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Removing Bitumen Paint From External Brick Windowsill

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External stone window sills had paint on already and had been sanded down. Bitumen paint applied over the top by mistake.  ... read more »

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storing paint for 1 yr or more

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1/2 gal of paint stored upside down for 1 yr. It was hard when I opened it recently. How can I store paint for over a year  ... read more »

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Painting old summer house

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Wanting to paint the old previously woodstained summer house. Does anyone know if it's ok to undercoat in a cheap Matt emulsion  ... read more »

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Paint storage

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What's the best way to store paint for over a year?  ... read more »

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KemAqua question

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Hello I'm new to HVLP's. I just picked up a titan 105 cap spray. I also thought that I'd start to play around with water  ... read more »

how to fix a bad mud/tape drywall job. room was already painted; look horrible

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can i use appliance epoxy paint inside my microwave

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can i use appliance epoxy paint inside my microwave  ... read more »

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paint peeling on basement block

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paint on basement block wall has been peeling..I have a perimeter water away system that has been installed around the entire  ... read more »

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paint over sapele door with gloss paint

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Will paint stick to wall board

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We just bought a house when we looked at it the people still lived in it and it smelled ok. We came to the house the next  ... read more »

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Can I put water-based paint on the oil-based Kilz primer?

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The bookshelf is now finished with oil-based stain and butchers wax. We want to have it painted white. We have a sufficient  ... read more »

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Behr deck stain/paint

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I bought a 5-gallon bucket of Behr deck stain/paint. I thought it was stain. However my niece opened it stirred it real  ... read more »

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What is the best exterior flat paint that actually LOOKS flat!?

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I'm trying to find a flat exterior paint and everything I've brought home so far (Behr Sherwin Williams) has been shiny.  ... read more »

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What is the best product to remove paint from aluminum decorative posts

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Copper pipes newly painted with Dulux Quick Dry Satinwood showing green

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Relatively new central heating pipes installed 12 months ago just painted with Dulux Quick Dry Satinwood paint appearing  ... read more »

my bike cream polish become dry and i use it only for 2 times.please help me.

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would like to use an oil based stain on my old treated wood deck. will it absorb

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just finished getting the paint off of deck floor as it was peeling badly. the wood is treated deck boards. do I need to  ... read more »

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Best paint for aluminum gutters and trim

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I washed the gutters and the paint came off . Now I need to paint . Could someone suggest a good brand of paint to use?  ... read more »

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How much do house painters (exterior) usually charge per hour?

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I'm having the trim painted and the cedar shingles sanded and stained with a clear natural wood stain. (The shingles were  ... read more »

built a chest of drawers 30 + years ago and finished with tung oil. looked grea

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Painting 

pine chest of drawers looked great with tung oil finish but now I am wanting to paint it with a light gray flat latex.  ... read more »

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