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  1. Painting
    Purchased a home this month that was freshly painted by a contractor prior to the sale. Recently noticed the paint easily rubs off with light pressure (see picture). A damp rag and some rubbing exposes the original paint, likely indicating the interior wasn't primed. I suspect the interior was...
  2. Windows and Doors
    I want to repaint interior side of a wooden window. This is a double-hung wooden window (Pella brand). The window has double pane glass. Window has moisture/condensation issues which is causing mold/mildew on inside of window. (See pictures) My plan is to: 1. First Use sand paper 60/80 grit...
  3. Interior Decorating
    Hi I just bought a 1940s house that's been fixed up by a contractor - he did a good job for the most part but the kitchen cabinets, although good quality, are really not my taste. They're brand new cherrywood with elaborate molded trim, I really want something simple & modern. I've attached...
  4. Painting
    I just painted my aluminum siding using barn and fence paint. it looks really good but i noticed when water gets on it water marks appear also tiny water bubbles form when wet and you can wipe the paint right off. the siding was clean before i painted it and was wondering if buying a better...
  5. Painting
    Our house was damaged last year in Hurricane Ike. In addition to external repairs, we have had some interior rooms repaired and repainted. Monday the contractors did a knockdown texture on the ceiling and walls in the bathroom, today they painted (with colors we picked out). Alas, the color...
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