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One other concern, many strong colorants and solvents will seep and expand over time through multiple layers of paint. You may wish to contact a graffiti removal specialist as they have chemicals that will strip the stain spots to bare concrete/stucco and may have the knowledge to dissolve the stain without dissolving the paint below. Whatever chemical is ...


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You might get the stains off by power washing, but that may knock some of the stucco texture off as well. If you're willing to give it a try, use (rent?*) a power washer with an adjustable power setting and start with the lowest setting available. So long as it's not causing damage, and since it's probably not getting the stain off, go ahead and wash the ...


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I did the same thing, used procion fabric dye as a colorant. I added hot water to form a liquid and it colored the paint very well however when I had to paint over it, not a single water based color blocking primer worked. 8 coats later I finally resorted to the oil based Kilz with the gold label, the one that off gasses so violently that I had to wear a ...


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One thing I didn't see here was different color mixing machines. We use Lowe's a lot for mixing colors due to the number of rentals we manage. I have found that the different color mixing machines calculate the amounts of each primary color slightly differently, resulting in a different hue. We are using the same color at each house or apartment, but they ...


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If you really want to play it safe, remove the old deck first. Then you can do the painting without any obstructions up against the walls. Afterwards, build your new deck.


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Do the painting first that way if you spill something it doesn't matter (especially if you are doing it yourself) but keep a tin of paint just in case you need to touch up / paint some spots if the deck is in a slightly different place.


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Anyone try putting the brush in the freezer after you rinse with paint thinner? My grandpa use to tell me this worked.


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Maybe not politically correct but I found a quick dunk & swoosh in gasoline works better then any paint thinner or solvent. After dunking, I squeeze out what I can by hand & then apply liquid dish soap (like dawn) & work into the bristles to remove the gas. Rinse in hot water & allow to dry. I find that placing a rubber band on it helps to ...


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I used paint stripper followed by soap and water and it worked well. A bristle comb helps (for paint brushes).


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If I was going to try to paint a bunch of small steel balls with rattle can spray paint there are a number of steps that I would take. Number One most important is to remember with spray can paint is to work at the correct temperature environment and leave plenty of time for full drying between coats. Almost as important as the above item is to apply ...


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