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Questions about the technical aspects and information on the uses, application, cautionaries etc. of the various types and brands or paints and stains.
Go to Sherwin Williams and ask them for Harmony Paint. It is a Zero VOC paint. It contains not Volatile Organic Compounds. These are what causes irritation in some people. Don't paint the room with your kid in the room. Paint when you can keep the windows open and point a fan in the opposite directi…
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OK, that is stamped concrete. things you don't want to use are a pressure washer. It will blow the release color off the concrete and destroy the area you are trying to save. first you will want to remove any sealer on the the affected area, you can do this with xylene (you can get it right at home …
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Lead Paints and Leaded GasLead is a serious health hazard. It can cause a myriad of health problems, (kidney failure, pulmonary, cardiac disease, brain atrophy/damage, and so on. It is still a problem for many people especially children, living in low-income substandard housing.The switch from leade…
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Interior Painting Ideas You can check out the Bob Villa site. It has some really good ideas for "bag' painting walls and faux designs. It also has a program where you can try out Bob Villa, paints on different style rooms. Or mix your own color combinations. Another suggestion: You can go to the…
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Cleaning Paint from Concrete Here is advice: Strong paint thinner will after a few applications finally clear it If you can afford it (and the price is coming down), a pressure washer will work wonders on paint. Once you own one you'll find all kinds of uses for it. The pressure washer is grea…
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If you put a whole jar of Tang in a rusty dishwasher and run a full cycle the dishwasher comes out bright as new! Perhaps make a paste of Tang and water and scrub-brush it onto the rust stains.   Rust Stains are easy to STOP before they START. Homeowners, all over the Country, who pump their …
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If you want to paint your bedroom blue with deep purple stripes for instance (of lighter colours) paint the walls the blue first. Let it dry well for 24 hours. Then go to your hardware store and buy special tape for painted walls. Measure your walls for the distance and width of each stripe and mark…
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%REPLIES% Answer Try any hobby store for supplies and look around online to find anything else that you may not always find at your local store. Answer It's odd you should bring this up as I had the same problem. I found a picture of the tree I was looking for (Japanese tree that I wanted …
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I think a waterproof paint would be a good idea. I would use an exterior paint, even though it's inside; because of the moisture. Definitely an exterior paint and a waterproof one would not be a bad idea either.
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Swimming pool paint companies do not recomment mixing paint types rubber goes back on rubber or epoxy back on epoxySo if you want epoxy, sandblast off the rubber. BTW Silica sand is very toxic and best left to the pros, the paint ain't much to help out the health either.Take special care when painti…
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The best way to get paint to adhere to stainless steel is to use an etching epoxy primer specifically made for stainless applications. Latex paint and oil-based paint are most commonly used.
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It shouldn't have anything to do with the flex line. It's probably from build up in your water lines that got loosened by shutting the water off. It sounds funny but it happens all the time. I've seen water lines that are so plugged up it's a wonder that water even got through them. The smallest wre…
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Centuries ago, European farmers would seal the wood on their barns with an oil, often linseed oil -- a tawny-colored oil derived from the seed of the flax plant which is called flax oil (golden, edible) before boiling, and linseed oil (tawny, inedible) after boiling. They would paint their barns wit…
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Latex paint from tileI just finished painting my own bathroom. Just use a putty knife on a slight tilt and carefully push on the paint spots (don't rush this job), then wipe clean. As for the latex paint on the grout, be sure you have waited a couple of weeks, wet it down, and then use "Scotch Brite…
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Latex is water-based paint, so take a very thin rag, put it over the edge of a putty knife and scrape very carefully. It should come off quite easily. Don't rush this job! Take your time and the latex should come off like butter.If the paint has a tenacious bond, use some denatured alcohol to slowly…
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Good luck. I did that several years ago and never could get it off. I ended up painting the concrete. You could try muriatic acid, though, that's the only thing I did not try, just because I'd never heard of it.   Paint stripper.
