coating from black iron pipe?

I'm building a couple industrial style tables, using black pipe from Home Depot for the legs. The fittings and smaller nipples are all a faded gray color that perfectly complements the black cherry ...
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Removing washing paint stains from clothes

As house windows and doors was being painted by enamyl paint got paint stains on clothes how can we remove wash or remove paint stains The paint stain has been dried tried white vinegar baking ...
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Covering Up Some Old Wall Art

We've got some wall art painted on to our walls with a paint brush that we'd like to cover up, but we'd like to be able to cover it up in a way that won't ruin the integrity of it, so that if anyone ...
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How to remove shiny black coating from a textured window?

The previous owner of my 1920s bungalow drywalled over a bunch of the original windows (!) and I'm trying to uncover and restore them to let some more light into the cavelike parts of the house. There'...
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How to remove stubborn paint spots from natural stone

My upstate NY porch floor was built with stone quarried from northern PA. The previous owner got some white paint drips on it which I would like to remove. What I've tried so far: mineral spirits ...
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Can I tile over white paint?

Through out the house there is this white substance on the concrete that looks similar to white paint. There use to be carpet with the first owner of the house hence the brown glue, and then there was ...
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How enthusiastically should I strip a flaking deck before staining?

A summer vacation home I use in Maine has an open 12' x 24' wood porch with multiple layers of Cabot solid color oil deck stain, and I'm planning on re-staining it. The stain is cracking and flaking ...
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How much lead abatement is necessary to reach safe levels?

I'd like to buy an older home (I live in CT), but with 2 little kids, I'm worried about lead. The confounding issue is that our real estate agent strongly discourages us from doing lead testing for ...
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How can I remove white 'splatter' which has partially seeped into a wooden panel?

I'm looking at a wooden wardrobe, which has... well, seen a lot of punishment. But in this question I'm focusing on how its side was splattered/stained with white material which is either whitewash, ...
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How do I clean up paint on cement?

The painter used a sprayer to paint and it got on the cement floor around our house. What is the best way to remove the paint You’ll see from the pictures that some of it is little droplets over ...
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How to fix roof shingles that has paint splattered on them?

Our painter got paint on our roof shingles when he was spraying our chimney. The paint is splattered across a 3’ x 3’ area. It is visible from street level. What is the easiest way to fix this? (...
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Removing sand-blasting residue from window glass

I had some surface paint removed from my patio floor and some of the sand ended up on the surface of the window near by. It almost looks like it stuck to the glass. Is there any nice way to remove ...
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White spirit and wire wool to remove paint traces from wood

I've been stripping paint from some softwood beams using both stripper and a heat gun (very stubborn patches and I have no idea what the paint type is - we've only owned the house for a few months). I'...
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How can I remove paint splatters from sealed decorative concrete deck? [closed]

I have a custom concrete pation & pool deck that is textured / painted to look like wood. It is also sealed. Recently I had the coping on my pool fixed and the guy did a great job but left quite a ...
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How thoroughly should I scrape paint from cement basement wall before insulating?

I'm going to finish one corner of my basement and want to insulate the two adjoining exterior walls so that the space will stay warm in the winter. The wall was painted a few years ago and the paint ...
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A minimal regimen to remove the last bits of oil paint after applying stripper?

What is the best way to remove the last bits of softened paint in the panel crevices after applying paint stripper, shown above at right? I'm stripping 100+ years of paint (including lead paint) from ...
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Identifying/removing mystery finsh

I have a pre-1990 Mayline Ranger Drafting Table, with a mystery finish, under the rubber mat. It's soft and sort of sticky in places. It appears thicker in some spots too. Some of it comes off easily ...
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Oak (and waxed) furniture over-sprayed with car-paint. How to restore?

My great-grandfather was a furniture maker about a 100 years ago. I salvaged some of his original work from my deceased uncle's attic. Unfortunately 2 items where spray-painted with black car-paint in ...
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Latex Paint won't come off

I am desperately trying to get all of this ugly dark blue latex paint off the walls of one of my bedrooms. Nothing works at getting it off. We've tried the wire brush. The scraper. Even spraying it ...
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