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What type of UV-resistant (fade-resistant) paint is best for a rain barrel made of polyethylene? It will be in a greenhouse

What type of UV-resistant (fade-resistant) paint is best as the outer coating of a rain barrel? The barrel is made of polyethylene. It will sit in a greenhouse, so other than direct sunlight and ...
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Looking for feedback on prep & paint plan for moldy wood siding

I'm getting ready to paint my cabin this summer and I was hoping to get a reality check on the order of sequence. I've painted houses inside and out before but they were new, and this is a bit ...
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Can I leave a wall primed, but without paint, for several sunny months?

I notice the siding and trim on my house is in urgent need of paint, as there are bare areas of wood where the paint is flaking off, but due to uncertainties with Coronavirus, I need to hold off on ...
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Bad paint or bad drywall or something else

We bought a flipped home in 2013. Over the years, we've noticed that the paint chips and scratches very easily. We always thought this was about bad paint but we have recently started repainting rooms ...
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Getting rid of a Chalkboard Wall

Around 4 years ago, we painted a chalkboard for our 1-year-old kid. She loved it and did all sorts of artwork on it. Now she is 5 years old and doesn't want the chalkboard anymore in her room. I tried ...
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Need paint help

A painting fell and made a tiny scrape. I thought I could fix it but I made it worse. The paint I used matches but when you look on the side view it looks way to white. I sanded it down cause I ...
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Can I use a water based undercoat between solvent-based primer and top coat?

I've primed some new wood with Dulux aluminium wood primer which is solvent based. Probably overkill, but I wanted a very good seal. I plan to finish with two coats of Dulux eggshell, which is also ...
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Can an old-cement garage floor be painted in sections?

This question is related to our other question about relocation of our hot water heater. The current plan is to put the new water heater in the garage on the cement floor, so our concern is how to ...
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Is there any point in putting solid stain (rather than paint) on LP Smartside?

I'm getting ready to build a barn, likely with LP Smartside siding. LP says that you can put "solid" stain on it (not transparent). My question is, is there ever a reason you would do that? ...
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Painted walls weeks ago with latex and still a noticiable smell

I painted 2 rooms with very old latex paint and now I have an odor after 6 weeks that is not what I am used to smelling with a fresh coat of paint. It did not smell unusual while painting and the ...
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Help identify stucco layers on my house

I’m looking to redo my stucco, and I’m trying to figure out what each layer of stucco is on my house. Could someone help explain what each layer of the stucco is in the image, and which layer I need ...
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Patio Paint - SouthEast Texas

We live in South East Texas (Houston)and we have very high temperatures during summer here. We have had a patio constructed by an independent contractor. He has finished the patio work but is not ...
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Painting new boards installed on old front porch

Hi—I recently replaced a number of rotten boards in my old (50+ years) front porch. Here is what I need to do, and I understand timing is important: Let PT wood from Lowe’s dry out (1 month?) ...
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Why is part of my wall shiny after cleaning it?

I have recently moved to a new house and there have been a lot of deliveries for appliances and furniture. In the process there were some stains on the wall, nothing major as the paint was intact. I ...
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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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Rust repair and coverage on High temperature fixture

I'm looking for recommendations for going about making my bathroom electric baseboard heater more presentable (and, of course, maintaining its safety). I'm including pictures of the fixture, showing ...
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Will latex paint dry thoroughly if applied too thickly

I became impatient and applied latex paint to a cabinet door way too thickly. I dumped about four ounces on the door with the door laying flat and then just spread it around with a brush. Will the ...
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Painting on top of clear topcoat

I'm going to repaint a ceiling that has a faux finish and a clear topcoat on it. The faux finish is some kind of yellow smear and the topcoat a rather low sheen, I would say satin. Is it necessary to ...
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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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How should I paint an exterior door to prevent sticking?

Most quality paints for doors have at least a 5-day full cure time. So how can I paint an exterior door and keep it from sticking to the stop? I mean I could obviously paint it first thing in the ...
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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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Does primer normally separate in to different colors, or is this mold growing in it?

I have two five gallon buckets of Sherwin Williams PVA Drywall Primer & Sealer which is about a year and a half old. One is a partial bucket and the other is sealed and has never been opened. I ...
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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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Is it useful to paint outdoor conduit white to reduce the temperature?

The typical color of most types of electrical conduit is dark gray. I plan to run some kind of conduit along the edge of a flat roof to install security cameras, and I'm already worried about the ...
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What are these caramel colored spots on my painted ceiling? (And paint chipping)

Home was built in New England in the early 1960's. Since we've purchased the house (6 or 7 years now) there was spots chipped off the ceiling in main bedroom above the bed. I didn't think much of it ...
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What is this red substance, what to do about it?

