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How to correctly paint deck?

Live in Michigan. Have a large deck needed to be re-painted black. Last year I painted it and it is already peeling everywhere. Starting from step 1- prep- to last step - sealing - how do I do this ...
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Aligatoring paint repair? Drywall

My 1920's house that was last updated in the 60s full gut job. Has aligatoring paint. House spent 10+ yrs abandoned. Wondering what the best coarse of action is requide for dealing with aligatoring ...
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Advice needed on Oil-based over Latex paint

Recently purchased a house and did not think painting would be this complicated... One room is pink with salmon trim and baseboards. The trim and baseboards are oil based and it's just scraping/...
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Best practice to renovate wrought iron?

My outdoor wrought iron railings have been painted more than 10 times over 40 years. I now want to remove the old paint and apply high quality glossy black paint to last multiple decades, if possible, ...
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What to do when a touch-up paint job goes bad because you applied brush strokes instead of dabs?

I was patching a few spots on my already finished wall for 10 years this week. It is drywall. I used brush strokes in the painting phase of the touch up but didn't know that this was going to leave a ...
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How to repair damage from vehicle swipe/scrape?

I accidentally scraped the outside of my garage while backing out. See picture. Anyone know 1) what material this is made of and 2) how to repair it? I was able to get the paint off my front car ...
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Correct Order of Work For Re-Decorating

I purchased a house in the UK which needs considerably more work doing on it that originally anticipated. Because of covid backlogs it's really hard to get decorators/builders/etc booked in so I ...
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How do I fix streaky Krylon High Heat paint on brass fireplace detail?

I attempted to paint my brass fireplace detail with Krylon High Heat paint. It’s 3 sided with doors that have a brass strip on the top and bottom. A couple sections ended up streaky. Can I sand it and ...
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Rough hewn wood for porch construction

My front porch was constructed using rough hewn wood as an architectural choice, with knot holes, cracks and crevices. The wood is painted white. Although it looks great, after just a few months the ...
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Fenomastic Mat on Jotashield Tex Ultra on powder-coated aluminium?

Context. Hot, humid, and sunny outdoor climate. Input. Large shiny powder-coated aluminium panels with some dents in them. This shiny finish makes the dents very visible. The dents are not removable ...
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How to prevent air bubbles in spray painting cabinets

I am redoing my cabinets. My primer and first coat of paint went on flawlessly - a beautiful finish. I have done all the prep properly, like sanding between coats, but for some reason I keep getting ...
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Home hot-water radiator, high-heat paint vs not, water-based primer for oil paint

Two-part question: I have a home radiator that I have cleaned up to repaint. I was unsure if I can use regular enamel paints or is High-Heat required? I have seen answers both ways on this. The ...
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What is the best paint roller for a wall and for a Formica cabinet?

I am not a professional painter; I do some jobs for my house. Now I have these 2 projects:- I want to paint a room which already has been painted >> for this project I am going to use an water-...
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How to prepare chemically paint stripped wall before repainting?

The attached picture below is my wall after I paint stripped it: I would apply the paint stripper on the surface, let it act for the required amount of time and then I would scrape - I've repeated ...
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How to fix sagging paint

Had a small leak, which has caused some of the paint around my kitchen windows to bubble and sag. The leak has been fixed but I'm wondering if there's a way to "tighten up" the paint or if ...
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Painted area white marks on the edges

A couple of days ago I decided to repaint some parts of the wall to get rid of the sweaty hand marks, coffee spills etc. I had newly painted the house so I have plenty of the exact same paint ...
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Top/clear coat for painted metal

I'm currently working on a little DIY project to repaint the metal outer case from an old IBM PC that unfortunately sat in an attic for 20 years and rust got the better of it. The case is heavy-duty ...
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The trim in my house won't hold paint. Is there a solution to this?

I have an old house with a lot of trim. Baseboards, wainscoting, crown molding, built-in cupboards. The walls are probably 50% trim. I also have a lot of old, solid wood doors. From what I can tell, ...
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How can I get rid of vinegar-like paint odor?

A friend got a new apartment (5 floor building built in 2008). The walls and ceiling of the apartment were renovated a few months ago. Unfortunately, the ceiling color (Flügger Flutex 2S) started to ...
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Remove wallpaper that has been textured over

Our bathroom has textured plaster work that seems to have been put on over the top of wallpaper. You can see some of the seams and the wallpaper was also still there under a mirrored cabinet. Above ...
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Paint peeling off in thick sheets

I'm having an issue with my living room paint peeling off in thick sheets down to the plaster. I was in the process of removing door trim and unfortunately lifted off some of the paint. I tried to ...
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Paint chips: to fill or not to fill?

I've had my flooring and skirting boards replaced recently. Ripping out the skirting boards has caused the wall paint to chip in a bunch of places, e.g.: Now my question is, should I use filler here, ...
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Is it necessary to strip all of the previous paint before repainting my indoor metal spiral staircase?

I have a metal spiral staircase that has an existing coat of paint, but I want to re-paint it white. Do I need to remove all of the existing paint before I re-paint it? I’m not sure exactly what kind ...
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Primer advice for wall unit

I want to paint these two black storage wall units. I’m not sure if it’s oil-based paint. Is this Zinnser 1-2-3 Bullseye primer suitable to cover the wall units? What kind of paint type ...
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How can I fix this very noticeable brush mark?

