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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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Skim Coat after Primer?

I'm in the process of removing popcorn and repaint the ceiling. After a few days of filling holes in my ceiling, the ceiling was primed. Staring at a primed ceiling, it becomes apparent that there's ...
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How can I repair a circular drywall patch seam?

I hope someone would be kind enough to help me. We recently had a bathroom cabinet fitted. As it required wiring to the light switch an electrician used a tool to cut holes into the wall so he could ...
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Refurbish propane range top grates w/ KBS Coating XTC (rated to 1500 deg. F.) Suitable for a propane range grates? Exposed to direct flame?

Whirlpool propane gas range and oven. Black color stove top burner grates, Cast Iron.
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How can I remove the coating from black iron pipe?

I'm building a couple industrial style tables, using black pipe from Home Depot for the legs. The fittings and smaller nipples are all a faded gray color that perfectly complements the black cherry ...
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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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Liquid Sandpaper Sprayer

Let's play "good idea; bad idea" I have a lot of glossy trim to degloss before painting. I have two bottles of "liquid Sandpaper" and a spray nozzle from a different product (which I have flushed ...
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When painting with a roller sometimes it feels uneven, like the cross-section is an oval rather than a circle. What am I doing wrong?

Sometimes when painting with a roller it feels like instead of the roller being circular in the cross-section, it is an oval. Or perhaps the paint is loaded unevenly? I have been loading paint from ...
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How should I restore these cames in leadlight window?

I would like to restore the cames in these windows. I am unsure which metal they are made from. How do I go about this? This is a picture from the outside which has been exposed to the weather (...
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Why is new paint flaking off one area?

Paint started flaking off a small portion of a recently painted wall (replastered entirely), I assume this is because we failed to apply the mist coat properly. We did apply a mist coat, but might ...
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What kind of paint should be used on old plaster and lathe walls?

Are the steps to painting a plaster and lathe walls, house is early 1900's, the same as any other type of wall? What type of primer should be used? What type of paint? On the internet I read about the ...
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Is roloc abrasive available in an elongated cylinder / tube shape?

EDIT: Since asking the question I've found "grinding cones" and "grinding plugs". I've seen roloc discs but am wondering if this abrasive material is available in a tubular shape? I've been trying to ...
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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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Why did part of my wall not absorb my paint?

I’m trying to paint an existing wall with a “lime wash” technique. It’s in an old building that had walls that were probably painted many times. Before we painted we tested several colors and ...
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Remove painted over glow in the dark stars?

I moved into a new home where the owner painted over some of those glow in the dark stickers on the ceiling. Because they're painted over, I can't simply scrape them off and they still glow through ...
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Can I paint over latex with oil-based enamel to repair a peeling situation?

I recently used a latex paint to paint over the wooden kitchen cabinets that had an oil-based enamel paint originally. And latex paint started to peel off when bumped. Can I go over the top of that ...
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How to specify tints for white wallpaint?

I doing some rooms in white, but there is a tinting problem. The whole room cannot be white because it would look like a hospital, so the wall paint has to be lightly tinted. The problem is how to ...
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Taking a long time for oil primer to dry

I have a problem in that I have a lot of interior painting to do and in some cases it is holding up carpentry because I want to prime, for example, baseboards before installing them. However, after ...
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Problems with water based paint sticking to 2 k primer

I am having many problems with the aliphatic waterborne urethane paint( Performix 979s w/pigment)being applied over a 2K primer (Shopline JP331 brand). The paint becomes greasy feeling and peels right ...
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Painting central heating radiator

I would like to repaint a standard UK tired looking central heating radiator to a copper looking colour. My question is how to strip the current white paint really? Please see the photo attached. I ...
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Primer mottling, is it getting absorbed into the wood?

I have been having trouble priming some hardwood boards. The primer goes on fine, but after about 15 minutes, it begins to take on a mottled appearance and you can see the wood again. So, either the ...
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Getting rid of rough edges after removing old paint

I have an old weatherboard house. Removed a lot of old, flaked paint recently from a relatively large section of the house above a rickety old garage. Because it wasn't the safest place to be, I was ...
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What are these stains on my drywall?

Originally thought it was a burn but it looks quite similar to stains from another post made here. Only reason I'm concerned is because it's not circular. It is around the same size as an index finger....
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Covering Up Some Old Wall Art

We've got some wall art painted on to our walls with a paint brush that we'd like to cover up, but we'd like to be able to cover it up in a way that won't ruin the integrity of it, so that if anyone ...
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Scrape off the painting of bathroom celling

When trying to scrape off the original paint of my bathroom ceiling,I found some areas are quite hard to be scraped off by using the scrapper. I guess it is caused by the moisture or the previous ...
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Is it ok to paint walls now and doors and casing later?

Recently had carpet and old baseboards removed from my house and hardwood sanded and refinished with Provincial floor stain. Now we've hired a painter to paint three bedrooms, hallway, living room, ...
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Should I prime just repaired areas or the entire ceiling before painting?