I need help identifying a red substance i found on some concrete after removing some kitchen cabinets. I tried to clean it with tissue and water but it only just smudged into the whole floor. ...
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Why does my painted wooden post have brush lines?

This wooden door frame (see photo below) was painted high-gloss white a month or two ago. Using cheap paint and a cheap paint brush. The surface was superficially sanded (previously painted a number ...
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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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Filling a gap between drywall and stair stringer

I was planning to remove the old ugly cove moulding on my stair stringers. 30 years of lazy paints jobs have left it in a very bad state. My initial plan was to just sand the stringer and wall, get ...
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Can i use powder filler instead of unsanded grout to make chalkboard paint?

Is it possible to make chalkboard paint with powder filler instead of unsanded grout?
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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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infra-red deleading

I have an exterior wall (maybe 15' x 15') with several layers of lead paint, decades old. About 1/3 has been professionally deleaded and is bare wood. Big parts of paint elsewhere are peeling/...
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There is mold in my bucket of paint. Can I still use the paint?

This is a very expensive acrylic paint, the bucket was not properly closed, and left 1 year in the basement. Now there is mold inside the bucket ; The strong smell of acrylic has also disappeared. ...
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which comes first painting walls or stippling the ceiling

Hope that someone can help me. I am scrapping the popcorn off my ceiling. I will be doing a knockdown. Should I paint the walls before the stippling? Thanks.
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Can I pop a water bubble on my wall?

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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Painting a wooden mailbox post

I need to repaint my wooden mailbox post. When I first moved in to my house, the previous owner had let the paint all but come off. I sprayed it white, with Rust-Oleum spray paint, as that is what "...
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M3 lead test kit on painted blue wall, is this result + or -for lead in paint. I cant tell

okay hello everyone. first of thank you for reading and your help. I have used the M3 lead test kits to test the blue pain in our living room and I am confused about the result and its ...
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How should I store leftover latex paint?

Finishing a full repaint and I have extra paint I'll store in case I need touch ups later on. What is the best way to store it for a few years? I don't mind buying new containers for it if that's ...
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How can I understand paint colorant systems?

I want to better understand how paints are tinted so I can define custom colors. So for example, Benjamin Moore has colors like 2123-50, 2123-60, 2123-70 etc, each a lighter shade than the other. The ...
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Can I spackle over painted wood?

I have a wall that is smooth (ish) large wood panels. Originally, they were stained a wood color. That has been painted over for years now. I now need to bring the surface to super-smooth, so will ...
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Repair old cracked wall spackle from foundation shifting

Some weeks back I woke one morning to find a large flake of spackle(?) had cracked and almost come completely off the wall in my apartment entrance: According to the board of our housing cooperative ...
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Chrome touch ups?

I have several chromed items where small amounts of the chrome has chipped off, leaving bare metal showing. None of it is in prominent areas, so I just want to touch them up. I havent had luck with ...
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Which order to paint ceiling and replace downlights?

Which order should I do these two tasks: repaint ceiling replace downlights (licenced electrician will do this) The downlights are recessed and the whole thing will be replaced (not just the bulb).
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Can paint expiration guidelines be applied to paint primer as well?

I have a can of British Paints PREP 4in1 primer that is four years and four months old. I was trying to determine if it is still good to use but the only information I found on the web is the expiry ...
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How to seal plaster before using the Anti Mould Paint

I had some mould (due to condensation) on bedroom wallpaper so I have removed all the wallpapers. I am planning to paint the wall with Ronseal Anti-Mould Paint instead of using wallpapers. Also, ...
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What shades of top coat is dark grey undercoat suitable for?

Most widely available wood undercoat seems to be either white or dark grey. What would be best for a mid-tone top coat? Context: I've found I need 2-3 coats of an expensive (brand name) eggshell over ...
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Best way to paint Ikea metal brackets? [closed]

I'd like to paint in white my Ikea shelves's brackets (described thus: Aluminium, Nickel-plated, Clear acrylic lacquer). What would be the best (but hopefully cheap) route in terms of products I need ...
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Can I paint the electrical panel? [duplicate]

I am painting the room in our basement that contains the electrical panel. I think it would look a lot better to paint the panel the same color as the wall, instead of the plain grey-green metal. I've ...
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What's the best way to fix heavily stained white Ikea furniture?

My daughter's white Ikea desk has many marker pen stains which I can't remove by scrubbing with sponge and soap. Is there a magic cleaning product out there that could do the trick? Otherwise, I'm ...
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Re-do paint over plaster in bathroom: How to feather/match?

I want to understand what went wrong, and how to repair it: This bathroom in a loft was done in 2012. The plasterwork is really good --- smooth and shiny; but the last year or so the paint (Dulux ...

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