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How can I remove dried paint from carpet and leather?

I placed a full tin of valspar v700 Int wall/ ceiling matt paint on the back seat of my car, the lid hadn't been put back on correctly by B & Q and it fell over all over the black leather seat and ...
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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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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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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 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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Best way to remove sani-tred paint from basement walls

About ten years ago I used sani-tred to waterproof my basement walls they were new construction bare cinder block at the time. I have had some water filtration over the years not a lot but enough to ...
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How can I remove paint splatters from sealed decorative concrete deck?

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 do I remove paint from pipes?

I have exposed piping throughout my condo that is used for the sprinkler system. It has been painted white. I would like to remove the paint and leave the pipes in their natural color. The building ...
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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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Are there diamond cup grinder wheels that create a coarse, no slip concrete surface?

I bought a diamond cup grinding wheel for my 4.5" grinder to remove an acrylic stained concrete finish. The cup works great removing the acrylic stain, but it leaves the concrete highly polished and ...
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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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Safe way to remove paint from ground wire?

I'm addressing an item on our house's inspection report where a GFCI outlet had been ungrounded. I turned off power at the breaker box, popped the outlet cover off and found the ground wire neatly ...
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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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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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Paint shaver type power tools - any experiences?

Does anyone have any experience with the Paintshaver Pro paint removal tool (https://paintshaver.com)? How about cheaper Chinese versions - something like this: https://trademe.nz/marketplace/building-...
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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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Is this paint lead based?

In my cellar there’s a thin layer of crumbling paint directly on brick. I am concerned that it might be lead based, and I need a better mask than a cheap dust mask. The house is old, Victorian (early ...
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How to remove gloss paint incorrectly applied to wainscoting over gloss paint

A contractor installing and painting baseboards said he could paint the wainscoting in our half bath. It is gloss latex paint over the old gloss latex paint, but I don't think the walls were cleaned ...
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Painted Wall Demolition [closed]

Today, as I was walking through campus, I saw a cart full of wall debris. It must be some demolition going on in a building. I noticed one side of the pieces were of a different color. The pieces were ...
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How can I feather the edge between still stuck paint and the layer below? (Latex did not stick to gloss oil paint)

Someone painted this door with latex paint over oil based glossy paint, without proper surface preparation (*). Thus I'm left with some original oil gloss, and a edge to some still-stuck latex paint. ...
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Need to repaint my exterior, a couple of question with painting

My exterior need a re-painting, I have got a couple of question here: How do I find a paint that matches my exterior? Using naked eye is bit unreliable. Do I need to scratch the old paint off before ...
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previous owner painted over door latches, preventing doors from closing - how to proceed?

This door (pictured below) used to work just fine, but my superstitious mother, may she rest in peace, painted over it to prevent it from closing. Now it is sealed open. Since it is the door to the ...
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How do I remove glow in the dark paint from my walls?

A friend of mine painted on the walls of the apartment we are staying in with glow in the dark pain, and we have to get them off of the walls because we will get fined for it. We did not realize this ...
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How to repaint a wall with peeling paint

I have a wall that needs repainting: I guess I first need to remove the existing paint and then repaint? How do I remove the paint? With a heat gun or some chemical way? Also, I prefer not to ...
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how to paint over wrong paint

I have damaged the paint on my door a little and decided to repaint: I ended up painting with the wrong paint: How do I fix that? Can I simply go buy white paint with a primer in it and repaint over ...
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How can I clean this older paint roller to make it usable again for painting my walls?

I'm in the process of painting my living room and I tried using my old roller but it's just dreadful. I figure a bit of cleaning goes a long way to get a good solid paint job. So I'm here asking how ...
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Remove paint residue from ladder

How can I remove these stains from my ladder? Do I need some sort of special cleaner or would some regular household cleaner work as well?
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Painted double basin metal utility sink. Is this worth cleaning up?

The utility sink in my house is disgusting. My wife wants me to pitch it and buy a new one. I hate those cheap plastic sinks and I was curious so I jumped online so see what they were selling for. I ...
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How to remove magnet paint from regular drywall?

