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Would I have to use a new paint tray liner after only one day of I left it out overnight?

I painted a wall yesterday (blue) with a new roller, pan, and liner. I wrapped the roller in a plastic bag and there was minimal residual paint in the tray. I left it out over night. I put paint in ...
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Wall paint bubbling on edge of window from lack of insulation, how to fix?

Window and walls were done only a month ago. The only time it rained was once this week. What are these big blobs and could it be because of the light rain? Should I leave them or fix? Could it be ...
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Prep for painting an old, interior, coquina rock fireplace wall?

I have an INTERIOR coquina rock fireplace wall that I hate, hate, hate. Background information: Coquina rock is a very porous rock made of lots of little seashells compressed together and is found in ...
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Coating galvanized cable so it's rust-proof and sun-proof?

The cable's galvanized, so what coating can I add to the cable so it's rust proof and sun-proof? It should be clear and barely visible. And it shouldn't be too expensive. We live in the tropics, so ...
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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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Repaint/refinish worn fridge handle

My fridge handle is worn to the point that the foam is exposed and it can't be wiped clean. How can I refinish it with a durable finish? I'm assuming anything with a solvent would destroy the foam.
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How to lightly dull the sheen of latex acrylic paint touchups

Suggestions? Just a couple of small places that were touched-up slightly with the same paint have a bit more of a sheen. Any suggestions to dull it a bit? The touchup was just done today - should I ...
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Painting vs Painting and Primer

So I have a question regarding paint vs paint and primer. I have been painting my house, and admittedly, I have not been using primer. The baseboards, however, are a darker color, and painting them ...
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Paint for Gas Stove

The photo shows an older gas stove that is chipped (black spots). Is there a good paint (preferably from Home Depot or Lowe's) that should be used for this type hot environment? UDPATE: This stove ...
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How do I protect the painted finish on my fiberglass door?

I just purchased a new fiberglass front door. It's a beautiful door, factory painted, but less than 24 hours later, we're noticing that the paint can easily be scratched off, and the rain splashing ...
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For painting these walls, should I just paint over it the new color?

The wall color and texture look faded and old, but i dont see many cracks in the walls. I think its probably oil-based paint and concrete walls not drywalls. I at first wanted to strip it all off and ...
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Can I safely spot seal drywall after sanding

I have recently removed wallpaper and sanded the walls in one of our bedrooms. I then applied an oil based pigmented sealer to 1 of the walls before realizing some other imperfections are present on ...
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Chalkboard-alike wall for children [closed]

I was thinking about converting a wall in one of the rooms into an improvised chalkboard similar to these. The idea is to cover it with a charcoal-close interior paint. It has to meet a few key ...
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Use of paint on kitchen wall. Water and oil resistance

We are renovating our kitchen and we will not have top-level cabinets. (see picture). Now I am wondering if it is possible to use some type of paint and/or polish, for the wall behind stove or whole ...
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Using driveway sealer as floor paint

Anyone know how latex driveway sealer would work as porch paint? Can I expect the sealer to adhere to wood and/or old paint? I just finished sealing the driveway and the latex sealer seems to have ...
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How can I coat a garage apron slab to make it smoother?

I'd like to smooth out a square concrete slab at the front of the garage. This concrete serves as a part of a driveway. The floor coating needs to cover the gaps and offer a smooth surface for ...
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how to patch the wall with multiple layers of paints?

I'm patching a hole in a bedroom. There are multiple layers of paints. I use lightweight spackle. Can anyone tell me how to fix the uneven wall? Thanks a lot.
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How to Stop Squeaking of a Lofted Bed

The bed in question is a Viv Rae Nadia. I assembled the bed, put the mattress on, and stored several things on the included shelves. Any sort of movement makes a squeaking noise through some parts of ...
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I've stripped woodchip wallpaper with lead paint on it. I think I have all the dust in my carpet and furnitre. What do I do?

I'm 17, I wanted to decorate my bedroom and decided to start stripping the wallpaper as my dad is working on other things at the moment (planning on moving house soon). Our house was built around 1974 ...
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Paint problems!

So a couple of weeks ago I was painting my daughters room with valspar primer and paint. Well we applied the primer on all the walls and then started noticing bubbles under the primer and when we went ...
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Is the White color good for wall paint for rooms that are not exposed to the sun? [closed]

I am trying to find which is the best color for my corridor passage, because my corridor doesn't have enough light from the sun, Is white color(degree one) good for paint wall for Internal rooms/...
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Lead paint test showed positive hours later

I'm getting some work done on my house and the guy doing the work wanted to test for lead paint. He scratched an area on a window sill, rubbed it with the spongy tip of a swab, and immediately ...
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Paint or stain 150 year old door?

