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How do I fill/fix this small gap between a wall and a wardrobe frame?

What is visible are the gaps between the wardrobe and the MDF. They show as darker so the eye sees them. Apply latex caulk to the gaps. Force it in the cracks and gaps with your finger. Then wipe it ...
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How can we maintain paint color consistency when doing touchup work?

We ended up having to repaint over the whole section of wall because it is almost impossible buy paint of the same color and tone. Did you let it cure for 2-4 weeks before judging the color? Do ...
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How can we maintain paint color consistency when doing touchup work?

We ended up having to repaint over the whole section of wall because it is almost impossible buy paint of the same color and tone, even if we buy the same brand-name with the same color number, that ...
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Painting wood cabinets. Do I have to start over?

If understand your question correctly, you applied two coats of water-based white paint, and one coat of oil-based clear polyurethane on top of the paint. Oil-based polyurethane will turn things ...
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Painting wood cabinets. Do I have to start over?

If your finish only has color issues and the paints has no flaws like alligatoring or orange peel, lightly, completely, sand everything down with 220g sandpaper to give the surface some tooth to grab ...
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How can we maintain paint color consistency when doing touchup work?

A few issues: It's not just matching the color, but as paint ages and is exposed to UV, it will change. As others have said in the comments, even if you saved the paint cans, it will not be a perfect ...
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How can we maintain paint color consistency when doing touchup work?

I also have a few rental properties. I paint them all the same color, ( we use Valspar Beach House White) in eggshell finish in the medium grade. You can choose any color, but I would not use semi-...
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Am I getting Scammed by Painter?

No you are not being scammed as long as they are getting the work done they quoted you for. You are always welcome to get quotes from other companies though!
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Drywall prep for paint job

There are some reasons to use primer before putty/spackle, for example: To lengthen the compound's drying time by preventing water absorption. This can be useful if you need to smooth a large area in ...
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Drywall prep for paint job

I believe what you are seeing is the paper tape at the ceiling /wall corners and board joints. You never peel the paper covering off drywall, it weakens it. You can carefully cut out just the loose ...
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Can I safely refinish 250 gallon propane tank?

I'd personally feel reasonably safe using an electrically powered "water blaster". I'm 73, am less risk averse than some, and/but have not killed myself, yet. Whether that actually WOULD be ...
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Can I safely refinish 250 gallon propane tank?

I wouldn't use any power tools on a tank with any level of an explosive substance. Sparks, static, busting/cutting through the metal, etc. would be "bad". Also, it might be a good idea to ...
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prerequisite for painting a wood window

"Wood oil" is a different type of finish than paint. Such penetrating products soak in and provide an internal water resistance and rich appearance. Paint is a coating, which remains on the ...
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Can I put one brand of paint over a different brand of paint?

I don't think the issue is the paint, if the finish is rough typically it's an issue with either how or with what, it was applied. Things that can affect the quality of a finish are: Rolling out the ...
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What‘s the best way to paint a flat on your own?

Use brush and roller. I paint mostly with a professional airless sprayer, and the cons/pros of roller vs. sprayers are a close call even for me. Spraying requires an enormous amount of prep, it uses ...
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What‘s the best way to paint a flat on your own?

If you have no experience, the best way to paint an entire flat quickly for a move-in is to hire a professional. If you want to learn and do it yourself, do not set yourself this challenge. Start with ...
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