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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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My screened in porch with concrete slab for flooring smells like dirty feet at night

I purchased a home that at the time was an open porch with a concrete slab as a floor (painted). Early in 2021, I had it screened in and wanted to paint the concrete a different color. I stripped/...
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Is there a non-specialty paint that can be used on microwave interior?

The interior of my older low-end microwave, where the rotating tray rollers contact, has worn through the original finish and become rusty. There are specific microwave refinishing paints available, ...
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How can I prevent glossy areas when using chalkboard paint?

We recently tried to make a chalkboard wall with not-great results, and I was wondering if anyone has any tips. First I sanded down the existing latex paint to get rid of some of the texture, then ...
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How to avoid window sticking to paint?

Our house has several sliding windows that have a strip of rubber weatherstripping where the movable part of the window meets the frame when closed. The most recent paint (a semi-gloss latex) is ...
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Why is new acoustic texture cracking?

I am having ceiling repairs done in my house after a water leak from the roof. The bathroom repairs are not going well. The first time they scraped off the old popcorn and put new popcorn on it didn't ...
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My spare bathroom has several areas where paint is peeling off How can I fix this to repaint the area?

I’ve sanded the spots to remove any flaking paint and smooth the surface. I then spackled one of the spots and noticed there was air bubbles like under the paint and spackle. I tried to just paint ...
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Did early latex paint contain lead?

Recently purchased an 1890s cottage, and am doing some painting before moving in (the neon coloured kids rooms have to go lol). We know they went through lead abatement (remove and replace) for the ...
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Why paint is peeling from the steel

It's been a year since the pipe is painted, But it's peeling. I paid good money for painting this from high quality brand. But just want to understand the factors behind the peeling so next time when ...
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Gap size around electric panel for patching stucco?

Just had a new electric panel installed in my house. There’s about 2” of gap between each side of the panel and the stucco. My question is… should I make the gaps on each side bigger to fit in ...
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How do I fix this paint rip?

Accidentally ripped a piece of paint off the wall when trying to hang something up and now need to fix it ASAP. I have the sample to color match but I don’t quite know what to do to patch this… The ...
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Lead paint test showing colour not listed

I'm working on a basement reno in a 1950's house. As a precaution I bought a lead test kit to inspect whether or not the paint on my staircase contains lead. I used "Lead Inspector" by a ...
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Suitable paint for vent guard?

I have several external vent guards that I bought from the local hardware store. From the look and feel of it, I believe that the material is some sort of vinyl. For what it's worth it's a Lambro ...
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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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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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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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Can I paint polyethylene shade fabric for outdoor use?

I have a sprayer and am wondering if I can spray this fabric that I'm looking to install as a privacy panel between me and my neighbors. Once it is installed it will be permanently in place. I'm never ...
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How do I paint a ceiling properly?

I can’t seem to get this right for the life of me. I’ve applied primer, 2 coats of paint and it looks terrible! Look at the roller lines, the texture etc I’ve used a good quality ceiling paint, 10mm ...
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How can I prevent paint from a mission tile decorative roof from creating streaks on my home's stucco siding?

The front of my house has a small decorative Mission tile decorative roof. Three years ago, the tile was painted over and the house was re-stuccoed. There was a bit of running from the paint in the ...
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How long do I need to wait to paint after I skim coated a chimney with concrete?

I needed to skim coat an interior chimney with a very light coat of concrete. How long until I can paint it with masonary paint?
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Desert deck, waterless maintenance, no ‘beauty of the wood’, can I sand and paint @ 3-yr intervals?

I have a 10-year old deck, 20-feet in the air, with peeling paint. It is surrounded by white stucco ( below also ) so I can not afford to have chemical stripper running down the stucco and pressure ...
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Why is exterior paint cracking just a month after application?

Sunny wall was recently painted by a professional with primer and two coats of exterior paint. Areas with cracks were sanded but primer was applied over old paint where in seemingly good shape. Just ...
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Why is a spot on my ceiling bleeding through even after using a priming sealer?

I had water spots and used Kilz and now the Kilz is bleeding through my ceiling paint.
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How to apply spray-on polyurethane to a textured paint?