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Go to Home Depot, Lowe's or even Walmart and buy Goo-gone and it will remove the paint from your countertop
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I'm a painting contractor and have had problems with employees getting overspray on window vinyl. What has worked for us is acetone or a product called goof off. But first try it in a spot not so obvious.Good Luck, Steve
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Alternatives to Painters Tape     There are a few that I try + Spray shield, slide it up or under the baseboard. Mainly if you are able to slide it under the baseboards it works wonders. +Use painters tape and seal it with painter's caulk. I've tried the green tape and it sometim…
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Make sure that the room is well-ventilated until the stain is completely dry. It may take a day or so, depending on the humidity in your area.
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Go to your craft store where you can buy the fabric paint and see if there is a solution you can buy to take off the fabric paint.Also please go on:www.google.comType in: How do you get fabric paint off fabric?Use lava soap adn scrubb uunder running water it should come out with some elbow grease.
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I DO NOT recommend Swimming Pool paint for your swimming pool, Swimming pool paint delaminates, peels, flakes, chalks.. etc. At best it will last 3-5 years.I HIGLY Recommend a product called "ArmorGuard". ArmorGuard is a 100% Solid Epoxy Coating, NOT PAINT. ArmorGuard is Certified Green, NON-TOXIC …
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Rent a powerwasher and try out different TIPS, each with a different PSI, on discrete part of above-water portion of pool. If it works, drain pool, dry pool via hot sunny days, powerwash it. Rinse by hosing down and pumping out a waste line to yard, field, etc. Refinish as you select with a product …
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I am looking for the same information. Up to this point, the only option the local pool service companies has offered is sand blasting (very expensive).
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YES!!!!!!! It has to be diluted with water or it will eat away at the surface. I know from personal experience.This is very strong and corrosive. and should never be used full strength unless you are trained in using.Muriatic acid is an impure form of hydrochloric acid. It is extremely corrosive and…
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Answer here's a few more pennies... The glue preferred by pool pros for this application is Mr. Sticky's Underwater Glue. It is sticky underwater, does not become brittle, easy to work with. you can find it at mrstickys.com Well here is my 2 cents worth, I am not in the pool repair business b…
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Answer paint thinner... that removes lots of stuff... but sometimes too much. Or just soap and water. Answer a soak in a warm water, ammonia solution works great, but don't soak too long or you can actually dissolve the glue that's holding the brushes bristols in.
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Answer Maybe, but Krylon Fusion for plastic would be a better choice. And it involves no prep work. Spray paint for a fence? Expensive! Turns out Zinsser Bulls-Eye primer will bond to PVC fencing, after which you can use regular house paint on it.
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Mixing Paints This depends on what color you want. Generally speaking, start with a color that's close to what you want. It's easier if you start with one that's a little lighter, rather than darker, than your target color. Let's say you want lavender. Start with light blue, and add red just a …
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I am a painting contractor and creating happiness with color . That being said, I go to the paint store & let them mix the colors I need.
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You would need to choose a color that is not recognized my the bees. That would be a color that does not resemble any color of flowers in the area. Hate to say it but that is not going to leave alot of colors that will be kinda girly.  I read on the "http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bees/hiveleft.…
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I have used a product called Goof Off. One could probably purchase it at Home Depot. It is specifically used to remove water-based, latex paints off of fabric or other surfaces. I would test a small spot first to make sure it will not damage of discolor the surface. I have used this on fabric be…
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Answer I have used nail polish remover before with good results. Also if you combine nail polish remover, Windex, and hair spray, and put it on the stains it should come out.
