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Can these cabinets be stained? [closed]

I have these cabinets. I asked painter to try with the cabinets in the bathroom and we got results (shown in pictures) . But staining is not consistent. I asked painter but he said it may because type ...
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The painter I hired sanded exterior lead paint with a power sander and brushed with a wire brush. What do I do?

I own a 100year old house. Did not test for lead, but assuming it has lead paint. I cannot afford to hire a lead certified painter. So I hired a painter to paint the exterior of the house after I got ...
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How do I prep and paint this exterior door and trim in one day?

Does anyone have tips on how I might best paint this door and trim? I'm hoping to complete the project tomorrow but I'm struggling to remove the paint from the trim especially in the curved sections. ...
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Can I paint a wall cabinet and the moulding at the same time?

I'm painting a wall cabinet and the moulding on it the same color. Can I paint them at the same time, or do I need to mask them off and paint each separately? I have tried researching my question 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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How do I stop the paint bubbling off and concrete cap?

I have a concrete cap that was painted by the house developer. Water falls from the deck above on to it so the paint has chipped off. The developer has sanded and re-painted the concrete cap using ...
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Time to skim, knockdown and paint 1200sqft ceiling

I am having the popcorn ceilings abated (due to asbestos) in the house we just bought and now am in the process of hiring a drywall contractor to do 1-2 skim coats, retexture (to knockdown) and paint ...
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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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How do I fill/fix this small gap between a wall and a wardrobe frame?

I am trying to make a IKEA PAX wardrobe look built in. I built an MDF frame around it, put some frog tape down and primed and painted. When I took the tape off, I didn't get the smooth finish that I ...
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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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Painting wood cabinets. Do I have to start over?

HELP. Painted wood cabinets white and used oil based polyurethane Can someone help explain the best course of action for this unfortunate situation! We are painting the wooden kitchen cabinets white. ...
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Drywall prep for paint job [closed]

I am painting my basement and the walls will need quite a bit of repairs before I can paint. The main problem I see is the paper that covers the drywall is coming up in the margins near the ceiling ...
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Painting Over Bathtub Tile With Oil Paint

Can bathtub-surround tile be painted over with oil paint and hold up to the water?
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Can I safely refinish 250 gallon propane tank?

We have a leased 250-gallon propane tank that has a bad and mildewed paint job. The tank owner says it's OK to paint it, but we'd like to strip the several layers of old paint first. It's nearly full ...
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prerequisite for painting a wood window

I am living in a cold country and I have an old windows that really need some care. I have bought the basic materials that I thought would be needed like paint(for outdoor use) and sand paper and ...
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How can I prevent crumbs from coming off an interior plaster-like wall?

I recently moved into a house and I want to fix the interior walls. They are covered in a material that I never even saw before, so I would like to replace/cover with something, but I am confused over ...
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What‘s the best way to paint a flat on your own? [closed]

I am moving to a new flat soon and I want to paint the flat. I am wondering what would be the best approach to paint the flat if I want to do it myself. The flat is 90m2. I want to paint the walls and ...
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Brushes and rollers for polyurethane over exposed brick

I am looking for recommendations what type of brushes and rollers are best to apply two coats of oil-based polyurethane over this exposed brick wall. E.g. should I use a regular angled brush like I ...
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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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Hand holding for my first wall/ceiling painting DIY with pictures of water damage

I had some water damage in the corner of the room right as we were getting ready to put the house on the market. I was planning on using a spackle or joint compound to cover the area where the 2 ...
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Will rosin paper work well to protect my floor from spray paint if I slide it under the trim before I install the trim?

Looking to figure out the best way to keep paint off my floor when spray painting the trim. My idea was to slide rosin paper under the trim before painting, and then remove it after the paint dries. ...
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How to smooth old very textured drywall

There’s one room in my house that has textured walls that isn't uniform; they just slapped a bunch of joint compound all over the room and did nothing to smooth it out. The paint on top was chipped ...
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Repainting old furniture and keep getting raised ripples on the surface

I'm having an issue with paint ripples/bubbles appearing on these drawer fronts that I'm painting. The paint I'm using is Behr brand chalk spray paint. My process was as follows: I cleaned the drawer ...
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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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What is the correct process for primer on new plaster?

The guidance for the paint we’ve bought says we should use a primer on our new plaster (rather than a mist coat of emulsion paint). Should I apply the primer as is or does it need to be watered down? ...
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Painting ceiling: patches alternating smooth and textured, why?

I'm having problems painting a ceiling. It was already painted, but I decided to freshen it up (which I regret) as I was painting the walls. I get alternating patches of a light roller texture and ...
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Interior or exterior paint for unconditioned three-season room?

My husband and I are looking to paint the ceiling of our sunroom. We live in an area that gets really hot and humid in the summer and bitterly cold in the winter. This space is enclosed, but the 3 ...
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How to remove a layer of latex paint from oil-based paint underneath?

