Questions tagged [painting]

For questions regarding the application of paint to a surface, including preparation and cleanup.

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How do I pick a good paint brush?

I know: Natural bristle brushes should not be used with water base paints. Synthetic bristles can be used with either. A slanted end is easier for cutting in. You want to avoid brushes that shed ...
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How can I store a paint roller for a second coat?

It's my first time using paint rollers, and I have a problem. How do I store a paint roller cover for 2 hours so that I can use it for a second coat?
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What steps to take in painting this damaged wall?

Water leak from above windows created bubbles. I stripped the damaged section with putty knife, did I go too far? What steps should I take next? I'm new at this, I think I'm supposed to add primer ...
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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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For my window, what's the best way to seal and insulate?

The inside: The outside: The installers gave me a window unsealed on the outside but sealed with a rubber seal on inside around the frame (windows are uPVC). After rain, the damage was done to ...
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Does new drywall need 2 coats of primer

Do I need 2 coats of primer on new drywall? Homeowner is using primer/paint on finish coat. Will the primer/paint suffice, instead of 2nd coat of primer? This is for all new surface. walls, ceilings ...
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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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Must I completely remove tile adhesive before I paint my basement floor?

My basement floor years ago had a tiled floor. Tiles were adhered with what looked like a black tar type adhesive. Tiles came loose and were removed. Even though the floor is smooth I am unable to get ...
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Do I need to use an oil-based primer on old woodwork?

I bought an old house. I have dark wood trim around the doors and windows. I'm pretty sure it was some kind of oil/glossy finish. The wood is pretty worn. I fixed and sanded. I got a primer that ...
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How can I duplicate this paint texture?

I patched a hole in my wall. Now I am going to paint. My walls have a slight texture to them. I think it's a pretty common type of texturing; very subtle. How can I match this texture? Preferably a ...
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Painted walls showing darker when dry where painted with brush, than with roller

I've recently painted a room using primarily a roller, and for the edges (corners, skirting boards, ceilings), I've used a brush. Where the paint was applied with a brush, it is considerably darker ...
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What is the proper way to prep and paint aluminum siding

A portion of my homes 40 year old aluminum siding is discolored and needs to be repainted What is the proper way to prep and paint it?
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Can I paint part of a wall in a seamless way a couple years after?

A couple years ago, I painted the walls of my appartment, but I was afraid to break the thermostat if I tried to remove it, so I painted around it. However, I have decided to change my thermostat, ...
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How can I reduce sheen with touched-up wall paint?

I touched up some paint spots on my stairway wall. When looking straight at the touch-ups, it looks blended in well with no obvious patch work. However, when looking at the paint at certain angles, it ...
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Should I apply a second coat of primer when I have a high contrast in colors and the new paint is thin?

I am using Sherwin Williams Cashmere paint in my finished basement. The prior owner painted this god-awful flat baby blue paint that has a lot of stains from contact and glues and other things. The ...
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Had kitchen cabinets repainted, new paint pulling off like rubber

Elaborating on the title: I hired a licensed and bonded painter to repaint my kitchen. Two days after he finished the job I noticed a small patch of paint came up (very easily) after my fingernail ...
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Does overspray get on the ceiling when spraying interior wall?

I have a freshly painted ceiling in a 1200 sq ft, new construction home. I have access to a medium-quality airless paint sprayer. I have some 4' rolls of plastic sheeting that I can tape up on the ...
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To prime or not to prime

I have just removed wallpaper and popcorn from plaster walls. I am ready to paint. I have purchased Behr paint and primer in one. Do I prime separately before painting with that? I can only assume the ...
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Choosing a material to cover wood and paint with emulsion

We're using a floor to ceiling stained pine bookcase to subdivide a room. On the front side it looks great. However, the back of the bookcase is quite ugly. I'd like to cover the back with something ...
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How can I remove smeared latex paint from a wood floor?

I recently had some painting done, and the people who were responsible did not use anything to protect the floor from paint dripping. It also looks like they walked all over the paint, smearing it on ...
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Why am I starting to see bubbles after painting a wall?

One section of the wall isn't exactly as smooth as the rest. It has bubbles of paint forming on it that can be rubbed off. They very tiny. The walls aren't dry wall and the section that is I'm ...
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Tip Size for Paint Sprayer on Ceiling

I'm going to rent a good paint sprayer to paint popcorn ceilings. The only tip size available from the rental place is a 515. I've read this isn't the best size for interior painting, but will it ...
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Applying flammable coating at temperature below its flash point

I want to apply a xylene-based urethane coating with a flash point of 81 degrees (F) to an epoxy floor in a windowless 8' x 8' room equipped with near-new 100-CFM exhaust fan. I hope to be able to ...
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Advice on what kind of paint to use on metal fire pit

I'm in the process of building this fire pit made of 4x4 angle iron and rebar. I know I will have to use some kind of hi temperature paint, my questions are what kind of hi temperature paint? There ...
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Painting rooms partially, how to get good edges

While I prefer to paint rooms completely, including the ceiling, I sometimes need to paint a single wall, or even a limited area of one wall. For example, the kids may have drawn directly on the wall,...
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How much pressure should you apply when rolling on paint?