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1.Paint Plastic Bird Bath with Karalynn Paint If you go to your local hardware store ex. Home Depot Kent's Agathe have spray paint cans available for painting plastic. One brand is Krylon paints. 2. If the bird bath is made of PVC, you will find that the special spray paint intended for vinyl ca…
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Carpet Cleaners can get out many stains, but for exteme or rare stains they will have to be treated with some chemicals (mostly acidic). If you can afford it or if it is time for your carpet to be cleaned (approximately every 9 months), I suggest that you get a professional carpet cleaner. They have…
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Answer Go to your local hardware store and ask them this question. There are all sorts of products to get rid of that rust (most of it) before going to the expense of putting a liner up. Answer I agree: fix the cause of the rust and remove the rust before attempting to cover it up. If not, you …
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Cleaning Oil Paints out of BrushesI do a lot of painting and teaching painting. I clean brushes with soap and water or clothes washing powder made into a wet paste. Cleaning is easier if the brushes are rubbed into a rag first.Artists oil paint is made of pigment with linseed or sunflower oil. If yo…
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About $14 an hour or so. Here's more broad information, FYI: In 2002, median hourly earnings of painters, construction and maintenance, were $13.98. The middle 50 percent earned between $11.08 and $18.00. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.10, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $23.9…
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Go to a good hardware store and tell them your problem. You will probably have to get a fine grit sandpaper to sand off the latex and probably the whole piece and then restain the piece of furniture. Just before you do that (latex is water soluable) take a damp cloth and lay it on the stain. The…
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It works if you put vinegar and water then get a vacum and it will suck it all up i spilled brown paint on my white carpet and it got it right up try it Depending on the size of the paint spot, you can cut it out if it is only a small area and it is on top of the carpet. Vinegar and water has been …
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Answer No, automotive paints do not oxidize as older ones did.Today's paint's are mostly basecoat clearcoat's to protected the colors from fading or oxidizing.But some colors like red's and the weather and so on facter in this. True the oxidation factor is lessen with the newer acrylic paints, …
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the best thing to do is not paint but stain.there is no real kind of paint.they will all flake and peel. Stain will also flake and peel if applied to vinyl. Not a wise practice. .
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I would try GooGone, it is orange based and won't hurt the floor. Good luck! Answer I just painted my house and made a mess on the vinyl floor. I tried numerous things and cobinations but found Murphys Oil Soap to the best. It was easy on the skin and lungs to!Simple rubbing alc…
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- If there is any part of it that is sticking out, try to get a bite on it with a pair of vise grips an turn it out. - If it is broke flush, drill it out or counter sink it and putty over it. - Use a dremel with a small wheel to cut a groove across the top that you can see. Then use a flatblade sc…
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Go to your local hardware store and ask for kilz paint this is a sealent and will allow the new paint to be applied without the wood showing through if you are concerned about grooves i know this sounds wierd but use bondo in the grooves then sand then paint with kilz and then your favorite paint &…
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go to kmart , walmart or harware store get can of (goof off) it takes paint off and outa anything i use it . ive gotten paint off hardware floors appliances trim even my clothes . use a soft cloth and sparingly put it on rag and gone you will definitely keep one of these bottles
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Lacquer thinner should do it for you,don't know how much area you have to remove paint from& or the kind of paint that's on the chrome, but as a rule lacquer thinner will remove most all kinds paint, ya might have to put some on a rag and soak it a bit then rub hard, please note lacquer thinner …
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Answer If you get it before it dries, you can use water (for latex or acryllic paint) and scrub it out. Then try a stain remover such as Shout. Follow the instructions. After it dries - I think you're out of luck. You could take fabric paint and paint over it. Make it into a flower or a car or yo…
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Poor Man's AnswerTry rubbing some mayonnaise on the painted skin and let it sit for a few minutes. Then rub it again as if you were washing with it before taking a hot shower. Seriously. The oil in the mayonaise will help loosen it up. I bet some skin so soft or another oily food product like bacon(…
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The short answer here is no. As a physicst for a company producing extruded plastic components. The chemical makeup of the PVC does not generally allow for proper adhesion of paints. There are some paints and particular formulations that will work. I would recommend contacting the manufacturer of wi…
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It all depends on if it is latex paint or oil based paint..... I am not sure about oil paint................ For latex paint, you have a few options......the best for me is Dawn Power Dissolver. Test on an inconspicuous surface first! it works great though. Rubbing alcohol is another option.
