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Painting & Wallpapering: painting Stucco exterior.. water seepage problem, water seepage, problem walls
water seepage, problem walls, polyurethene: James, It seems to me that the problem is with the vapor barrier improperly installed behind the stucco. If you try to seal the wall, the stucco will not be able to breathe no matter what method you use. If you must seal the exterior, i would have to agree...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting over stained wood, sanding sponge, grit sandpaper
sanding sponge, grit sandpaper, wood putty: Kiran, If you want a really professional finish, it requires a few steps. First, LIGHTLY sand the trim with a fine grit sanding sponge (easier than sand paper) or 220 grit sand paper. You are not trying to remove the finish, just to dull the surface....

Painting & Wallpapering: painting a stenceled design on cement, cement floor, floor paint
cement floor, floor paint, paint products: Hello, My suggestion is to go to your local paint store, somewhere like Sherwin Williams or a Benjamin Moore Dealer (preferably where they specialize in nothing but paint products)and let them know your going to be fauxing your floor in the cobblestone. ...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting without taking off the existing border, masking tape, clarifications
masking tape, clarifications, paint: Just be extremely careful. Go slow, not fast. Use a small (1 or 2 ) angle brush. Do not cover up the border with masking tape. The paint might bleed through and might tear the border. Hope that helps....any other questions or clarifications, just ask...E...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting and texturing, wallpaper borders, lisa perry
wallpaper borders, lisa perry, sponge: Lisa, You can texture right over the paint... it will stick well. I have never added paint to mud, but I guess you could. It would be a touch and go thing if I tried it... i dont do much faux finishing. If you texture, prime, then paint, you should get a...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting touch up, magic erasers, steel wool
magic erasers, steel wool, white paint: Hi Rebecca Mmmmm. Not much I can think of that would be a quick fix. You probably used a different white paint to do touch-up or the paint on your walls was very old and changed color. You might try sanding VERY LIGHTLY with “0000” steel wool to reduce shine....

Painting & Wallpapering: painting tray ceilings, painting tray ceilings, painting the ceiling
painting tray ceilings, painting the ceiling, white paint: Hi Michelle, I would suggest painting the ceiling and lower ceiling white like you mentioned and the tray blue like your wanting. It s hard for me to say for sure without actually seeing it. I would paint the white parts first and then you can get a better...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting trim, stairway balusters, new paint
stairway balusters, new paint, proper adhesion: It is best to lightly sand the stairway balusters and primer them. Then paint them. The ones that you have already painted, does it look like the new paint is on tight? Scrape one of the balusters with your fingernail. Does the paint come off? If not, I d...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting trim, wall colors, distinctive areas
wall colors, distinctive areas, cream leather: Hi Carol. Do you want the people s attention to go to the walls or the trim? The cream color will flow with your wall colors better, giving you a warmer feel. The white will outline you walls and ceilings, and bring your attention to the detail of your...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting trim, upstairs hallway, transition two
upstairs hallway, transition two, door jambs: Hi Karen. The rule of thumb is to keep any trim that goes from one room to another the same color. If you have door frames that separate rooms, then you can break up the color. Especially if you have doors to separate each room. Usually I find people like...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting trim, fireplace mantel, natural woodwork
fireplace mantel, natural woodwork, creamy white: Hi Marie, By painting the trim around the window the same as the walls, it will make the trim blend in and disappear. You could go that direction, or you could paint the trim 1-2 colors lighter than your wall color, like a creamy white. That way it will...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting trim, separate rooms, paneling
separate rooms, paneling, reb: Hi Debra I think you can do different trim treatments in different rooms, provided they are separate rooms without adjoining walls. Stop within each room. If you don’t know where to stop, chances are good that you have a more open floor plan and this will...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting under roof joist, season sun room, roof joist
season sun room, roof joist, shingles: Hi Randy. The smartest thing would be to bend the nail. Cutting the nail will compromise the ability of the nail to hold the shingles down. Especially considering how much movement your roof gets with daily temperature changes. I have experienced the similar...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting vinyl laminate cabinets, laminate cabinets, liquid sandpaper
laminate cabinets, liquid sandpaper, vinyl laminate: Lisa, Plastics are hard to paint; this being said, I understand that there are some good plastic primers recently appearing on the market. I am sorry to say I don t have much knowledge of these products. Contact Sherwin Wiliiams (your local store) for more...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting w/ wood trim, neutral colors, woodwork
neutral colors, woodwork, co founder: Hi Katie, You can still use your neutral colors, it s just not going to give you the crispness of the painted woodwork. If you can upload a picture, I can paint the pictures on my computer to show your husband how much different it will look. If he s...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting over wallpaper board, wholes, wallboard
wholes, wallboard, modular home: Hi Toni, I assume you mean fill the holes that your talking about filling in between the strips with dry wall mud? I would suggest that you wipe the walls down really good first and then add a good coat of primer before you paint. Other than that you should...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting over wallpaper board, space inbetween, awesome effect
space inbetween, awesome effect, textured paint: Hello Norma, Are you going to be painting directly over the wallpaper or removing it first and then wanting to texture paint it? You can paint over wallpaper, although I usually don t like to recommend it. If you do paint over the paper, make sure you smooth...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting over wallpaper glue, wallpaper boarder, excess glue
wallpaper boarder, excess glue, fresh coat of paint: The best thing to do is: 1-Scrape and wipe off as much of the old paste as possible. 2-Sand and patch when dry. 3-Apply a coat of oil based primer onto the old border area. 4-Apply 2 coats of paint. Hope that helps.....any other questions, just ask......

Painting & Wallpapering: painting after wallpaper removal and texturing, satin latex, wallpaper removal
satin latex, wallpaper removal, room hope: A coat of primer did not have to be applied before the walls were retextured. After the walls are textured, (and the texture is dried), the walls should be primed with a latex primer. After the primer is dried, the walls should be painted with 2 coats of paint.(Semi...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting wallpaper, grit sandpaper, removing wallpaper
grit sandpaper, removing wallpaper, can i paint over wallpaper: My professional opinion is no. The problems that arise from painting over wallpaper overshadow the fact that it is the easier thing to do. Nobody likes to remove wallpaper. Even if the walls were properly sized before the wallpaper was installed, there...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting over wallpapered walls, drywall texturing, thin coats
drywall texturing, thin coats, paint store: Hi Ilma Here is the sequence you need to do to prep for repainting: 1. fill dings and holes with THIN coats of drywall mud or spackle, sanding between coats 2. Texture walls with drywall mud or similar materials made for texturing sheetrock. This part...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting over white cabinets, bronze colors, antique mahogany
bronze colors, antique mahogany, cherry cabinets: You probably won t find anything at your local paint store that works as well as a product that is used by professionals called stain and seal. There are several color choices such as rich brown, antique cherry, antique mahogany and even some nice bronze...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting wood doors and trim, nicotine stains, tree resin
nicotine stains, tree resin, bedroom doors: Hi Craig I have not used Kilz but am familiar with their products. They do have many types of primers, so it might be beneficial to check out the various products and what they are for on their website: http://www.kilz.com/pages/default.aspx?NavID=61 I do...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting wood, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, wood paneling: Hello As you can imagine its pretty tough for me to pick out colors for a room I cant see, not ot mention I dont know what colors you like! As far as painting goes, Im confused. You mentioned the walls are wood, the floor is wood, but then you mention something...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting wrought iron, thick coats, home improvement stores
thick coats, home improvement stores, smooth steel: Hello Aimee, I would suggest first off to wipe it down real good to prepare the surface for painting. Once you wipe it down then you want to get a good primer like Bin 1-2-3 or something comparable. Apply a couple of good coats and allow them to dry completely....

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, barquisimeto venezuela: Hello As you can imagine it is very hard for me to try to pick out color and color combinations for someone on the internet. Its hard enough when they are right here! There are so many considerations such as the colors of other homes in the area, what...

Painting & Wallpapering: paints/lead, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, consumer product safety: Hello In 1978 the Consumer Product Safety Comission banned lead in all interior and exterior primer and paints, so you dont have to worry about using Zinsser or any other primer for your exterior project as far as lead exposure is concerned. Good luck!...

Painting & Wallpapering: papering after painting, painting a room, paint films
painting a room, paint films, dry climate: As far as adhesion, any time up to 30 days after you paint is a great time to hang a border. The paint is still open so your border adhesive will really stick well. If you live in a dry climate, you could hang your border after a day or so. In humid...

Painting & Wallpapering: patching interior corners, corner shape, lightweight filler
corner shape, lightweight filler, interior corners: Its hard to tell without seeing your situation, but generally speaking, I d probably use either drywall mud or 90 minute mud (its a powder and had to be mixed). for the corners, I generally build them up with mud and wait for 24 hours until they are completely...

Painting & Wallpapering: peeling exterior paint, exterior latex paint, michael bruns
exterior latex paint, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert: Hello Well first off, there is no such thing as a built in primer when it comes to house paint! WalMart is not known for having anything quality, especially paint, so that may be part of the problem. What needs to happen when painting exterior wood surfaces...

Painting & Wallpapering: peeling latex paint, paint contractor, oil paint
paint contractor, oil paint, reb: Richard She needs to primer with shellac-based primer. It will seal the oil paint and any thing else on the walls. Otherwise, talk to a paint contractor, there might be a better primer but shellac is pretty widely used for sealing most anything. re...

Painting & Wallpapering: peeling paint, michael bruns, dryer vent
michael bruns, dryer vent, allexperts: Hello First off let me apologise for the delay. I had a server problem and couldnt get my email for a week! Oil or shellac based BIN is by far the BEST primer for priming and sealing any surface that you think you may have trouble painting so that definatly...

Painting & Wallpapering: piano problems, michael bruns, red blotches
michael bruns, red blotches, beating a dead horse: Hello Well if your getting red blotches then something from underneath the primer is soaking into your paint, could even be something from the wood itself. What you need to use is an actual stainblocking primer/sealer to seal off whatever is coming though...

Painting & Wallpapering: picking color for L shaped kitchen/diningand livingroom, marble granite, rose bouquet
marble granite, rose bouquet, wing chairs: Hi Karin You’ve given a lot of information! Usually the best thing to do if you like light and you already have a lot of color in your furnishings like you have is to pick a neutral wall color. Not white, but light beige/tan, taupe, sage green, light grey,...

Painting & Wallpapering: picking the right paint color, silk pillows, pottery vases
silk pillows, pottery vases, sectional couch: Hi Tina Ok, sounds like a really nice family room, but how about more info: 1. What kind/shade of green accents? Glossy lime green lacquer or dull hunter green? A collection of 1940’s green pottery vases? Or are you talking green jacquard silk pillows and...

Painting & Wallpapering: Can you please clarify what you mean by 'skim coat', dry sand, drywall
dry sand, drywall, mud: Skim coating is using drywall mud to smooth out over the walls. What I do is use a 12 broad knife when I smooth out the drywall mud on the wall. After the drywall mud is dry, sand it smooth and prime over the skim coated wall (latex primer is OK), then...

Painting & Wallpapering: plum, olive master suite, glaze recipes, glazing materials
glaze recipes, glazing materials, faux finishes: Hi Tina I feel nothing since I do not know what exact shades of plum and olive you are talking about. “Faux” finishes (I prefer to call them ‘special effect’ finishes) are very difficult to do properly unless you have had training. When people say they want...

Painting & Wallpapering: polycrylics, cabots, minwax
cabots, minwax, wooden patio: Hi John Sorry this one is late, I thought I d submitted it already... :) Just so we are on the same page, I understand you have stained your patio furniture with The Finish by Cabot’s but the tabletop is not finished? From what I can tell from the technical...

Painting & Wallpapering: I have pop-corn ceilings in..., latex stain, zinsser 123
latex stain, zinsser 123, product ot: Barry, I like to use a latex stain blocking primer like Zinsser 123 bullseye primer (best) or Kilz2. Either will work. Two coats work best. These will still show the stain when dry, but will lock it in and not allow it to transfer to your finish coat. James...

Painting & Wallpapering: popcorn ceilings, popcorn ceilings, popcorn ceiling
popcorn ceilings, popcorn ceiling, ceiling paint: It would probably be hard to roll the paint on the popcorn ceiling. Rolling paint on popcorn ceilings tends to loosen up the popcorn and gets it caught in the roller. Its a big mess!...But try a small section. It might work. What I do in a situation like...

Painting & Wallpapering: power washing exterior wit h dirty water, water trucks, water tank
water trucks, water tank, piece of cloth: If it is accessible, I d suggest hiring one of those water trucks that have a water tank in the back. The water is warm and has chemicals in it to clean. If there is no other way and you have to use river water, you could use a piece of cloth or panty hose...

Painting & Wallpapering: prep for latex over oil paint finish, oil based paint, old paint
oil based paint, old paint, oil paint: Hi Bob. Yes you need to sand first. It is very important to always sand before you paint, so that the primer will properly bond to the surface. It also helps with the quality of your finish. Before you sand, it s always important to test the old paint...

Painting & Wallpapering: preparing painting old exterior covered arch, painting concrete, concrete arch
painting concrete, concrete arch, new paint: Hi Kathy Painting concrete is easy; it’s the prep work that is crucial. It might need to be acid-etched with muriatic acid, a job best done by professionals for the paint to adhere. Or maybe just degreased with an industrial degreaser product; it depends...

Painting & Wallpapering: preparing wall for painting, downstairs hall, wallpaper remover
downstairs hall, wallpaper remover, wallpaper store: Here is what I d suggest in your situation: 1-Remove the paste residue with a spray bottle or wallpaper sprayer. Use warm water and a wallpaper remover solution.(You can buy that at any paint or wallpaper store). 2-Patch and sand any holes or skim coat the...

Painting & Wallpapering: preparing wallboard from the 1940s for painting, latex paint, wallboard
latex paint, wallboard, little pieces: The fuzzy little pieces sounds like you went through the wallboard. Assuming that is the case, I d suggest to get a wallboard sealer (Guardz is a good brand which I use). Guardz is made for damaged drywall. 1-Apply Guardz to the wall. When it is dry...

Painting & Wallpapering: preperation, michael bruns, paint stripper
michael bruns, paint stripper, drywall compound: Hello Is there a reason you need to remove the paint? I mean if it is sticking really well, you may be further ahead to leave it there and feather the edges where the paint was loose with some drywall compound and a light sanding. Really the only other...

Painting & Wallpapering: prime and paint kitchen chairs, bristle brush, quality latex
bristle brush, quality latex, brush strokes: I would recommend a good quality latex or oil trim paint. I prefer Benjamin Moore Impervo oil as a top coat. It s a little expensive, but well worth it. It will give you a very hard finish, that lays down with little to no brush marks, and comes in...

Painting & Wallpapering: primer, paneling, dark wood paneling, painting paneling
dark wood paneling, painting paneling, michael bruns: Hello Actually in your case there is a difference between the oil based KILZ (which is actually shellac based) and the water based product. The water based KILZ would be better than nothing, however the regular oil based KILZ is a better choice as the shellac...

Painting & Wallpapering: priming, two coats, priming
two coats, priming, accumulation: I d suggest scraping and/or wiping off at least the heavy accumulation of paste. As long as the walls are smooth (and not bumpy with paste), prime the walls with an oil based primer, then paint two coats of paint. Hope that helps....any other questions, just...

Painting & Wallpapering: printed wall board in a mobile home, moore hope, latex paint
moore hope, latex paint, benjamin moore: Hi Gina, To paint the wallboard your pretty much safe to use what you want in a water based latex paint. I would suggest getting a good primer like Benjamin Moore or even a BIN 1-2-3 primer for your base coat. Maybe stick with a better paint also like Benjamin...

Painting & Wallpapering: problem with living room paint, commercial paints, room paint
commercial paints, room paint, incandescent bulbs: Hi Christine You have 2 questions: one about lighting and color change and one about lightening paint. #1: Benjamin Moore Pale Oak #OC-20: I don’t know what is in the formula but judging from the color, it probably has some red in it, hence the pinkish cast....

Painting & Wallpapering: problem with paint tape, scotch 3m, paint dries
scotch 3m, paint dries, wood moulding: Hi Edward. The problem sounds like you let the paint dry too long before you removed the tape. This best thing to do when you let paint completely dry on tape, is to run a sharp razor knife along the edge of the tape before removing. It s also good to try...

Painting & Wallpapering: problems with faux painting cement, cement slab, faux tile
cement slab, faux tile, natural sponge: Hi Gail The only solution I can see is to go over the entire painted area with another texture that is compatible with the original in some of the original colors. Maybe even a translucent glaze texture or something similar. What you use depends on what...

Painting & Wallpapering: protecting outdoor bench finish, marine spar varnish, michael bruns
marine spar varnish, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert: Hello Im very familiar with your bench, or ones similar to it. I would stay away from the laquer, as that has no uv properties so the suns going to break that down pretty quickly. What I have done with pieces like these is when that are new, lightly scuff...

Painting & Wallpapering: pva or standard primer for new drywall, two coats, topcoats
two coats, topcoats, sheetrock: Hi John. PVA is a better primer for new drywall. Do you need it, not really. Any good latex primer will do the job just as well. I guess it really just depends on what you expect your primer to do. Cheap primers will seal the drywall, but not much more....

Painting & Wallpapering: question about painting bathroom, kilz 2, perspective buyers
kilz 2, perspective buyers, moisture problem: Jane, If you have water marks in your paint, you must re-paint. You must, however, use a stain blocking primer first to kill the stains. I like Zinsser Bullseye 123 latex primer, but Kilz 2 latex also works. Both are water based. Just coat the stains well,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Ralph Lauren metallic paint, ralph lauren metallic paint, ralph laurens
ralph lauren metallic paint, ralph laurens, exhaust fan: Hi Caren, I personally have never used Ralph Laurens metallic paint, but I would say that it would be fine for a bathroom. If the steam is a concern for you then maybe while your in the shower just run your exhaust fan and that will help cut down on the...

