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Can i apply glossy clear coat Acrylic varnish paint over colored Acrylic varnish paint

I have a metal frame and i spray it with aluminum colored Acrylic varnish paint using this product where i applied 2 coats and the final result look v good to me.. Now to protect the varnish i am ...
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Titan 440i paint sprayer splashing paint with low pressure

I have Titan 440i paint sprayer. If I squeeze the nozzle lightly, it sprays evenly but then I have to carefully squeeze it at the right position. If I squeeze all the way in, it will blew huge amount ...
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How should I deal with a leaking aerosol can?

I've discovered an old can of Alkyl Enamel spray paint that appears to be leaking fluid. It made some ominous kinda whooshy sounds when I moved it slightly; they continued for a few seconds. There ...
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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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Apartment downstairs got painted - Do I need to worry about overspray in my apartment?

I live in a upstairs apartment. The downstairs apartment became vacant. Today, at 11:00 am painters came and painted the bottom apartment with a paint sprayer machine. They kept the doors open while ...
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Small compressor and mini hvlp spray gun vs powered spray gun

I am starting a DIY project of painting my cycle frame. After experimenting with spray cans I realised that it's very expensive and also pressure from can is not consistent. Due to limited budget I ...
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How can I speed drying of oil primer on a garage cabinet?

Here’s my setup. First time using a paint sprayer and will be using oil based primer Zinsser Cover Stain, which smells badly: Is this overkill for cabinet refinishing with a sprayer? So far I’ve been ...
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I think I sprayed too much primer for my first coat when painting my cabinets. What should I do next?

I’m using Zinnser cover stain primer and didn’t thin out before using my Wagner HVLP spray for the first time (they said no need to thin). It came out orange peel like and I think I sprayed too much ...
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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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Spraying paint - respirator alternative?

I am working on building several sets of shutters and the finish will be a low sheen acrylic enamel sprayed on. I tried an N95 mask I had but it did nothing for the vapors. I had a P100 with organic ...
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Respirator for spray varnish on oil paints!

I am a beginner artist, and I have just painted an artwork using Winsor & Newton water Mixable oil color paintings with a brush. Yet I didn’t wear a respirator since I didn’t know about it. ...
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Why did my coat of spray paint crack along a profile line?

I am spray painting my cabinet doors. The first and second coats are good. However, I see cracking on the edges of each door after third coat. The surface is good, quite smooth. Do you know what ...
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How to touch up surface painted with airless sprayer

I painted a steel door with an airless sprayer - the finish looked wonderful! Unfortunately I scratched the door while re-installing it on the hinges. Now the question is how to address the scratch. ...
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Sink top: spray gun lacquer or metal enamel?

I am thinking in mounting a washbasin into a 3mm steel plate. The plate will be painted in a Klein Blue. Considering that it will get wet and that there won't be too much ventilation in the room... ...
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General Questions On Exterior House Painting

I have a 100+ year old two story house with wood siding that the paint starting to chip off. I have a couple general questions regarding the project that I am hoping you can assist. 1) I am not ...
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Switch Between Paint and Sealer for Sprayer

I have a Graco Magnum x9 airless paint sprayer. I have only used it for latex paint. I am planning to refinish my deck this spring with a sealer of some sort. Can I switch back and forth between type ...
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Spraying Drylok Paint?

I need to seal my basement walls. The manufacturer indicates that Drylok can be sprayed. However most professionals I speak with state that it will destroy the gun. Is it possible to spray Drylok ...
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Spray can pole extender

I have a hornets' nest that I want to spray with insecticide. The hive is approximately 20-25ft from ground level. The insecticide that I have is in a aerosol spray can with a large actuator. ...
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How to spray paint parking lot stripes by hand and avoid overspray

Our home owners association's community parking lot lines are wearing off, about 5 lines, and I'm interested in respraying it instead of calling a professional. I bought a Rust-Oleum Professional ...
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Why don't (all) professional painters use paint sprayers?

Every time that I have hired someone to paint the exterior of my house in the past, they've done it the slow, hard way: with brushes. They have all been professional painters with legitimate painting ...
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Type of paint to buy for paint sprayer

I bought a Magnum airless paint sprayer to paint the exterior of a house. I'll be using latex paint (probably Behr from Home Depot). I'm wondering which quality of paint would work best in it. Behr ...
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Airbrush-size airless sprayer for painting interior trim?

I have a lot of detailed interior trim to paint with latex enamel paint. It’s a pain to paint with brushes or small rollers and it seems like it would be so much easier to use a very small airless ...
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Thin alkyd paint for spraying

I want to paint over factory finished kitchen cabinets. I plan to sand them and brush primer with oil based paint. I plan to use an alkyd paint I was told will make a nice finish. Home Depot warns ...
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Is an 150 psi air compressor enough for spray staining or painting?

