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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hi All! I wanted to refresh kitchen in the house I am renting. The owners/previous tenants painted the tiles, cupboards and the old wallpaper and it's just hideous. I have quite few questions :D The paint from the tiles is peeling off especially near the sink and hob. It looks like it will be...
  2. Building & Construction
    I have a 1889 old hard plaster kitchen ceiling. Some idiot stomped painton it and it has peeled in places. How do I get the remaining stuck paint off the ceiling without damaging the hard plaster ceiling? Also, my basement stairs project of five months is in the trim board stage thanks to...
  3. Painting
    I’m needing to remove several layers of paint from a metal front door. Is a heat gun an easy method? Also, what is the best way to paint a metal door? I’m sure primer and good satin paint are a must. Thank you for your insight.
  4. Painting
    Hello! I'm having a big problem I'm hoping someone here might be able to help me with. I have a pine dresser and desk that were made for me in 2003 that I'm trying to refinish. My plan is to remove the paint and stain the furniture for a more natural look. The only problem is I can't seem to...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi folks, I'm hoping someone can provide some direction in regards to removing paint from exposed concrete foundation. I moved into a raised bungalow and the previous owners decided to paint the exposed concrete foundation a "lovely" brown color with what looks to be exterior paint. Some of...
  6. Painting
    2 tier fire escape painted with the same latex as the exterior of the brownstone, what is the best way to get this stuff off, been using a grinder but it's slow going any recommendations? And do I need to completely strip it or just from flaking areas, and remove rust from rotten areas? Lastly...
  7. Painting
    I was wondering which Peel Away product to use to strip the (almost certainly lead-based) paint off of a plaster wall (approx. 80 sq ft total) after removing wainscotting. The first picture shows the wall, I was thinking to scrape whatever I can scrape off (wainscotting adhesive and detached...
  8. Flooring
    I have a home built in the 50s and the concrete floor is covered in an undesirable paint color. I would like to remove it mechanically and I'm wondering what some good methods are? I want to get it back to bare concrete. Thanks!
  9. Painting
    my house is 102 yrs old and i have 2 beautiful wooden doorways that seem to have been painted over a zillion times by the lazy douchebag who owned the house before me. i want to strip all the paint and expose the original wood with maybe some stain and lacquer. was wondering what the best...
  10. Painting
    I recently purchased a home that was "professionally" painted over 7 years ago. All of the door hinges were sprayed as they painted. The screws are coated with paint so I cant get the bit in there. How do I remove the paint from top of screws so that I can remove the hinges? I have over a...
  11. Drywall & Plaster
    What is the easiest way to remove Pop Corn Texture from a ceiling that has already been painted?
  12. New Member Introductions
    My passions are public health focusing on lead poisoning, recycling and green products. I am an old hippy with grandchildren now. Yikes:thumbup:. My husband and I tried to remodel a 1930's cottage and ended up demolishing it. Very disappointing. Rotten and weak foundation, stream running into...
  13. Painting
    The glass panels of french doors were painted by previous owners for privacy. I understand this, but it looks horrible and blocks all the light! I would like to know if there is a way to remove the paint from the glass and how? Thanks!
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