Painting & Wallpapering: REMOVING 'PAPER' WALLPAPER, clothing steamer, fabric softner
clothing steamer, fabric softner, removing wallpaper: Hello, Removing wallpaper can be frustrating I know so here s a few tips that may help you. First of all have a small exacto knife on hand so you can score (cut small x s in the paper) the paper before applying the solution. Be careful when cutting the...

Painting & Wallpapering: REMOVING WALLPAPER FROM PLASTER BOARD, plaster board, wallpaper remover
plaster board, wallpaper remover, removing wallpaper: I suggest using TSP, or a wallpaper remover solution purchased at any wallpaper store. (2 or 3 tablespoons per gallon of warm water). The TSP acts as a softening agent. Put the solution in a spray bottle. Next, spray the walls down and let them soak. Sometimes...

Painting & Wallpapering: Re: Staining Plastered Walls, natural plaster, mendocino ca
natural plaster, mendocino ca, highs and lows: Hello Patrick, I can t say for sure if plastered walls can be stained like concrete. I haven t worked with staining concrete much and I would hate to say either way. If your concerned about time and the faux process taking a long while, really it s not...

Painting & Wallpapering: Reblending Paint ?, paint store, new paint
paint store, new paint, home depot: Hi Tanya You will have to ask this very same question of the folks at places like Home Depot or any other paint store. It will depend on the store and the expertise of the employees. Plus remember: trying to lighten a color such as a gallon or too of paint...

Painting & Wallpapering: Red Walls, paint rollers, flat paint
paint rollers, flat paint, quality paint: Hello I think I just answered your friends question! Heres what I said.... : I painted my living room red it was from Wal-Mart it was called Rapture. I used a flat paint because everyone told me that I didn t want semi gloss cause it would be to shiny....

Painting & Wallpapering: Refinishing kitchen caninets, custom kitchen cabinets, natural bristle brush
custom kitchen cabinets, natural bristle brush, polyurathane: Hello Joe, I suggest using shellac,take the doors off lay flat lightly scuff with oo steal wool,& use a 3 super fine roller 1/8 nap,and a natural bristle brush.This will bring it all back to life .First try it in inconspicuous spot. Good luck ! Hey Joe,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Refinishing table top, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, lowe s: Hello Looks like Ben Moore still makes one: http://www.benjaminmoore.com/tds/1033/TDSC424A.pdf Good luck! Let me know how you do or if I can be of any more help to you with this. Michael Bruns Genuine AllExperts Expert Check out my bio/ratings...

Painting & Wallpapering: Refinishing used Oak Chairs that have been stained different colors (Light walnut and pecan), oil base paint, grit sandpaper
oil base paint, grit sandpaper, scratch marks: Hi Bill. Staining is a very temperamental finish. Sometimes you can get stains to cover and hide all kinds of blemishes, and other times, it becomes almost impossible to get new wood to stain evenly. The softer the wood, the harder it is to work with. ...

Painting & Wallpapering: Removal of latex paint, latex paint, computer surface
latex paint, computer surface, inconspicuous place: How long ago did the paint splatters happen? Latex paint usually takes between 1 week and 1 month to cure . If it didn t happen too long ago, I suggest trying some very warm water with a little bit of soft (delicate) soap in the water. Let it soak for...

Painting & Wallpapering: Removal of Wallpaper Residue, wallpaper remover, wallpaper paste
wallpaper remover, wallpaper paste, lawn chemicals: Just go to any wallpaper or paint store.... Ask them if they have any wallpaper removal solution ....there are different brand names, depending on what part of the country you reside in...... What I use, is TSP (that is a powered cleaning solution). I...

Painting & Wallpapering: Removing brush strokes, brush strokes, brush stroke
brush strokes, brush stroke, kitchen cabinets: The cabinets have to be sanded to get out the brush strokes. Then, thin the paint down with either water or paint thinner depending if the paint is either latex or oil. The paint should flow smoothly onto the cabinets. If the paint starts to stick it usually...

Painting & Wallpapering: Removing old wallpaper, paint dries, plaster walls
paint dries, plaster walls, wallpaper remover: There are different ways to remove wallpaper depending on what type of wallpaper you have. Is the wallpaper painted over? If it is, it has to be dry scraped first. If not, go to step 1.Generally speaking, what I usually do is: 1-Tape 1 ml. plastic to the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Removing a Poster from a painted wall, warm soapy water, wallpaper paste
warm soapy water, wallpaper paste, latex paint: If the poster is glued on with wallpaper paste, it should come off with warm water in a spray bottle. If it is elmers glue , it might be a little more harder. Look in my past posts on How to remove wallpaper . If it still does not come off, then I d...

Painting & Wallpapering: Removing paint, denatured alchohol, latex paint
denatured alchohol, latex paint, gentle persuasion: Removing latex paint is challenging. I like to use denatured alchohol and a rag or green dish scrubber. You might also try goof off. Try laquer thinner as a last resort. I ve found that the alchohol works best. If you have a 1 putty knife in conjunction with...

Painting & Wallpapering: Removing what is under wallpaper, warm water, seams
warm water, seams, glue: Sizing is a glue substance that is applied to the wall before wallpaper is hung. The purpose of sizing is it seals the walls and gives the walls a slightly sticky surface where the wallpaper (especially the seams ) stick better to the wall. The kind of sizing...

Painting & Wallpapering: Removing Wallpaper, satin latex, wallpaper remover
satin latex, wallpaper remover, lawn chemicals: In a situation like yours, I d do the removing and painting before any furniture, etc. was moved into the house. It would be alot easier that way. So here is the way I d do it: 1- Tape plastic drop cloths (1 ml thick) to the baseboards all around the rooms.(Tape...

Painting & Wallpapering: Removing wall paper, wallpaper remover, garden chemicals
wallpaper remover, garden chemicals, drop cloths: Alot of the time I have good results removing paper which has been hung on unpainted drywall.It depends on the type of paper and paste, etc. Having said that, this is what I would generally do: 1- Tape some plastic drop cloths (1 mil. thick) to the baseboard....

Painting & Wallpapering: Removing wallpaper trim, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, how to remove wallpaper: Hello About the only way to remove the border is with the use of a wallpaper stripper. They make this in a gel form now, so it wont run nearly as easily. The other thing you can do is to wet the walls below the border, and have a damp rag ready to keep...

Painting & Wallpapering: Removing wallpaper, wallpaper steamer, michael bruns
wallpaper steamer, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert: Hello Remove the drywall?? Ouch! Thats VERY extreme! Have you ever used a tool called the paper tiger along with the stripper? What this does is poke thousands of tiny holes into the wallpaper allowing the stripper to then get to the adhesive behind and...

Painting & Wallpapering: Repainting Aluminum Composite Panels, how to paint aluminum siding, composite panels
how to paint aluminum siding, composite panels, askthebuilder: Hi Danilo If this is residential aluminum siding, check out this advice: http://www.askthebuilder.com/122_How_to_Paint_Aluminum_Siding.shtml If it is a commercial-grade panel, it will depend on the manufacturer. Some are designed to “never be repainted”...

Painting & Wallpapering: Repainting metal chairs and cabinet, gold paint, surface paint
gold paint, surface paint, metal chairs: Barbara, The best way to paint metal furniture is with spraqy paint. Sand the existing surface lightly with a fine grit sponge or 220 sand paper to remove the gloss. Wipe the surface with a rag dampened with liquid sander/deglosser to remove the dust and...

Painting & Wallpapering: Repainting a piano, latex paint, black paint
latex paint, black paint, personal preference: Hello, First of all I would suggest a latex paint and primer. For the primer I would use Benjamin Moore Fresh Start. It s a great primer for most any job and I would probably suggest Benjamin Moore latex paint as well. Before you apply the primer I suggest...

Painting & Wallpapering: Repair Drywall, drywall sander, drywall compound
drywall sander, drywall compound, drop cloths: Denise, Start by removing any loose paper facing by cutting along the edge with a sharp utility knife. When finished, be sure you clean carefully to remove all dust and debris. A shop vac is the method I prefer. Then skim float your walls with a 8 , 10 ,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Repair sheetrock after wallpaper removal, removing wallpaper paste, wallpaper removal
removing wallpaper paste, wallpaper removal, smooth wall: Before the painting is done, the torn or uneven spots on the sheetrock should be sealed (Guardz is a good brand) or primed (a latex primer is good...Z-prime latex is a good brand). After that, you can patch the walls, then I suggest prime the walls. Next,apply...

Painting & Wallpapering: Repair wall area for paintingin Bath rm, home improvement centers, seam tape
home improvement centers, seam tape, nail holes: Hi Buddy; Believe it or not, this happens to a lot of people, so don t fret. Are you familiar with a product that is called, Sheetrock All Purpose Joint Compound? (You can buy it in the cement section & sometimes the paint section of most home improvement...

Painting & Wallpapering: Repairing a recurring crack in a wall, silicone caulking, drywall compound
silicone caulking, drywall compound, drywall tape: The best way to repair the crack you are describing (since it sounds like it is a problem crack) is cover to it with joint compound and then put a piece of drywall tape over it followed by some more joint compound. (When I say joint compound, I mean drywall...

Painting & Wallpapering: Residual Wallpaper Adhesive, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, latex paint: Hello Sounds like you are following the right steps here. Id give the room a coat of BIN primer, as this is a stainblocking primer/sealer so will seal off anything on the walls underneath so your pain will apply smoothly. Good luck! Let me know how you...

Painting & Wallpapering: Resubmittal of earlier question on drywall., grit sandpaper, wallpaper removal
grit sandpaper, wallpaper removal, loose paper: Here is what I would do in your situation: 1-Lightly sand the areas of damaged drywall (100 grit sandpaper) to get off the grit and specks of loose paper. 2-Apply Guardz (a drywall sealer) to the damaged areas. It takes a few hours to dry, but when it...

Painting & Wallpapering: Retexturing Walls, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, home depot: Hello Patching and matching texture is always tough. Chances are the original texture was sprayed on by a contractor, so for you to match it with a spray can or roller is usually not very successful. To match it may mean retexturing the entire wall or even...

Painting & Wallpapering: Room / hall share a wall - how to paint?, kitchen area, different color
kitchen area, different color, reb: Hi Jeremy Well, you don’t describe whether there are turns in the walls or anything like a furnace, trim, fireplace, closets, etc. Sometimes features you do not usually consider can be used to create a break. Just don’t paint one side of the hall a different...

Painting & Wallpapering: Rusty color, alfredo alamo, color glazes
alfredo alamo, color glazes, metal sculptor: Alfredo, I m not really an expert in this area but my suggestion would be to go to Sherwin Williams and ask for a glaze in the approximate color you want. You might also check into faux finishing techniques to see how to achieve the look you want... this...

Painting & Wallpapering: I recently had my kitchen..., michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, latex paint: Hello Im not sure where this paint drips ended up, but the first thing you could try is a product called OOPS. This works really well on removing dried latex paint drips. Im not sure what a professional would do, other than light scrape the drips and then...

Painting & Wallpapering: red carpet, carpet brand, pine dressers
carpet brand, pine dressers, wicker chair: Hi Sandra The perils of not hiring a color consultant! Well, pleasing is in the eye of the beholder and you dislike the carpet. So I suggest an area rug as the quickest fix available since everything else in your room seems perfect for you. Good luck! reb...

Painting & Wallpapering: red carpets and paint colors, chimney breast, wall paints
chimney breast, wall paints, red carpets: I would personally choose a cream colour, that has a hint of red or brown for most of the walls but then make one wall a really strong colour maybe a deep red or you could find a colour to contrast like a chestnut brown or similar and put that on a feature...

Painting & Wallpapering: redwood deck, michael bruns, wood fillers
michael bruns, wood fillers, genuine allexperts expert: Hello The problem with most wood fillers is they dont adsorb a stain as well as the wood itself, so you usually end up with this problem. I usually recommend using a solid color stain or paint just to cover the putty, then restaining the rest of the deck....

Painting & Wallpapering: refinishing, minwax polyurethane, grit sandpaper
minwax polyurethane, grit sandpaper, oil stains: The best way to strip small spaces is to use a quality stripper and let the chemical do most of the work. After the old finish has begun to dissolve, a long one inch putty knife might work to reach back into the pidgeon slots. Another tool that may help is...

Painting & Wallpapering: remodeling large living room, want red/purple, brick fireplace, funky chairs
brick fireplace, funky chairs, intense colors: Hi Jerry I suggest this link http://www.iaccna.org/index.asp?pageid=232 for finding a color consultant near you. Please contact me again if there are not any IACC-NA members in your area since I also do remote projects. By the way: a well-trained color consultant...

Painting & Wallpapering: removing paint texture, textured wall paint, styrofoam balls
textured wall paint, styrofoam balls, sand paper: I come across these situations quite often. I d suggest: 1-Scrape off as much texture as possible without doing damage to the drywall. 2-Prime any bare or damaged spots if needed. 3-Skim coat the walls with joint (topping) compound. 4-Sand the walls...

Painting & Wallpapering: removing texture paint, textured wall paint, styrofoam balls
textured wall paint, styrofoam balls, textured walls: Hi Randy. Sorry it took so long to get back to you. Business has been really busy lately. If you have the means of replacing it, then I would do so. The only other way is to scrap it off and float it out with joint compound. There are paints and primers...

Painting & Wallpapering: removing wall paper, drywall compound, wallpaper removal
drywall compound, wallpaper removal, wet edge: Tyler, I would never paint over wallpaper. Going from wallpaper to painted drywall is a goodly project, but you should be able to do it if you are willing to take the neccesary steps. To strip the wallpaper, you really should use an enzyme wallpaper adhesive...

Painting & Wallpapering: removing wallpaper from just 1 wall, wet sponge, removing wallpaper
wet sponge, removing wallpaper, wallapper: When I am taking off wallpaper going around an edge, and I don t want to damage the other wallapper, I just do I very carefully. Use a razor and a straight edge to cut a straight line. Carefully dap the wallpaper with a wet sponge. and be careful not to...

Painting & Wallpapering: removing wallpaper, wallpaper remover, removing wallpaper
wallpaper remover, removing wallpaper, garden sprayer: Mix up 2 tablespoons of TSP (or a wallpaper remover solution) to 1 gallon of warm water.Fill up a spray bottle with it (or use a clean garden sprayer), and spray it on the wall and let it soak. Spray it a few more times and let it soak. The paste should soften...

Painting & Wallpapering: removing wallpaper, wallpaper remover, removing wallpaper
wallpaper remover, removing wallpaper, wallpaper border: In your situation, probably the best way is using warm water and a wallpaper remover solution (can be purchased at any wallpaper or paint store). The reason some sections are coming off with the paint, is that the walls were not prepped properly before the...

Painting & Wallpapering: removing wallpaper, lowes home, removing wallpaper
lowes home, removing wallpaper, fabric softener: Hello, There s a few different ways to go about removing wallpaper. You can try using fabric softener, hot water, steaming the paper off or using DIF solution. For any of these you want to start in small sections and use an exacto knife and score (make small...

Painting & Wallpapering: repaint for european style house, earth tone colors, michael bruns
earth tone colors, michael bruns, cozy ambience: Hello and greetings from America! Unfortunatly I wont be as much help as Im sure you hoped. Its very hard for me to picture your home, furnishings, decorating and all the things that influence what colors to use in a home when your doing this through email!...

Painting & Wallpapering: repainting a metal crib, enamel paint, rainbow colors
enamel paint, rainbow colors, paint product: Hi Susan First, you do not mention how old the crib is. If it’s only 5 or 10 years old, it might be powder-coated rather than baked enamel. If it’s “vintage” it might be lead enamel paint. The second thing is: what type of metal and what pretreatment was...

Painting & Wallpapering: repainting steel door on garage, exterior latex paint, grit sandpaper
exterior latex paint, grit sandpaper, oil based paint: Ginny, I would sand the door with fine grit sandpaper... not to remove the paint, just to take off any that s loose or failing... 180 grit should work. This should also smooth the surface so that the new finish will look good. Use an exterior latex primer...

Painting & Wallpapering: repainting wood work, caulking gun, crown molding
caulking gun, crown molding, caulk: It happens sometimes as the house settles, especially in the winter months. A caulking gun and tube of caulking should do the trick. Cut the tip of the caulking tube at a 45 degree angle and run a bead of caulk along where the crown molding meets the ceiling,...

Painting & Wallpapering: repairing plaster board after removing wallpaper, grit sandpaper, plaster board
grit sandpaper, plaster board, customer service rep: Here is what I d do in your situation: 1-Apply GUARDZ to the wall. Guardz is a wallboard sealer. 2-After the Guardz is dry (3 hours), sand off all the loose pieces of drywall using 80 or 100 grit sandpaper. 3-Patch or skimcoat all the spots that need...

Painting & Wallpapering: reply to your questions..., two coats, hi ed
two coats, hi ed, red paint: HERE IS YOUR ORIGINAL QUESTION: Question: Hi Ed! My boyfriend and I just moved into our condo about 3 months ago. The whole place is painted a light yellow with white trim. Even though it s nice, we wanted each room to have it s own personality. First...

Painting & Wallpapering: How to restore fence?, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, powerwasher: Hello The first thing you need to do is clean the fence before you canpaint or stain it. The best way to do this is with the use of a powerwasher, so if you dont have one I recommend you rent one. This should remove most of the loose and peeling finish...

Painting & Wallpapering: rewallpaper or paint, wallpaper remover, brown cardboard
wallpaper remover, brown cardboard, kitchen wallpaper: You said the paper came off the walls fairly easy, but there is still some glue on the wall. Generally speaking, the paste should wipe off fairly easy with a sponge, warm water, and a wallpaper remover solution. Get the paste moist and let it soak a few minutes....