The door to my house is about 150 years old, and I just had it stripped to get rid of a dozen layers of paint. My original plans were to prime and paint the door, but it is so beautiful I wonder if ...
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Drylock First or Anti-Mold Paint First?

I recently removed my basement drywall and the old insulation behind it. The basement was first finished about 30 years ago (by old owners). The walls are concrete blocks. Most of them are fine, ...
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pressure-treated ramp to storage shed [duplicate]

I am a home owner & have just replaced the sloped ramp to our storage shed with 1/2" PT 2 weeks ago. We live in the Atlanta, GA area so temps have been 90s for highs, with showers frequently. 1) ...
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Should I add Floetrol / XIM Latex Extender to my Exterior Acrylic Latex Paint?

I painted my front door (metal) with Sherwin-Williams Emerald Exterior Satin (Acrylic Latex) and the result is not super. The paint dries so fast that I ended with multiple brush marks and roller ...
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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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What paint should I use to paint front door? Why using Urethane in paint?

What paint should I use to paint front door? The paint would go on two surfaces: steel or aluminum (door) and frame (wood). The door appears to have been painted previously with Comex Flex Glow (...
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Does paint flashpoint have any thing to do with drying time?

I was looking at the specs for Kilz original and saw it had a flashpoint of 75 degrees Fahrenheit. I didn't know what flashpoint was, so I found the following definition: Flammable liquids have a ...
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Can you remove foul paint in new construction to bare drywall?

I have an art studio built in the back half of my garage that has been unusable ever since we painted. We built new, with drywall, the building is roughly 6 years new. We finally installed the drywall ...
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Does primer really require 3/8 -1/2 inch nap?

I am painting an exterior steel door in our garage. We have some Behr Premium Plus Primer. I was planning on keeping the flat look so I was going to use the foam roller. But the primer instructions ...
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Painting facia boards

Any tips on painting facis boards that are in full sun for the majority of the day? I have facia boards that need to be painted about every 5 yrs or so due to peeling. Do i need to prep better? I ...
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Second Coat of Latex Stain

I stained my deck with Behr semi-transparent waterproofing wood stain. It is NOT an oil based product. It is more of a paint. For the most part it worked well and the water is beading on the deck. ...
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Painting softwood kitchen floors, tar adhesive residue - advice?

Looking for any advice people have to offer about choice of paint, coatings, procedure, etc. Details: Original kitchen floors (doug fir) from a 1925 home. About 150 sq ft. Floors were originally ...
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Paint/plaster texture question

My walls and ceiling are skip trowl lath and plaster and (many layers) painted, I’m doing some cutting and patching and using DAP Patching Plaster. It goes on great but after I sand and paint it the ...
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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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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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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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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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What paint will work best with cardboard shelving?

I have created some bookshelves from corrugated cardboard. These are very strong, but they still do flex a bit. I did some tests using Rust-Oleum brand spray paint. Because the cardboard is flexible, ...
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foam roller vs brush for fiberglass door

painting a fiberglass door with semi-gloss latex. Looking for that smooth glossy finish (yes I know spray would be optimum). Would it be best to use a foam roller or a brush? thanks
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is 3/8 inch nap roller ok for painting a door?

I'm painting a brand new pre-primed interior door a semi gloss white. Would a 3/8 nap roller be okay if I want a smooth finish?
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Preparing friable plaster for painting

We have a wall that has not been looked after at all. Rising damp caused peeling. Other places just peeled anyway. It probably wasn't repainted in at least a decade or more, maybe 2 decades. So, we ...
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Is an Aluminium or Plastic Paint Container Better for Air Painting?

I'm interested in buying an air paint gun (Probably from Harbor Freight), and I'm curious as to whether there are any advantages or disadvantages to using an aluminium paint container in a gravity fed ...
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spraypainting - is it hazardous to spray paint metal in your bedroom?

I have a 9 foot metal baseboard heater that I spray painted with some cheap enamel spray paint by color place. It says non toxic when dry, and that it can be used for interior and exterior. It has a ...
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What paint for a tire swing?

I just bought a big used tire and hung it as a tire swing. I pressure washed it, but it still sheds a little black residue. I'd love to seal it/paint it, but am not sure what would stick to a tire and ...
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What type of paint is this? [closed]

I found this paint on wall of college institute. Color: Green, It has some lumps.
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Painting Galvanized Fence Bracket

I have some galvanized fence brackets that I want to use on some benches. Before construction I want to paint them black to match a table we have. I have been doing some research on how to do this ...
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How can I order custom-tinted paint colors from a computer graphic?

I'm trying to paint a mural on my child's nursery wall. I created exactly what I want in Photoshop and now want to get the right paint colors. I found paint colors that match close for some of the ...
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Ceiling paint shiny

Painted ceiling with a flat finish white paint. Lowes matched color perfectly, but it is much more shiny tha the rest of ceiling even thought he finish is flat. Any options or observations

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