I painted a ceiling in my house yesterday. The previous finish was white matt but I wanted a satin finish on the ceiling. I sanded the ceiling before hand with a drywall sander. It was the first time ...
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One small patch on wall (white before) not covered by primer or 3 coats of paint

Hoping someone can help- moved in to a new house and decided to paint the living room today (Warm Pewter by Dulux) after testing a few colours. There was one tiny spot before which was light grey on ...
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Paint texture getting rough at second coat

As you see I got this rough finish at a wall after third coat. What is the reason that this happens? I am using wool 1cm ~ 3/8 roller. Also sometimes I get lots of tiny bubbles that do not go away no ...
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What is better for plywood - varnish or paint

I have an old cheap tea table, which I'd like to fix a bit and re-paint or re-varnish. The top of it is a plywood, its surface has scratches and stains, the table is stained black, but I'm not sure if ...
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How to even dents and scrape marks over entire wall

Our hallway is painted brilliant white eggshell but has quite visible dent and scrape marks under the paint. What is the best way to even out the wall? We will eventually cover a lot of the wall with ...
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Siliconed round windows before repainting jambs - should have done it after? [duplicate]

I'm repainting a room. I've scraped back the loose paint (in places back to plaster), filled, sugar soaped and, to my low standards, it's ready to paint. I also scraped out the old mouldy silicone ...
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How can I remove or cover thick, crackled paint on drywall?

The guest bathroom in the apartment I recently rented has what appears to be a custom paint job that originally I thought was wall paper. The paint is in vertical stripes, with half the stripes ...
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I have an 8 gallon compressor can I use for a small project or should I use an airless sprayer?

I have an 8 gallon compressor (3 cfm @ 40psi) and a small dresser to paint. Will this suffice or should I go with an airless sprayer? Thanks!
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Paint peeled on fascia board, how to get paint to stick?

I sanded, primed, then painted one of my fascia boards, and most of the board dried fine, just one part where there’s wood filler and silicone calking is where the paint peeled. How can I fix this ...
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Would it work if I prime only a partial height of a painted wall?

I'm looking into repainting a classroom in an NGO facility (can seat about 80). Due to both time and budget constraints, I don't have freedom of spending too much time priming and painting the entire ...
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Repaint metal railing

I need some guidance on the repainting of the metal railing that I have in my front yard. This is how it looks like as of today: The black paint on the railing is chipping off and I am not sure why. ...
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Looking for feedback on prep & paint plan for moldy wood siding

I'm getting ready to paint my cabin this summer and I was hoping to get a reality check on the order of sequence. I've painted houses inside and out before but they were new, and this is a bit ...
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Repainting metal parapet on the balcony: should you remove the old paint?

I'm thinking of repainting the metal parapet on the balcony, paint has already mostly come off, or it is peeling off (and the metal is also starting to rust). Every description starts with scraping ...
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Getting rid of a Chalkboard Wall

Around 4 years ago, we painted a chalkboard for our 1-year-old kid. She loved it and did all sorts of artwork on it. Now she is 5 years old and doesn't want the chalkboard anymore in her room. I tried ...
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Need paint help

A painting fell and made a tiny scrape. I thought I could fix it but I made it worse. The paint I used matches but when you look on the side view it looks way to white. I sanded it down cause I ...
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What are the small raised bumps on exterior painting?

I just had my house repainted. I hired the highest rated contractor on google in this area and paid more than regular. Today when I had a close look at the wall, I noticed quite a few small dots. ...
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Does an old photo frame need to be sanded before painting?

I'm trying to paint an old gray photo frame to be black, for a new photograph. Do I need to sand it before painting? The previous paint is in good condition and isn't peeling. Can I just paint over?
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How to repaint cement boards

Some of the lower boards of my 10-year old Hardie siding have become brownish. I am planning to repaint. What is the best approach? Prime it again and then paint. Or just paint? I suspect rain water ...
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Fixing patch up that has gotten 1st coat of paint

I tried to do my first diy patch job before painting and it did not turn out well. The first coat of paint was applied and I wanted to know how to fix it. Any guidance is appreciated and please keep ...
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remove/replace door hinge on wood door frame

Can the screws be removed from the hinge and wood frame, the frame painted and the hinge reattached with the same screws and holes?
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Why does my painted wooden post have brush lines?

This wooden door frame (see photo below) was painted high-gloss white a month or two ago. Using cheap paint and a cheap paint brush. The surface was superficially sanded (previously painted a number ...
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Removing a wallpaper border which has been painted over

I'm currently decorating a painted room which had a wallpaper border around it. The room has been repainted at least twice, and the border was never removed. I have removed the border and this has ...
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How to repair damaged lining paper for painting?

I've stripped some old wallpaper in order to paint the walls and discovered painted lining paper beneath. I'm happy to paint over this paper as it's mainly in good condition (and I don't want to deal ...
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how to take the sheen off baked high gloss surface

I intend to paint my kitchen doors as they have faded into an almost cream colour I want to bring them back to brilliant white, however, as the kitchen doors are profiled sanding is not an option, and ...
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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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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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