I hate painting, as I know many people do. One of my issues has always been the streaks that are left on the wall. I got to thinking that perhaps I'm applying too much pressure when I'm painting, ...
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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 you paint directly over feathered plaster/plasterweld?

I have been doing a lot of plaster patching on my old 1920s era house. The basic approach here is the holes were filled with blueboard, then we used 2 coat base and finish plaster (USG diamond). I ...
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I need RAL code for Kartell white colour [closed]

I am redecorating my house and chose a Kartell Bourgie lamp in white/gold for the living room. I'd like to paint the walls of the living room the same kind of white of the lamp. Since the white is ...
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Is oil-based house paint a health concern?

Some use enamel to paint doors and windows. Some use enamel paint for few rooms. Some use enamel for entire house. Reason: we can wash the doors/windows/walls if kids are scribbling on the walls or ...
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Should I use caulking or silicone to seal around a new door frame of exterior stucco house?

A have installed a new exterior door frame to my stucco house and I still need to seal the perimeter before the winter rains. However, since I plan to repaint the exterior stucco a different color ...
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how long to wait for re-painting one side of fence after pressure washing the otherside which is unpainted

It hasn't rained much this summer, and not any in a week. Today, I've prepped (sanded, brushed off, wiped down with a damp sponge) the painted side of a 1x6 cedar privacy fence, which was last painted ...
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Preserve treated wood?

What should I use, if anything, to preserve these steps made of treated wood? These are on my townhome's back porch. Two of the steps are directly exposed to weather. They were filthy but cleaned up ...
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How can one detect how many coats of paint are used in a newly built house .

I just bought a new house and moved furniture in. I noticed that the paint is really thin because it bruises easily, i.e., I cd see the cement behind it when I accidentally peeled off the sticker glue ...
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Prep for Painting New Wooden Interior Door

Five new interior wooden doors were hung in older apartment. Although they came with what I think is a white primer, they need to be painted. I would like to tap the experience of the community so ...
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can you paint over peeling drywall?

My drywall is peeling a little: The paper sheet has ripped. Can you paint right over the board is the fact that the paper has ripped... means I need to replace the sheet itself? To reiterate, I ...
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What kind of paint should I use to paint a field stone foundation wall?

I have a 1900 house with a field stone foundation. The foundation is in good shape. There is minimal moisture. I want to paint the walls to make it look nicer. What kind of paint should I be using? I ...
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is there a way to make chalkboard paint without using waterbase paint

Is there a way to make chalkboard paint using oil paint instead of water based latex paint? I would add the unsanded grout of course , just 2 tbsps. to a cup of paint.
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How many coats of exterior house paint?

How many coats of quality paint are needed over old exterior house paint in good condition and of the same color?
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Completely remove nicotine stains and odors from walls?

We're in the process of buying an apartment that was previously occupied by a heavy smoker for 20+ years. This isn't the unit, but the damage is about as bad. I've scoured the internet for examples ...
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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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What is the proper method to prepare drywall for painting?

I have a 25 y.o apartment with paint that peels off in large sheets. If I repaint it, I would like to understand why it is peeling so as to avoid future peeling. Maybe there is a diagnostic to ...
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How to repaint a wall with peeling paint

I have a wall that needs repainting: I guess I first need to remove the existing paint and then repaint? How do I remove the paint? With a heat gun or some chemical way? Also, I prefer not to ...
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what to cover blocked sticky paint on my deck

I have sanded my deck down to the primer but the sticky paint is still evident in the cracks and crevasses. What can I paint over it with so that I can re-paint it?
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paint a fiberglass tub

We're going to be redoing our bathroom and, unfortunately, there's no room in the budget for a new tub. Is there a way we could paint the tub and, if so, how would I go about doing that?
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Can you spray paint one color on top of another color of spray paint?

I want to spray paint a piece of wood blue, then on top of it, put a stencil of map and spray paint that green. Will the green successfully cover the blue or will the colors combine and become muddy?
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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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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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How to stop the peeling of new paint that's not properly adhered to new drywall due to underlying spackle dust

Is there any way to secure new paint over new drywall which is not properly adhered due to a thin layer of spackle dust? During my whole house renovation, I prepared new drywall by thoroughly ...
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how to remove mold on wall?

I'm trying to paint this wall but as you can see, there are mold on it What would be the best way to remove the mold on my walls? Thanks