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Answer I would try to use small tack welds all the way around the latch if I had to weld it...but my advice is to hold the fuel door in place, or have someone hold it for you, and then drill two small holes through the hinge and into the body of the car, and screw two small metal screws into plac…
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Steam clean it, and use nail polish remover if it's driend. You can also scrub in Dawn dish soap, and the polish remover and the steam clean. However, result may varry. It worked for me sorta, and I had Stanley Steamers do it... I still have a huge spot under the rug in my office... But, my best fri…
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Best Protectorant for Acrylic Paint That is a question that you will get numerous answers too. There are many good waxes out there. I personally use McGuires products and love them. Wax is a protectant, and if used reguarly they are all good. Some just go on easier and protect longer than others.…
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Several reasons. Lowest cost colors. Longest lasting colors. Very visible under most conditions. Other colors would more likeyl confuse or not been seen by people who are color blind. While they may not see the difference between white and yellow, at least they don't blend into the road surface as…
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sorry you dont you might consider re-painting once it dries it is permanent -30 year driveway sealer You can get tar remover at an auto parts store or even at some department stores  Tried bug/tar remover ... it does not remove it. This only works on "fresh" material that has not thoroughly …
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First make sure than the oil problem is resolved and will not recure. Clean the wall with a degreaser like TSP. Use Zinsser with Shelak. You can get any paint store or home improvement store. The smell is terrible until it dries but the stain will be gone for good. This is from a Painter with 25 exp…
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Exterior house paints must be oil based because of the weather. If a water based paint is used, the paint will be damaged when it rains. Using a water based paint would be like coloring the outside of your house with washable markers. Exterior Paints DON'T Have to be Oil BasedThe vast majority of e…
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A lead to an answer I can't answer your question but maybe I can give you a helpful lead to the answer. I have seen this type of faux finish done on the TV show "Trading Spaces" by Hildy. I am also looking for the how-to on the tortoise shell finish. Good luck! Tortoise shell finishes are beauti…
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well being a two story home not knowing exact size i would tell you bout 20-25 gallons without ceilings go to affordablepainters.biz to get a quote Figure basically 300 Sq Ft per gallon. This will change depending on how porous the siding is and how many coats you are applying. Paint companies reco…
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The best paint to use is a semi-gloss, EXTERIOR latex house paint. Yes, exterior. The reason is that exterior house paint has fungicides added at the time of manufacture to prevent mold and mildew growth on the outside of your house. Since your bathroom happens to be a warm, wet environment perfect …
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Staining WoodApplying stains to most kinds of wood can be done with a fairly simple technique. I would start with a fine haired brush, one that will "suck up" alot of stain, which tends to be much thinner than paints and polyurethanes. Then lightly brush the stain onto the surface. Keep in mind that…
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Milk Paint is best applied to unpainted wood as it tends to shrink quite a bit. You may get away with lightly sanding your piece and then applying milk paint. Do a test in an inconspicuous area.Are you making your own milp paint or wanting to use ready made paint?There are lots of good recipes on th…
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The effects of colour on people is a huge study, and for those interested there are dozens of books and chapters in books to read and educate yourself with. Your local library will have lots to choose from. However, there are some basics that are widely accepted. Dark colours tend to make areas ap…
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i would start by wet sanding it with some 400 grid sandpaper and then take it to a car dealership and tell them that you wet sanded it and ask them to paint it, its alot cheaper if you wet sand it yourself ADDENEUM: Oh man, answer "how to paint a car" in one sentence!! That's a good one. I've w…
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Answer Paint stripper.