Painting & Wallpapering: The right stuff and order, water sealer, paint removal
water sealer, paint removal, old paint: These are the steps I suggest: 1-Make sure the walls are dry, and seal them with a concrete water sealer or oil based primer. 2-Patch and/or skim coat the walls. 3-Seal over the patching with a latex or oil based primer. 4-Paint the walls 2 coats of paint....

Painting & Wallpapering: room colour, light mint, crown molding
light mint, crown molding, shades of brown: Hi Jean: I m sorry, I could have sworn I read brown. So, let s give this another try. You ve already said that the room is quite large and I would suspect the fact that you have light and neutral colors in the room, the couch and maybe you get lost...

Painting & Wallpapering: rustoleum Paint on latex, oil base, topcoat
oil base, topcoat, wood trim: Hi Teresa. The rule is you can topcoat latex with oil, but never latex over oil. For this reason, if what you wrote is true, it is not cracking do to compatibility between the paints. You probably have a adhesion problem due some sort of grease or dirt...

Painting & Wallpapering: Sanding, latex paint, sanding sponge
latex paint, sanding sponge, grit sandpaper: Dick, I would reccomend getting a 1 to 4 inch putty knife and some exterior spackling. Fill in the gouges with the spackling , leaving the spackling just slightly higher than the surrounding paint. Once dry, sand the spackling flush with a fine grit sanding...

Painting & Wallpapering: Scoring, vinyl wallpaper, prefered method
vinyl wallpaper, prefered method, warm water: If the wallpaper was installed by the builder when the house was built, it is probably prepasted paper (the least expensive). If it is prepasted paper (one layer), it does not need to be scored. One way to check is to get a sponge with some warm water. Sponge...

Painting & Wallpapering: Sealing a Deck, wood bleach, oil stain
wood bleach, oil stain, deck stain: Bob, If it were my project I would power wash the deck first. If you hire someone to do this be sure that they are experienced with power washing wood ie that they will not leave lines in the wood. After power washing, apply a wood bleach or wood brightener,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Seascape painting, stencil area, shark fish
stencil area, shark fish, underwater plants: Hi Jeff, I would suggest to maybe paint chair rail down in a blue water color and use your stick ups for over the blue area. As a border at the chair rail I would get a couple stencil patterns and use them as a border right above the chair rail. Stencils...

Painting & Wallpapering: Seeking help - easy solution to fill in textured wallpaper?, textured wall paper, wallpaper lining
textured wall paper, wallpaper lining, problem walls: There are a two options I know of: 1-You can prime over the wallpaper with an oil based primer, then skim coat over the primer. OR 2-There is a product called lining felt. It is like a heavy blank stock wallpaper. Lining felt is hung over problem...

Painting & Wallpapering: Selecting a paint color, choosing a paint color, strip 59
choosing a paint color, strip 59, 7 colors: Hi Kelli, I am voting for red. The woodwork color (I am imagining almost black)is very dark in value. If you look at a paint strip, your woodwork color would be at the very bottom. When choosing colors, you should stay within 2-3 values. For example...

Painting & Wallpapering: Shadow Striping, cookie crumb, open floorplan
cookie crumb, open floorplan, knick knacks: Hello Michele, You can do the polyurethane shadow striping over an eggshell, but it s not going to be a very profound stripe and I don t think you will be pleased with it once you ve finished. Flat paint is really best for this finish. Although if you didn...

Painting & Wallpapering: Sheen Striping, pratt lambert, quality paint
pratt lambert, quality paint, indirect light: Hi Erika Sounds like a fun wall treatment…..but a lot of work! :) I admire you for wanting to do this on your walls! Flat/matte with semi-gloss will work fine for the stripes but if you are concerned, look at the sheen samples of the brand of paint you are...

Painting & Wallpapering: Sheet Rock Repair, michael bruns, drywall compound
michael bruns, drywall compound, genuine allexperts expert: Hello It sounds as if your on the right track. Short of hanging new drywall, all you can do is to apply a couple of coats of drywall compound to build it up, then sand the walls smooth. Im not sure where your having the problem exactly, but if its getting...

Painting & Wallpapering: Sheetrock AFTER Wallpaper removal, dumb asses, paint blue
dumb asses, paint blue, primer paint: Thanks for the question. You say you removed the wallpaper and there are small bubbles in the sheetrock ? The thing to do is: 1-Cut out the loose bubbles in the sheetrock. An Exacto knife would do the job. 2-Primer those spots with either a latex primer...

Painting & Wallpapering: Skim Coating, removing wallpaper
removing wallpaper: If you want a smooth finish, you have to skim coat the wall, unless the wall was smooth after you took of the wallpaper. If the wall looks smooth, I d suggest priming the wall, then patch any spots that need to be patched. Then sand and smooth. If the wall...

Painting & Wallpapering: Smokers - TSP and Latex Primer, enough?, acrylic latex, denatured alcohol
acrylic latex, denatured alcohol, textured ceiling: Hi Nick Ok, nicotine, very difficult stain! Use lots of TSP and a Shellac-based primer! Try one of the Kilz products (Read label) or plain old white shellac. It’s the only primer I know that guarantees to keep nicotine from coming through the paint. It’s...

Painting & Wallpapering: SPASH PAINT, clarifications, drywall
clarifications, drywall, limited resources: Thanks for clarifying your question. If it is just paint splashed on the walls, I d suggest priming the walls with a primer (two times),and then paint the walls with 2 coats of paint. Hope that helps......any other questions or clarifications, just ask.........E...

Painting & Wallpapering: Sponged pumpkin walls, what should I paint the floor and trim-?, furniture upholstery, black diamonds
furniture upholstery, black diamonds, tracey porter: Hi Valerie First, a tip with “sponging”: it looks better if you use two colors that are very close in tone. Such as “Harvest Moon” with “Soft Pumpkin” or “Bronze Tone”. In fact, “soft Pumpkin” is probably too light for “Harvest Moon”. Or try painting “Peachland”...

Painting & Wallpapering: Spot painting, glossy paint, natural break
glossy paint, natural break, george co: Paul, Touching up glossy paint can be tricky. Two suggestions. 1). Use a brush to feather in the touch up. Go from heavier to light radiating outward from the edges of the touch up. 2). Prefered... Paint an entire section. Paint the whole wall to a natural...

Painting & Wallpapering: Stain over paint, new faucet, quality paint
new faucet, quality paint, floor lamps: Carla, It would make the finish much more durable if you apply a urethane over the stain. Oil based or water based urethane should work. Allow the stain to dry 24 hours before you apply urethane to it. James Hall Ameripaint Contracting Lake George, Colorad...

Painting & Wallpapering: Staining a deck, sherwin williams deckscapes, siding stain
sherwin williams deckscapes, siding stain, staining a deck: Dan, Generally it is reccomended to let pressure traeted wood weather for about 4 months (in summer) before staining. You can stain the deck with a solid color latex deck stain. I reccomend Sherwin Williams Deckscapes Deck stain (make sure you get the deck...

Painting & Wallpapering: Staining a porch, marine spar varnish, michael bruns
marine spar varnish, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert: Hello It looks like I answered this one around 9/20, but I have a copy sent to me as well just for this reason! Heres what I had sent you: Name:Jack Carfagno Subject: Staining and weather proofing a porch Question - I just finished installing tung...

Painting & Wallpapering: Staining wallboard, ceramic tile flooring, wall paneling
ceramic tile flooring, wall paneling, deck paint: Yes it is. Prime the paneling with an oil based primer, then paint the paneling. Concerning the flooring, an oil based deck paint should work. Confirm that with your local paint or hardware store to see if they have any other products or ideas. Good luck...

Painting & Wallpapering: Staining and weather proofing a porch, marine spar varnish, michael bruns
marine spar varnish, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert: Hello You may want to see if you can find an actual decking stain that will match the door and give you the same effect. If you stain it with the Minwax, then yes you need to topcoat it with a polyurethane and you would need to use an exterior polyurethane...

Painting & Wallpapering: Staircase & french doors, fireplace mantel, trex deck
fireplace mantel, trex deck, ballisters: Hello Well abviously you could stain the entire staircase the same brown as the doors, but I like the idea of the rail brown and the ballisters an offsetting. That color depends on the decorating in the room....if you have all stained trim in the area them...

Painting & Wallpapering: Stipple ceilings, wallpaper removal, rough spots
wallpaper removal, rough spots, scraper: Probably the easiest way is to scrape off as much as possible. I d probably use a wallpaper removal (4 razor) scraper.After that, patch and sand (or skim coat)any rough spots or gouges. then prime and paint. Since it has been painted over, it may be a little...

Painting & Wallpapering: Stone Fireplace Update, painting faux finish, stone fireplaces
painting faux finish, stone fireplaces, stone fireplace: Hi Lynn Painting stone….to make it look like different stone? I would do a “faux” finish or special effect that mimics stone. I would try Googling “painting stone fireplaces” for specifics on what to do. I do know there was an HGTV in the last year that painted...

Painting & Wallpapering: Storing paint, paint containers, air tight container
paint containers, air tight container, latex paints: Hi Jerry. This is a problem that a lot of painters have. The problem is when you open the can of paint, you are introducing air to the container. So when you seal paint away in any container, you are also trapping air in there. This starts the drying process....

Painting & Wallpapering: Straight lines on highly textured wall, accent wall, textured wall
accent wall, textured wall, painters tape: H Diane, I don t know of the gel product your referring to. The only thing I know to use would be painters tape. The best way to keep the paint from bleeding over would be to use the tape and then when your done painting, immediately remove the tape while...

Painting & Wallpapering: Surfactant Leaching on roof, concrete caps, composition roof
concrete caps, composition roof, roofing company: From what you have described and from my experience, there is no way to remove the stain. There are a few options: 1- Get some granules the same color as the roofing composition and try to glue them or sprinkle them on somehow. Make sure the glue does not...

Painting & Wallpapering: sand in paint, sand type, paint stores
sand type, paint stores, dry sand: Hello First off let me apologise for the delay. Ive been having server problems and havnt been able to access my email all week! You can buy a dry sand type texture in most paint or hardware stores. It usually comes in 2 or 3 different textures and its...

Painting & Wallpapering: sand texture wall, sand textured paint, sand texture
sand textured paint, sand texture, thin coats: Hi Chantrice I’ve heard that you can apply a skim coat of joint compound onto the walls to cover a sandstone texture: 2 thin coats, let dry between and sand lightly. Prime the skim coat, , and paint with a high-quality, washable & scrubbable acrylic latex...

Painting & Wallpapering: sea floor effect?, texture sand, pratt lambert
texture sand, pratt lambert, photo mural: Hi Lisa Now we are getting somewhere! Ok, several paint manufacturers make paint that has a sandy texture and there are a few glitters out there as well. Pratt & Lambert has something called “Stoneridge” interior textured finish that might work. Benjamin...

Painting & Wallpapering: sealing drywall, brown paper bags, crownpaint
brown paper bags, crownpaint, wallpaper paste: This is an interesting idea. It really depends what you are going to use to attach the paper bags to the wall with. If you are going to use pva or another similar glue then that should seal the wall for you. if you plan on using a spray on adhesive then i...

Painting & Wallpapering: selecting color of wood blinds, wood window blinds, wood blinds
wood window blinds, wood blinds, window shades: Hi Melissa Re-sale is the magic word! For resale or just for YOUR home in particular, I would do white or off-white (Match the trim) on the window shades. The reason is that the dark wood blinds on a relatively small house with white windows and trim, you...

Painting & Wallpapering: sheen striping, inch stripe, girls room
inch stripe, girls room, chair rails: Bella, Most sheen stripes are 3 to 6 wide. Larger rooms generally use larger stripes. Both 3 , 4 , and 6 stripes are equally divisible in a 12 or a 14 wall. Just multiply the number of feet by the number of stripes per foot to get the number of total...

Painting & Wallpapering: out side brick home, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, paint chips: Hello Your local hardware store or paint store is going to be a big help to you with this. They will have all the color choices, charts, paint chips ect that will help with the color, and then they should be able to give you some good contractor references...

Painting & Wallpapering: skimcoating, removing wallpaper, google search
removing wallpaper, google search, dry sand: Skim coating takes some practice. Basically, what skim coating is, it s applying a thin coat of drywall mud over the top of the wall. When it is dry, sand it smooth and prime the wall. I d suggest applying some GUARDZ (sheetrock sealer) to the damaged areas...

Painting & Wallpapering: skimming walls, grit sandpaper, skimming walls
grit sandpaper, skimming walls, sponge roller: Here is how I fix damaged drywall after wallpaper is removed: 1-Lightly sand walls (100 grit sandpaper) to get off the grit and specks of loose paper. 2-Prime walls (latex primer)or apply Guardz (a drywall sealer) to walls. 3- after walls are dry, sand...

Painting & Wallpapering: small room, lime green, daughters room
lime green, daughters room, new apartment: Hi Anna, I would suggest either 6 or 8 inch stripes in shade of lime green. There are different intensities of lime green out there, so you really need to choose the best one for you and your daughter. Lime green is such a good color today and you see it...

Painting & Wallpapering: how to get smooth finish on walls after removing wallpaper, wallpaper remover, removing wallpaper
wallpaper remover, removing wallpaper, initial paper: Hi John, To completely remove the wallpaper and it s residue you will probably need to get some Dif wallpaper remover. This will help take the residue (glue etc.) off the wall. If your still having problems after you ve tried the Dif solution then you may...

Painting & Wallpapering: my soar throat, drywall dust, professional medical attention
drywall dust, professional medical attention, long term health: Hi guy. I m not much of a health expert, but I do know where you are coming from. I do a lot of spraying myself, and deal with a lot of drywall dust. For the first eight years of my career, I didn t bother to pay much attention to wearing a mask when I...

Painting & Wallpapering: stain over paint, wood beams, graining tools
wood beams, graining tools, cathedral ceilings: Hi Otera. There is a way to do this. They have products called Minwax Gel Stain and Polyshades . Gel stain is a thicker stain, with a gel like consistency. Polyshades is a stain/polyurethane mix. A stain is made to penetrate wood, bringing out the...

Painting & Wallpapering: stain z brick, pumkim, sea sponge
pumkim, sea sponge, pink areas: Hello again, If you really don t care for the color of the existing brick then I would suggest painting both it and the arched wall. Paint the wall a warm color, such as a harvest spice or lighter. Then also paint your brick maybe a soft pumkim or something...

Painting & Wallpapering: staining porch floor, porch floor, oil stain
porch floor, oil stain, cabot: The manufacturer suggests 50 degrees or higher. If you do put it on and the temperature is below 50 degrees, there is a possibility dew or moisture might form, and if that happens, it might create some spots on the stain. Oil Stain takes about 24 hours...

Painting & Wallpapering: stains on new drywall, pam cooking spray, bulls eye
pam cooking spray, bulls eye, preferred brand: Hello, Yes, I would definitely say try a good stain blocking primer first. I would suggest either Zinsser s B-I-N or Bulls eye 1-2-3. They are both excellent primers and will prevent bleeding from underneath. I would apply 1 good coat and allow to dry...

Painting & Wallpapering: how to start a painting busness, paint brushes, couple pairs
paint brushes, couple pairs, painting tools: Here are a few things that I d suggest to do: 1-Start with some painting tools (paint brushes, paint buckets, rollers, roller covers, roller screens, drop cloths, spackle, sandpaper, etc). 2-You will also need a vehicle to transport yourself and your tools...

Painting & Wallpapering: stecco ceiling, flat paint, drop ceiling
flat paint, drop ceiling, thick coat: Those kind of ceiling can be painted. Not with a roller, but with a paint sprayer. Rent a paint sprayer. spray on a good thick coat of latex primer. Any stains that show through after the latex primer, just roll on some oil based primer on those spots. Then...

Painting & Wallpapering: sticky gloss paint, latex paint, oil based paint
latex paint, oil based paint, oil paint: Semi gloss latex paint acts like that when shelves are painted. It takes latex paint less than 24 hours to dry, but it takes up to a month for latex paint to totally cure. It is best to keep objects (especially heavier objects) off the shelves for at least...

Painting & Wallpapering: sticky paint, outdoor wood furniture, wooden outdoor furniture
outdoor wood furniture, wooden outdoor furniture, two coats: Hi Patty Latex semi-gloss under certain conditions takes a while to cure, sometimes a very long time! Wooden outdoor furniture is a prime example. Latex dries fast but cures slow. You might be able to get a sealer so you can recoat it with alkyd enamel,...

Painting & Wallpapering: stippled cieling, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, acrylic latex: Hello Most definatly can use an acrylic latex paint. The only thing you need to worry about, and this is with latex or oil paint, is that the ceiling is clean. There cant be any dust, dirt, cigarette smoke residue, cooking grease and oil residue ect ect...

Painting & Wallpapering: After stripping wallpaper paint is pealing off, latex paint, wallpaper paint
latex paint, wallpaper paint, stripping wallpaper: Assuming you used a latex paint, the paint should come off as much as possible. The primer will stick to the new (latex) paint, but the latex paint might not (in time) stick to the old paint. Having said that, in situations like yours, what I have done in...

Painting & Wallpapering: suggestions for warm gold paint color, gold paint, two coats
gold paint, two coats, ft piece: Hi Jan Well, if this is REALLY important, make sure you buy a quart of the color (Not one of those tiny 4 oz. pots of paint), paint two coats on a large (at least 3x3 ft) piece of foam core (buy a crafts store) and move it around the house, looking at the...

Painting & Wallpapering: surface mold, surface mold, drywall compound
surface mold, drywall compound, special paint: Hello You first have to kill the mold before you can do anything else. You need to mix up a solution of bleach and water and using a sprayer or sponge you need to wet the surface and make sure it stays wet for at least 8 minutes to effectivly kill the mold....

