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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Paint Exterior Door that is in Sun

I have a Mahogany door that costs me about $700/year to keep it stained and covered in urethane. It is in direct sun and just takes a beating. I don't want to put a storm door on it because the ...
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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 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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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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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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slight texture on a flat ceiling

were redoing our ceilings to get the popcorn off. Wife wants to mud the ceilings but NOT to sand due to dust getting everywhere. Ive mudded as best as I can and its pretty flat using 12" blades. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I paint or seal a very moist basement floor to make it waterproof?

My basement has a slight dampness issue, where if I leave things on the floor they will get wet. There are no leaks and no standing water, the moisture seems to be wicking up through the concrete. I ...
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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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How to clean brush after polyurethane?

I used a brush to apply polyurethane on some trim work. I tried cleaning it thoroughly with paint thinner after but still got poor results--the brush bristles would stick together and the brush was ...
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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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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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How to fix flaking paint on a deck railing and make it last?

Well, two years ago I painted my deck railing and now it looks like this. (Peeling and flaking off) My instinct is to sand it down with a random-orbital sander and then a wire brush and repaint, but ...
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Painted desk is still tacky after two months

I am admittedly new to DIY and especially painting furniture, this being my first project. I put together a custom desk two months ago using a laminate IKEA countertop. I followed the instructions ...
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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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Can I pop a water bubble on my wall? [closed]

We live in LA and it rains every once in awhile. I noticed recently that there is a bubble on my wall and I can actually push it around. The wall is plaster and we have latex paint on top. (There are ...
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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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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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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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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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Do I have my steps right for painting over stained trim?

I bought a 30 year old home that was a bit of a project and I'm currently updating the kitchen. All the rooms in the house have white trim except the kitchen. It has stained wood and it looks horrible,...
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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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What's better for outside trim- treated pine 1x4 or painted/primed yellow pine in Houston?

Which is best choice? Contractor says pressure treated pine does not hold paint because it might still be wet. He prefers primed and painted yellow pine. This is for a rental. On my home I live in, ...
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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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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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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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