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How to get rid of a stinking wall color - paint over, remove/sanding or use ozone?

A friend got a new apartment (5 floor building built in 2008). The walls and ceiling of the apartment were renovated a few months ago. Unfortunately, the ceiling color (Flügger Flutex 2S) started to ...
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White spirit vs. meths vs. IPA for cleaning/preparing surfaces

White spirit (aka mineral spirits or mineral turps in the US), methylated spirits (aka denatured alcohol in the US), and isopropyl alcohol are each used for preparing surfaces, or removing oily ...
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Does mould growth definitely indicate a leak?

I've moved into a new place that had some mould growth on the ceiling in one of the bedrooms. I found a leak in the roof that corresponded and patched that up and cleaned up the mould. A few weeks ...
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How much stainblock paint to use in bedroom and where?

I'm renovating my bedroom. On the north wall, there will be freestanding cabinets (wardrobes) against the wall; all interior walls except to the right (east) which is exterior. There's no previous ...
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Paint chips: to fill or not to fill?

I've had my flooring and skirting boards replaced recently. Ripping out the skirting boards has caused the wall paint to chip in a bunch of places, e.g.: Now my question is, should I use filler here, ...
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What kind of treatment do I need to stain/paint this deck?

My deck was finished with a...peculiar color many years ago. The finish is peeling up and showing patches of bare wood. What is this? Is this paint? What can I safely use to refinish this deck, and ...
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Ceiling fiberglass getting yellow because of bad primer?

We started to prepare an old reinforced concrete ceiling of a panel building for painting. We cleaned off several layers of very old soviet wallpapers, glue, paint, putty and other stuff. Then we ...
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Which painting tool is better? sponge paint roller roller, woven roller or spray paint?. Do you have a preference? [closed]

I have a large surface to paint, a house actually. I've used all tools before and I wanted your advice on which tool do you prefer for larger surfaces. I have to prime, and put 2 finish layers. EDIT: ...
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paint or stain over varnished surface

What could be considered, stain or paint, to put on top of a varnished surface? I'm not sure if simply painting over varnish would keep the paint well, I don't want it peeled off. Basically I have a ...
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Mix paint using red, yellow and blue give Hex code

I want to replicate a color scheme that is given in Hex codes (RGB, equivalently) - example here. Given that I have red, yellow, blue, white and black paint, how am I supposed to systematically ...
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Brown spots on wall after painting

We’ve been having some trouble with brown spots on a (freshly) painted wall. Background info: Moved in a few months ago and had decorator repaint guest bedroom (Dulux primer then Leylands trade ...
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What are the green spots on our kitchen walls

Our kitchen has one of the main walls of our house which is a thick concrete wall. There is nothing behind the wall, just some empty space and then the neighbor's house. I just painted the wall with ...
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Paint semi-gloss over polyurethane?

Can I paint (trim work) semi-gloss right over polyurethane without stripping it first? Would it require primer?
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Is it necessary to strip all of the previous paint before repainting my indoor metal spiral staircase?

I have a metal spiral staircase that has an existing coat of paint, but I want to re-paint it white. Do I need to remove all of the existing paint before I re-paint it? I’m not sure exactly what kind ...
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Oil- or water-based polyurethane to refinish stair banister?

I didn't know that water-based polyurethane was available as an alternative to oil-based until I saw it today at the store. I am refinishing a vintage stair banister and some surrounding trim. I ...
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Drywall/Brick Transition - how to paint?

Along a section of wall I have (a) painted plastered brickwork on the right hand side and (b) painted drywall on the left hand side. The drywall flexes very slightly relative to the brick, so whenever ...
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Painted skim coat is failing

Not-so-recent leak finally being patched out has continued to expose Glidden paints peeling in random places. This house was covered in wall paper. When we bought it I spent a full month removing all ...
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Primer advice for wall unit

I want to paint these two black storage wall units. I’m not sure if it’s oil-based paint. Is this Zinnser 1-2-3 Bullseye primer suitable to cover the wall units? What kind of paint type ...
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Caulk wont stick to baseboards

I have used Sherwin William and DAP caulk but it keeps peeling away from my baseboards. What is a good type of caulk that will not separate from the baseboards? The baseboards are painted with Sherwin ...
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Will walls need re-plastering after removal of painted wallpaper?

Getting ready to buy for the first time and so I'm trying to prepare myself for renovation projects. I'm mostly looking at old Scottish Victorian tenement flats. The one I viewed earlier today is a ...
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Drywall skimcoating

Is this wall finish considered Level 3 or Level 4 Drywall? The place was built in 1980s, and has very unsmooth appearance, compared to newer places. Just curious if skimcoat would help, and if has to ...
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How can I fix this very noticeable brush mark?

I painted a ceiling in my house yesterday. The previous finish was white matt but I wanted a satin finish on the ceiling. I sanded the ceiling before hand with a drywall sander. It was the first time ...
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Primer is thick and uneven

I purchased a Tikkurila Optiva Primer(eco) to prime a painted wall. When I started to apply it to the wall it was so thick that my roller just slided across it. I managed to get going, but the end ...
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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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One small patch on wall (white before) not covered by primer or 3 coats of paint

Hoping someone can help- moved in to a new house and decided to paint the living room today (Warm Pewter by Dulux) after testing a few colours. There was one tiny spot before which was light grey on ...
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What is the best order of operations for painting a newly renovated space?

I'm just about ready to paint my basement project and wanted to get the opinion of the community on what would be the best method of approach for my situation. I'll be using a HVLP spray system and my ...
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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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