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Why do painters seem to prefer brush to spray gun?

I notice that the high end interior painters I use always insist on either using a roller or a brush. They never want to use a spray gun. I know cars are painted with a spray gun, so I really don't ...
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How can I fix this patchy paint job?

I painted my hallway and it looks absolutely terrible, I really messed it up good. It doesn't look too bad when looking at it face on but, when the sun is shining down the hallway, it looks terrible ...
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Painting gas stove top

I have a gallery series fridgedaire gas stove with several scratches on the stovetop. What kind of paint should I use?
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Drywall Patch & Paint Question [duplicate]

Good day. I had to cut a piece of drywall on the ceiling to run some electrical. I used the same drywall patch (that I cut out) to repair the hole in the ceiling. I used mesh tape and joint compound (...
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Skirting board filler chipping off

We’re about to paint our skirting board with black gloss paint but some of the filler is chipping off in places. Should we remove the areas of filling that are chipping off and refill those only or ...
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How to even dents and scrape marks over entire wall

Our hallway is painted brilliant white eggshell but has quite visible dent and scrape marks under the paint. What is the best way to even out the wall? We will eventually cover a lot of the wall with ...
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How to fix black gloss paint bleed on brilliant white eggshell walls + paint stripped from walls

We are newbies to house renovation/decoration and have been having fun doing it ourselves in our first new home, however, there have been a few mishaps along the way as we learn how to do things. We ...
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Wet sanding using 1200 grit on my brown table has created a white/dust-like cover

I worked on 2 projects for painting a wood table and a metal table, where wet sanding had worked perfectly on the metal table while it ruin the wood table, as follow:- I have a wood table which i ...
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Mold around doorknob?

Any ideas on why this one outside door may be growing what appears to be mold around the doorknob? It doesn't happen on any other outside doors (or on the inside of this door) and after painting over ...
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Siliconed round windows before repainting jambs - should have done it after? [duplicate]

I'm repainting a room. I've scraped back the loose paint (in places back to plaster), filled, sugar soaped and, to my low standards, it's ready to paint. I also scraped out the old mouldy silicone ...
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Drywall texture used?

Can someone please help me identify the texture in this picture? I’ve been patching a few holes around the house and cannot get the texture to match no matter what I do! Notice how’s very little ...
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Identifying plaster type and how to best remove wallpaper and prepare for painting?

We are renovating our new house at the moment in the UK which is circa 120 years old. One room has wallpaper on it which we want to remove and then prep and paint the wall. Upon peeling some wallpaper ...
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What to do if paint peeling on bathroom walls?

Paint has peeled from the walls (not ceiling) of my bathroom. Any chance I will know what is causing it? (This has happened after at least 5 years of use, we are not the original owner/painter). What ...
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Prevent wood color bleeding through paint

I am making some trim board. We had some ash wood milled and kiln dried for this. I primed it with a trim primer (it is very thick and white) and already put on 3 coats of trim enamel paint (water ...
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Painting Pre-primed baseboard

We are putting down new floors and baseboards and the supplier delivered the pre primed baseboard early so that we can paint it before it goes up. We are going to paint it a semi gloss white. Can ...
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How do I clean thick primer out of a paint brush?

I always clean my paint brushes after using them for painting interior walls. My usual routine is to rinse them under water and clean them out with a combination of a wire brush and a brush comb, but ...
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How do I fix an unsanded and uneven drywall repair that was painted over?

Based on the attached pictures, would anyone be able to tell me how I could go about fixing this ceiling imperfection? I'm doing some renos and learning through mistakes. This time I attempted some ...
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Bathroom pocket door warps as fall comes

I have a couple pocket doors I replaced a couple years ago in the summer. One door is between a powder room and full bath, the other is between the master bedroom and the same full bath. They're the ...
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I have an 8 gallon compressor can I use for a small project or should I use an airless sprayer?

I have an 8 gallon compressor (3 cfm @ 40psi) and a small dresser to paint. Will this suffice or should I go with an airless sprayer? Thanks!
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Pros and cons of painting basement walls in the unfinished sections?

I am about to sell a house I have been renting out. It just had some foundation work done and part of that was in an unfinished part of the basement. This utility room is large, has two finished ...
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Durable top coat for MDF worktop / workbench

I need to build a desk / worktop / workbench for my retro computer projects. It will be used daily, so I want to have extreme durability to protect against wears, scuffs and scratches as much as ...
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Paint peeled on fascia board, how to get paint to stick?

I sanded, primed, then painted one of my fascia boards, and most of the board dried fine, just one part where there’s wood filler and silicone calking is where the paint peeled. How can I fix this ...
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Paint sticking & pulling from interior doors and frame

It has been months since interior doors were sanded, primed and painted (by licensed professionals) each time I close a door, when re-opened more paint and wood break off from the both the door and ...
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Is it possible to recover pencil marks on a wall that has been painted over multiple times?

