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  1. Painting
    I am in the process of painting my very old and damaged oak kitchen cabinets. I've cleaned, sanded, skimmed, sanded, primed with BIN Shellac, sanded, and am almost ready for topcoat. I recently nicked one of the kitchen cabinet corners that's near the sink. Is there a good way to repair this in...
  2. Painting
    I primed my kitchen cabinets with BIN shellac six (or more!) months ago. I am finally ready to paint with SW ProClassic Waterbased Acrylic-Alkyd. I thought I should sand the cabinets again since I have waited so long after priming. What would be the best grit sandpaper to use? I bought 400, but...
  3. Painting
    Hello everyone. Hoping someone can help me out here. I am painting my nursery using valspar simplicity. I've used 3 shades on different areas, the 2 darker colours have gone on perfect but the lightest, which is the bulk of the walls, is much thicker and is not going on well. I have done 3 coats...
  4. Painting
    Hi all, We have a baby on the way in September and our parents gave us this older pine bedroom set. There are scuffs throughout and some weird red stains on top of some of the pieces. We are wanting to paint the set white and are wondering what steps we should follow? I believe the wood is pine...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    I found a post online that details how to paint asphalt siding. I've never heard of this. Has anyone tried it? Do you know if it can be done? Thank you!
  6. 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...
  7. Painting
    So I may have bitten off more than I can chew with this project of mine. On a whim I decided that I was going to turn my bathroom vanity into a little gypsy hand-painted thing of joy for me. It seemed pretty straightforward. I took all the doors and the drawers off and I peeled that awful...
  8. Painting
    Hello everyone, I messed up when i painting my door as attaced. I bought white paint but it is kinda gray color. Which paint i should use ? What can i do about that? How can i fix this mess? Photos are attached. I need urgent help :( Thank you so much.
  9. Project Showcase
    I have been building wood games for a little while now and I have changed the way I do things but I am still not satisfied. I switched over to a dye stain because tape would not pull up the stain. I usually tape off a picture area, then I paint it using acrylic interior paints on top of that...
  10. Painting
    Seeking wisdom from the painting experts here on how to deal with painting over a streaky paint job as we prepare our late relative's condo for rental. As you can see from the accompanying photo the paint job is streak and the wall surface looks terrible. We've been trying some elbow grease and...
  11. Painting
    Thinking about painting this 25 year old dining room furniture. Not sure what to do. Any advice would be appreciated.
  12. Painting
    time was promised. I primed with 1 coat Zinsser BIN shellac a few days ago over oil paint. I rolled 1 thin coat and it is still as wet as when I painted. I will give it 1 more hour. If not dry, I will wipe it off with paper towels. Not happy. Are there better choices than BM for porch paint...
  13. Painting
    I'm kinda new to painting furniture pieces. I painted the wooden frame of a mirror (white) about 5 hours. I was wondering how long you should wait before applying a top coat like Polycrylic? I tried looking online but got conflicting answers. Hope someone can help. Thanks!!
  14. Painting
    :surprise:Painters, I'm painting 2 rooms in an old house. Both are kind of funky with curved ceilings, multiple windows with victorian trim plus odd shaped closets that will be painted. This is a lived in house, but of course rooms will be emptied out for painting. Just wondering best way to go...
  15. Painting
    I have DIY painted many homes over the years but this will be my first effort at wood walls and non water-based paint...so yeah my experience is pretty basic. We have gorgeous but dark pine paneling in an old small beach house in FL and I'd like them white. I plan to use BIN primer. I had...
  16. Painting
    Hello there! We recently painted our dining room a dark matte color and believe we tried to paint over an area of the wall that was not dry. Either that or we did not maintain a wet edge. The area came out looking streaky so we tried to go back over the dry paint with a small 3/8" roller...
  17. Painting
    Hello, I have some heavy duty wrought iron furniture from back in the 60's that I would like to restore myself. I was wondering if anyone might have advice on how to tackle this project. Thanks!!!
  18. Painting
    Painted buffet with Valspar Furniture Paint. Cleaned with vinegar and water, Sanded, primed with Gripper, painted four coats of paint with overnight drying and sanding between coats. Paint is scratching off. What did I do wrong and what do I do now?
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