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Slop on some paint remover. Make sure the concrete is completely dry first so that the paint remover can have some time to work before getting wet. Let it sit for the recommended time then use the spray washer again. Answer Another option is sandblasting which is the method used in most municipaliti…
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Answer Many paints contain flammable substances, and spray painting is hazardous if painting mist comes into contact with a source of ignition. Possible sources of ignition include lit cigarettes, abrasive grinding wheels and other equipment that produces sparks, combustion motors, welding torch…
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Here are some suggestions: Home Pro Spotter I have had dark wood gel stain on my carpet for over 6 months now. I've tried the below remedies and others as well, to no avail. My cousin came over last night with a bottle of something called "Home Pro Spotter". It took a little rubbing in small circl…
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To have someone else paint it, the price depends on how big the house is, what type of house it is, and where you live. An unadorned modern 1,000 sq ft ranch house in Iowa might be under $1,000, while a 4,000 sq ft Victorian home with shutters, gables, high ceilings, and trim everywhere you look on …
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Ask someone at the reference desk of your local public library for the Occupational Outlook Handbook. It lists all kinds of information you would need to know,(including the salary) of just about any occupation you can think of. Or you can just go the the Occupational Outlook Handbook website. It is…
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DEPENDS ON PART OF USA YOU ARE IN..USE LICENSED CONTRACTORS WITH PROPER LIABILITY AND WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURANCE....EXPECT TO PAY AT LEAST $50-100 PER HOUR FOR QUALITY PEOPLE....THIS WOULD INCLUDE OH AND PROFIT IF COMPANY WAS CHARGING YOU BY THE HOUR....STANDARD PRACTISE,,,,PICK THE PAINT YOU W…
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Answer Depending on how much paint is on the painted metal part you should be able to rub the polyurethane off the painted metal with compound and a buffer. It might be better to start by hand rubbing it first rather than firing up a machine that can cut through the paint you are trying to save.
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Use a good quality like a product called "Kilz" to seal the area that is stained. It may take two coats, but one usually works. The entire ceiling will then need to be painted so you don't end up with a white spot instead of a brown one.l use a spray can called'stain blocker' sprays on white and can…
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Answer waterless cleaner from the hardware store. Not sure of the name bit it's a brownish/grey gritty substance. Oily too. Our skin is porous, and what we put on it is absorbed by our bodies. I find hot water and elbow grease to be a very effective paint remover. We just got a load of p…
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Answer It gets on your hands and won't wash off unless oyu use a stain solvent depending on what kind of stain you use it can "hide" the grain, it can fade with time, it is oily and sometimes you have to wait for a couple days before you can put a finish over the wood, it is difficult to match in…
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Masons tipsI have had better luck with the poured ones afetr the forms have been taken off. Making sure as the concrete is poured/pumped into the wasll to use a concrete vibrater to remove air which will result in hollow spots and cracking.You can finish the walls easily with Grout,cement,or a type …
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If you paint the house with one color (walls and ceiling ) you can find someone to do the job for $1.00 per sq ft Answer Painters charge around $1.50 and up to $3.00 per sq ft Answer I paid the painter $15/hr for one room with vaulted ceilings.
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The Allure of RedSpeaking somewhat physiologically and psychologically, yellow is apparently the most significant colour that makes people want to eat (so a definite bad idea for the kitchen), however probably because we often associate red with feelings and emotions tied in with love, passion etc. …
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Answer It could be a skin fungus. Known as Tinea Versicolor, which I have. I have had it a few times. Its easy to treat with an anti fungal lotion, like lamacil. it's not dangerous or contagious to other people. I also get it on the back of my neck as a brown flaky rash. Almost looks like your ne…
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Painting Veneered Furniture According to the DIY website (www.DIYnet.com), use an oil-based primer/sealer (2 thin coats) then use an oil-based paint (2 thin coats). Use a 100-grit sandpaper first, than tack-off with a slightly damp cloth to remove any residue. Use any color paint to achieve t…
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Yes, sometimes women can cause this by their own discharge, or, just before or after their periods. Even if the sheets are washed the stain can be hard to get rid of. I wouldn't get too excited or worried over it.