Is an 150 psi air compressor enough for spray staining or painting? I have just tried one and the compressor kept working continuously Update: this is the gun http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/...
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Can you spray paint one color on top of another color of spray paint?

I want to spray paint a piece of wood blue, then on top of it, put a stencil of map and spray paint that green. Will the green successfully cover the blue or will the colors combine and become muddy?
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What causes "toothpick streaks" when spray painting already-painted metal?

I already found several articles explaining how to properly spray paint a metal surface, so that's not my question. My botched attempt to spray paint a metal surface that had already been painted ...
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How long can I expect my painted metal door to resist rust?

A number of older metal exterior doors (northern FL 1 mile inland) exhibit small rust spots, similar to petechiae on skin. The first door lent itself to sanding and was sprayed with aerosol Kilz ...
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spraypainting - is it hazardous to spray paint metal in your bedroom?

I have a 9 foot metal baseboard heater that I spray painted with some cheap enamel spray paint by color place. It says non toxic when dry, and that it can be used for interior and exterior. It has a ...
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How should I deal with tacky alkyd paint on metal stairs?

We hired someone to spray paint metal stairs with Rust-Coat interior/exterior alkyd paint. He diluted it with Natura Safe solution, a water-based paint thinner for oil-based and urethane paints. It ...
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Toxic fumes from spray paint

I had a painter round my one bedroom flat where I live with my cat, he say's he will use paint spray as it is quicker, is it safe, the fumes? on google it says not safe to breathe in, but others say ...
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How to repaint lacquered baseboard, trim, doors and stair rail with latex paint

The window and door trim, baseboards, doors, stair rails and spindles, and mantel in my house were spray painted with a lacquer based paint. What steps should I take to re-paint the brown lacquer with ...
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Do epoxy paints need to cure after being heated in the oven?

I am doing a project with a rattle can but it's an epoxy based paint (not oil like your off-the-shelf Krylon or whatever). I am also doing a step where I oven cure everything after I finish painting ...
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Compressor size for HVLP gun?

I have never used an HVLP gun before and am trying to figure out what compressor I need. I will be spraying small, metallic parts. The paint I am using recommends an HVLP gun with a 0.8mm tip running ...
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What is the best technique for shaking a can of spray paint?

...and why is that the best technique? This question seeks the pros and cons of different techniques for shaking the can. What's more effective? What's less likely to cause injury (including ...
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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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Choosing an appropriate general purpose HVLP gun for a 5.5 CFM @ 40 PSI Compressor

I have an 8 gallon 125 PSI compressor that produces flow rates of 4.5 CFM @ 90 PSI and 5.5 CFM @ 40 PSI. I would like to get a general purpose HVLP spray gun that will work with this compressor. I ...
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Will spray paint bleed through paint on new plaster walls?

I had kids come on the construction site and spray paint my bare plaster walls with graffiti!!! If I paint the walls now will it bleed through the paint? Do I have to take off the plaster and start ...
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How to spray paint face-down surfaces?

I'm watching this video on how to spray paint metal, and it's pretty good. One thing I don't get though, is how to paint the surfaces that the objects are resting on? Do you simply have to wait for ...
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scratch resistant matt black paint spray for chrome taps

I would like to spray paint some chrome taps and other bathroom fittings matt black. I have seen matt black stove and bbq spray that I have heard is pretty tough and has the matt black effect I want. ...
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I need to paint stained wood trim

The wood is newly stained, no varnish or shellac. Do I need to do anything before I paint, or can I just go with primer? I am spraying the wood white.
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Is it advisable to paint interior walls with a sprayer?

We just purchased a house and before moving in we want to paint all the rooms: 4 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, and family room (2000 sft home). Being we want to be as efficient as possible I had ...
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Can I use this spray gun with my air compressor?

I have a spray gun that needs 4.4 cfm and 60 psi to work. My compressor is only 2.6 cfm but 135psi with a 6 gallon tank and a 2hp engine. Will this setup work to spray paint?
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Fixing Spray Paint Texture

I am working on a project and spray painting smooth composite wood pieces with a glossy paint/primer combo (specifically this). I sprayed outside (at night) and there was a slight breeze. For the ...
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How do I remove dried spray-can paint from glass?

I used a good quality name-brand spray can of 'Paint & Primer' to paint a glass lamp, but after the second coat an 'alligator' texture developed in some areas. I followed the instructions before ...
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Enamel Canned Spray Paint on interior trim?

Is it going to be a good idea to spray paint (while off) interior trim? (such as quarter round ) someone mentioned it might create a smoother looking finish and be a little faster, but will it last? I ...
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