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Are there any latex house paints that aren't 100% acrylic anymore?

Although I've heard of latex paints that use a mix of other binders (eg. styrene acrylic or vinyl acrylic), and therefore aren't 100% acrylic, I've never seen them in real life. Are we pretty much at ...
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Is there a way to look through wall paintings for pencil writings?

I had pencil writings on the wall from my childhood and this year I came back home and I found that my parents had the wall repainted with white paint. I should've taken a picture of these writings as ...
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stickiness on painted acrylic surface

About 15 years ago I did some decorative painting on my dining room table...I coated it with polycrylic..For the past five years I have noticed a stickiness on the surface.. It is really bad during ...
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Preparing cedar board & batten siding for new solid color acrylic stain … what makes sense for time

I own a circa 1986 ranch style home in the often cold & snowy northwest (Buffalo, NY) area. It is cedar board & batten as you see below. Size is approx 40' x 65'. I believe the color is ...
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In order to repair these do I need to use primer and paint?

I am in the middle of repairing these cracks. As you can see I have worked on the two on the sides, but I am not really happy with the result I am getting so far. I used 3M fiber enhanced compound as ...
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How to treat damped internal walls before painting?

Kitchen sanitary inwall PVC tube from above floor melted for some unknown reason, and so water entered walls for around a 1.3 year and caused damping on the first 20cm of all walls, as a result, the ...
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Is it always necessary to repaint all of a gate/railing when parts have corroded?

As part of general home maintenance, I repaint all of my gates and railings every 5 years. However, I've noticed that there are particular areas far more susceptible to corrosion such as the top ...
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power wash around windows/trim before painting? what about caulking

power wash will get water in all those cracks . is it ok to then caulk a day or two later or will it be wet in there. if i dont power wash the cracks, there will be dirt/grim in cracks, caulk might ...
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Painted house that the previously applied mortar was done sloppy

We are looking to repaint the house(all block) but whoever applied the original mortar did a streaky job. Is there anything I can add to the paint to correct the steaks in it without having to ...
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How should I repair the cracks in my ceiling before painting?

I want to repaint my ceiling, but I can’t quite tell what’s going on. Is there a layer of drywall? Plaster? What should I do if I just want to repaint?
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Rough up moldings for repainting

I need to rough up the paint on moldings, for example around a door, so they can be primed and repainted. The door molding has crevices and small curves, so it is not obvious how to roughen the ...
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How can I prevent wall patches from affecting paint sheen?

I am trying to paint a wall. I have applied wall putty to cracks in the wall, applied one coat of wall primer (solvent based) then applied one coat of oil based paint. Where there was no wall putty ...
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Painting: How to recover from improper surface prep?

My wife and I have been alternating some home refurb tasks. Our normal workflow when painting: Sand the surface. Wash with TSP (trisodium phosphate). Rinse the TSP and allow to dry. Prime and allow ...
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paint drywall — corners first?

I watched a few videos on rolling a drywall, and I still don't quite understand one thing -- is it important to paint all the corners, and then only paint the remaining space. In my opinion, this way ...
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Will Varsol eventually evaporate from my deck boards so I that deck sealer will bond well?

I am finally about to repaint my 20 year old deck with Restore. This project has gone on for far too many days already and I think it would have been easier (and cheaper if you count my time) to ...
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How can I prevent glossy areas when using chalkboard paint?

We recently tried to make a chalkboard wall with not-great results, and I was wondering if anyone has any tips. First I sanded down the existing latex paint to get rid of some of the texture, then ...
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Painting Over Old Walls

The stairway in my mother's house has been unpainted for a while. I recently asked if she wanted help with it, and now I'm out of my depth. There's a layer of old wallpaper that she and my brother ...
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What's special about ceiling paint that makes it particularly suitable for ceilings?