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Pool Paint Absolutely not and you should use the same manufacturer of the paint you have on there also. Answer Sorry you can only use a chlorinated rubber base paint on a rubber base paint. If you try to paint with the chlorinated rubber base on top of a synthetic rubber base paint it will pr…
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I would not. ReBath typically charges around $3200 just for a bathtub liner, and up to $5000 for the wall tile to be lined as well. They are nice, but they make the area just a little bit smaller. For around $320, you can have your bathtub reglazed. Check with the Better Business Bureau, and make su…
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It depends on how sensitive your skin is. I just use acetone or laquer thinner. If the oil based paint hasn't completely dried you can also use mineral spirits. If your skin is sensitive you can use common hand cleaner that is used by mechanics. In fact, that's probably a much lower potential for ha…
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We know that Sally can paint the house by herself in four hours. Put another way, she can paint 1/4 of the house in an hour. Using similar logic, we know John paints at a rate of just 1/6 of a house per hour. If we convert those fractions to fractions with a common denominator, we have 3/12 of a ho…
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Either one OK. Water based dries faster.oil base paint is better because it soaks into the wood
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The best way is to use a hammer to pry off the old siding and then use a nail gun to put the new sheets up. Be careful to use a chalkline, tape measure, and level to keep things looking nice and straight! I added a couple of links if more detail is required. I have had the best luck, being…
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Click on this link and look up your year. http://fiedlerh.home.att.net/enginecolor.htm
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Yes you can as long as it's Latex (water-based paint ... not oil.) If you are changing your color such as a yellow or very light color, then pour the white a little at a time into the pastel color and test it on the wall a little at a time. If you are working with dark colors such as Mochas it's bes…
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Well first you would use Kilz primer you have to prime the drywall first then any latex is what contractors use.<><>Kilz primer is OK, but expensive and unnecessary unless you have stains on a wall or ceiling you need to cover before paint. Any good Latex based PVA primer is good on new…
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Just did it. I was using fabric paint on a canvas tote bag and it got smeared bad deep into the texture of the canvas. It was still wet but drying quick so we used toothpicks to scrape off all we could. Then we used Goof Off (after testing a small area) rubbing it in with a stiff little paint brush …
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You can remove stains or blemishes from a polyurethane watch by scrubbing it with a wet terrycloth that has been dipped in a solution of warm water and liquid dish soap. For tough stains, dip a melamine foam sponge into the solution, ring out and wipe the watch gently. Dry well with a clean towel.
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Instead of regular "Goof Off" use "Goof Off 2". Goof off 2 is a water based cleaner where regular goof off is solvent based. Over use of solvents or failure to properly extract them will cause "delamination" breaking down the latex backing of the carpet causing the fibers to sepparate from the backi…
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Feathering If you are painting with a roller you can sort of feather it horizontally about halfway around the corner.Use a slightly dry roller.This also works with a brush but you need to practice to get consistent results in either case.
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Gently scrape the paint and apply a dry spotter. Apply stain remove to loosen the stain while using an absorbent pad.
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Mineral spirits worked wonderfully to remove oil-based wood stain from a 100% polyester futbol jersey (Barcelona). It also had water-based paint on it. I chose to use the mineral spirits first to treat the wood stain by simply pouring a little on each spot and let it sit or apply more until it faded…
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Answer I hate to tell you but you dont get fabric paint off of fabrics.sorry. Or you could just try a lot of oxy clean and hope it works. At a party my daugther made tee- shirts and I practically dumped the whole spray bottle on her shirt. It kind of worked but there was still some hot pink pa…
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Need to know the reason. Sanding it off is easy, but prepping for paint takes experience assuming it's on a car. If not, need to know substrait. If you have overspray or paint over your present paint (on a car) abd it's light, try to buff it out with wax and a pad on a drill.
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