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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 ...
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Polyamide roller nap

Is there any advantage in a polyamide vs polyester roller nap? I'm generally aware of the differences between polyamide and polyester: the former is more elastic and retains more water; it feels ...
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How to fix persistant cracks on this section of the wall and why do they show up even after repainting?

There is a section of the wall in the bedroom that even though been repainted several times by actual painters, within weeks the cracks would resurface again. im trying to figure out if there is an ...
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How to even floor varnish without sanding the whole floor

We rent a flat with a rustic Victorian look. They've removed the carpets and varnished the wooden planks under them. Looks very rough but also nice. The problem was that they also varnished over some ...
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Making cement look glossy

I'm trying to paint my porch, but I was wondering how to make the cement kind of glossy. I want it to look like marble. What can I do?
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should i remove hinges from door and door frame before painting

I had brand new pre-primed unpainted french doors installed and now I have to paint them (also need to paint the new door frame). I plan to remove the doors from the door frame as well as remove the ...
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What type of paint is this? [closed]

I found this paint on wall of college institute. Color: Green, It has some lumps.
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Painting Galvanized Fence Bracket

I have some galvanized fence brackets that I want to use on some benches. Before construction I want to paint them black to match a table we have. I have been doing some research on how to do this ...
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How can I order custom-tinted paint colors from a computer graphic?

I'm trying to paint a mural on my child's nursery wall. I created exactly what I want in Photoshop and now want to get the right paint colors. I found paint colors that match close for some of the ...
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How can I paint inside corners of textured walls at the ceiling or baseboard?

In this question, techniques are described to paint the edge of a textured wall along a textured ceiling. How can I paint inside corners though? Mashing the brush into the corner seems to do OK, but ...
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How do I fix wall paint that was removed with tape?

Before painting I sanded all walls and then cleaned. I painted ceiling first then walls. Before painting walls I taped off a ceiling which was completely dry. Painted walls and the following day ...
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Bathroom ceiling absorbs moisture and falls apart

After complaining about this, I had a guy repaint the ceiling. There is a window but it doesn't fix what is a damp bathroom. A short 15 minute shower cracked the new repainted ceiling because all the ...
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The ceiling I'm painting was never orinally undercoated and now my repaint is looking hideous.

I'm doing a repaint on a ceiling ATM and found it looks hideous. Can see every roll line not because of built up paint on the roller edge. I think I'm laying it off properly. I have worked out after ...
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What type of paint should I use on my hardwood floor?

Latex, enamel, oil-based, water-based, waterborne, oil-enhanced, alkyds, acrylics, acrylic-alkyds... my head is about to explode!! We need to paint our upstairs bedroom floors while we are currently ...
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Kilz over old oil based finished exterior ceiling yes or no

Can you put water based kilz over an old exterior ceiling that was finished with oil paint 20 yrs ago ? I want to put a latex finish on it and I want to seal it with kilz 2, is it ok to do this ?
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How should I deal with tacky alkyd paint on metal stairs?

We hired someone to spray paint metal stairs with Rust-Coat interior/exterior alkyd paint. He diluted it with Natura Safe solution, a water-based paint thinner for oil-based and urethane paints. It ...
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Painting fiberglass repair on kitchen sink

I recently did a fiberglass repair on my fiberglass kitchen sink. Now it's ready for paint. So I have a can of Rust-Oleum gloss white. Now it's been awhile but I'm pretty sure I should prime it first. ...
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Drywall patch primer

I have used standard drywall compound to patch little holes in my walls (very small patches- nail/anchor holes) and have sanded them down. My question is should I prime the wall patches or can I just ...
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What preparations can I do before I paint the ceiling of my bathroom?

I want to paint my bathroom ceiling, but there are some bathroom fixtures that I can't remove and that will be very hard to cover up. What preparations can I do, and what should I keep in mind when ...
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Primer for old oil-based paint

I'm confused and hope you can help. I thought ANY primer - I just bought five gallons of Kilz latex primer - could be used over old oil-based paint and then a new coat of latex paint applied ...
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Something like epoxy for painting a playhouse?

I'm building a bunk-bed/playhouse out of (mostly) plywood. The plywood I bought is not the best stuff, definitely no veneer. The smoother face is still pretty splintery. In hindsight I wish I had ...
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Removing silicone caulk from wall for painting?

I made a big mistake. Before painting my sun room, I wanted to prep the walls and surfaces for paint (the sun room is three walls made up of cement blocks and windows, and the fourth wall is the old ...
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Prepping a plaster wall for painting

I have a 100 year old house in the Midwest. I took off a chair rail trim that was put up in the last couple years. Removing it peeled off several layers of paint from the wall in a few spots. And ...
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How do I stop patches from showing through paint?

I've painted a patched, bare plaster wall with a medium purple claypaint (Earthborn, "Jack Horner" color). The few places where I've patched the wall the paint is significantly darker, even after a ...
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exterior clearcoat for flashings

Manufacturers of certain metal roofing materials which can be used for flashings and valleys advise clearcoating the metal before exposing it to the acids of certain woods. I am looking for a clear ...
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Painting basement wall with obstruction

I am currently in the process of painting a section of my basement. it has bare cinder block walls, and I am painting with latex DRYLOK For the most part, this is fairly simple, if tedious. However, ...
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Is it worth using non-VOC or low-VOC interior paint?

I’m remodeling a condo and painting the walls and ceiling. For context, I've heard that Valspar paint has no VOCs and may be preferable to Sherwin-Williams for health reasons. However, my general ...
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Which type of paint for a surface with slight imperfections?

Hi guys I'm planning on repainting my door its plan but it's slightly textured from previous paint I was wondering whether I would need to use a primer on this door and which type of paint ? As I've ...
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Painting a basement fuel oil tank

I have an old 275 gallon fuel oil tank in my basement. It is showing some signs of rust. Am thinking that a new coat of paint would be a protective measure. What kind of paint/primer should I use? ...
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Painting over cracks in ceiling

Our kitchen ceiling has several cracks in the plaster. We need to repaint the ceilings and didn't know what our best option was for the cracks. We don't want to do some sort of plaster because we ...
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How to paint baseboard without painting the base shoe?

I'm painting a room that has hardwood floors and base shoe stained to match the floors. How can I paint the baseboard without painting the shoe? I haven't found any trim painting tutorials that have ...
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How can I remove and repair raised objects in a textured wall?

My buddies and I are planning to repaint a wall at our local community center, however we're new to the wall-painting process. The wall is in the interior of the building. The white wall has blue ...

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