I've got ceilings that need to be painted, and I don't have any ceiling paint but I have a bunch of leftover white paint from painting my walls. Is there any reason I shouldn't just use my leftover ...
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Re-Painting Concrete porch

Hi I have a concrete porch with peeling and cracking paint. Do I need to sand it and then power-wash it before repainting. I tried using an orbital sander with 60 grit sandpaper but it just kept ...
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Re-painting drywall after patching leaves tones

I patched a few scrapes and small holes in the drywall, then got a can of color-matched paint in the hardware store (I took a sample with me, they color-matched it and prepared the paint). It is a ...
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What type of paint can be used over oil-based primer?

I don't remember what brand or type of paint was used in my kitchen about 9 years ago. One wall has developed some cracks and the paint has been coming off in brittle "chips" My kitchen gets very ...
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Desktop for Custom Space

I had a space to put my workspace that is kind of unusual, very long, I had a desk built, but the finish on it is a joke. I went to Ikea to see if I could buy one of their custom desktops (prefinished)...
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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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Sand Colored dry wall to birght white

I need to repaint a front bedroom. Did I need to prime the sand colored walls first or may I go ahead and bright bright white over it.
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Will latex paint applied over oil paint bond well?

Our church basement was painted with latex over at the very least 10 year old oil based paint. The team did very little prep, did not scrape old peeling paint so I am sure they didn't sand the old ...
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Painting over reversed drywall

I had a painter come over to paint the garage drywall (it was reversed for some reason). https://imgur.com/V9Q5jcW https://imgur.com/Uhajs6q He used Sheetrock Dust Control to cover the nails and ...
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Painting the old utility stairs to the basement

So the stairs to my basement(like most others) are not made of any nice lumber. It’s just 2x10s for treads and something like 1x6 for risers. No rounded over edge of the treads or anything. Where the ...
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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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How do you get rid of brush marks when repainting

I'm going to be repainting the interior walls of my house and all of the interior walls have brush marks on them. Will the normal sanding between coats cover up the brush marks or will I have to sand ...
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How can I feather the edge between still stuck paint and the layer below? (Latex did not stick to gloss oil paint)

Someone painted this door with latex paint over oil based glossy paint, without proper surface preparation (*). Thus I'm left with some original oil gloss, and a edge to some still-stuck latex paint. ...
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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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Fixing localized paint chipping on IKEA Coffee Table

I have a white KRAGSTA coffee table from IKEA. While I was away, water spilled from the watering system I used for my plants, and seems to have travelled up the leg of the table and caused paint ...
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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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Repaint/refinish worn fridge handle

My fridge handle is worn to the point that the foam is exposed and it can't be wiped clean. How can I refinish it with a durable finish? I'm assuming anything with a solvent would destroy the foam.
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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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What processes do I need to carry out before repainting my wall?

I’m thinking about redecorating my bedroom. It’s not very big, it’s surface area is 25.5m squared roughly. The walls in my room are currently painted and are sort of textured as they have little ...
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Painting aluminum garage door

I need to repaint my aluminum garage door but want to use the right paint / process to do it. Will an oil based paint like rustoleum work? Is there a special primer that I need to get this done the ...
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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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Skim Coating: Steps? Weight of joint compound?

I need to skim coat a couple walls with a knockdown texture (example). 1) What are the steps I need to take? I've seen that I need to clean the walls with TSP? Should this be done along with sanding?...
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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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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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Painting Ikea Stora Loft Bed

My wife and I were able to get an Ikea Stora Loft bed for my 2 year old son for free. We thought it was a bunk bed and that it was dark brown, but it turns out its a bed on stilts and is black. I ...
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Painting facia boards

Any tips on painting facis boards that are in full sun for the majority of the day? I have facia boards that need to be painted about every 5 yrs or so due to peeling. Do i need to prep better? I ...
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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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Mostly stripped steel interior window and door frames

I've laboriously peeled (citristrip 2X) and chipped decades of interior paint from these frames, but the upper trim has some tougher spots. I have to move on, and paint the space though. Can I use ...
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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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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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How to remove magnet paint from regular drywall?

Previous owner painted a 3 ft. by 4 ft. rectangle with magnet paint on kitchen wall. He/she used very heavy strokes. Paint is thick, has ugly, thick lines and bubbles all over. I've been ...
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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 ...