Painting & Wallpapering: Tacky Paint, white spirit, soap and water
white spirit, soap and water, paint: Have you tried on a small area using white spirit to take the paint off so that you can prime it afterwards? I would give this a go then contact the manufacturers and see what they suggest to paint/prime it with. Sorry about the delay in reply. Regards Ro...

Painting & Wallpapering: TERRA COTTA TILES/PAINT, terra cotta tiles, ceramic tile floor
terra cotta tiles, ceramic tile floor, saltillo tile floors: Hi Lisa Sounds like you need to look at the floor colors again with a different attitude! Terracotta-taupe-tan tile (natural stone appearance?) should be treated like a neutral. I have Saltillo tile floors in my home and my kitchen is a soft cornhusk yellow....

Painting & Wallpapering: Texture Paint, michael bruns, texture paint
michael bruns, texture paint, genuine allexperts expert: Hello Hmmm....well you are talking some work to get your walls back to nice and flat again. Are you against the texture that is left? Dont look at the color...just the texture itself. Because if that is ok then what I would do is just paint over it with...

Painting & Wallpapering: Texture paint, durabond 90, flickinger
durabond 90, flickinger, concrete block: I suggest skimming the texture with durabond 90,I cant tell how thick,what its been sealed with,and what the texture was applied over.An expensive alternative is peel away stripper,this will get the paint off,then you need to wet the texture and scrape it...

Painting & Wallpapering: Textured Ceiling, drywall sander, drywall supply
drywall sander, drywall supply, texture material: Dave, To texture, first sand the float on the ceiling to remove irregularities using a hand drywall sander and 220 grit drywall screen, if needed. Pay particular attention to the edges. This may have already been done by your drywaller. Wipe the inside corner...

Painting & Wallpapering: Tile painting, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, ceramic tile: Hello About the best product I know for a job like this is a primer/sealer called BIN. Its a shellac based stainblocking primer but its also a adhesion promoting primer and will stick to hard to paint surfaces such as formica, ceramic tile, even glass....

Painting & Wallpapering: Two Tone wall with blue rug, dinning room table, analogous colors
dinning room table, analogous colors, leather couches: Hi Daniel Sounds interesting. You can do many things with the wall. It will depend on your light exposure from your windows, other colors in your room, etc. what look you want to go with. Here are some ideas. 1. SOFT/COOL: Choose two analogous colors, same...

Painting & Wallpapering: Tuscan Wall Color for Kitchens, egg yolk, yellow colors
egg yolk, yellow colors, paint colors: Hi Mary Ann The “Tuscan” look is really popular and also has many variations. There is not one specific “Tuscan Yellow” color that will transform your kitchen. Most people go for a muted yellow-tan-beige or muted gold color when they have a lot of muted granite...

Painting & Wallpapering: Type of paint to use for a bedroom, grit sandpaper, paint additive
grit sandpaper, paint additive, electrical plates: Adrian, I usually reccomend a latex flat for bedrooms, unless you need a really durable surface, then I would reccomend an eggshel or satin finish. I like to use Sherwin Williams Super Paint Latex for walls. Your walls should need no prep beyond masking...

Painting & Wallpapering: tan color to go with oak furniture, analogous color scheme, behr paints
analogous color scheme, behr paints, oak furniture: First of all, I do not specify Behr paints, not because of quality either. Their paints are fine for DYIer’s but they do not market to designers, architects or contractors, so I do not have an architectural set; so I can’t give you any colors. I have never...

Painting & Wallpapering: texture, drywall, matte
drywall, matte, good luck: Hi Lisa It depends on what room. Bathrooms, and new drywall definitely! Otherwise, I would probably prime anyway because I’m a primer kind of person. Paint will soak into the join compound differently, so it may look more or less shiny-matte than the surrounding...

Painting & Wallpapering: textured ceilings, textured ceilings, textured ceiling
textured ceilings, textured ceiling, oil stain: Hi Ray. The best thing is to use a solution containing 8 parts water, 1 part bleach, 1 part ammonia. This is you best bet for cleaning the spot. Now since drywall is so porous, there is a good chance the stain has been absorbed into the ceiling. Cleaning...

Painting & Wallpapering: texturing paneling, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, grit sandpaper: Hello Well obviously the texture is not wanting to stick to the walls in certain places, and it could be from the texture being warm but I kind of doubt it. Its good that you primed the paneling first as thats usually the first step, but its possible the...

Painting & Wallpapering: before texturing, scrape, coats
scrape, coats, texture: After the wallpaper is removed: 1-Sand and patch the walls to make them at least semi-smooth. (If you texture over a scrape in the wall, its going to look like a scrape that s been textured). 2-Texture the walls. 3-Prime the walls (latex primer should be...

Painting & Wallpapering: My three walled room, accent wall, feature wall
accent wall, feature wall, beige colour: Hi Belinda A small window without much light makes me think you’d like more light, so add light in the form of lamps and fixtures. A feature wall of accent wall is a great idea. For bedrooms, I like to do the wall behind the head of the bed as an accent....

Painting & Wallpapering: topping compound over paint, drywall, rollers
drywall, rollers, coats: It is OK to apply topping compound directly on a painted wall. Is the paint that is on there now stable ? Is it peeling off or flaking? If it is, I d suggest: 1-Scrape off all the loose or unstable paint, then apply a latex primer to the wall. 2-After...

Painting & Wallpapering: toxins in paint, zero voc, voc s
zero voc, voc s, new harmony: Hi Julie, If the paint contains Voc s, what you want to be concerned with is the amount of Voc s in the paint. Any paint with Voc s in the range of 5 grams/litre or less can be considered zero Voc according to EPA standards. When buying paint look for...

Painting & Wallpapering: treating new plaster before painting/wallpapering, diy websites, acrylic spray
diy websites, acrylic spray, plasterer: I know PVA on the plasterboard makes sense. As for the acrylic spray in the corners , I am not sure what he is talking about. Has your plaster worked for you before? Do you like his quality of work? Do you think he knows what he is talking about? If yes...

Painting & Wallpapering: trim, cherry wood furniture, living room sofa
cherry wood furniture, living room sofa, hardwood flooring: Hi Kim Didn’t you just ask about window coverings? Ok, trim. You can paint it taupe to match the walls, stain it to match the floor (Sometimes looks ok, sometimes not), paint it white or… what about a different color altogether? A lighter version of the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Uneven texture in Ceiling painting, glidden paint, michael bruns
glidden paint, michael bruns, least three times: Hello I guess Im comfused as to where this texture is coming from. The ceiling is drywall that has been taped and sanded then primed before you painted it? Or was there some sort of texture applied? I do know that the shinier the paint you apply the more...

Painting & Wallpapering: USE of an HVLP spray gun to paint home, hvlp spray gun, air compressors
hvlp spray gun, air compressors, airless sprayer: Chris, Most HVLP s have a special compressor that allow max flow: most cups s do not work well with heavier bodied paints like latex house or wall paint, especially cup s that hook to generic air compressors. I would invest in renting or buying an AIRLESS...

Painting & Wallpapering: unwanted texture on walls, sherwin williams paint, paint tray
sherwin williams paint, paint tray, paint grade: When you say you have texture in the paint, do you mean the walls are smooth, and when you roll the walls with paint, some texture starts to show on the walls? Sounds to me like the paint might need to be strained . There might be some dirt or texture...

Painting & Wallpapering: Venetian Plaster - Getting Started, orange peel texture, architectural moulding
orange peel texture, architectural moulding, trim moulding: Hi Charles, It sounds like your on the right path for sure! I would suggest doing one thing differently. I would probably finish your walls first and then install your trim, moulding and baseboards. I think this will save you a lot of time in the end....

Painting & Wallpapering: Venetian Plaster Technique, venetian plaster technique, aqua finishing solutions
venetian plaster technique, aqua finishing solutions, vero beach florida: Hello, For the Venetian Plaster (Venetian Gem) video I suggest trying Aqua Finishing Solutions, aka faux Effects. They are based out of Vero Beach Florida and they are an Excellent company with many awesome products. I would try looking on there website,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Venetian Plaster, color glazes, michael bruns
color glazes, michael bruns, venetian plaster: Hello There is a tecnique that we sell for the Venetian plaster look that works really well. Its a hard sponge type tool that gives you that textured old world plaster look. Heres a link if you want more info: http://www.woolie.com/milano.html As far...

Painting & Wallpapering: Venetian plaster on the ceiling?, double french doors, rattan furniture
double french doors, rattan furniture, venetian plaster: Hello Kathy, A great book to consider is The Art of FAUX by Pierre Finkelstein,this book to me is the holly grail of decorative painted finishes,even if you don t want to do decorative paint,it is one of the most interesting coffee table books I have ever...

Painting & Wallpapering: Venetian plaster, venetian plaster, bright colors
venetian plaster, bright colors, easy as pie: LisaM; Let me first say, that the reality home improvement TV shows make everything look easy as pie, but tend to leave out the directions and the difficulty level. I think you are brave for attempting to do this type of wall treatment. Americans tend...

Painting & Wallpapering: Victorian color question, double glass doors, marble tile
double glass doors, marble tile, wood mantel: Hi Patty Ok, it sounds like you need a lot of help here. For question #1, I HIGHLY recommend hiring someone to do a color consultation in your living room, if not the entire home. If you tell me what city you live in, I may be able to recommend someone....

Painting & Wallpapering: Victorian Living Room, overstuffed couches, wood mantle
overstuffed couches, wood mantle, chair and a half with ottoman: Hi Lynn Can you tell me more about he Victorian? Is the living room large or small? How ornate is the woodwork? Is there any stonework around the fireplace or just the painted wood mantle/surround? How much natural light do you have in the living room? How...

Painting & Wallpapering: Vinyl wall cover, commercial vinyl, dries
commercial vinyl, dries, seam: Commercial vinyl is usually 54 wide. Typically it is 30 yds. per bolt. 12 oz weight is common. Most commercial vinyl is wrapped around the corners. Then the sheets are overlapped and double cut at the seams. Generally speaking, vinyl does not shrink when...

Painting & Wallpapering: Vynil Tiles, colored caulk, vinyl tiles
colored caulk, vinyl tiles, sealant: Hello Sue, I don t know of a top coat, but what I would suggest would be to buy some colored caulk and use it as grout filler between the vinyl tiles. That will help secure them and help keep water and moisture from getting between the tiles. Hope this...

Painting & Wallpapering: varnish removal, varnish removal, elbow grease
varnish removal, elbow grease, grit sandpaper: Bob, There are two ways to remove the current finish, mechanical and chemical. Both are fairly demanding. You could apply a series of chemical strippers to remove the finish, then sand with fine grit sandpaper (150 or finer). The other method is to just sand...

Painting & Wallpapering: varnish shellac, cellophane tape, latex paint
cellophane tape, latex paint, professional painters: Generally speaking in a situation like yours, I d get some paint remover gel from your local paint or department store(there are many different brands), and try it in a small inconspicuous area. See if that works for you. It will take off the paint and...

Painting & Wallpapering: varnishing, marker pens, paint marker
marker pens, paint marker, enamel paint: Hi Patty, It sounds beautiful, and what a wonderful gift and keepsake for your granddaughters. First, what did you paint on top of, is it a vinyl piece or heavy canvas? Secondly, was the surface sealed with a primer sealer? It really shouldn t take 3...

Painting & Wallpapering: vaulted ceiling lots natural light, fireplace brick, wood paneling
fireplace brick, wood paneling, natural lighting: Hi Jen You room sounds interesting but I am confused; first with the fireplace location: what exactly do you mean by the “only interior wall”? All of your walls ought to be interior walls… :) And yes, you can be VERY creative with those windows and ceilings!...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall Color, light taupe, knick knacks
light taupe, knick knacks, throw pillows: Hello James, Since burgundy is already a pretty dark color I would suggest going with a more neutral color for your walls. Maybe a light taupe or a pale gray color. Keeping it light and airy on your walls will help the room and keep it from looking so dark...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall color, saltillo tiles, ocean colors
saltillo tiles, ocean colors, stone brick: Hi Pam I would choose warm colorful “neutrals” if I were you, considering your color choices. Since you have coral/aqua (complementary) and Cinnamon/red, green, gold (analogous), try warm golden yellow and terracotta shades since both schemes have those...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall-Liner over stucco, wallpaper paste, little bit of water
wallpaper paste, little bit of water, tackiness: What I would do is: 1-Scrape off any heavy or pointy bits of the stucco. 2-I would use a not pasted lining felt (wall liner). I would use a heavy duty clay based wallpaper paste (Sur Stik 111 is a good brand). Thin it down with a LITTLE bit of water so it...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall Paint color w/ green sofa, gold coffee, wall paint
gold coffee, wall paint, paint color: Hi Pat Mmmm. Paint the walls the same (lower half of 2 and fireplace wall) if you want them to blend in and become more of a unit, less choppy. Sounds like a better idea to me. Paint them something equally soft and muted as the sage_ taupe, deeper beige,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall prep after removing wallpaper, removing wallpaper, smooth texture
removing wallpaper, smooth texture, couple layers: The smooth wall versus the slightly textured walls might show a difference. There are a couple of options to do: 1-Add texture to the smooth wall so it matches the textured walls. 2-Sand down the textured walls so they match the smooth walls. 3-If one...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall preparation, white paint, box fan
white paint, box fan, scrape: The best and easiest way in your situation is to: 1-Scrape and/or sand as much texture off as possible without doing damage to the drywall. 2-Do a very light skim coat on the wall. 3-Sand 4-Prime with a latex primer. 5-Apply 2 coats of paint. If you...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall preparation in bathroom AFTER wallpaper, latex paint, paint 2
latex paint, paint 2, paint stores: Make sure the walls are smooth before you texture. Spray on the texture, then prime with a latex primer. Lastly, paint 2 coats of semi gloss latex paint. As for they type of paint, Benjamin Moore is a good brand I like. You could also add a mildew inhibitor...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall preparation for painting after paper removal, grit sandpaper, creamy consistency
grit sandpaper, creamy consistency, paint 2: Guardz would be a good idea to use. It wouldn t hurt. Use the guardz before the skimcoating. Now about skimcoating: Skimcoating takes a little practice. 1-Get a box of drywall topping compound. 2-Get an empty five gallon bucket. 3-Empty the box of drywall...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallcovering, sheetrock walls, cheese cloth
sheetrock walls, cheese cloth, wallpaper removal: It sounds like cloth backed vinyl to me. What kind of walls are they? Are they plaster or sheetrock walls?. All you have to do is peel back an upper corner of the wallcovering and carefully peel it off the wall. If the walls are made of sheetrock, when you...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallie question, elmers glue, wallpaper paste
elmers glue, wallpaper paste, wallies: Lay them flat on a table (backside up) and brush or roll on a solution of diluted elmers glue or diluted wallpaper paste onto the back. Fold them in half, let them set for about 1 minute (so they can expand), open them up, and apply them to the wall. That...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpapaer Removal, scrapper, wallpaper
scrapper, wallpaper: Pull off what you can. Then apply some DIF solution and let it soak. This should help loosen it quite a bit. Whatever is still left, apply more solution and scrap off with a scrapper. This will probably take some time depending on the surface underneith...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpaper, kilz, imperfections
kilz, imperfections, wallpaper: Hello, Yes you can paint over it, but I usually don t recommend it. The outcome is usually not as smooth and neat as you would like it to be. I would first test a small area with the kilz and let that dry well and then try painting over it and see what...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpaper, google search, kitchen remodel
google search, kitchen remodel, liquid vinyl: There is a liquid vinyl covering for wallpaper. You just wipe it on with a rag or sponge, and let it dry overnight. It is made either by the Zinzer Company or Sur Stik paste company. I used it a few times in the past and it works good. Test a small...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpaper Backing Removal, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, wallpaper: Hello Are you using a wallpaper stripper? Usually the paper backing is the easiest to remove in this process! A wallpaper stripper is a chemical you mix with water and saturate the paper with. It dissolves the wallpaper adhesive and the paper should peel...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpaper Border, granite backsplash, tall ceilings
granite backsplash, tall ceilings, wallpaper border: Hi Mary It’s all about proportions. How high the ceiling is in relation to how wide (tall) the border should help you there. If you want to “lower” the ceiling, put the border down on the wall a bit, but paint the ceiling and wall above it different than...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpaper Border Transition, wallpaper borders, wallpaper border
wallpaper borders, wallpaper border, paint color: Hi Brandon, As far as I know there is not any type of molding or anything designed for what your wanting. I m also afraid that if you did put two separate borders up in joining rooms that once you get it up, your not going to be pleased with it. Especially...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpaper Border, google search, wallpaper border
google search, wallpaper border, excess paper: Hi Fred No matter what you do, you’ll have to try to match the patterns. Make sure you “book” the wallpaper after you activate the paste but check the paper directions, some don’t require it. Usually the best way is to install the angled strips is to apply...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpaper Bubbles, cove molding, razor blade
cove molding, razor blade, wallpaper paste: You could do that. Another better way is go to your local paint, wallpaper, or hardware store. They have industrial syringes (no needles attached to them) that you fill up with wallpaper paste, slice a small hole in the bubble, and stick the syringe inside...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpaper border removal, wallpaper stripper, vinyl wallpaper
wallpaper stripper, vinyl wallpaper, wallpaper border: Hello About the only thing you can do is use a liquid wallpaper stripper and try to apply it as dry as possible to the border only. If you have vinyl wallpaper this wil work easily, but the paper type you need to be careful to not allow much of the stripper...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpaper on new walls, clarifications, seams
clarifications, seams, glue: It is OK to hang wallpaper on new walls that have been plastered and painted. Before you hang the wallpaper, the walls should be lightly sanded and sized (sizing is a glue like substance that helps the wallpaper stick better, especially at the seams)....

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpaper Paste Removal, wallpaper paste, sheetrock
wallpaper paste, sheetrock, safe side: The damaged areas of the sheetrock should be primered or sealed (Guardz is a good drywall sealer) before they are skim coated. If the walls are not primered, the moisture from the primer will lift up or start to bubble the damaged areas of sheetrock....

