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  1. Roll and Brush or Spray

    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...
  2. Spray painted indoor mural--how to make it safe?

    Painting
    Hello! I'm not sure if this is the right place for this question, but my husband had some of his friends spray paint a mural in our baby's room (due 9/4.) It's super cool and we love it, but I didn't even think about the chemicals/safety until it was complete. I'm looking for advice on how to...
  3. Paint and primer?

    Painting
    Hi, I'm looking to purchase some spray paint. I want the spray paint for painting plastics, metals, and occasionally wood. For now let's say i just want to spray paint in one colour. What type of spray paint should i use? Just paint? Individual cans of paint and primer? Or a can with the...
  4. Visual examples of sheen/finishes?

    Painting
    Hi, Is there anywhere online that illustrates realistic differences between the various sheen/finishes? I've read various descriptions of them, but as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. I've tried Googling but i can't find anything really. I only truly know what gloss looks like...
  5. Why are certain colours only available in certain finishes/sheens?

    Painting
    Hi, Why are certain colours only available in certain finishes/sheens? I went to a large hardware store to purchase some flat/matte spray paint to only find certain colours available - white, gray, black, brown. Why is this? I was actually hoping for a lovely red/blue in a flat/matte...
  6. Hydro Dipping DIY at home how-to video

    Painting
    Hydro Dipping DIY how-to video!
  7. Food Safe Finish Over Lacquer Paint

    Painting
    I am required to paint the top of an industrial cooler with a colored lacquer spray paint. I must also apply a finish on top of the paint that is food safe (NSF 61). Can anybody tell me what finish to use, or offer any recommendations? (The cooler itself is made of polyethylene, if that is...
  8. Protective coating for spray painted chairs?

    Interior Decorating
    I have a cheap old fake farm table and windsor chair set...the kind you see on craigslist all the time. I am experimenting with one of the chairs and painted it black, first by hand, then resanded and did with satin black spray paint. The chair looks great black, it's just a little "dead"...
  9. Spraypaint on Spraypaint (PVC)

    Painting
    Hey guys, I put Krylon Fusion black paint on PVC, worked like a charm. Satin finish was great and even. However, after a couple nicks and dings, some of the original color was showing at parts (really noticeable, the original was blue and the paint is black). I thought I could just touch it...
  10. How much cfm/fans to ventilate Painting Room?

    HVAC
    Hey There, I'm spray painting with cans of paint in a 12' by 20' one car garage with a 7.5' high ceiling. The fumes are quite toxic and need to be removed! I've read that you take your all 3 measurements and multiple them together to get your cfm for the room. Then buy a fan according to the...
  11. How much cfm/fans to ventilate Painting Room?

    Painting
    Hey There, I'm spray painting with cans of paint in a 12' by 20' one car garage with a 7.5' high ceiling. The fumes are quite toxic and need to be removed! I've read that you take your all 3 measurements and multiple them together to get your cfm for the room. Then buy a fan according to the...
  12. Spray System Recomendations?

    Painting
    Hi all, thanks in advance for your insight! I posted this on the woodworking site but didnt want to miss any insight from this group. I’m going to be doing an increased qty of furniture finishing, including stand alone pieces, cabinets, built-ins, etc., (mostly wood, some metal) and want to...
  13. Anti-Graffiti Coatings

    Painting
    Hi! I was wondering if anybody has any experience with these, and about how much it runs for a gallon of it. It would be nice to get something that lasts a long time, and will not wash off after removing graffiti. I've seen one from SW, and there's some that I haven't heard of before. Not...
  14. What type of FINISH for a SMOOTH Finish?

    Painting
    Quick question. I repainted my dresser recently with Rust-Oleum's Heirloom White spray paint after I stripped, sanded, primed x2 and sanded. Now that I am all done, after two layers of Heirloom White, the surface feels a little rough. I did spray Varathane's Polyurethane for interior's as I...
  15. Spray Painting with an Earlex 5000

    Painting
    Hi Guys, I have just pressed the button on a new Earlex 5000. I have an internal job of painting a fiddly brick wall, and have decided with a brush it would be a nightmare. Saw a link for a spray gun, and quite fancied it. What is confusing me is the paint I need to use and for what job. Does...
  16. Spray Paint Question

    Painting
    I'm trying to use the rest of my Alsa Killer Cans ( http://www.alsacorp.com/killercans.htm ) set that I bought a year or so ago and never got to work right. Trying to get a sword hilt I made to look like real gold. I'd really like to spray it first with the hammered finish spray paint because of...
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