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  1. Painting
    Hi all- I'm looking for advice on how to paint my kitchen. Please no suggestions to drywall over- for many reasons, that's not an option for me. I purchased a NYC apartment in a 1937 building. All the walls are plaster and the exterior is brick. One wall of the kitchen abuts the interior...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    I received an old vase disappearing fountain and made the mistake of spray painting it. The water is now beading and shooting off the sides rather than running slowly down the entire vase to the bottom. What do I need to do to make this fountain function like it should? 😫 Ps The base is level...
  3. Painting
    When spraying high quality latex primer on trim, do you find a need to sand before topcoats? I know it wouldn't hurt but would love to skip if finish quality won't be affected. Backstory: I'm repainting all interior trim previously painted with oil enamel, with exception of the old base that...
  4. Painting
    Hi All. I'm trying to paint some pre-primed white wood fascia on the roof line. The problem is that the highest point of the fascia is very high up (almost 18-20 feet) from ground level. I could paint from the top of the roof but that seems very unsafe. Does anybody have any suggestions on what...
  5. Carpentry
    essentially want to replace the rotting pickets and, unfortunately, repaint. wish the previous owner just left the wood natural. as for the basement door, i was just planning to replace with a fresh 3/4 sheet of plywood. got an estimate of $800 (not incl. materials) to have a handyman do...
  6. Painting
    Hi all, new member here. We're midway through a renovation. I previously primed new drywall in our basement with Kilz Drywall Primer and finished with two coats of SW Super Paint Satin. That paint is peeling, which is a real heartbreak, but not the subject of this post. I want to use...
  7. Drywall & Plaster
    Hard to make a pic, not visible on phone. But, finished prime and prime check, nothing seemed to be visible. Did a first layer of paint just now - Flat white SW Duration. Everything looks fine except one low bulkhead, where the butt joint is “shiny” under specific light condition. It’s still...
  8. Remodeling
    I've attached a picture of what my tile looks like. I'm considering painting over it but I don't want the grout lines. I considered using self-leveling cement over it but Google has mixed opinions on that. I've also considered just smoothing over the grout with more grout or caulk to blend all...
  9. Painting
    Hi All! I have a front-door and sidelights made out of sapele and I've decided to clear-coat everything but the trim, and paint that white to match the house aesthetic. The question is: Do I paint the brickmould white AND the mull-posts OR do I just paint the brickmould. The first picture is...
  10. Painting
    I’m painting the trim in our house with a semi gloss Benjamin Moore water based paint. I tested the trim prior to starting the project and confirmed it was a latex paint originally. I lightly sanded and used a deglosser twice then primed with zinnser. I did two coats of semi gloss about a week...
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  12. Painting
    Hi everyone, I've used this forum often for advice many times, but never posted. I didn't see any recent threads on this topic. Seems like products have changed and many are unavailable currently. I'm currently adding a shower to my bathroom (was just a tub). This included extending a pony...
  13. Painting
    I’ve run into a bit of a problem while planning a paint job, need some advice. I’m moving into a new home in a few weeks and plan on repainting pretty much everything. The home is only 18 years old and is in great shape. The last owner had a terrible taste in color though. I’ve been practicing...
  14. Painting
    We have a Brazilian mahogany door slab on the way to replace the previous owner's bright purple exterior door. As you can see, they included the frame when painting with this bright purple. In order to better match the new mahogany door, we decided to strip the paint on the frame to see if there...
  15. Painting
    I have a door with window panes in it. The previous owner painted over the varnish very badly. I have stripped the wood using paint remover and then sanded it and used low VOC mineral spirits on it. Do I need to do anything else before painting it. I’m worried the mineral spirits will leave a...
  16. Painting
    Hey I would appreciate any advice on this. Background: We are looking to paint this area which includes exterior wood pillars, an awning, a fence wall and a gate. I want to retain the rustic wood texture so I felt stain would be better than paint. Problem: My painter disagreed with the stain...
  17. General DIY Discussions
    My dads friend 40 years ago in high school did a large painting on very heavy particle board. I would love to know how to seal it all from scratches and damage ? Without damaging the painting done on it. Also it’s very heavy. How would I hang it? Thanks y’all
  18. Painting
    I recently had exterior concrete steps repaired that go from a 2nd floor apartment to the ground. They were previously painted by something that was think and rubbery. The concrete company recommended epoxy with sand mixed in on the treads. He also didn’t recommend cement paint saying it would...
  19. Painting
    Hello everyone, I have a weird paint problem. My husband's sweat has the odd and somewhat unfortunate quality of dissolving paint. We joke that it's his super power. It's not instant, but over time, paint that he touches often will soften up. In our current house the problem areas are painted...
  20. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I've got this retaining wall that runs the length of my front yard and when it was initially installed back in dark ages, they didn't ever waterproof the rear side of the wall (the side that abuts the yard), so as you can imagine, moisture is coming through and puckering the paint and the wall...
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