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpaper and painting cold walls, cold walls, interior temperature
cold walls, interior temperature, good luck: Generally speaking, painting should not be done when the temperature is lower than 50 degrees. Wallpapering is about the same. I d suggest having the interior temperature at about 65 or 70 degrees. The painting and wallpapering should be OK. Hope that helps.......Good...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpaper Removal, glue removal, industry norm
glue removal, industry norm, wallpaper paste: If people are doing this as their normal industry standards, I believe it is just to take shortcuts, or they don t believe the walls have to be washed. I m not saying it will or it won t bleed through. I ve had that happen to me once (bleed through of the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpaper Removal concerning Sheetrock, sheetrock walls, fuzzy sort
sheetrock walls, fuzzy sort, wallpaper removal: Its hard to figure it out without seeing the job, but from what you have described, it sounds like there MIGHT be a layer of lining felt on the wall. If it is, it should come off. Sometimes, it is hard to get paper off sheetrock walls that were not primed...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpaper Removal, test paint, wallpaper removal
test paint, wallpaper removal, best bet: Hello again, Yes, you can paint over wallpaper. Do I advise you to do this... not really!! Probably your best bet is to maybe try painting a small area and see how it turns out. I do know that when your trying to get really old wallpaper down that has been...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpaper on tabletop?, pink marble, metal tubes
pink marble, metal tubes, french script: Hi Valerie, I can t say for sure that there is 24 in. wallpaper out there, but I would definitely say it s a good possibility. I ve never used wallpaper for a table top so I can t really encourage it, not to say it wouldn t work though. My suggestion is to...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpaper, michael bruns, wallpaper stripper
michael bruns, wallpaper stripper, sized sheets: Hello First off I apologise for the delay. Ive been having server problems here and havnt been able to get to my email all week! Yes you can wallpaper over your paper, though not really the recommended procedure. Youll have to buy a wallpaper adhesive specifically...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpapering over paneling, wallpapering over paneling, wallpaper over paneling
wallpapering over paneling, wallpaper over paneling, drywall compound: It is possible to hang wallpaper over paneling. It is quite common to do that. The things to do are: 1-Fill in the grooves with drywall compound. Then sand them smooth. 2-Lightly sand the paneling. 3-Prime the paneling. Preferably with an oil based primer....

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpapering a stairway., horz, landings
horz, landings, mismatch: Hi Ellen Wow, wallpaper causes more problems it seems! Well, It’s kind of difficult to visualize the angles in your staircase. However, I believe wallpaper should match as much as humanly possible. If there really is no possible way to make it work, then...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpapering the walls after the ceiling, tile grout, putty knife
tile grout, putty knife, hanging wallpaper: Assuming there is tile grout on the tile, I d suggest not to use any caulking. If water, tends to get up on the area around the tub, I d suggest to get some clear silicon caulking and apply it around the tub area. Hope that helps........Good luck........

Painting & Wallpapering: Way too orange, special paint, american paint
special paint, american paint, fire dance: I m not really up to speed with American paint brands and colours but from here i can see two options. If they will make it darker at home depot then take it along and see what they say or do it yourself. Doing it yourself isn t as scary as it sounds but can...

Painting & Wallpapering: Way too orange, burnt oranges, coral island
burnt oranges, coral island, strip number: Hi Tanya, I am sorry, I don t have that BM color deck with me. The cool and warm undertone notations are a good guideline, but the way their decks are set up, the degree of brightness varies from paint strip to paint strip regardless of their warm or cool...

Painting & Wallpapering: Whitewash, whitewash wood, wood bleach
whitewash wood, wood bleach, enamel paint: There are several techniques you can use to whitewash wood: Bleaching or pickling and lime washing , which emulates the chalky look of slaked lime on wood. Bleaching is used to remove stain from wood and you can use special wood bleaches: 2-part peroxide...

Painting & Wallpapering: WOODWORK STAINING, paint thinner, intricate detail
paint thinner, intricate detail, varnishes: i think i may have found an answer to your problem. I found it from refinishwizard.com and this is what Bob Boardman had to say: I m assuming you don t have spray equip. If that s the case, then apply a coat of a product called Sealcoat. Dilute it 2...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wrong color!, taupe color, happy thanksgiving
taupe color, happy thanksgiving, cyndie: Hi Jennifer, I like to use the premium brand within any manufacturer for better coverage. While you will pay more for the paint, the coverage is superior to the lower brands saving you time and money in the end. It will be no problem covering the taupe...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wrought Iron Paint, auto body paint, rustoleum paint
auto body paint, rustoleum paint, benjamin moores: Hello Definatly apply a coat of a rust inhibitive primer first before painting. Usually the primer is red and is made for rusty metal, and Rustoleum has one Im sure. After that I woudl stick with the Rustoleum paint, but since Im not familiar with Benjamin...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall board, michael bruns, drywall compound
michael bruns, drywall compound, genuine allexperts expert: Hi Jill The best way to smooth these areas out is to use regular drywall compound and a wide taping knife. You may have to apply a couple coats to build up the bad areas, but then you just sand then smooth with a drywall sanding board so they are flat and...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall border, wallpaper borders, air bubbles
wallpaper borders, air bubbles, wallpaper border: Hi Holly, You have to first decide how high you want to place the wall paper border. Then using a ruler, you draw a faint line using a #1 pencil. Since your walls are textured, I suggest you use a #60 - 80 grit sand paper and try to smooth this area as...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall color ?????, oak hardwood floors, living room furniture
oak hardwood floors, living room furniture, accent color: Hi Kelly, If your wanting to lighten up the area I would go with a much lighter color for the walls or even paint an accent color that you have in your rooms on the walls. Now adays you don t have to stick to one certain color for all the walls in a particular...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall color, wood laminate floors, feature wall
wood laminate floors, feature wall, wooden furniture: Hello Angela, For your feature wall maybe a mustard yellow color or even a burnt orange or deep red color. Color is great so don t be afraid to use it! Since it s just one wall you can use a bright or darker color and it will really set the room off. ...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall color, reflectance values, contrast color
reflectance values, contrast color, two colors: Hi Susan Don’t go with what’s popular, go with what works in your room. I like to use the headboard wall as one of the contrasting or accent walls. I usually only do one wall but two can work if it’s done right. I won’t do opposite walls unless the room needs...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall color, reds and yellows, blues and greens
reds and yellows, blues and greens, blue carpet: I m not an expert at picking specific colors, my field is more along the lines of general color theory. That said, yes, a dark wall color can tend to make a room seem smaller. But is that a bad thing? A smaller bedroom may feel more cozy. Or, you...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall color, accent wall, accent pillow
accent wall, accent pillow, fall tones: Hi Sierra I have a couple of questions: you say the living room flows into the kitchen? Do they share a wall? Does the chair rail go into the living room? If so, then you’ll need to paint the living room the same as the kitchen. Or vise versa. Other idea,...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall color choice, choosing colours, porcelain tile
choosing colours, porcelain tile, sage green: Valarie, It is obviously quite difficult to choose colours for areas that are small and dont recieve much light. AS i do not really know much about how it all fits in i cant really help but obviously the lighter colours will make the area brighter, not just...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall color for green trim, light neutral colors, green trim
light neutral colors, green trim, wainscoting: Hi Linsey Any “neutral” beige, tan, taupe, light khaki tan shade on the walls will probably work fine. Just find a color you like. Deep green is a classic color and fairly easy to pair with light neutral colors. With you red sofa, add some printed pillows...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall color for living room, light and darkness, cyndie
light and darkness, cyndie, stefanik: Hi Aurisha, I would definitely paint all of the walls. When you paint just one wall, you may visually shrink the room size due to the contrast in color. Since you want to warm up the space, Sherwin Williams makes a nice camel color that I have used before...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall color, leather shag rug, living room furniture
leather shag rug, living room furniture, brick fireplace: Hi Keisha Sounds like you need to introduce some pattern into your room(s). You mention area rugs, drapes, valance, and etc. but nothing has a pattern in it or you do not mention it. I suggest you work some pattern into your rooms: something with burgundy...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall prep before painting after wallpaper removing, michael bruns, wallpaper stripper
michael bruns, wallpaper stripper, genuine allexperts expert: Hello If the walls are now fairly smooth then you really dont have to remove all traces of adhesive that are left. However if there is enough glue left that the walls are still rough then you need to use the wallpaper stripper and a wide putty knife and...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall preparation prior to painting, drywall compound, michael bruns
drywall compound, michael bruns, drywall tape: Hello What are the walls made of? Im going to assume its drywall, and if so then you really should prefill the gap first with some drywall compound. If the gap is more than a 1/2 deep you will have to fill it in steps otherwise it will crack. Once you...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall problems, wet sponge, paint job
wet sponge, paint job, coat of paint: Hi Debra, That is normal for a bit of the paint to rub off on your sponge. It won t effect your next paint job. If you haven t already bought your paint, I would suggest getting the eggshell sheen. It s scrubbable and cleans up the easiest overall. I...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall problems, grit sandpaper, drywall compound
grit sandpaper, drywall compound, latex stain: There are two ways to fix this. This first and easiest is to take interior spackling and a drywall 4 knife and fill the depressed area flush with the surafce of the paint. The other way is to use a light weight drywall compound and do the same thing. Either...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall, wallpaper paste, test piece
wallpaper paste, test piece, sheetrock: Sounds like a good inexpensive idea for your situation. I ve never done anything exactly like that but it sounds like a very good way to go with non perfect walls. I d suggest getting a piece of sheetrock or wood as a test piece. Try it on the test piece...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallboard tape, steam shower, quality paint
steam shower, quality paint, wallboard: Don, When you re-tape your joints, be sure there is plenty of joint compound beneath the tape. This makes it a bit harder to float, but allows much better adhesion of the tape. By using a good primer and two solid coats of quality paint (preferably at least...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper, paint color, chair rail
paint color, chair rail, dining room: Hello, You should be ok to go ahead and hang over the existing paint. Now if the paint color is dark, make sure it won t show through your paper when light hits it. In that case you would want to prime the walls. I would also wipe your walls down real...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper, wet sponge, cleaning agents
wet sponge, cleaning agents, warm water: Yes, it should come off with warm water. Try on an inconspicuous spot. Wet the dried paste with a wet sponge or rag a few times. Wait a few minutes. That should soften up the paste and it should wipe off. Cleaning agents like 409 , etc do not remove dried...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper, latex paint, painting ceiling
latex paint, painting ceiling, paint stain: Hi jjclary I will assume acrylic latex paint in this case. Try a paint remover like “Goof Off” or similar. But test it on a scrap of wallpaper first! Use a q-tip and dab it in small areas and then wipe if off a little at a time. It might take the printing...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper adhesives, wallpaper steamer, michael bruns
wallpaper steamer, michael bruns, drywall compound: Hello I know that seam repair adhesive sticks really well! If the steamer wont touch it, you may be forced to scrape it off the wall then come back and fill the damaged areas with drywall compound. Usually a wallpaper steamer is the best tool you can use....

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper boarders, wallpaper boarders, realtor web
wallpaper boarders, realtor web, single home: Hi denise To me wallpaper is very personal. Borders are not out of fashion but they are not as popular as they once were. I’d leave the wallpapering decision up to the next homeowner. Most realtors and home stagers keep the wall colors neutral (Don’t have...

Painting & Wallpapering: Getting wallpaper border to stay up, wallpaper installer, professional wallpaper
wallpaper installer, professional wallpaper, wall borders: Hi Alice I suggest keep going with a complaint to the manufacturer, USA Wallpaper. (Website here: http://www.usawallpaper.com/niwa.html) website says this: “With our satisfaction guarantee, Nickelodeon wall borders are risk free!” Otherwise, call a professional...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper bubbles, wallpaper paste, air bubbles
wallpaper paste, air bubbles, sound surface: It would probably be best to take off all the wallpaper and get the wall down to a solid, sound surface. If you can t or don t want to take off the the paper, I d suggest to cut out the air bubbles, prime over the paper with an oil based primer, then sand...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper on ceiling?, ceiling tiles, old tin
ceiling tiles, old tin, sheetrock: It probably would be best to hang your paintable tin wallpaper on a more solid ceiling. But if the dropped ceiling is pretty solid, and the wallpaper covers the ceiling OK, I d say it should be good to go. I d suggest trying a sample piece of wallpaper...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper, crocked wall, plumb line, clarifications
plumb line, clarifications, wall paper: The next best way without starting over would be: when you get to the 2nd wall, trim it in the corner. Then draw a plumb line on to the 2nd wall and and hang the remaining part of that sheet plumb on the 2nd wall, overlapping the sheet onto the 1st wall...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper over drywall with sand texture, sand texture, textured drywall
sand texture, textured drywall, dries: Check with the manufacturer to see what their instructions are on how to hang the wallpaper. It could be the type of paste, thickness of paste, etc that is causing the problem. I would definitely primer the walls and apply sizing to the walls. With the...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper glue, wallpaper remover, garden chemicals
wallpaper remover, garden chemicals, tsp: It is best to get off as much paste as possible. Is there a heavy accumulation of paste? If so, it should come off. The best way is: 1-Wet the walls down with some hot water and TSP (or a wallpaper remover). I use a garden sprayer to spray the walls. (Make...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper in a mobile home, wallboards, vinyl adhesive
wallboards, vinyl adhesive, gaps: A dry joint compound mixture called Durabond 90 ,mix small amounts,and apply with a spackle knife. SAND UNTIL ONLY GROOVES HAVE COMPOUND.prime with universal primer, use heavy duty clear non staining vinyl adhesive for wall paper.PAINT DIRECTLY OVER PRIMER...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper primer, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, primers: Hello Wallpaper primers are very similar to regular primers in regards to sealing the surface so the wallpaper adhesive doesnt soak into the wall. Where they differ is they provide a surface that if you need to strip the wallpaper in the future the paper...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper removal, lawn chemicals, ml plastic
lawn chemicals, ml plastic, wallpaper stripper: Call your local paint or hardware store and ask them. A good brand is DIF wallpaper stripper . It is made by Zinzer. If they don t have it, they probably could order it from their supplier. Or you could order it yourself online. If you need any clarification...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper removal, wallpaper remover, removing wallpaper
wallpaper remover, removing wallpaper, wallpaper store: I suggest using TSP, or a wallpaper remover solution purchased at any wallpaper store. (2 or 3 tablespoons per gallon of warm water). The TSP acts as a softening agent. Put the solution in a spray bottle. Next, spray the walls down and let them soak. Sometimes...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper removal.., paint dries, plaster board
paint dries, plaster board, wallpaper remover: There are different ways to remove wallpaper depending on what type of wallpaper you have. Is the wallpaper painted over? If it is, it has to be dry scraped first. If not, go to step 1.Generally speaking, what I usually do is: 1-Tape 1 ml. plastic to the...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper removal, grit sandpaper, latex paint
grit sandpaper, latex paint, wallpaper removal: After all the wallpaper is removed: 1-Apply guardz to the walls. Guard is a sealer made for damaged drywall. 2-After the guardz is dried, sand the damaged drywall areas. 80 grit sandpaper is OK. 3-Patch and/or skim coat the walls as needed. 4-Sand...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper removal, paint test, paint dust
paint test, paint dust, wallpaper removal: There are lead based paint test kits you can buy at paint or hardware stores. They cost about $10 and you get between 2 to 4 tests per kit. Generally speaking (not all the time!), allot of 20 s or 30 s houses do not have lead paint on the walls. They DO (almost...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper removal--residue, wallpaper removal, drywall
wallpaper removal, drywall, good luck: Water or steam doesn t penetrate through primer or paint, so the best thing to do is try and scrape or sand off as much residue as possible. If the walls, still aren t smooth, I d suggest skim coating the walls. Then prime and paint them. Good luck Any...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper removal and salvage, fabric softner, wallpaper remover
fabric softner, wallpaper remover, wallpaper mural: Hi Tammy, Depending on how long the wallpaper has been on and whether or not it was put up correctly could be difficult to salvage the underneith mural. first of all I would suggest trying the fabric softner in a spray bottle. Start on an edge and spray...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper removal, wallpaper steamer, michael bruns
wallpaper steamer, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert: Hello The first method to try would be the use of a chemical wallpaper stripper. This soaks through the paper and th chemical enzyme nuetralizes the adhesive allowing you to remove it. On stubburn paper or solid vinyl paper you may need to use a tool called...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper repairs, thanks art, welcome thanks
thanks art, welcome thanks, water solution: #1 Prime the surface with some latex primer. Paste the paper and patch it to the wall. ##2 Use 25%/75% bleach/water solution to remove the mildew. Patch and sand the area if needed. Prime the area. Size the area. Hang the paper. Hope that helps....any...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper over sanded plaster, plaster walls, sand finish
plaster walls, sand finish, clarifications: When you say sanded plaster, do you mean sand plaster? I think I know what you mean. Plaster walls that don t have a hard white plaster, but a soft chalky sand finish? Assuming its that kind of finish, I d suggest after all the wallpaper is off the walls,...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper with wainscotting, wood molding, spakle
wood molding, spakle, edge tape: Hello Shelley,You can pry the mouldings loose to get the paper behind the moulding this takes a delicates hand, not to splinter the wood while prying this off,and strip paper as you like or what I have made a practice in many cases is to prime the paper with...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper-wallpaper-paint-remove all, wallpaper paint, problem walls
wallpaper paint, problem walls, start from scratch: I m assuming you used a stain blocking oil based primer. If that is the case, it will be nearly impossible to get the wallpaper off the walls without doing damage to the drywall. I d suggest making sure all the wallpaper is tight on the wall, cutting out...

