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The painter I hired sanded exterior lead paint with a power sander and brushed with a wire brush. What do I do?

I own a 100year old house. Did not test for lead, but assuming it has lead paint. I cannot afford to hire a lead certified painter. So I hired a painter to paint the exterior of the house after I got ...
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Which type of paint lasts longer on outdoor wooden decks?

Which type of paint lasts longer on outdoor wooden decks? red-colored stain for wooden decks and front porches? white-colored silicone-based roof coating mixed with red concrete colorant?
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How to minimize soil contamination when repainting and repairing old wooden outdoor features?

Wooden features like decks, fence posts and rails, and other outdoor features where I live are old and the paint is peeling off. Experts tell me it looks like latex paint to them - peeling in long ...
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How can we maintain paint color consistency when doing touchup work?

My wife and I own several rental houses in Texas DFW areas for retirement income. Between the leases we do make-ready works to make the house ready for the next moving-in tenants. One of the classic ...
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Drywall prep for paint job [closed]

I am painting my basement and the walls will need quite a bit of repairs before I can paint. The main problem I see is the paper that covers the drywall is coming up in the margins near the ceiling ...
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Need advice. Painted over semi-gloss wall with matt emulsion paint without primer beforehand

The painter I hired painted over the semi-gloss walls with matt emulsion paint without using a primer beforehand. So the color from the original semi gloss paint is still coming through in spots as ...
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Hand holding for my first wall/ceiling painting DIY with pictures of water damage

I had some water damage in the corner of the room right as we were getting ready to put the house on the market. I was planning on using a spackle or joint compound to cover the area where the 2 ...
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Repainting old furniture and keep getting raised ripples on the surface

I'm having an issue with paint ripples/bubbles appearing on these drawer fronts that I'm painting. The paint I'm using is Behr brand chalk spray paint. My process was as follows: I cleaned the drawer ...
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How can I get rid of this mold prior to new paint job? [duplicate]

I am about to repaint a flat that is close to the sea, not very ventilated hence a bad case of mold developing. What is most concerning is that the outside of the condo has been fully done up recently ...
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Advice needed for repainting rope molding on cabinets [closed]

I'm in the midst of a kitchen update and plan to repaint my cabinets. I have this intricate rope molding that is currently bugging me. I wanted to paint it white to match the new color scheme, but I'm ...
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Gas stove discolored after painted when cooked in extra large pot

Large pot causes discoloration On stove top since it was repainted even though I used high heat appliance paint! Is there a paint made especially for gas stove tops that I should have used?
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Custom tint Zinsser Perma-White paint won't stick to primed interior wall - why and how to fix

Background: In a bathroom that had some mold/mildew. Existing paint on walls appeared to be eggshell latex on top of oil. The latex had crazed/cracked but was adhering. Existing paint on ceiling ...
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How to fix peeling paint above register?

I have some peeling paint above a register. I suspect it's due to curtains hanging over it and causing too much heat on the wall but I'm no expert. I scraped all the loose paint. How should I proceed ...
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How to paint a wall without getting paint on the wallpaper frieze? [closed]

I had a pipe crack and cause damage to a wall with the wallpaper frieze running along the top of the wall. How do I repaint the wall without getting paint on the wallpaper. I have looked at reviews ...
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Prime and Painting Bare Radiator Covers - Sandblasted Bare Metal

What are some reasonable primer and paint for bare metal radiator covers? I had them sandblasted so they are bare metal. In the past I once painted a cast iron radiator with Rust-Oleum Clean Metal ...
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Can Mad Dog Primer be used on the exterior of my cedar clapboard home with Ben Moore flat paint?

My home is mudding all over (especially where the sun was hitting) and peeling in random spots. The mudding started right away and the peeling less than one month. We have cedar clapboards that the ...
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Peeling paint on Window Sill

First DIY project so please excuse my ignorance. How should I fix peeling paint on a window sill - is the process: scrape off the paint, primer and paint? What is a paint and primer that is resistant ...
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Why paint is peeling from the steel

It's been a year since the pipe is painted, But it's peeling. I paid good money for painting this from high quality brand. But just want to understand the factors behind the peeling so next time when ...
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Latex paint rolling - how to keep a "wet edge" and avoid streaks, smudges, laps?

I'm painting two rooms with a latex paint, over previous paint. First time painter, but lots of DIY experience. For the life of me, I can't possibly keep a "wet edge" as all tutorials ...
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How do I remove dry lube with teflon from wood cabinets before painting?

I've been painting some wood cabinets from our kitchen for a ridiculously long time now. Without getting into it, they've been a bear. My husband got some "b'laster dry lube with teflon" on ...
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How to paint this wooden cabinet to make it look like new?

I want to paint these wooden cabinets (in bathroom) which are in terrible shape paint wise. I am not sure what they painted it with. Looks like a clear coat or something like that. Any ideas what to ...
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How can I prepare peeling trim for painting?

I plan to repaint the trim on our porch where some of the paint was peeling. However, in an attempt to remove that loose/peeling pieces, I'm only uncovering further layers that are peeling. How do I ...
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Painting a white Ikea desk to an oak colour? [closed]

I’ve had a white desk for a year but it doesn’t match the oak furniture in my room, I want to paint it but I am unsure about the correct steps as I have come across conflicting advice? thanks
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Why is paint of the same color darker than the original? [duplicate]

My wall is "agreeable grey" and I got "agreeable grey" from the same painting store as before. Why is the part I painted over darker? I painted it over an hour ago and it’s still ...
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Painting the toilet bowl

There is a spot, in the toilet bowl, right underneath where the water sits, that is a bunch of brown scratches. This is a new apartment unit I'm moving in. If I just remove a few inches of water, I ...
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Stairwell paint is pulling away from the moulding, do you just caulk and paint or should I do something else?

