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  1. Stair Help

    General DIY Discussions
    All wood pictured, excluding the banister & spindles, was covered in plush carpet. I have a more kid friendly/high traffic carpet being installed in 2 weeks to simply go down the stairs. I’m looking for advice on how to deal with the huge gaps all along the sides of the stairway along the...
  2. How to achieve sand swirl ceiling texture after repair?

    Drywall & Plaster
    So I am repairing a ceiling that had paint peeling due to water leaks (leak issue has since have been repaired). This job was completed by a contractor years ago but he did not match the ceiling texture. You can see the repair he made in the area surrounding the damage (see photo). After...
  3. Will these paint streaks disappear with the final coat?

    Painting
    Paint streaks or uneven drywall? This is after the first of the two topcoats. I'm using flat, ceiling paint (Behr Premium Plus). 3/8" nap roller. I am horrified. Is this normal? There are two layers of primer underneath (BM's Super Hide, which also looked streaky despite gallant efforts). I've...
  4. Paint peel off from drywall - need advice to help repair

    General DIY Discussions
    Hello everyone, i am on here seeking advice to repair a small patch on a drywall. firstly i wanted to know if it will be easy to DIY at home for this small patch or would it be more wise to seek out a professional ? secondly if i were to seek a professional how much aprox would it be...
  5. Exterior Concrete Coating

    Painting
    Hi - If someone has a moment, I could use some advice. I have a concrete pool deck that's in good shape but it's ugly. I'm trying to match the deck to the pool coping - are there exterior concrete coatings that would provide a durable finish ? If so, can someone provide some recommendations...
  6. Face Design Training step by step

    Painting
    To learn, just overcome your fears, believe in your abilities, and strive. Summary: step1: Step 2: Step 3: Step 4: Step 5: Step 6: Step 7: Step 8: Step 9:
  7. 25 foot ceiling popcorn removal

    Building & Construction
    I am working on renovating our entire house and we are coming to the living room. Our living room is 20-30ft and has 25 foot vaulted ceilings. We are wanting to removal the popcorn, fix any and all dry wall cracks and then repaint it. My issue is that I can not seem to find something to rent or...
  8. Exterior granite/stone wall paint

    Painting
    Can anyone advise me on whether there is a 'right' sort of paint to use on exterior walls of an old granite house, please (and if so, what?!)? I have recently moved into the house and would like to give the exterior large granite stone walls a fresh coat of paint once the weather warms up a bit...
  9. Re-painting concrete walls

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    My basement walls are concrete and have been painted previously. They are chipping and I've scraped and sanded them. We have had no moisture problems in the 10+ years we've lived here. Do I need to prime? And can anyone recommend a paint to use? I keep coming across Sher-crete, but it is...
  10. Sticky Paint. Years later. Help with Maintenance.

    Painting
    I work at a medical facility and we had a remodel done 2 years ago. All of the doors they put up or painted are now sticky and horrible looking. They get cleaned the best they can and within two weeks they look beat up and dirty again. It's hard to believe this is because of blocking, but my...
  11. painting over breaker box, electrical meter, and wires

    Electrical
    Hello, I am painting a basement and there is a breaker box and electrical meter on the wall. Coming out of the breaker box and going into the ceiling are white electrical wires that power the upstairs outlets, lights, etc. These are not in any kind of conduit. The wires just travel upward from...
  12. Can I paint the popcorn ceiling...

    Painting
    Renting here, popcorn ceiling dirty and dark, can I prime and paint it without much brushing off of the dust?
  13. Economics of airless sprayer

    Painting
    Opinions please... Thinking of buying an airless sprayer... new bought home needs all ceilings, trim and walls done... then.... Resale on ebay or locally. If I bought a pro unit at about 7-800 bucks would I get 4oo back? Would it be worth my time? Thanks If you know the machines...what...
  14. Clark + Kensington Premium Exterior (Tacky)

    Painting
    I read a lot of different things online and on this forum. I waited to paint today because the temps were in the low 70s and humidity was 60% when I started and low of 45% and 77 degrees for the high. The paint is still tacky and what I mean by tacky is I can rub my hand over the paint and it...
  15. paint bubbling cause?

    New Member Introductions
    I was wondering if anyone ever encountered this problem after painting: I applied Behr (always had good results...) gloss latex paint to some exterior wooden porch railings. They dried to the touch in under an hour, and looked great while it continued to dry for the next 36 HOURS. Then it...
  16. Exterior 1 Termite 2 Sealer 3 Weatherproofer

    Painting
    The question is in what order? In what order would you apply--Termite repellent/Stain/Waterproof? Im using boracare and timbor for termite repellent, Thompsons water seal for weather proofing and oil based dark walnut stain. I think I should apply Boracare or Timbor first then oil based stain...
  17. New Paint Chalking

    Painting
    Hi, I am new to this site and I just wanted to ask if this is a relevant question: So I recently moved into an apartment and the landlord says that the walls and ceiling have been freshly painted using a water-based flat paint. However, when I moved in, there was a good amount of white residue...
  18. Paint over Durabond?

    Drywall & Plaster
    I used Durabond 90 to fill in large depressions in a "wavy wall". The surface is now flat, but I'm wondering if I can paint over the Durabond (with interior paint using a roller). The Durabond areas are 2'x3' in some places. Is this possible? Will it blend in OK with the surrounding...
  19. Painting Golden Oak Kitchen Cabinets

    Painting
    I have been researching ways in which to paint over golden oak kitchen cabinets and keep coming up with different answers and would like help in developing a process and products 1. Cleaning/degreaser: Crud Cutter vs TSP? 2. Primer: Will oil based primer cause a white cabinet to yellow...
  20. advice on color scheme for paint/carpet

    Painting
    We just got a house and have to keep the existing tile floors for the moment. I need recommendations on a color scheme for painting the walls and new carpet in the bedrooms that will match the existing tile floors. The tile floors will be replaced next year so please also provide a...
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