Painting & Wallpapering: Getting wallpaper off., removing wallpaper, wallpaper removal
removing wallpaper, wallpaper removal, pain in the butt: I once has a customer ask me if her ceiling would look better white or the pale yellow she wanted the walls painted. I told her that it was a matter of taste, and that i couldn t advise her. She kept after me about it, asking probably every fifteen minutes...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpapering over plaster walls, plaster walls, bleach solution
plaster walls, bleach solution, kilz 2: You definitly want to remove the old paper. If there is mold behind it, apply a bleach solution (1 part bleach to 4 parts water) or some other mildicide to kill the mold, allow to sit 20 minutes, rinse, then prime once dry with a stain blocking latex primer...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpapering a popcorn ceiling, popcorn ceilings, popcorn ceiling
popcorn ceilings, popcorn ceiling, toxic material: The popcorn has to be scraped off the ceiling first, then the ceiling sanded. I d suggest using caution. Some popcorn ceilings have asbestos. You could have a sample of the popcorn ceiling analyzed for asbestos and any other toxic material. That way...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpapering, panneling, paneling
panneling, paneling, clarifications: What I d suggest is: 1-Fill in the cracks of the paneling with spackle or drywall mud. 2-Primer over the paneling (preferably oil based primer). 3-Size the wall with wallpaper sizing. 4-Hang your wallpaper. Hope that helps .... any other questions or...

Painting & Wallpapering: walls, light switch plates, grit sandpaper
light switch plates, grit sandpaper, putty knife: Generally speaking, houses built before 1955 are plaster, houses built after are generally drywall. One way to tell is get a putty knife or scraper and try to dig into the wall a little. If it looks brown and/or cuts like cardboard, it is drywall. Alot of...

Painting & Wallpapering: walls, light switch plates, drywall plaster
light switch plates, drywall plaster, plaster walls: HI Johann Plaster tends to be a much harder surface then drywall. Plaster likes to chip away when you try to hammer a nail in or put a screw in the wall. It is very difficult to put a nail or screw in the wall and will almost always just leave an indention...

Painting & Wallpapering: walls, dark wooden floors, gold bronze
dark wooden floors, gold bronze, transition area: Hi Again Just check whatever colors you are considering against the wood floor color. A natural wood finish will blend with most any paint color you choose, especially if it isn’t too yellow or orange-y. Since you may be using yellow-gold and bronze, only...

Painting & Wallpapering: My walls have not fully cured yet, paint dries, latex paint
paint dries, latex paint, egg shell: Lot of times construction grade flat paint has a chaulky finish. It does not bind well to the wall, especially if the walls were not primed with a good grade primer before hand. The deep red/brown paint has alot of pigments (solids) in it, and with 3 coats...

Painting & Wallpapering: walls after wallpaper removal, problem walls, wallpaper removal
problem walls, wallpaper removal, old paint: There are 2 things you could do: 1-Patch and skim coat the walls (make the walls smooth by applying a thin layer of drywall mud). Or, hang lining felt or paintable wallpaper. They are made for problem walls (They smooth out the walls). Do a goggle search...

Painting & Wallpapering: walls & windows & trim the same color, paint chart, wall paint
paint chart, wall paint, painting the walls: Hi Judy I’m confused by your use of the term “quality” and I assume you mean the quality of the paint. Please do not buy cheaper paint in order to finish the rest of your house! The labor is the same or Less if you use the best paint you can afford. So…your...

Painting & Wallpapering: walls, wallpaper paste, rental house
wallpaper paste, rental house, tissue paper: Hi Angelo, I have done this technique many times and it s great, but time consuming. Actually all you need it your tissue paper and your paint. You apply a small section of paint on the wall and then directly add your tissue paper to it and roll out the...

Painting & Wallpapering: waterproof paint, mildew proof, plaster board
mildew proof, plaster board, damp basements: I think your contractors were probably talking about semi gloss paint. On mildew proof plaster board it is normally primed with a latex primer, then painted with 2 coats of semi gloss latex paint. The edges around the ceiling and the shower stall are caulked...

Painting & Wallpapering: white washing walls, michael bruns, chemical stripper
michael bruns, chemical stripper, genuine allexperts expert: Hello Unfortunatly I know of no way to remove part of the paint, other than to try sand some of it, and not sure how well that will work. That or use a chemical stripper but that will to remove ALL of it. Not the answer Im sure your looking for! Sorry I...

Painting & Wallpapering: whitewashed paneling, can I go over it?, wood paneling, transparent water
wood paneling, transparent water, palm tree: Hi Elisia Sounds like an interesting bathroom! You could try some transparent water-based stain over the whitewash but I would test a small area first. Get something in a medium brown color and it might bring the paneling back to more like a natural wood...

Painting & Wallpapering: window coverings, silk drapes, elaborate tapestry
silk drapes, elaborate tapestry, elegant colors: Hi Kim Well, as I’ve said to everyone: it depends. Do you want formal or casual? Do you want the windows to frame a view or hide the side of the neighbors home? Do you want the window coverings to add a lot of style to the room in themselves (Make a statement)...

Painting & Wallpapering: woodchip removal, paintable wallpaper, wallpaper lining
paintable wallpaper, wallpaper lining, woodchip wallpaper: One possible inexpensive way to go on your job is to hang lining felt on the walls (over the woodchip wallpaper). Lining felt is a heavy covering made to go over rough and problem walls. It is hung just like wallpaper, then painted over. Or another possible...

Painting & Wallpapering: Yellow Countertop, wood cabinets, painting project
wood cabinets, painting project, warm colors: Hello Jennifer; If you like red, by all means paint your kitchen red. Yellow and a rust red look fabulous together. However, get several paint samples and put them up against the counter to see which one you like best. If there are some other flecks...

Painting & Wallpapering: Yellow Paint for Kitchen, fan cards, yellow paint
fan cards, yellow paint, pastel yellow: Color selection is not really my expertise. There are many well qualified decorators on this site with degrees in design. I usually answer questions based on application, technique, and product. But your situation is pretty simple and common. I...

Painting & Wallpapering: young mans bedroom, oak wood floors, chest of drawers
oak wood floors, chest of drawers, furniture work: Hi Colleen First, why deepen the floors? Will they be different from the rest of the house? I’d keep them the same and get an area rug unless you do all the floors in the house. Black furniture & grey walls + tiny bits of red does not say “rich and comfortable”...

Pakistan: Marrying a Pakistani Man, legit, paperwork
Pakistan: Marrying a Pakistani Man, legit, paperwork, pakistan

Pakistan: Marrying a Pakistani Man, immigration visa, pakistani man
immigration visa, pakistani man, paperwork: Aoa Yes, this marriage is legal in USA Im unaware of the exact paperwork, but he will have to apply for immigration visa after your marriage. Details about you and him will be asked to fill in and then an interview will be conducted. I hope this helps....

Pakistan: Adaptive Control System and Robust Control System, Control Engineering, Adaptive Control
Control Engineering, Adaptive Control, Robust System.: Greetings Khan. Both deal explicitly with uncertainty in its approach to controller design, but the actual difference lies in the parameters of control system, as Robust Control system functions within certain sets of parameters (pre-assigned set of values...

Pakistan: I want to marry a Pakistani man, national identity card, pakistani man
national identity card, pakistani man, page document: thank you for your question. The paper work required to get marry a Pakistani man is simple and easy. You will have to fill a single page document with your all details. And then you will apply for National Identity Card to get the citizenship. Once you...

Pakistan: living, massive profits, opening a restaurant
massive profits, opening a restaurant, bussines: Dear Mikail, Thank you for your question. Knowing which business will be profitable in Pakistan depends in which city you would like to start a business. But if seen generally, it is true that opening a restaurant or school brings massive profits...

Pakistan: marriage, nice day, muslim
nice day, muslim, discretion: Dear Emily, thank you for your question. Yes, when you get marry with a Pakistani national, you automatically become a Pakistani national. But you are still not bound to remain in Pakistan, you can come and go anywhere you wish to. It is not really...

Pakistan: Delhi to London through Pakistan, thorn tree, guerba
thorn tree, guerba, planet web: HI Richard; Quite a trip you are planning. I did it some 24 years ago; at that time it was still possible to travel trough Afganistan ! As you see; I don t have much recent information on the subject; just a general outline. From India to Pakistan there...

Pakistan: Finding a place to stay in Pakistan, pakistan tourist, tourist board
pakistan tourist, tourist board, andrea: Hi Mandar; I wish I could help you but Pakistan is a big country; unless you give me some idea of where exactly you would like to stay, I am afraid I can t help you much . You could always try to look up the Pakistan tourist board site & see if they offer...

Pakistan: marriage to Pakistani/moving to Pakistan, dove shampoo, unconscious motivations
Pakistan: marriage to Pakistani/moving to Pakistan, dove shampoo, unconscious motivations, women in usa

Pakistan: Pakistani people, pakistani girls, girls name
Pakistan: Pakistani people, pakistani girls, girls name, shahnaz

Pakistan: 'Marriage in a car', contract marriage, proper background
contract marriage, proper background, binding contract: Salaam Please tell me in detail what is your question, I may take a while to answer it because im a little bit busy in my studies these days Frame your question with proper background and send me at my email id bilalsulehri7@hotmail.com Remember me...

Pakistan: marriage to Pakistani/moving to Pakistan, economical background, muslim children
economical background, muslim children, american muslim: Greetings !! Well well first of all, moving to pakistan is not an easy task, wearing a veil couldnt be much more worst then not having electricity for hours. As you are an American surely for you and your kids it will definitly take about a year or so to...

Pakistan: marrying a Pakistani, muslim children, american muslim
muslim children, american muslim, second marriage: Assalam-o-alaikum sister Your problem is really a serious one Im sorry to say that, but I believe your husband still wants your green card. Most of tha Pakistanis love the prospect of going to USA. It would have been alot better if you had not told your...

Pakistan: Pakistani people, muslim girl, persian origin
muslim girl, persian origin, pakistani girl: Hello Sandra, The spellings of your nick name Shnaz resemble those of a Pakistani or Muslim girl s name which is Shahnaz. It is quite a common name in pakistan. According to various sources the meaning of this name is Bride or King s glory. It is of persian...

Pakistan: Shalimar Garden..., emperor shah jehan, sound of falling rain
emperor shah jehan, sound of falling rain, mughal emperor: Hello Shareef! Three miles east of Lahore are the famous Shalimar Gardens laid out by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1642 AD. The Gardens are spread out in typical Mughal style and are surrounded by high walls with watch-towers at the four corners. Originally,...

Pakistan: Travel to India, indian airlines, tourist visa
indian airlines, tourist visa, karachi: Hi Gary; Obviously the easiest way to get from Karachi to Delhi is to fly either with Indian Airlines or PIA. If you want to travel by road you have no other choice but to get to Lahore ( from Karachi by train) from where you can take a bus across the...

Pakistani Culture: Pakistan Curiousity, rhetoric, pakistan
Pakistani Culture: Pakistan Curiousity, rhetoric, pakistan, india

Pakistani Culture: Pakistan Curiousity, pakistan media, indus valley
pakistan media, indus valley, india india: Look, if you want an answer to a simple question, that is what I am here for. If you want to argue or debate, I don t have the time for that. You asked for the Pakistani view, I gave it to you. You can interpret it any way you wish, I am not here to argue....

Pakistani Culture: Pakistan's Militants, hey sam, militancy
hey sam, militancy, afghan border: Hey Sam, Fighting militancy is much more complicated than simply killing a handful of militants. After all, they do not walk around with signs saying we are militants but instead blend into society. And the government cant just bomb anyone they suspect...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): ankylosaurus, jim kirkland, ken carpenter
jim kirkland, ken carpenter, ankylosaurs: Ankylosaurus, due to the quality of the specimens, has been poorly reconstructed. Try to look up papers and illustrations by Ken Carpenter. Recently, he reconstructed and reevaluated the fossil, and came up with a smaller, narrower size. The two elephant-sized...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Dinosaurs, dinosaur tails, cycles of the moon
dinosaur tails, cycles of the moon, ornithopods: The Earth and its atmosphere were very similar to today s, with a few changes in minor things, like the rate of the tides or the cycles of the moon. The Earth s mass has been constant since it was first formed, with no significant changes. The dinosaurs...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinorsaur size, having faith, dinosaurs
having faith, dinosaurs, science: Why did I reference that site? Because facts are facts and that website article has some good information and ideas. The article also lists references that can be double checked. Paleontology, because there are no living dinosaurs today, is disputable and...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinosaurs, flight capability, sharp teeth
flight capability, sharp teeth, archaeopteryx: Hello Based on the teeth of the Archaeopteryx, it fed on large insects, small lizards, and other small animals. It lived in the islands that made up Europe during the late Jurassic. They were about two feet long head to tail, around the same size as a songbird...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinosaurs, sharp teeth, archaeopteryx
sharp teeth, archaeopteryx, happy new year: Judging by their teeth, the Archaeopteryx probably ate insects and might have scavenged on beached fish. They lived in what is today Europe, which then was made up of a vast archipelago of islands. They were about the size of a seagull, but probably were only...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): first dinosaur, evolutionary adaptation, two legs
evolutionary adaptation, two legs, triassic period: Hi Allie! Thanks for your question. Scientists don t actually know what the first dinosaur was, but I can certainly tell you which of the currently-known dinosaurs lived earliest. That was Eoraptor, a three-foot-long predator from the middle of the Triassic...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Can Haldane's "fossil rabbit" idea be reversed?, geologic strata, precambrian era
geologic strata, precambrian era, darwinian evolution: Hi Kevin! Thanks for your question. The answer is absolutely not . Complex life-forms arose from simple life-forms, but this does not mean that those simple life-forms disappeared. What tends to happen in speciation is that a small population of one species...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): help plz, brain temperature, parasaurolophus
brain temperature, parasaurolophus, long distances: Hi Kat! Thanks for your question. The crest of a Parasaurolophus was probably used for several reasons. The major reason may have been for communication over long distances - the crest was hollow and could amplify sound. Scientists have even passed air...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): paleontologists, skin impressions, skin textures
skin impressions, skin textures, internal organs: Well, if there s a full skeleton, the skeleton is articulated so that all the bones line up correctly. If the animal is known from fragments, scientists use its closest relatives as a guide to what it looked like. With the skeleton in place, muscles are...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): questions2, dinosaur reconstructions, feathered dinosaurs
dinosaur reconstructions, feathered dinosaurs, dinosaur toys: The first skull found by Stromer in 1915 was roughly five feet long. The second, found by Dal Sasso in 2005, was slightly less than six feet long. 7ft5 is an exaggeration. I m afraid I know little of actual models. For information on museum-quality toys/models,...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): size of dinosaurs, predators and prey, climatic fluctuations
predators and prey, climatic fluctuations, ancient creatures: Hello Ishnella! This is a very good question and one about which there has been much debate among scientists. And nobody knows for sure. The enormous size achieved by dinosaurs may have been a result of an arms race between predators and prey. Since...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Bats, vipers, and others, true pigs, wild boar
true pigs, wild boar, giant rat: There s not much out there on the fossils of prehistoric Sus other than scrofa (the most common species). Considering they occupied the same niche and that scrofa basically evolved out of strozzi, they were probably very similar in overall size. Even with...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): bite force of trex, deinosuchus, t rex
deinosuchus, t rex, ankylosaurs: Well, psi is a unit of pressure and kN is a unit of force, but 1 kN=0.001422334 psi or 1 kilonewton = 18.7341 pound force foot per inch or 50 kN x 1lbf/4.44822 N = 11240 lbf. The second bit was just a joking reference to the song 16 tons by Tennessee...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): climbing and leaping, raptors, dinosaurs
raptors, dinosaurs: I heard about the prints from a college. The actualy prints were made by a pair of large dinosaurs, who have yet to be named, but a skull and two half bodies have been found. As for Raptor sences... Their sight was more advenced then human sences, being...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): coprolite, raptors, dinosaurs
raptors, dinosaurs: Very round you say? It may be a type of herbivore that lived in the rainforest the Sahara once was. They are a little large, but it still may be pretty sweet fossil evidence. If you want a total detail on the things, you can send me some pictures through another...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Raptors, raptors, dinosaurs
raptors, dinosaurs: That is true, I have worked with the bones of one... They are VERY VERY bog. I swear if I saw one of those, I wouldn t know whether to run or not even bother. They could have a speed record of up to twenty miles per hour, and with those jaws, it s dangerous.....