Just finished patching two holes in a ceiling due to a leak in the apartment above. Ceiling is all smooth and ready to paint. Question, should I prime the areas that were fixed or prime the whole ...
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How to block a window with plywood for big wall to project a movie?

I have a kids' playroom with a big wall and a center window. I want to use this wall as a home theater projector screen. I don't want to block the window permanently with a fixed screen, and my ...
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Respirator for spray varnish on oil paints!

I am a beginner artist, and I have just painted an artwork using Winsor & Newton water Mixable oil color paintings with a brush. Yet I didn’t wear a respirator since I didn’t know about it. ...
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Can I paint plain particle board shelves?

I recently purchased a house and the kitchen cabinets have particle board shelves with no vaneer or vinyl wrap. Can I just paint them or will this cause future issues?
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How to fix paint after patching holes in the wall?

My wife and I are first time homeowners and are doing a lot of stuff for the first time. We removed some shelves from a wall that left some larger holes, so we got spackle and sealed them up. We ...
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Why is the paint around my ceiling air vent discolored?

What is this pattern of discoloration around my ceiling AC supply vent, and how can I stop it from happening again if I repaint? Background: In September 2016, I had an air conditioning system ...
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Fix wooden wall paint

I had mould in a wooden wall, so I had to clean it with the special cleaning solution. But after that I don't know what I should do to fix the wall painting. It's like a plastic or some sort of ...
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Repainting damaged acrylic coating on my shower tray. Help!

I was cleaning something in the shower tray and I used a chemical which was petroleum based (which I didnt know), which caused the acrylic coating (I think its acrylic coating) dissolve. I did a bit ...
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correcting the Indents on my Fascia boards — after I chipped and sanded the old paint and then primed and painted

I spent a lot of time chipping , scraping , sanding the fascia boards some of the paint would not come off and my circular sander just does not do the job my old belt sander did . Anyway, I put ...
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Edge Sealing Engineered Wood Fascia Board?

I am repainting my house for the first time, the original paint is just under 10 years old. The house has some sort of engineered wood fascia boards, but I am not sure of the specific brand/type. In ...
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Fixing smelly paint

I used a year old gallon of paint that smelled horrible when I opened it. While using it I thought the smell had gone away. However, I think I must have just been getting used to it. It has been 4 ...
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Why did my coat of spray paint crack along a profile line?

I am spray painting my cabinet doors. The first and second coats are good. However, I see cracking on the edges of each door after third coat. The surface is good, quite smooth. Do you know what ...
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What type of paint and preparations would be appropriate for painting a mural on a rooftop?

My house has a modified bitumen membrane roof, at a very low pitch/nearly flat, which was repainted with aluminum asphalt paint a couple years ago. My friend is considering painting a mural on the ...
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What can I do when coats of paint won’t hide/cover the shadow left on a wall by wooden shelves

I have a wall in my dining room that has had a pine wood bookcase hanging on it for 13 years. Today, I unscrewed it from the wall so that I can paint the wall. But every time the paint dries, a ‘...
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Are there any latex house paints that aren't 100% acrylic anymore?

Although I've heard of latex paints that use a mix of other binders (eg. styrene acrylic or vinyl acrylic), and therefore aren't 100% acrylic, I've never seen them in real life. Are we pretty much at ...
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Bubbling primer

We decided to finally paint our rental and after spackling, sanding, and applying primer, I found bubbles. We live in a high moisture and humidity area, so there were places that had cracked and ...
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My wall was painted over a year ago, next door has been banging and now caulking has occured. Whose fault?

I had my wall painted a year and a half ago and it has been fine. Next door has been using a lump hammer and now caulking has occured. They say it is nothing to do with them but I am worried. Can it ...
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How I prep a concrete garage floor for painting?

Is there any special considerations for painting a concrete garage floor as opposed to any other concrete surface? I'm thinking in terms of foot and tire traffic.
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Can I remove this mold by myself?

I am living in a single room-appartment that has one window, a kitchen unit with no steam outlet/exhaust hood, and a bathroom with no windows but an (albeit small) ventilated outlet above the shower. ...
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Fence Painting Time

I'm looking to paint ~260 feet of 6 feet high wooden privacy fence. Both sides would be painting so that's ~520 total feet in length. I don't currently own one, but I'm looking at buying a paint ...
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Options to cover imperfection on metal door around new lock

I'd like to ask for suggestions of materials. I have a metal door, painted in white. A bigger lock (jimmy-proof lock) was replaced with a smaller lock (regular deadbolt) but ended up leaving several ...
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How to touch up surface painted with airless sprayer

I painted a steel door with an airless sprayer - the finish looked wonderful! Unfortunately I scratched the door while re-installing it on the hinges. Now the question is how to address the scratch. ...
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Overhauling and painting upvc door handles

I wish to overhaul some of my exterior door handles in uPVC frames. Handle images What paint do I use to "touch up" the scratches and gouges in the white paintwork? How to I fix the loose handle ...
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Cleaning oil-based paint from brush efficiently

Each time I need to use oil-based paint, I struggle for the paintbrush cleaning part. Here is how I proceed: I start by trying to squeeze the paint out from the brush, using paper towel, as much as I ...

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