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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
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Does primer really require 3/8 -1/2 inch nap?

I am painting an exterior steel door in our garage. We have some Behr Premium Plus Primer. I was planning on keeping the flat look so I was going to use the foam roller. But the primer instructions ...
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Paint or Stain a repaired deck

I need help deciding to paint or stain my deck. About a year ago, a tree fell on my deck and half of it had to be rebuilt. The deck builder suggested letting the wood weather for a bit before ...
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Hanging paintable wallpaper over paneling?

My 40 year old house has a LOT of old paneling in it. I hate it, my spouse hates it and we both want it gone. However I don't want to go through the time and expense of replacing all of it with ...
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Smelly water in my paint

I left a 10ltr tin of smooth masonry paint outside last year I went to open it yesterday and discovered a crack in the lid,and when I opened it it was full of foul smelling water sitting on top of ...
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Painting softwood kitchen floors, tar adhesive residue - advice?

Looking for any advice people have to offer about choice of paint, coatings, procedure, etc. Details: Original kitchen floors (doug fir) from a 1925 home. About 150 sq ft. Floors were originally ...
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Removing recessed lights for painting

We've just had a new kitchen, and the ceiling has been re-skimmed. I need to paint this, but we now have spotlights in the ceiling; see the picture below: In order to get this off, I can see a small ...
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Painting over metallic paint

I want to paint over a Ralph Lauren Metallic Silver paint. When we applied it we rolled it on and then took a wide wallpaper brush to create an "industrial sheet metal" look for our son's motorcycle ...
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Peeling Latex on hollow core door - is there a way to paint without removing latex?

I have several hollow core doors that look like someone painted latex over oil, and they are all peeling. Removing the old latex isn't an option, as I've already spent days on about 20% of just ONE ...
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paint a wall where the surface is uneven

I have remove most of the wallpaper in my kitchen, to be able to paint it. However, the surface is uneven and I'm not sure what kind of products I can use to make the wall smoother and to apply ...
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how to paint over wrong paint

I have damaged the paint on my door a little and decided to repaint: I ended up painting with the wrong paint: How do I fix that? Can I simply go buy white paint with a primer in it and repaint over ...
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How can I clean this older paint roller to make it usable again for painting my walls?

I'm in the process of painting my living room and I tried using my old roller but it's just dreadful. I figure a bit of cleaning goes a long way to get a good solid paint job. So I'm here asking how ...
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Primer must NOT form a film?

I'm confused about the recommendation that "The primer must not form a closed, shiny film" found in quite a few primers sold in the EU as basis for emulsion (US ="latex") paints, e.g. in Caparol ...
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Painting over already painted plank walls, do I need to sand it before?

We're living in a 200+ years old house, slowly renovating, and we're starting the second floor which is basically wood plank walls. Some of them have wallpaper on it, but most of them are painted. ...
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Touch Up Paint on Interior Windowwill

I recently had the old windows on my house replaced. The old windows had cranks to open and close the windows that looked similar to this: The new windows do not have a crank and now I have a spot (...
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What kind of paint and texture is this?

what kind of paint do i need in order to give this wall a fresh look? And also maybe fix that cut.
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Rectify smooth filler patches on sand and cement skimmed wall

Someone did me a favour and sand and cemented​ by porch (long story). It had a few cracks afterwards and as I had lots of other things to filler I decided to filler all of the cracks "while i was at ...