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): raptors... again, raptors, dinosaurs
raptors, dinosaurs: Well, many scientists are argueing where to put them. One of them is on display in the museum here, the smallest one. I am five foot ten and that thing is probably a few heads taller then me, and to make exhibits that big take a long time and a couple thousand...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Unfossilised dinosaur bones, dinosaur bones, blood cells
dinosaur bones, blood cells, theory of evolution: Hi Jack Discoveries of skin tissue are very rare and discoveries of blood cells are practically non existant, however bone marrow is occasionaly found. These findings however do not disprove evolution as the rarity of these findings suggests it takes very...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): discovery of dino skull in H.P. India, dinosaur skull, paul sereno
dinosaur skull, paul sereno, gmail: SIX FEET LONG?! Wow! Shame there s no paleontologists at HPU. Are you sure it s a dinosaur skull? What s the teeth like? Do you have pictures? Try to contact Panjab University. They have a great paleontologist there, Ashok Sanhni. He s worked with...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): fossil tooth?, carcharodon tooth, dark hues
carcharodon tooth, dark hues, geology lab: That s definitely a Carcharodon tooth,most likely from C. carcharias, the Great White. As to age, I suggest taking it to a museum or a geology lab to date it. It s probably a fossil, judging by the dark hues. They re very common sharks in the fossil record,...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Giganotosaurus, Cacharodontosaurus, and high school, dangerous predator, paleontology schools
dangerous predator, paleontology schools, carcharodontosaurus: Hi Silver Giganotosaurus would be considered stronger and probably a better predator than Carcharodontosaurus. It was definetly stronger being nearly twice as heavy and nearly all of this extra weight being made up of muscle mass. It also had a larger skull...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): T-Rex Sexual Dimorphism..., sexual dimorphism, t rex
sexual dimorphism, t rex, conclusive proof: Hello Butuku To be honest scientists cannot be sure which of the two was larger and stronger. At the moment the largest T.rex found is female but considering how many fossils we have found and the number of T.rex will have existed we have but a tiny sample...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): apatosaurus, walter granger, vertebrate specimens
walter granger, vertebrate specimens, sam noble museum: I m afraid I don t know the details about each specimen except for their species Carnegie-A. lousiae, found by Earl Douglas in 1909 http://www.carnegiemnh.org/dinosaurs/apatosaurus.htm American-A. excelsus, found by Walter Granger in 1889 http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/permanent/fossilhalls/vertebrate/specimens/apatosaurus.php...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): What dinosaur was closest to humans?, 100 million years, synapsids
100 million years, synapsids, diapsids: I m afraid the answer is none of the above. The split between reptiles and mammals occurred about 100 million years before the dinosaurs. There were two main groups of reptiles-diapsids and synapsids; mammals came from the synapsids, while most reptiles today...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinosaurs, thigh bones, ultrasauros
thigh bones, ultrasauros, leg bones: Dryosaurus lettowvorbecki-small ornithopod Kentrosaurus aethopicus-spiny stegosaur Australodocus bohetii-diplodocid Brachiosaurus/Giraffititan branchai-huge brachiosaurid Dicreosaurus hansemanni -smaller sauropod Janenschia robusta-earliest...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): history of palaeontology, giant reptile, dinosaur bones
giant reptile, dinosaur bones, dinosaur bone: Hi Benjamin! Thanks for your question. It s kind of an impossible question to answer, because people have been discovering dinosaur bones throughout human history. In some places, they are just lying around on the ground ready for someone to pick up. But...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Loads of answers needed, brain cavity, fish scales
brain cavity, fish scales, smartest dinosaur: Sorry I m late. It s hard to determine closest to humans considering that archosaurs and therapsids split fairly early on. To that end, I suppose you could define it as the one furthest back. That would mean it would be the most primitive dinosaur: Eoraptor,...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Raptors, raptors, dinosaurs
raptors, dinosaurs: There is no true scientific evidence proving that raptors had hallow bones. The theory was made by their hip structure and placement, quite like that of a bird. The theory stated that raptors, seeming like birds in form, MUST have hallow bones and headfeathers,...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): How did certain animals survive?, 65 million years, cold periods
65 million years, cold periods, small mammals: Hi David - thanks for your question. The short answer is that we don t yet have all the answers to those questions, and the matter is still the subject of considerable debate and argument amongst scientists. As is often the case with questions of this nature,...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Co-evolution, mystery animals, ecological niches
mystery animals, ecological niches, marsupial lion: Hi Greg, Thanks for your interesting question! The subject of convergent evolution is fascinating, but it s really not much of a mystery. Animals adapt to suit their environments and lifestyles, and if two organisms on different branches of the tree of...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Curiosity about dinosaurs, shanidar cave, plant fossils
shanidar cave, plant fossils, sites israel: Tall order. I don t think I could list them all, but I do recommend the Paleobiology database (http://paleodb.org/cgi-bin/bridge.pl?user=Guest&action=displayHomePage). You may ask me about the species themselves (descriptions and such), but it provides a good...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Dogs, irish wolfhound, human interference
irish wolfhound, human interference, gray wolf: That s an interesting question, B.J.! And the answer, I suspect, is that greater differences than simply size are required for categorization as different species. You might find some scientists tempted to place different breeds in separate subspecies, I...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinosaurs2, paralititan stromeri, puertasaurus reuili
paralititan stromeri, puertasaurus reuili, barnum brown: Largest dinosaurs: Tallest-Sauroposeidon proteles Longest-Amphicoelias fragillimus (fragments) Heaviest-Bruhathkayosaurus matleyi (fragments) Largest well-preserved-Argentinosaurus Also notable giants: Diplodocus hallorum (aka Seismosaurus), Supersaurus...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): octopus, tide pool, octopuses
tide pool, octopuses, tight skin: Hi there Ternero, and thanks for your question. You make an interesting point! The answer may lie in the mollusc body design, and the fact that all molluscs need to be kept moist in order to breathe and to avoid drying out altogether because they have no...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): smilodons and arctoduses, mason dixon line, siezer
mason dixon line, siezer, short faced bear: Tough question. On one hand, the short-faced bear had the size advantage and probably was the top carcass-siezer. On the other, the Smilodon was probably a more active predator. Studies have shown that the Arctodus probably wasn t able to run very fast. Short...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinosaurmodels, ken carpenter, mary dawson
ken carpenter, mary dawson, ankylosaur: Concerning the ankylosaur; there are certain variations between species, and while Ken Carpenter does not clearly articulate his slimming down in the paper itself, you would do well to search various publications of his to see what reasoning supports his sleeker,...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Foraminifera, spiral shape, invertebrate fossils
spiral shape, invertebrate fossils, calcium carbonate: Hi Hugh! Thanks for your interesting question - I don t often get asked about invertebrate fossils (which is just as well, since I know next to nothing about them). After a little research, however, I can answer your question. If you think about how Nummulites...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Gryposaur, pondera county montana, dinosaur park
pondera county montana, dinosaur park, duckbills: Gyposaurs had 300-700 teeth arranged into dental batteries. Gryposaurus have been found in three distinct locations: Dinosaur Park, near Alberta, Canada; the Two Medicine formation in Pondera county, Montana; and the Kaiparowits formation in Utah Gryposaurs...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Salary, micro paleontology, reading comprehension
micro paleontology, reading comprehension, scheduling group: It s my dream job, too, and I m still on the way. You have to be very patient, diligent, and intelligent for it. Job hours vary from 3 to 10 hours depending on how much work you re taking on. The salary varies from institution to institution, from $30,000...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinosaurs, dinosaur species, dinosaurs
dinosaur species, dinosaurs, different things: Hi Zick, Thanks for your question! No, dinosaurs did not feed their babies with milk - this is something that only mammals do. Dinosaurs had a wide variety of diets, both carnivorous and herbivorous, so different dinosaur species would have fed their...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinosaurs vs other animals, mass extinction, warm blooded animals
mass extinction, warm blooded animals, gas shortage: The dinosaurs required more resources, being large, warm-blooded animals. That made them more vulnerable to mass extinction. For example, today, most animals larger than a dog are rare. Why? Because they have higher resource requirements. The dinosaurs needed...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): listrosaurus, alternate spellings, spelling error
alternate spellings, spelling error, scientific names: Well, I think it s a very simple spelling error: It s Lystrosaurus, with a Y instead of an I. In Latin, Lystro means shovel. Lystrosaurus has a shovel-like beak and tusks, so the name sticks. Always check your spelling with scientific names; I ve found...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): questions2, history museum london, natural history museum london
history museum london, natural history museum london, dinosaur exhibits: I have also been unable to find any information about the mount or the general exhibit, due to my location and the age of the renewal. I would suggest contacting the museum and asking about the history of their dinosaur exhibits. Most dinosaur documentaries...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): My story, 100 million years, skin impressions
100 million years, skin impressions, spots and stripes: If you re writing about the Cenozoic era, you can forget about dinosaurs. As for the color of dinosaurs, it s impossible to tell. While skin impressions leave a detailed impression of texture, the coloration is not preserve. Sometimes feather patterns do...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Tyrannosaurus size, t rex, tyrannosaurus
t rex, tyrannosaurus, specimens: Sue herself measures at 12.8 meters. 14 meters is an estimate based on the growth rates of the younger specimens and on fragments found. At the time those estimates were made, there were only ten specimens. As more and more are found, Sue is clearly the largest....

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Hyracotherium, hooved animals, horse evolution
hooved animals, horse evolution, science assignment: Hyracotherium is the first recognizable horse in the fossil lineage. However, there were many likely candidates for the origin of the horse lineage. There was a group of primitive hooved animals called Condylarths. One group, the Arctocyonids, led to whales....

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Paleontology, enviromental science, gcses
enviromental science, gcses, paleontologist: Hi Rebecca Well for your best chances I suggest taking each of the sciences as an individual GCSE and not all together as a double award, this shows you understand each of the sciences in depth and as paleontolgy requires all of the sciences this will help...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): t-rex, t rex, snout
t rex, snout, definetly: Hi Sam T.rex definetly did not eat grass. Firstly grass evolved after Tyrannosaurus so it will not have required to eat it. Secondly I don t think any reptiles eat grass for helping digestion. Finally T.rex s snout was not shaped to allow it to eat grass...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): bone found jacksonville beach, north florida university, fossil fossils
north florida university, fossil fossils, paleontology department: Well, most Florida fossils are of late Tertiary mammals, so it s probably something like it. To find out what it is, go to a museum and compare your rib bone to the ones in the museum. Its shape is usually a giveaway to where it went on the body. Is it...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): T-rex vs spinosaures, t rex, alligator
Paleontology (Dinosaurs): T-rex vs spinosaures, t rex, alligator, teeth

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Living Counterparts, apex predators, prey species
apex predators, prey species, killer whales: Crocodiles are ambush predators that have a wide variety of prey species. Plesiosaurs were also probably ambush predators, but were not apex predators or ate land animals like crocodiles. A better comparison would be the gavial, a type of specialist crocodile...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Mammoth extinction, mammoth extinction, low birth rates
mammoth extinction, low birth rates, mammoths: Well, like all extinctions, it was probably a combination of several factors. Climate change usually causes some sort of pressure on the fauna. The slow reproductive rate certainly contributed to it, while disease probably caused some restrictions. Still,...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Plesiosaurs, apex predators, history channel series
apex predators, history channel series, mike everhart: Well, sort of. The icthyosaurs, along with most of the plesiosaurs, went extinct at the end of the Jurassic period. The middle Cretaceous saw the extinction of the pliosaurs, but the plesiosaurs and the mosasaurs continued on to the late Cretaceous. There...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Raptors, smartest animals, food shortage
smartest animals, food shortage, working as a team: Raptors were special compared to other dinosaurs. They were the most flexible, fast, strong, and well known dinosaur known to man. They are more related to birds then dinosaurs in actuality, which gives them another special feature. They were indeed some of...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Raptors/Birds, deinonychus, raptors
deinonychus, raptors, birds: There are many features that dromeosaurs share with birds. In fact, they were said to be the most related. Dromeosaurs have birdlike hips, which is why many could run very fast. They also had large breast muscles, which gave them their ability to endure long...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): spinosaurus vs t-rex, spinosaurus vs t rex, tyrannosaurus rex
spinosaurus vs t rex, tyrannosaurus rex, grown adult: Hi Apple! Thanks for your question. The reason you can t find the answer to this question is that there is no good answer. Tyrannosaurus rex was probably smaller than Spinosaurus, but Spinosaurus is known from only fragmentary remains so it s hard to...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): T-rex vs spinosaures, T-rex, Spinosaurus
T-rex, Spinosaurus, Raptors: Yes, Spinosaurus had a stronger jaw structure. Yes T-rex had a strong jaw, but the muscles it uses to open it are too weak. Spinosaurus was strong muscled everywhere, and even though it was a fisher, it could easily take down a T-rex with only a few gashes...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): apatosaurus, ornithopods, bright colors
ornithopods, bright colors, crocodiles: I m afraid it s impossible to tell what color they were. They could have been gray or green, since they didn t need any camouflage. However, they also could have had bright colors in order to attract mates. The problem is with dinosaurs is that they have two...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): apatosaurus, colouration, rough idea
colouration, rough idea, colorado utah: Hi Jennifer! I m afraid nobody knows what colour Apatosaurus was, since skin colouration does not survive the fossilisation process. It was at least fairly abundant, however, since skeletons of this animal (or bits of them) have been found in four U.S. states...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Deinonychus vs Utahraptor, Raptors
Raptors: There is little evidence of Utahraptor and Deinonychus conflict. I said little, not none. You can compare them to wolves and coyotes in a way, but these monsters may have taken others stealing their kills a little less generously, resulting in little Deinonychus...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dimetrodon, three distinct types, archaeopteryx
three distinct types, archaeopteryx, dimetrodon: Well, the most specific traits are some small details about the shape of the forearms, hips, shins, and ankles. Archaeopteryx, is, technically, a dinosaur. It s just like all the other birds. Dimetrodon, on the other hand, has a different body structure,...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dimetrodon, archaeopteryx, mammal
archaeopteryx, mammal, dinosaurs: At one time it was relatively easy to define dinosaurs however with the discovery of new fossils the defining features have become much more obscure. However all dinosaur s stand erect as opposed to sprawled like other reptiles, or pillar erect like Rauisuchians....

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dimetrodon, early cretaceous period, word dinosaur
early cretaceous period, word dinosaur, contrary to popular opinion: The word dinosaur refers to a specific group of animals, which did not include Dimetrodon. Calling Dimetrodon a dinosaur would be like calling a crocodile a mammal - it just wasn t part of that group. Dimetrodon actually lived about 50 million years before...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinosaurs, sexual dimorphism, d carnegie
sexual dimorphism, d carnegie, field musuem: Longus is larger than carnegii. This is based on the specimens at the Carnegie Museum and American Museum. The AMNH specimen is incomplete, but the remains are larger than their counterparts in the Carnegie specimens. The double body morph of T.Rex is under...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Masiakasaurus, scott sampson, small mammals
scott sampson, small mammals, hatchlings: Well, the teeth are long and forward-pointing, similar to pterosaurs. They probably fed on fish. However, it could have also have fed on eggs, large insects, lizards, and mammals to supplement its diet, since the teeth could have been used to spear small animals...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): can i be a paleontologist?, Raptors, paleontology
Raptors, paleontology: Paleontology is a great job option for anyone who enjoys puzzles, figuring things out, and discovering their own things. I for one, am a paleobiologist, which means I study the behavior and life of a certain dinosaurs, so I do not do much traveling. Some paleontologists,...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): bone found in creek, Mastodon bone
Mastodon bone: Sorry about the late answer, but I like the idea of a mastodon. I have held mastodon bones, and a vertebrae would have to be the size of a woman s palm (I am a woman, so my palm could fit) I feel that if it was found in, or near a river, it could have flowed...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinosaurs, land dwelling animals, macon ga
land dwelling animals, macon ga, dinosaurs: Hello Carey At one time there will have been dinosaurs on every part of the earth. They were one of the most successful land dwelling animals of all time, only insects have existed in more places for longer. However now birds have been reclassified as avian...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinosaurs and trilobites, Two layers, dinosaurs
Two layers, dinosaurs: Sorry about the late answer to this question, I have been out of reach with the question pool. Yes, there are two layers. I think it was Arizona where someone found a trilobite and a few years later found a dinosaur bone. I am not sure of the exact whereabouts,...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): HELP!, Raptors, Paleontology
Raptors, Paleontology: I m willing to help you, just don t use my exact words! In paleontology, there are a lot of tools you can uise. The main ones may be a toothbrust, paintbrushes, sanders, tarp, plaster casts, and differnt types of foam. Many paleotologic agentcies now use new...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinosaur extinction., raptors, dinosaurs
raptors, dinosaurs: There is a slight possibility of that theory you have suggested. Many reptiles do bury their eggs... But another theory that was put out was that of egg eating mammals and diese causing population issues among herbivores and predictors. In the end, it may...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinosaurs, birds evolved from dinosaurs, horse legs
birds evolved from dinosaurs, horse legs, rear legs: Nope. That s not the knee you re looking at in birds, that s the ankle. If you looked at their legs side to side, they re pretty much identical. Mammal s aren t that different; look at horse legs; like birds and dinosaurs, they have short thighs, long shins,...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Few, raptors, dinosaurs
raptors, dinosaurs: I apologize for the long amount of time it took to reply to your question, my job is very busy this time of year. 1. Anthropology I presume... I do not work in that field but I understand it slightly 2.Latin is a language used for making names for all...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): raptor, first signs, velociraptor
Paleontology (Dinosaurs): raptor, first signs, velociraptor, bone structure

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): fossil, fossilized egg, shell area
fossilized egg, shell area, museum of paleontology: Sounds amazing. I suggest the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; they have museum of paleontology and their scientists have been active in several crucial finds. The museum website-http://www.paleontology.lsa.umich.edu/ The directory-http://www.paleontology.lsa.umich.edu/Directory/alphabetical.html...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Question, raptors, dinosaurs
raptors, dinosaurs: There are many species scientists KNOW we have not found. Most likely, these fossils are hidden in layers or areas of earth we are unable to excavate properly. Many breeds of ancient crocodile, and few breeds of raptor, and large predators (I specialize in...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Raptors Speed, raptors, dinosaurs
raptors, dinosaurs: Raptors were supposedly clocked to the be the fastest family of DINOSAUR, not prehistoric animal. Raptors were supposedly able to run between 30-50 miles per hour. The most fast of the family was probably deinonychus, running an average of 40 miles per hour....