My parent's home has a wall that apparently used to contain lots of pen and pencil marks indicating the height progression of my father when he was growing up. The house itself was built in the 1950s ...
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How to paint the hilltop house

What equipment would you guys use to paint on a slope? The house is at the top of a hill (basement plus two stories) and there is no level place to paint from. It is quite high. My husband is afraid ...
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How to Touch up prefinished white trim

We have white prefinished trim throughout the house, and we've tried to touch up the trim in places where it has seen some damage with an Interior Acrylic Latex paint but the latex paint has started ...
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Fixing prefinished MDF baseboards and trim

We, somewhat recently, purchased and had someone install baseboard and trim throughout our house, roughly 240 linear feet of each. We bought the prefinished stuff because we didn't want to have to do ...
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Would it work if I prime only a partial height of a painted wall?

I'm looking into repainting a classroom in an NGO facility (can seat about 80). Due to both time and budget constraints, I don't have freedom of spending too much time priming and painting the entire ...
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How to rectify tannin staining through paint?

I am painting some wooden internal window sills and skirting boards, and a yellow-brown stain is showing through the paint. From the answers to What are the brown stains showing through my white ...
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How should I treat outdoor wooden stairs to preserve them?

I plan to replace outdoor wooden stair planks. They are exposed to Florida heat and rain. I planned to paint them brown so they match their peers. However, do they need any other treatment so that ...
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How to remove old masking tape from glass?

My gridded windows (small pane, divided light) were masked for too long and now the tape is brittle and leaves residue. I'm using a razor blade to scrape and Goo Gone to remove the glue but is there a ...
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Removing wallpaper on concrete wall and prepare for paint

I have removed the textured wallpaper from the wall and the concrete is now exposed. There was a significant amount of glue, and I have used warm water with sugar soap and a scraper to remove as much ...
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How to handle painting with movement of cabinet door panel movement?

I am building new kitchen cabinet boxes with face frames. It is a no-brainer to pay for shaker style doors to be built and shipped to me, but I have some questions about how the paint will behave: ...
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What should I do with this deteriorating, partially removed, popcorn ceiling?

Over the years the popcorn ceiling (over drywall and painted, I believe) in my bathroom has started to "sag" in places. Recently pieces started to fall off and I decided it was time to ...
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What is the best way to increase the dry time of a water based urethane paint?

I am trying to paint some cabinets with Behr Uerthane Satin Enamel. Spraying and foam rolling both left an orange peel texture. After sanding those down, I tried painting with a Purdh nylox brush and ...
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Best paint (not spray) for outdoor plastic? [closed]

What's the best type of paint (not spray) for outdoor plastic? Something that will last almost forever and comes in gallon+ buckets, and is not cost-prohibitive?
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Should I paint the exterior wooden trim on my home if it's peeling?

I would like your advice on whether I need to repaint the timber exterior of my 2nd floor balcony. The house was built in 2008, so the paint job is about 12 years old. In this part of the world, it ...
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A good paint for kitchen cabinet doors?

I'm thinking about making my own cabinet doors from MDF, and I think it Can handle it, but I want to finish them with a good paint. By good I mean something like polyurethane paint, which dries up ...
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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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Outdoor concrete repair/resurface/sealing and painting

We have an outdoor patio at my house which was made of concrete, but I don't think it ever got the finishing coat (it was supposed to be tiled but never happened) nor sealed and it has been there for ...
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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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Should I paint copper pipes exposed to nature?

I'm using copper piping -- about 5 feet total -- externally, to make it easier to water the grass. In addition to copper pipes, the connectors and valves are brass (Sharkbite). Should I prime/paint ...
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How to get dried paint out of washing machine?

I'm trying to clean latex paint out of a front end loader washing machine. It was a towel that was soaked in paint. Chalk paint! It was thrown in my front end loader and I’ve been trying for 2 days to ...
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Caulk/paint between wall and ceiling falling off, how to paint over?

We just removed wallpaper from one wall in our new house. Most of the wall underneath just looks like plastered concrete wall, however, close to the ceiling, it looks like there is instead white paint ...
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Does weathered wood benefit from paint or sealer?

2-3 years ago my father-in-law created new gates for us. He was visiting from out of town, and his visited ended before he could paint them. At that time, I didn't understand anything about wood &...
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What are the small raised bumps on exterior painting?

I just had my house repainted. I hired the highest rated contractor on google in this area and paid more than regular. Today when I had a close look at the wall, I noticed quite a few small dots. ...
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Which type of material should I use to fill in gaps below the trim in unfinished stairs to basement

These are the stairs to the basement and the basement is somewhat finished with LVP. Not sure whether the previous owner considered this as finished stairs, definitely not to me. I am trying to clean ...
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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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How to repaint cement boards

Some of the lower boards of my 10-year old Hardie siding have become brownish. I am planning to repaint. What is the best approach? Prime it again and then paint. Or just paint? I suspect rain water ...
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Layering sheens: What kind of paint sheen should I use under a polyurethane semi gloss?

Back story: I'm painting my kitchen cabinets. I am committed to putting a protective coating on them. I recently painted my bathroom cabinets and I had an issue. I sanded to the wood!, primed, ...

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