I am wanting to spray on coats of water-based polyurethane to a painted wood surface using a HVLP Spray Gun. The painted surface already has textured particles added into it to improve slip-resistance....
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Coconut oil stain in matte painted wall

I accidentally got coconut oil on my wall a few months ago. At the time I tried everything to get it off but it wouldn't budge. I live in rented accommodation so I will be buying paint to do touch-...
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How best to paint over melamine facing to look like painted wood?

I know you're not supposed to ask for product recommendations on here, but how would you recommend painting over melamine faced chipboard so it looks like other woodwork? I need to match actual ...
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Newly painted room - paint gets "wet" then dries each day - top of wall very cold to touch

We recently moved house and are in the process of decorating. The main bedroom had wallpaper which we stripped off back to bare plaster, which looks in good condition. We put down a couple coats of ...
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Re-Painting Concrete porch

Hi I have a concrete porch with peeling and cracking paint. Do I need to sand it and then power-wash it before repainting. I tried using an orbital sander with 60 grit sandpaper but it just kept ...
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What type of wall texture is this? How can I match it?

Looking for what type of wall texture this is, how is it applied (i.e. spray on)? Basement window flooded, I need to match the texturing around the rest of the room. It looks like a SantaFe ...
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Can I use an HVLP sprayer on the exterior of my house?

I’m painting the outside of my house. Wood siding. I’m using a brush and roller but I remembered I have an hvlp paint sprayer that I think would be pretty convenient to use. I was reading online that ...
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Refrigerator rust spots paint touchup

My refrigerator door has developed a few little spots where rust has bubbled up and the paint has flaked off. Mostly under 5mm in diameter, but a couple along the edges and corners of the door are ...
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Accidentally Used Latex Paint instead of Oil Primer

I grabbed the wrong bucket and painted the exterior window sashes with the latex paint thinking it was the oil primer. Should I paint it with another coat of latex and then wait and see or is there a ...
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Water-based vs oil-based primers: longevity in a hot, dry desert

How does the longevity compare between water-based and oil-based primers in a hot, dry desert (i.e. 100º-110ºF) on wood (e.g. eaves of house) in terms of chipping/peeling/coming off? Are there any ...
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Painting Brand new concrete floor - is an acid wash necessary?

I just bought a newly constructed house that has a large (20x20) attached shop with a concrete floor. I want to paint the floor. I've looked at several sites on how to do this, and they all say to ...
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Is water based exterior paint meaningfully more breathable than pliolite?

I'm looking to repaint a rendered exterior (normal render not lime). Viable paints include pliolite e.g. Leyland Pliolite acrylic e.g. Dulux Weathershield All paint manufacturers claim their paints ...
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safe to use a water extractor on a hardwood floor?

We were painting a room with a spray and had some drop cloth issues. As a result, there is a thin layer of paint on part of the floor. Part of it is wiping up with a warm, wet rag fairly easily, but ...
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How do I paint over chipped powder coated galvanized steel?

I have a metal outdoor structure that is made of galvanized steel and powder coated. A portion of the powder coating has peeled away. The rest appears to be adhering well. What are the best products/...
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Why isn't Floetrol (or the same chemical) just added to paint by the manufacturer

I keep hearing how adding Floetrol gives much better results when painting mouldings and doors etc. As gloss paint is almost always used for these surfaces, my question is: why does gloss not just ...
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What type of primer to use on stucco wall?

So our stucco comes up about 3 feet off the ground and then the siding takes over. We had our deck removed and installed a nice new patio. I would like to do something with the stucco wall because it'...
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Why is my paint bubbling and peeling after removing my popcorn ceiling?

I removed my popcorn ceiling. I made all my repairs, and wiped the ceiling down after I sanded the entire ceiling. I was trying to prime the ceiling but my paint is bubbling and peeling. What should ...
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How should I prime/paint a new red cedar exterior windowsill?

What's the best currently available paint combination for a new cedar windowsill in a non-freezing climate (San Francisco)? I've read that current oils no longer match the performance of their ...
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How soon can I paint after filling cracks in a foundation?

I have a foundation that I am trying to get back into shape. I just wire brushed/scraped, power washed and dug out/filled in cracks using Quikrete vinyl concrete patch. I want to paint it now. I ...
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How can I paint an area without color-matching after treating mold?

Is there a clear paint that I can use after I have treated an area for mold in the bathroom? I don't want to try and match the color.
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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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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 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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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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