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  1. Painting
    How can I get rid of these mud marks coming through the paint on a smooth finished dry wall. I used satin paint.
  2. Painting
    First off, I am in no way a professional painter. I have a room where I suspected the tiles contained asbestos. It was suggested to me by will remain anonymous that I should cover the tile with an oil based primer (I used zinsser cover Stain) before putting down new flooring (LVP). I ventilated...
  3. Painting
    I am painting my living room. I bought a gallon of eggshell scuff proof Behr paint thinking it would be enough. I ran out and I bought the wrong flat, not eggshell this time. I cannot return it. I need to do a second layer in my hallway. How bad of a mistake is this?
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    It was perhaps 20 years ago my redid the second floor living room after an enormous (e-NOR-mous) Beech tree crashed down and broke through to say “hello.” My dad was not very good at it. So no I’m (very slowly and deliberately) mudding and sanding over the undulating topography, fixing corners...
  5. Painting
    I'm new to painting. I prepped my basement for painting. Sanded all the trim with 120 and 220 grit paper. I then primed with kilz hide all interior primer; multi-surface primer and sealer with one coat then put more down over spots that needed it. Next I used behr marquee paint and primer in one...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    I am working on a project to remove a lingering chemical smell in a closed bedroom with worn hardwood floors. We moved into our house in October, and I removed carpet in one bedroom (which I kept closed off) but stupidly left exposed carpet padding in the room for 7-8 weeks and now the odor will...
  7. Drywall & Plaster
    I am planning to paint the exterior of my house. I have a number of fine hairline cracks in the stucco and I have a much wider one as in the photo that runs across near the crawlspace vents in the backyard. Also the paint that was embedded under dirt around the house is chipping when exposed...
  8. Painting
    Our siding is 95 years old, don't know what it's made of, guessing cedar or pine? If cedar, is there any risk of bleeding when we apply EcoBond Lead Defender or are the tannins long stabilized at its advanced age? If there's still a risk, could we do an alkyd primer on top of the Ecobond...
  9. Drywall & Plaster
    I'm having trouble identifying a wall finishing so I know what to do with it. My house was built in 1923 but I don't know when this was installed but I think it's original. The room is a screened sleeping porch. The coating is sandy and rubs off easily. There appears to be lathe underneath but...
  10. Painting
    Hi all - I had a question regarding the best steps and in what order to take when repainting a deck. I recently moved over into a house and inherited a large deck that has previously been painted (or solid stained) and is now in need of a serious update. Here is what I am thinking I will do...
  11. Painting
    I sanded this with 80 grit sandpaper. Some of the paint fell away but some seems stuck like glue. I didn't paint it, so am not sure what kind of paint was used in each layer. I'm afraid to sand more if it scratches the metal. What do I need to use to get these rough patches smooth without...
  12. Painting
    Using Earlex sprayer and Mohawk Dura-coat precast paint over mohawk primer. New cabinet that I actually sprayed over the primer, and then realized paint was way out of date. The finish was not good, so I sanded down, in places to bare wood again - maybe 5% of entire surface now has wood grain...
  13. Painting
    Hi: Newbie here, and couldn't find anything quite on point for this question. I scored a $100 MAC cosmetic train case for $5 at a resale shop--very happy! It is black, but I'd like to paint it a color that coordinates with my bathroom (lighter: yellow, green, blue, or even white). I'm...
  14. Painting
    How do I paint over 40 year old oil base-stained rough-sawn cedar that is heavily covered in nicotine? It is a Wainscotting in the basement currently stained dark brown with an orange undertone. We removed nicotine with TSP on the dry wall & concret walls. (Can anything be done on the rough...
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone I am james from Australia and always interested to discover new things, learn new techniques from every field so that i can improve my knowledge but basically i am keen interested in chemicals such as paint, waterproofing etc. :smile:
  16. Painting
    Hi all, I have just moved into a new house and I wanted to update the bathroom cabinets. I can tell from looking inside that they were originally painted a sky blue color. The previous owners painted them an off white color. I have painted them with three layers of Rustoleum Ultra Cover...
  17. Painting
    Hi, I am new to the DIY world, but it is time for my little girl to have a "Big Girl" room and I have searched and searched decorating ideas. Being on a budget, I have decided to paint her room, maybe have one wall that I might use one of those peel and stick murals, but when I went to look at...
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