Previous owner painted a 3 ft. by 4 ft. rectangle with magnet paint on kitchen wall. He/she used very heavy strokes. Paint is thick, has ugly, thick lines and bubbles all over. I've been ...
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How do I remove this marker mark on painted drywall?

I have a 4-year-old boy, who loves to draw on the wall from time to time. He does it with his Washable Markers, which should be easy to clean with water. He left his marks for a while on the wall ...
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How can I remove and repair raised objects in a textured wall?

My buddies and I are planning to repaint a wall at our local community center, however we're new to the wall-painting process. The wall is in the interior of the building. The white wall has blue ...
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Best way to remove old paint from door hinges

I've got a number of nice heavy brass hinges with splotches of paint on them. Unfortunately this paint appears to be decades old and is rock-hard. It appears to be old oil-based paint but I'm not ...
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removing lead paint from wrought iron

The lead paint on an outdoor wrought iron trellis is badly flaking and chipping, so I don't want to scrape it off dry or use a wire brush, but hope to find a paint remover that chemically neutralizes ...
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Remove interior paint from carpet

I recently wanted to repaint an interior wall. I took many precautions to cover the carpet using tarps, tape, and newspaper. Despite all of that, I still managed to get paint onto the carpets and didn'...
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Removing high gloss paint from walls

I'm trying to prep my interior walls so when the drywallers come, they can add a single layer of skim coat and re-texture everything (the current texture is really uneven and ugly). The walls have a ...
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Stripping paint off fiberglass?

I'd recently acquired a fibreglass recurve bow, with a horrid (in contrast, at least!) pink identification on the handle in what I presume is paint: I swapped it in isopropyl alcohol for a bit, ...
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How can I tell what kind of paint is on my stucco?

I have a stucco house that has been painted. I would like to somehow figure out what kind of paint it is. The reason being that I would like to re-color the house with a high-quality mineral paint, ...
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DIY Deck Stripper Formula

I'm stripping latex off my second story deck (8x38). I've stripped approximately a 12x8' section using 2 gal of Jomax Stain & Finish Deck Stripper. (This should have been enough to do 200 sqft ...
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Removing Paint from Enamel?

My partner and I recently purchased a house, and it looks like the previous owners did a quick paint job covering some edges of the fixtures in the bathroom. What would be the easiest and safest way ...
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Is there a way to remove paint from cinderblock walls that is not sand/glassbead-blasting?

The basement in our 1979-era house has cinderblock walls. These walls have a tacky (DryLok perhaps? It's not efflorescence) coating on their surface that looks like a heavy, thick paint. On top of ...
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How do I properly prepare a deck for repainting?

The deck at my house is peeling (and showing at least one previous paint job before the last) and I want to repaint it. I was wondering the proper technique to prep the deck for the paint. I know from ...
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Removing old paint from wood ( professional vs DIY)

I am trying to determine the best way to remove layers of paint from wood attachments on my wall. The layers of paint hide the details and simply look really bad. I've been using rock miracle ...
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What is the best way to prepare walls, windows and baseboard for re-painting

I would like to repaint our appartment that haven't been paintined for over 7 years. I have a question on how to prepare for the new paint. The walls have chipped paint a little should i use spackle ...
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How can I remove paint from a wood deck so I can stain it?

We recently purchased this house and the deck was painted. It now needs to be repainted, but we want to stain it. We are in the mountains and can not use a pressure washer since we do not have ...
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How can I remove paint left from an appliance dolly from the front of a washer?

My husband was moving our washing machine with a dolly. He dropped the washing machine and now the front has dents and green paint from the dolly. How do I get the green paint off from the front of ...
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How to even out the colour on wooden stair treads

I am currently renovating my staircase, and I want the treads of the stairs to be stained wood while the remaining of the staircase will be painted white. I have stripped the old paint of the treads ...
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How should I get this paint off my stucco?

I have an exterior stucco wall that appears to have been painted. I would like to somehow remove the paint to expose the rough surface of the top coat so I can limewash it. I tried scraping at it ...