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How can I repaint a bad paint job?

I just got a wooden sweet cart made for myself. I asked someone to paint it for me but he did a really bad job. He didn't let paint dry completely so it has smudged all over an looks uneven. How can ...
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How can I repair and repaint a deck whose planks were caulked?

So, parent's deck was looking ok, until for some reason some painters convinced my mother to "seal" the deck so water wouldn't fall down to the patio furniture below. They applied some sort of caulk ...
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How do I repair a wall after mild water damage?

Some water got in my wall near a window when it was raining (the window shade had previously put a nick on the window sill corner exposing the drywall). The water got in behind some of the paint and ...
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How to cover old stair risers?

I recently had my 100-year old hardwood floors and stair treads refinished. No local contractors would do the risers due to the adhesives from the carpet that was removed. The risers are uneven due to ...
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How to remove Paint buildup where I removed chair rail on an orange peel wall

22 years ago we wallpapered the lower 3rd of the wall and installed a chair rail. I'm removing the wallpaper and the chair rail. When the chair rail is removed, there is an old line where paint built ...
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Can I remove oil-based paint from furniture with paint stripper and pressure washer?

I have an old dining table with a thick layer of oil-based paint. Since it has lots of paint chips so I decided to remove the old layer and repaint again. I started off using a palm sander for a ...
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How do I apply latex paint over oil based paint?

I sure hope someone can help me. I decided to paint my kitchen which I was not aware of but had been painted by the previous owner with an oil based paint. I painted over that with 3 coats of latex ...
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How do I prepare this exterior concrete wall for paint?

I have a an exterior concrete wall that had some loose paint and started scraping away. The paint in some sections was so loose that I went all the way to the bare concrete, peeling away over 6 layers ...
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How do I prepare concrete walls before applying water-dispersion paint?

I had a concrete wall painted with white water-dispersion paint. Every here and there the old paint was chipped and dark gray bare concrete could be seen. I got a can of white water-dispersion paint ...
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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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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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Completely paint with wood filler?

I have a very old house with many layers of exterior paint. I am trying to have a new paint job "done right". They removed as much paint as they could using stripper and scraping, but there was still ...
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How do I repaint a bathroom that was originally painted with oil (possible lead) then latex?

The home was originally constructed in 1955. Since I have no way of knowing when the original paint job was done on this bathroom, I cannot easily determine if the old oil-based paint contains lead or ...
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How can I prepare this old exterior wall for painting?

I have an old wall in need of a paint. It's in pretty bad shape having been subject to a lot of direct sun and rain. Here are some pics: How should I prepare the wall for painting to ensure this coat ...
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How do I prepare wooden kitchen units for painting with eggshell?

We have some old IKEA kitchen units that we want to paint in eggshell. I wanted advice on the best preparation for the doors. My only experience with painting wood has been re-glossing doors etc. ...
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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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What's the best way to touch up spray paint?

Complete DIY newbie here! What's the best way to touch up something that's been spray painted? I have some MDF/wooden furniture (the type that comes flat packed) that seems to have been spray ...
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When is priming a wall for painting necessary?

Say you just want to freshen up the walls of your apartment using the original paint color - the standard instruction is you need to prime the walls and then apply two coats. All these guides however ...
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Can I repaint and seal a window sill that has fungus growing out of it?

I have a long-neglected window sill that now has fungus (not mold) growing out of it. We are pretty sure that the wood is not rotten, as the wood feels firm to the touch. Can I still salvage the ...
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Help peeling painted cabinets

I live in a house that was built in the 1950's. It has wooden kitchen cabinets that have been painted from the looks of them alot of times. I know I have painted them twice. Every time I paint them ...
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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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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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Paint peeling off layer of joint compound over plaster, am I in over my head?

I have no experience working with plaster walls. In the kitchen of a building I maintain, there are large sections of paint cracking off the walls. When peeled, I see several layers of paint (at ...
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How can/should I remove paint from my overhangs?

Old paint is peeling off my overhangs (maybe eaves is the right term?) and I need to repaint. Big pieces of the old paint are coming off by hand, but in many patches the paint is still holding on to ...
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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 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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Recommended palm sander techniques?

I'm palm sanding (quarter sheet) flaking/chipped paint from exterior hardwood siding I want to preserve. I read some hints here, but I'm seeking any other labor-saving hints - this job is tedious. ...
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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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Painting an old metal gate with some corrosion

I have a front gate to my house that I would like to repaint I have few issues. First there are a few spots with rust And some with general corrosion Also I wonder how to paint around where the ...
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How to prep a peeling wall for paint [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Painting over wall with peeling paint I was going to paint the bathroom wall today, but i've realised the old eggshell paint is peely and cracked in places. I don't know what ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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How can I turn glossy finish matte?

I've just decorated my front room, but the skirting boards and cabinets are too glossy and I'm looking for a way to turn them matte. Is there a product or method which I can use to remove the shine?
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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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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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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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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 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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How do I remove this marker mark on painted drywall?

I have a 4-year-old boy, who loves to draw on the wall from time to time. He does it with his Washable Markers, which should be easy to clean with water. He left his marks for a while on the wall ...
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How to apply the primer over paint on a small chipped area

Someone has chipped the paint from corner of my wall. Do I need to apply a primer (I see the wall behind the paint)? If so, I will inevitably put it over the previous paint a little. You know? I won'...
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Touching up black aluminium window frame

I have a set of folding doors (interior <-> exterior) that have been badly scraped and scratched during a renovation project. I have purchased the correct colour touch up paint from the ...
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How can I get paint on rocks to last longer?

Occasionally I paint a rock outside and would like it to be unaffected by weather as well as needing to be repainted for a while. I was looking into hydrophobic spray - and was wondering if anyone ...
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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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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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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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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 ...