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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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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 quickly fix botched latex paint area on exterior door?

I need some help here. We recently primed and painted an exterior wood door. The second coat of latex paint was still semi-wet and I accidentally touched an area of the door with my fingertips which ...
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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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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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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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Water based concrete paint peeling and cracking. What to do?

My indoor walls are concrete. I've painted one room with a water-based paint. Now 12 hours later it's cracking and peeling. I think it's because two thick layers were added without proper drying in-...
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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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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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Paint is scraping and wiping off too easily

I recently painted some of my house with Glidden Duo eggshell (primer included). Days after painting, my wife informed me that the paint was wiping off and scraping off extremely easy (just the new ...
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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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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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What type of paint can I use for exterior flagstone?

So I have this beautiful flagstone...which normally I would like but, as you can see, it doesnt match with our house whatsoever. Im thinking we have two options: paint our whole house to match the ...
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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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I have flies after painters came

I had painters here about 6 weeks ago. After closing all windows, etc. I had to kill numerous flies - 50? I am still seeing flies, though not nearly as many in my house. I don't know how they are ...
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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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Can you paint over Olympic Rescue It?

Several years ago I painted our old concrete patio with Olympic Rescue It! Wood Deck and Concrete Resurfacer, and it has lasted very well. Now we have new cracks which we are filling in, and I'd like ...
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What is the best way to remove cigarette smoke smell from a house?

We're buying a house from previous owners that were smokers. The house still smells of smoke even with no furniture or upholstery in it. We plan to replace all the carpet with wood flooring. We're ...
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Repainting rendered exterior walls

My daughter is painting the exterior of her house. The walls are rendered and were painted some 15 years ago. She used a Karcher pressure cleaner to clean the walls and there is no paint flaking. To ...
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How can I match the wall color after dent fixing?

I used to have a couple of small dents in one of my walls (the walls are plastered brick if that matters). I covered them and the wall is now smooth. However the main issue I have right now is the ...
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How do I prepare an already painted wall for new paint?

We are repainting a number of rooms in our home, do we need to put primer over the existing paint? Are there any other gotchas that we need to prepare for before repainting the walls?
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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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Painting over bright color with Kilz and single-coat of one-coat paint: overkill? Underkill?

We are expecting to close on a new house Friday, and my out-of-state father-in-law will be there for the weekend only to help us paint a couple of bedrooms. The rooms are bright colors now, and we ...
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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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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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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 oil base over latex paint using a latex primer

Repainting my shed (wood siding/trim), the prior owners left behind old paint. The paint they left was oil base, so I went out and bought oil base paint. But I'm concerned that they possibly repainted ...
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Paint got ripped off when trying to remove double-sided foam tape

I was trying to remove a picture frame which was adhered to the wall with some double-sided foam tape. Unfortunately, the foam tape was so sticky and ripped some of the paint off the wall (see ...
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Why can I see roller marks after I painted?

I just painted a wall and now that it is dry I can see roller marks. Not ridge lines where I got too much paint, but it looks like two different shades of the same color. What did I do to cause it ...
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What is your top tip for painting?

Simple really - add your best tips for painting (a room, that is). Ideally one tip per answer for ease of voting.
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How can I resurface a masonry pool deck?

The Kool Deck around our pool in Arizona is faded & chipped in a few small places, and since we painted the house, it is really the wrong color. Is there a way to re-color the Kool Deck surface ...
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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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Why did my newly applied paint run and not adhere to the wall?

I painted my bathroom, then woke up the next morning to find that half the paint from the top of the window wall had dripped back off again, leaving really big tear marks down the wall. The bathroom ...
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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 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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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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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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How can I fix a bathtub refinishing debacle?

OK. So I have an old cast iron white bathtub. And it was in really bad shape. Nicks, worn out, everything. So I go to HD looking for the Rust-Oleum tub & tile refinishing kit. Didn't have it, ...
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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 ...