I've included a picture to help show the issue, but it's occuring in 2-3 spots up one side of the stairwell and looks pretty gnarly in person. Do I just caulk over the gap and then repaint? Should I ...
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How to level out wall before painting

We had a water leak from the bathroom upstairs and it leaked down through the ceiling and ruined our wall. As a result the 4-5 layers of paint have peeled off. The first two layers (brown and green) ...
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100 year old door help [closed]

Paint came off 100 year old dining room door and the paint can’t be matched. What do I do, and how?
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Fill slotted head screws before painting?

I just removed [almost] 100 year old windows and it was a enormous effort to remove the paint from the screw slots and back them out. For my future self (or whomever might remove and restore when I’m ...
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Metal flake paint

I used a paint that had metal flakes so magnets would stick. Wanted to repaint the wall, but the wall was coarse from the metal that was in the paint. Sanded it but in some places the wall still has ...
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How do I remove pooled paint on walls?

I am renovating my first home and noticed in several rooms there are areas of what appear to be pooled paint. To me, it looks like someone applied too much paint and did not smooth it out before it ...
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Does touch ups painting (adding paint on a previously painted wall with the exact same paint) create noticeable marks between old and new?

Context I am in the process of painting new level 5 walls. I am applying one layer of primer and 2 layers of paint. I have different finish - flat for ceiling, satin and eggshell for walls. As I am ...
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Paint for a Doorway Threshold?

What is a decent paint for a doorway threshold for a main exterior door that can stand up to the high traffic? I recently painted a covered front porch and used Behr Premium Floor and Porch low luster ...
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How to protect natural plaster in a very old house, in the bathroom

I am finishing the last of the renovations on our house. It is an extremely old property that had not received much love for many years. My father-in-law renovated the bathroom but it has been a ...
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How to handle paint of unknown type on outdoor posts? Safe to repaint and leave in place?

The front of my house has an overhang extension of the roof, held up by three posts. The bottom of these posts are getting worn out, and overall the paint needs a fresh coat. The worst post (with ...
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Fixing 1inch hole surrounded by torn drywall paper using spackle

I am preparing to repaint a wall after trying to patch up way too many holes and dents caused by errant golf balls. I've gotten most of them to where they're very difficult to see or feel unless you'...
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How much prep is needed to paint automotive paint over random other paint [closed]

I have this old metal lawn chair and I want to paint it with flake/candy/pearl/clear automotive spray paints. Partly because I think it will be cool, and partly to practice before I screw up a ...
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Painting Basement Foundation Walls - Prep Before Paint - Efflorescence

What are some methods to prep basement walls before painting that have Efflorescence? This particular home had horrible gutters so water has been pooling against the foundation for years, if not ...
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Fix imperfection on wall (scratches / bumps)

Everyone, at some point, start damaging walls. A chair bump, a scratch and all in between. I learnt how to make the surface flat again using fillers and then I tried painting carefully using the same ...
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Sanding Trim Before Repainting

What are ways a painter would prep trim before repainting? This home has seen its fair share of paint coatings over the years and the last coat was a bit glossy and imperfections all shows so much. I ...
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How to fix cracks where wall meets ceiling? Flex Spackle? Caulk? Tape and Compound? Wall Paint Prep

I'm looking for guidance on fixing some cracks before I repaint. I need to make some repairs in a bedroom where a cracked formed where the wall meets the ceiling. It mainly cracked due to settling, ...
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Use Polyurethane or Epoxy Paint Over Latex?

I have a utility trailer with plywood sides added on. They were painted several years ago with a standard exterior paint...I didn't do it myself, but I am pretty sure it was a water-based latex paint....
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How to remove/re paint rusted areas of my stove range

I recently purchased a used stove that I’ve now noticed has rust spots on it. The stove works great but the rust is an awful eye sore. I was wondering a good way to either paint or somehow remove the ...
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How (not) to treat the surface of a precision ruler?

I made the mistake of leaving my Starrett ruler in a damp, cold workshop and develop a small patch of rust. To compound this mistake, I decided to dip it in rust-remover. As you can see, I turned my ...
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Is lead encapsulating paint worthwhile or hype?

I'm repainting the ceiling in an enclosed porch. The existing paint is in good condition, but contains lead. I see lots of blogs saying that lead encapsulating paint is required for painting over ...
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Will the moss on the siding affect deck repainting in short term?

I was told by some contractor that the moss (he thought there was mold as well) will transfer to the deck, and it should be cleaned by power wash before repainting the deck. However, my tenants don’t ...
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How to paint wall with residual paint left from adhesive poster?

I recently purchased a property and in one of the rooms the old owners had a large wall poster, stuck with adhesive directly to the wall. Where this has been removed, it has taken large amounts of the ...
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What primer type for this situation?

I'm painting some walls in an old home that needs a fresh coat of primer/paint. The house has been sitting a while so it has some general odors that I'm thinking a simple coat of paint will help cover ...
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Painting Aluminum Window Trim a new color? Primer? Then Paint?

What is the process of repainting aluminum window trim that already has a coat of paint on it? The house has aluminum trim around the windows and the previous owner painted it a darker color. I'd like ...
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What is best way to make a natural brown or red mailbox post if post is already spray painted Blue? [closed]

Mailbox Post is painted with Blue Spray paint. Need to see what it would take to make Post a more natural brown or red Color.
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