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  1. 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...
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    I successfully removed the wallpaper in my dining room that had been there since 1986. Apparently, I did a pretty good job given my first time trying to DIY home stuff. That said, it wasn't perfect. I watched some of the YouTube videos and my damage wasn't as BIG as the ones shown. For example...
  3. Painting
    Hi friends :vs_wave: We're painting over cured veneer plaster and have been getting a lot of conflicting advice. The plasterer says just use any paint w/primer in one and it'll be fine as long as we wait 2 weeks for the plaster to cure. The paint store says you MUST use an acrylic, alkaline...
  4. Painting
    Hello fellow painters! Looking for some advice on new construction please. In my newly-finished basement, I have installed 'primed' 2 panel doors. In contrast to the trim and jambs, they are not nearly as white. I will be painting a SLIGHT off-white semi-gloss oil on both and i'm wondering if...
  5. Painting
    I'm taking possession of a 30 year old condo that I've rented for the past 8 years. After some fix-ups, I'll be the one moving into it. I'll be painting it all one color including the ceiling (after I scrap off the popcorn texture). In my previous residence, it's been about 5 years now, I've...
  6. Painting
    I am replacing the screens on our screen porch. I got a load of northern white cedar strips about 3/8 x 1-1/2 to cover the edges of the screen, Moorgard Fresh Start 100% Acrylic Primer, and Moorgard 100% Acrylic Low Lustre paint. Today I accidentally coated 2/3 of the unprimed strips in paint...
  7. Painting
    We will be repainting some interior rooms of my grandmother's house soon and I had a few questions about Benjamin Moore's Aura paint. We know and plan to do the prep routine as far as cleaning with TSP, sanding/deglossing etc. We would like to not have to prime where not necessary since it is...
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