After years of living with the problem of paint flaking off onto our floors, I’ve finally gathered the courage to remove the latex paint that our contractor painted onto the original oil-based paint ...
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Does Zinsser BIN need to "fully" cure before painting?

I have two coats of Zinsser BIN primer drying on top of a layer of cured vinyl spackle (MH Ready Patch). How long must I wait before painting? The BIN label says it can be "TOPcoated" in 45 ...
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Should walls be painted or flooring installed first? [closed]

I am finishing up the basement drywall. What should I do next, paint or the LVT flooring? I am looking to keep the floor clean of paint.
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Risk of mold between plywood panel and window

I built a wood panel with a window sill to block the bottom half of a window. The window sash is made of two frames that split the window about halfway. The window and sash are built with a small ...
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Drywall ceiling repair

A small roof leak led (over time) to this damage in the corner of a drywall ceiling. Roof has been repaired, but I'm looking for guidance to repair the ceiling. I've done a handful of basic drywall ...
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Painted Holes for Bookshelf support pins

I’m building custom shelves and intend to drill the side panels for pins for adjustable shelves. I’ll use a jig so the holes are even and level and a drill press with a depth stop. I plan to paint ...
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Adding coat of paint after a few weeks

I painted my drywall with a satin paint a couple of weeks ago but found some dings that need to be mudded and I have done that and have spot primed and put a single coat over the patches. At this ...
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Improve aging water stained garage door

I would like to improve my water damaged garage door - it seems solid enough but it's an eye sore from inside the garage. The wood structure is water stained heavily as seen below;the outside is ...
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At what step of drywall repair and painting should I caulk the countertop to the wall?

We recently had our kitchen countertop replaced with quartz. The installers did not caulk the countertop to the wall, presumably because there is damage to the drywall from the old backsplash being ...
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Mdf painted without being primed

I put up MDF panels on my wall. The painter didn’t use primer and directly painted with paint. Can i go over with primer and then repaint? Are there any other solutions
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How to fix peeling paint above register?

I have some peeling paint above a register. I suspect it's due to curtains hanging over it and causing too much heat on the wall but I'm no expert. I scraped all the loose paint. How should I proceed ...
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What is the layer on my wall and peels off when wet and how do I fix/replace it?

I was about to re-paint the ceiling of my closet. I am not sure when this was done the last time but the structure itself is lath & plaster from 1929. After putting on some paint, it seems one ...
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How should I finish removing wall texture and preparing for paint?

I have a wall that needs a new paint job. I'm trying to make a call on how much prep work is needed before applying the paint. From the other questions it's not what would be the properties or a well ...
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How can I clean to prepare an outdoor fountain for fresh paint?

I have two outdoor fountains that we purchased about two years ago. They're in very good shape. But we never liked the color from the start. We now want to paint them the color we want. What cleaner ...
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How to paint a wall without getting paint on the wallpaper frieze? [closed]

I had a pipe crack and cause damage to a wall with the wallpaper frieze running along the top of the wall. How do I repaint the wall without getting paint on the wallpaper. I have looked at reviews ...
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How do I mask off stained wood without damaging the finish?

I'm trying to paint a surface that meets up at a slight angle with some stained wood edging that is part of my wood floor. I started covering up the wood with blue painter's tape, and noticed when ...
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Repair Protection Covering: Rosin Paper and Masking Paper Difference

(1) What is the difference between Rosin Paper and Masking Paper? (Besides the color). Trying to protect my home during construction. (2) Specifically, What is better for protecting walls? I usually ...
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How do I sand and roughen previously-polished marble to prepare for painting it with chalky paint?

I have some polished stone (probably marble) that I want to paint with Krylon brand "chalky finish" paint. I read one tutorial that suggested I need to sand the stone, to make it rough in ...
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Contractor baseboard install. Is this caulk line standard?

Contractor is set to paint my walls tomorrow, these caulk lines I’ve been told are really large and paint alone won’t resolve the gap between the baseboard and the wall. Contractor said this would be ...
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Tough fungus on wall, ready to paint or not?

I have a house with fungus on the walls as the roof was leaking and the house was empty for a while and not ventilated. I am fixing the roof. However, I'm cleaning the fungus / mold from the walls but ...
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Is it necessary to mask off walls when spraying ceilings and trim the same color but different finish?

Is it necessary to mask off walls when spraying ceilings and trim the same color but different finish? We’re using a Graco Magnum X7 spray gun to paint our 2100 sqf interior Sherwin Williams High ...
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Apply spackling or skip ahead to primer? [closed]

Years ago, we decided to remove the wallpaper the previous owner had installed in the hallway of our house and were preparing to paint it when our plans got derailed and the project got put on the ...
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Prime and Painting Bare Radiator Covers - Sandblasted Bare Metal

What are some reasonable primer and paint for bare metal radiator covers? I had them sandblasted so they are bare metal. In the past I once painted a cast iron radiator with Rust-Oleum Clean Metal ...
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