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How to remove gloss paint incorrectly applied to wainscoting over gloss paint

A contractor installing and painting baseboards said he could paint the wainscoting in our half bath. It is gloss latex paint over the old gloss latex paint, but I don't think the walls were cleaned ...
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How to patch a wood lath plaster rounded corner?

I am attempting to repair a rounded plaster corner. (Image below). The plaster was blown out during an electrical re-wire for the bathroom switch pictured. I’m assuming the wire corner bead runs ...
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How to smooth out brush mark on wall

I try to make one of my cabinet wall a chalkboard, but the roller brush was small and left quite a bit of brush mark. Does anyone know how to get it smooth out? This is the paint mark after third ...
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How to remove surface mold on shower walls and ceilings?

I'll be doing a small bathroom remodel on a VERY old house which mainly includes installing bathroom fan and a full paint job as the main tasks. On first walk through, I noticed that the house has ...
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Paint finished metal

I bought some standard American Craftsman screens (Anderson) from Home Depot. The frame is aluminum and white. I'd like to paint the frame to match the wood trim and vinyl door frame. How should I ...
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Should I plaster the walls in my new house?

I have a newly built house and I'm evaluating how to proceed with the painting of the rooms, to define what I can do myself and what has to be done by professionals. The ceiling is already spray-...
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Can I use an HVLP sprayer on the exterior of my house?

I’m painting the outside of my house. Wood siding. I’m using a brush and roller but I remembered I have an hvlp paint sprayer that I think would be pretty convenient to use. I was reading online that ...
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Why is there so much price disparity for a house painting job?

I have a 70+ year-old house with cedar shake siding that is in pretty bad shape and is in desperate need of a paint job. I know nothing about house painting, so I've gotten a few quotes for the job. ...
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Ceiling Lap Marks using Airless Sprayer

I used a Graco ProX7 Hi-Boy airless sprayer set to 3000 psi (max) to paint ceilings in a rental property. Used Kilz ceiling paint from Home Depot which supposedly dries flat white. I overlapped ...
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How to spray paint parking lot stripes by hand and avoid overspray

Our home owners association's community parking lot lines are wearing off, about 5 lines, and I'm interested in respraying it instead of calling a professional. I bought a Rust-Oleum Professional ...
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Refrigerator rust spots paint touchup

My refrigerator door has developed a few little spots where rust has bubbled up and the paint has flaked off. Mostly under 5mm in diameter, but a couple along the edges and corners of the door are ...
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How do I get crisp, clean edges in the corners where two paint colors meet?

I am about to renovate my room. A part of this plan includes painting all but one wall and the ceiling white, the other wall will be bright green. My walls are lightly textured and if this makes any ...
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Why don't (all) professional painters use paint sprayers?

Every time that I have hired someone to paint the exterior of my house in the past, they've done it the slow, hard way: with brushes. They have all been professional painters with legitimate painting ...
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How should I touch up my exterior door's paint after changing hardware?

After installing some new locks and handles, I realized that the previous owners didn't have the entire door painted but rather it was only around the hardware. I have the paint color and paint type, ...
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Paint peeling in bathroom

The paint is peeling in my bathroom. I would like to repaint it. I assume I scrape as much of the peeling paint off as I can before painting. Should I sand it smooth before painting? I have never ...
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How to remove dried latex paint out of painter whites

I'm a professional painter by trade and sometimes a spill happens and it gets paint on my work pants. How can I remove at least some of it with a home remedy? My painters paints cost $20 to $30 a pair ...
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Primed wood and painted with white paint but looks yellow. Why and how to fix?

I have a new door that was installed a year ago. The frame is raw wood and I didn't paint it until recently. The wood is basically untreated. It hasn't been exposed to water much because it is under a ...
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Primer not adhering to paint

I am priming some walls which have two different paints exposed. The previous painter did not remove the coax cover plate when painting, and that older paint is causing problems for the primer. I'm ...
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Type of paint to buy for paint sprayer

I bought a Magnum airless paint sprayer to paint the exterior of a house. I'll be using latex paint (probably Behr from Home Depot). I'm wondering which quality of paint would work best in it. Behr ...
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how to fix damaged wall after peeling off hook?

How would I go on repairing damage caused by peeling off some "damage free" adhesive sticky hooks? Photos attached. It looks like a layer of paint came off completely. Would I need a layer of filler ...
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Sanded wall rough after brushing / rolling Kilz Original — should I sand or is this normal?

I'm remodeling a pantry space in my home that had glossy dark purple paint on two walls and more matte gray paint on the other two. After removing shelving and wall anchors and completing wall repairs ...
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Airbrush-size airless sprayer for painting interior trim?

I have a lot of detailed interior trim to paint with latex enamel paint. It’s a pain to paint with brushes or small rollers and it seems like it would be so much easier to use a very small airless ...
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Primer cracks once it begins to dry over new Drydex spackling

Good afternoon, We are currently working on repainting a bedroom and removed all the items from the wall(pictures, vanity, mirror etc). We completed this and then proceeded to use DryDex 16 oz. Dry ...
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How can I make these semi-gloss paint patches blend with the wall?

I recently tried to fix a number of small holes in a wall that is painted with brown semi-gloss paint. Unfortunately, the paint patches are still very obvious, even after several days of drying: ...
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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, ...