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  1. 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...
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    Hey everyone, I'm looking to paint a sign on exterior brick for a retail space. The paint would have to be removable based on the landlord's request. Does anyone know if this is possible? And what type of paint to use? Or potentially an alternative solution. Thanks so much.
  3. Painting
    Hello, I could use some advise. In a couple rooms in my house I have some pretty large gaps between the hardwood floor and the shoe molding on the baseboards. I’m not sure if the best move would be to remove the shoe molding and reattach it, replace with new shoe molding, or if I should fill the...
  4. Painting
    UPDATE: just posted an update in the comments below, but HERE'S the TL;DR: I'm going to stick with BM after reading fairly recent issues regarding color matching the specific color I chose. Also hoping to hire a new painter that is more comfortable with the BM line. So with that in mind...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    I am overly-paranoid by nature (and have a 6-month old so) so yesterday as we were painting a small closet and my FIL sanded some old paint away it had (has) me worried. with that worry comes questions. given that painting prep does include sanding, how is it possible to safely prep and paint...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    My condo was built in 1961 and has painted popcorn ceiling in the main living area and one of the bedrooms. I want to get rid of this look and am going to start with the bedroom. I am debating between either just skimming over the popcorn OR testing for asbestos and, if there's no asbestos...
  7. Painting
    I'm repainting my kitchen and I used Behr White Acrylic Interior/Exterior Multi-Surface Stain-Blocking Primer and Sealer but it turned out pretty bad: I also used a Home Depot "smooth to semi-smooth" ("Better") paint roller and I felt like I was using a lot of primer but it sure doesn't look...
  8. Painting
    My house has Sikkens SRD semi-transparent stain. It only last about 4 years on the sunny side of my house. The prep is difficult compared to other products. Everyone whom I have asked said that I can't stain over that. Is that true? If it isn't, does Behr semi-transparent stain work over...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Greetings everyone, My name is Dave and i live in a 1920s era apartment and I'm currently repairing a lot of the plaster walls. I enjoy doing it although the dust is unbelievable and it's interesting to me to see how these old buildings are constructed. I've spent an inordinate amount of time...
  10. 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:
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    I was observing the work done to my aunt's basement the other day, and I was a little bit confounded to see the low quality workmanship given the cost (at least in my amateur estimation). I don't know what the value of the work should be, so I thought I'd post here to see what everyone thought...
  12. General DIY Discussions
    My name is John and I am starting a new Handyman Business and would appreciate any suggestions or tips anyone would like to share. Thank you:smile:
  13. 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...
  14. Painting
    I posted in another thread about wood crystal sculptures. I haven't yet been able to find the exact sculptures I was looking for but I noticed that many of the wooden crystal sculptures are painted and show the grain through the paint. I believe I have seen others that use vinyl film that gives...
  15. Painting
    I bought a house back in May. We repainted last fall. Today, I noticed some weird bumps by a bedroom window upstairs. Pic 1 (close up - the little bumps): https://imgur.com/RT9Jdq6 Pic 2: (another close up - you can see the rather large elevated area by the window's right side)...
  16. Painting
    I want to paint a mural in my backyard, on a cinder block wall. Right now there is stucco on it, but it is peeling, due to moisture from the other side of the wall which is all dirt, well actually sand. I plan on scraping the stucco off, and I know I need to put some type of concrete sal or...
  17. Painting
    We have some 4x4 pressure treated posts that are wrapped in exterior grade MDF so they could be painted. We filled the holes with Crawfords vinyl spackling, sanded, primed with SW exterior primer, and applied two coats of SW Exterior Duration. Within ~ 1 month, places that had been filled...
  18. Painting
    DIYing a room with strange, whitewashed wood paneling that has non-uniform grooves in it. I've plenty of experience with DIY painting with good prep and long-lasting results but I want to be 100% certain with this one since it's completely foreign to me, so I'm asking for advice on/critiques to...
  19. Interior Decorating
    My wife and I are remodeling a kitchen in our house and we are repainting the cabinets. We want to take off these decorative metal...thingies...on the front. I've no idea what they are called, and no idea how (or if) they can be removed without damaging the face of the cabinet. Any ideas?
  20. Painting
    What paint should I use to paint front door? The paint would go on two surfaces: steel or aluminum (door) and frame (wood). The door appears to have been painted previously with Comex Flex Glow (Acrylic Enamel). A colleague of mine was telling me that I should use “Sherwin Williams Emerald...
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