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): raptor, raptors, dinosaurs
raptors, dinosaurs: I have before heard them described as kangaroos, but the theory is slightly mistaken. Their hips actually do not allow them to hop long distances or for a long period of time. You would not see a bird hopping too far or too long. Their legs are also hallowed...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Tusk?, raptors, dinosaurs
raptors, dinosaurs: I apologize for the amount of time it took to respond, I did not see my college for a while, and he did not have the slightest idea at first. We did a little book work, research around the lab, and we feel this may actually be a part of a petrified bone, and...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Tusk?, elephant tusks, extinct elephants
elephant tusks, extinct elephants, mammoth tusk: The Twin Cities have a very good museum (or so I ve heard), and they re probably used to mammoths (extinct elephants ranged from Alaska down to South America) The texture of a fossil depends on its environment in which it was fossilized, and it was probably...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Archaeopteryx, panthera tigris, sampling error
panthera tigris, sampling error, archaeopteryx: Hi Jim! Sorry for the late response. I had exams fo the past 5 days. Hope you understand. Well, I think there are so many species of Archeopteryx in the Solnhofen lagoon as Archapoptryx isn t as specific as say, Panthera Tigris (the tiger). Archaeopteryx...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Biggest Prehistoric Parrots??, hyacinth macaw, extinct parrots
hyacinth macaw, extinct parrots, kakapo: Extinct parrots are very hard to classify and describe, so little is known about them The largest parrot is the flightless, nocturnal Kakapo of New Zealand, followed by the flying, diurnal Hyacinth macaw. Both are critically endangered. I hope this helps...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): biology, opposable thumbs, human cells
opposable thumbs, human cells, cladogram: This is more of a biology question, but it s fairly simple Slugs-cells Catfish-cells, backbone Frog-cells, backbone, legs Tiger-cells, backbone, legs, hair Human-cells, backbone, legs, hair, thumbs That s what cladistics is all about I hope this...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): bite force, panthera atrox, american lion
panthera atrox, american lion, short faced bear: Thylacoleo-2101 Newtons Triceratops-Unknown, but likely to be very high American Lion-Between 1000 and 2000 Psi Cave bear-unknown, but more than 1000 Newtons Short-faced bear-Roughly 2000 psi more or less Thylacosmilus-658 Newtons Tasmanian devil-553...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): bite force, marsupial lion, ground sloths
marsupial lion, ground sloths, toxodon: Hi Cavac! Well, you may be surprised by some of the bite forces of the critters you mentioned. While I do not know the bite forces of all the creatures you listed, I will try to make accurate estimates. :) Smilodon s bite force may be disappointing....

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Biggest Prehistoric Parrots??, mauritius island, parrot
Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Biggest Prehistoric Parrots??, mauritius island, parrot, indian ocean

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): torosaurus, royal saskatchewan museum, sexual dimorphism
royal saskatchewan museum, sexual dimorphism, museum specimen: The scientific community is rightly skeptical about the Torosaurus=Triceratops idea. They re very similar genera, but are definitely different. There s simply no real basis for the claim. Their skeletons are about as different as the two kinds of elephants...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): videos, journal of paleontology, dinosaur books
journal of paleontology, dinosaur books, full versions: I m afraid I don t know of any such videos. I have only seen displays in assorted documentaries (most documentaries, really) on dinosaurs, not any specific videos on museums. The journal of paleontology is only visible for paying users, unfortunately, so...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Why so big?, sauropods, elephants
sauropods, elephants, dinosaurs: Three main reasons: First is the size of the stomach needed to process food. The teeth of sauropods, for example, could not chew, and so they needed a giant stomach to process the food Second is that it s more energetically efficient. A large size means...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Oldest raptor, dromaeosaurs, dromaeosaur
dromaeosaurs, dromaeosaur, utahraptor: Dear Anna, Dromaeosaurids have been confirmed to exist since 160 million years. While teeth and fragmented bones of dromaeosaurs have been found, no species has been named or identified as of now. However, Utahraptor is certainly not the most primitive...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): bite force:questions & infos, macaw parrot, nurse shark
macaw parrot, nurse shark, dusky shark: Dear Cavac, I was on a long holiday in Australia, so sorry for being late. As usual, since these cretures are fairly obscure, there are no exact bite force results, but it basing on similar modern day creatures (thanks for the list!), my estimates should...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinos, coastal swamp, large lizards
coastal swamp, large lizards, mangrove forests: Being the same size as a modern saltwater croc, Kaprosuchus probably was around 2,000 lbs with a 5,000 psi bite. Hunting technique was probably ambush, and it probably fed on a variety of prey such as large lizards, small dinosaurs, and other crocodiles. In...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): weight and bite force prehist.animals, macaw parrot, canis lupus
Paleontology (Dinosaurs): weight and bite force prehist.animals, macaw parrot, canis lupus, greg erickson

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Misrepresentation of Dinosaurs, dinosaur behavior, oviraptor eggs
dinosaur behavior, oviraptor eggs, horned animals: Dinosaur behavior can be reconstructed using a variety of approaches. First, there is mechanical implications of the body shape. If a species is sexually dimorphic, we can infer what their behavior is like using sexually dimorphic animals as a model. If an...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): weight and bite force prehist.animals, giant beaver, megistotherium
giant beaver, megistotherium, dire wolf: Dear Cavac, Sorry for the late reply, I haven t really been checking my mail lately. As for the bite force, I have not been able to find exact numbers, but based on prior knowledge about the modern counterparts of these animals, I will give estimates. ...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): weight and bite force prehist.animals, kronosaurus, allosaurus
kronosaurus, allosaurus, deinonychus: Triceratops: 10 tons, unknown bite force, but probably very high Utahraptor: 1500 lbs, unknown bite force, but probably not very high Deinonychus:160 lbs, 3000N bite force Titanis: 330 lbs, unknown bite force Raptorex: 143 lbs, unknown bite force Allosaurus:...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Brachiosaurs, time emma, homework questions
time emma, homework questions, brachiosaurus: Hi Emma! Thank you for your questions, which are actually quite difficult for me to answer. I don t normally do homework questions, because usually the answers are easily available on the internet, but in this case they are a bit tricky. 1) The neck of...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): bones, water seeps, sedimentary layers
water seeps, sedimentary layers, rich water: Hi there Darko! Thanks for your question - it s a good one. Fossils are really rocks, not bones, but they can be exquisitely detailed, with all of the holes and chambers you mentioned. This is because of how fossilization works. When a bone is buried under...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Raptors, maniraptora, 65 million years
maniraptora, 65 million years, natgeo: Hi Peggy, The commercial was misleading. Turkeys, being birds, are the modern descendants of a long line of bird species that ultimately evolved from a member of the dinosaur group Maniraptora, which also included raptors such as Velociraptor. But your...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Appearence of ancient animals, arctic permafrost, woolly mammoths
arctic permafrost, woolly mammoths, dinosaur times: Hi John, Thank you for your question. Skin colour unfortunately does not fossilize, so when you see colourful dinosaurs in pictures and movies, or as models in museums, those colours are just pure guesswork. Texture, on the other hand, can sometimes be...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Appearence of ancient animals, skin impressions, ancient animals
skin impressions, ancient animals, extinct animals: Good question. First, the size and shape are determined by the skeleton, based on the fossils of the animal or its close relatives to fit in the missing pieces. The way they are arranged depends on how the bones fit with each other Next, we have the...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): ankylosaurs, ruby ranch, partial skeleton
ruby ranch, partial skeleton, ken carpenter: The Giant ankylosaur-Dr. Ken Carpenter is a good reference, but his collection at https://scientists.dmns.org/sites/kencarpenter/default.aspx currently is out of order. Apparently it is from the Ruby Ranch group of the Cedar Mountain Formation and...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Dinosaurs, largest dinosaur, herbavore
largest dinosaur, herbavore, herbivore: Well, the largest one which we have actual fragments of is Supersaurus vivianae, a Jurassic sauropod (a long-necked herbivore). There is a description, however, of an even bigger sauropod (also a herbivore) called Amphicoelias. All of the largest dinosaurs...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Dinosaurs, largest dinosaur, supersaurus
Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Dinosaurs, largest dinosaur, supersaurus, paralititan

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): t-rex and spinosaurus size, spinosaurus
Paleontology (Dinosaurs): t-rex and spinosaurus size, spinosaurus

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): ISP Project, raptors, dinosaurs
raptors, dinosaurs: 1. Yes, when I was younger, my main study of raptors was actually made totally by museums and articles. Museums are a very convenient way to learn about the prehistoric world in detail. 2. The lab for the most part. Half the fossils I work with I do not...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): microraptor, dinosaur planet, biomechanical studies
dinosaur planet, biomechanical studies, discovery channel: Microraptor was a dromeosaur ( raptor ) that was completely covered in feathers, with especially long feathers on both its arms and legs. Biomechanical studies showed that it could have used those feathers for short-distance gliding from tree to tree. It...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): museums, australian broadcasting company, berlin specimen
australian broadcasting company, berlin specimen, dinosaur skeletons: I m not sure. I ve been wanting to go there for a while. On one hand, it is a cast, making it easier. On the other hand, the species is not identified. The skull looks like B. altithorax, but it s supposed to be bigger than the Chicago mount. The Chicago...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): paleontology gcse, math classes, biological science
math classes, biological science, paleontologist: I went through exactly what you re going through now, Jake. I suggest biological science if possible. You ll have to learn geology, biology, and paper writing to be a good paleontologist, and statistics and chemistry can also help. Just be patient. I changed...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): t-rex and spinosaurus size, t rex, tyrannosaurus
t rex, tyrannosaurus, posture: Well, it depends on the posture. If the Tyrannosaurus reared up fully erect, it was about 6m high. Usually it had a more balanced stance, leaning forward so that the spine was horizontal, making it more like four meters long. Spinosaurus probably had a...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinosaurs, maximum triceratops, horned dinosaurs
maximum triceratops, horned dinosaurs, sam noble museum of natural history: I think Allosaurus maximus has mounts and specimens at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History at Oklahoma. Triceratops Maximus is briefly mentioned in Peter Dodson s The Horned Dinosaurs, and is featured in...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Did dinosaurs really roar?, sinus cavities, bone in the throat
sinus cavities, bone in the throat, hyoid bone: Good question. The best way we can infer what dinosaurs sounded like is trying to find out their senses of hearing and what kind of noises did their skulls produce. Most dinosaurs had decent hearing, some even could hear low-frequency noises like elephants...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): prehistoric sea, baleen whales, sperm whale
Paleontology (Dinosaurs): prehistoric sea, baleen whales, sperm whale, filter feeders

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Saurapods
Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Saurapods

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): mini-raptor with soft tissue, sierra nevada mountains, natural history museum
sierra nevada mountains, natural history museum, split mountain: Thank you, Robert. Again, it s hard to see fossils with an untrained eye like mine (my firs assumption was it was just a concretion, but there s something else going on that I can t place), but it does look like you have something interesting. Unfortunately,...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): please respond, interspecies conflict, aquatic predators
interspecies conflict, aquatic predators, walking with dinosaurs: Hello Wrinkle! Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, Walking With Dinosaurs took more than a few creative liberties with its facts , and favoured sensationalism over science, which is the main reason I did not like that series. Estimates for...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): prehistoric sea, interspecies conflict, aquatic predators
interspecies conflict, aquatic predators, walking with dinosaurs: There is no good evidence that Liopleurodon ever reached more than 40 feet in length. However, there are two new pliosaurs from Svalbard and Aramberri at about 50 feet, and one is a juvenile with evidence of being consumed by a much larger pliosaur. They are...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Questions about Dinosaurs, bull sharks, biggest dinosaur
bull sharks, biggest dinosaur, sauropods: 1. Yes and no. No doubt some of the larger carnivores would eat humans if given a chance (carnivorous mammals do if they are hungry, and tiger and bull sharks and known maneaters). However, there are only 100 out of more than 900 genera that would have the...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Saurapods, largest dinosaur, beluga whales
largest dinosaur, beluga whales, seismosaurus: The Seismosaurus, alas, proved to be just a big Diplodus. I have heard of the Bruhathkayosaurus but I m not familiar with it. Apparently, they re about the same size: 150 feet. As for Amphicoelias, it is based on a long-gone vertebral fragment. However,...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): About theorizing on animals' appearances, bob bakker, tiny grooves
bob bakker, tiny grooves, extinct animals: Hello Jascha! First of all, I am very sorry for the length of time it has taken me to respond to this question. I have been away for a few days and only just got back. Your question is excellent, and it is entirely possible that external, soft features...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Whole Anatomy Fossilization, dallas paleontological society, museum of nature and science
dallas paleontological society, museum of nature and science, coprolite: While well-preserved lizards are not exactly big newsmakers, they are still valuable. One way is to contact the Museum of Nature and Science in Fair Park, but it looks like they re under construction. The two big universities; the U of D and the U of T might...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Abelisaurids, carnotaurus, easy prey
carnotaurus, easy prey, ceratosaurus: 1) Carnotaurus was the only dinosaur found in its strata, the La Colonia Formation in Argentina. However, based on earlier and nearby faunas, there were giant sauropods called Titanosaurs(adults were too big, but their juveniles were easy prey) There were...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Acrocanthosaurus, nasal bones, ceratopsians
nasal bones, ceratopsians, hadrosaurs: 1. Hard to tell, but probably our old friend Tyrannosaurus (although hadrosaurs and ceratopsians came very close). Its secret was the bones connecting the maxilla, or upper jaw with the fused nasal bones on top of it and the lacrimal bones to the rear of the...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): bite force, narrow jaws, spectacled caiman
narrow jaws, spectacled caiman, giganotosaurus: No one has calculated the bite force of Giganotosaurus yet to my knowledge, but considering it s a scaled-up Allosaur with a well-muscled neck and narrow jaws, you can estimate it-Giganotosaurus was roughly twice the volume of Allosaurus, which had a bite...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Conflicts, sharks in shallow water, tyrannosaurus rex
sharks in shallow water, tyrannosaurus rex, african elephants: In the case of the first 7 matchups, I would say that while your super allosaur would certainly overwhelm each of them, it would not go out of its way to confront them. Bears are bigger than tigers and more powerful, but they still keep a respectful distance....

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinos, serrated edges, pliosaurs
serrated edges, pliosaurs, upper teeth: 1) Abeliosaurs did not use just their teeth in the attack with a simple bite. They probably used their sheer momentum and wide gape like allosaurs did to inflict damage. The teeth themselves look small, but only in proportion to the depth of the skull. Like...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinos, land predators, lions and hyenas
land predators, lions and hyenas, 10 newtons: 10 Newtons per cm - 14 psi. Today s land predators are efficient considering their prey. Their senses are slightly better and they move faster, but they are not as strong as prehistoric predators. This is simply because prey today emphasize speed and camouflage...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinos, apex predator, sister species
apex predator, sister species, tyrannotitan: Giganotosaurus-98 mya, Candeleros Formation Mapusaurus-96 mya, Huincul Formation Tyrannotitan-115 mya, Cerro Barcino Formation If they were different genera, they were not contemporary. It s still possible that they are the same genus or sister species....

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinos, apex predator, last predators
apex predator, last predators, tyrannosaurus rex: Actually, all the Mongolian dinosaurs manage to survive until the end of the Cretaceous. The Nemegt formation probably extended to 65 mya, and all of its dinosaurs probably survived until the very end. It s very hard to determine when dinosaurs began to...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinos, el nino phenomenon, apex predators
el nino phenomenon, apex predators, oceanic currents: Climatic change in one area of the world effects the rest. Look at the El Nino phenomenon-the oceanic currents connect local events with the rest of the world. Meanwhile, the size of the crater in the Yucatan indicates an impact large enough millions of...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinos, predator hunting, daspletosaurus
predator hunting, daspletosaurus, spinosaurs: The Komodo Dragon s bite force is about 40 N, and scaling it up and beefing it up for a large dromeosaur with robust teeth gives us a yield of about 200 N, about as much as a large dog and slightly more than a human. They probably could take down larger...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinos, apex predator, great white sharks
apex predator, great white sharks, saltwater crocodiles: Tyrannosaurus only remained in one species, and didn t show as much variation as, say, Triceratops (which was once assigned 20 different species). However, most of this is due to the fact that there are so few fossils and it s hard to determine evolutionary...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinos, deltadromeus, carcharodontosaurus
deltadromeus, carcharodontosaurus, ornithopods: In their areas, there were mostly sauropods called Titanosaurs. Their contemporary ornithopods were much smaller and rarer, and probably hunted less often. Carcharodontosaurus probably was top predator in its habitat. Often, when there are multiple predators...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinosaur, sperm whales, fearsome predator
sperm whales, fearsome predator, marine predator: Well, Sam, I m not a paleontologist but I can certainly help you. 1. Spinosaurus could probably kill a large marine predator such as the pliosaur Predator X in shallow water. In deeper waters, the aquatic animal could swim circles around and kill the...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinosaursize, australian broadcasting corporation, boston science museum
australian broadcasting corporation, boston science museum, walking with dinosaurs: The site Dinosauricon used to be full of good stuff, but it looks like it s been abandoned. The internet archive has it here: http://web.archive.org/web/20040810141627/dinosauricon.com/splash.html. You can look up pages on reference lists like http://www.encyberpedia.com/dinos.htm...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinosaursize, shandong province, journal of paleontology
shandong province, journal of paleontology, h liu: Could you please clarify your first question? Do you mean dinosaurs in general or one specific genus you want to find more on? As for the second, the largest hadrosaurs known are Zhuchengosaurus at around 20 or more tons (see Zhao, X.; Li, D.; Han,...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinosaurskeletons, dinosaur skeletons, dinosaur books
dinosaur skeletons, dinosaur books, biological complexity: I m afraid that books on dinosaur skeletons are rare, as complete specimens are rare. Most good dinosaur books and sites have a size-comparison, and books like The Complete Dinosaur and the Dinosauria have scientific articles about the fossil bones. However,...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Eotitanosuchus, saber toothed cats, dholes
saber toothed cats, dholes, allosaurs: 1) Not too bad. There s enough large game and the temperature is just enough for a large warm-blooded animals. It would have problems with competition with tigers and dholes, but it would survive. It would probably be a rare ambush predator. 2) Hard to...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): identification of the artists of these illustrations, agate springs, time life book
agate springs, time life book, prehistoric animals: I have the first one in an old Time-Life book, but I have them all boxed up. Most websites don t credit it at all. However, I do know it s at the Smithsonian, and a quick search gives me the one website giving the credit: J.H. Maternes. I have no other information...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Mammoths, frozen mammoths, elephant herds
frozen mammoths, elephant herds, frozen landscapes: Based on fossil evidence and the behavior of modern elephants, it s likely that mammoths migrated seasonally. The ice ages were less of all blizzards all the time and more of extreme winters that lasted long and much colder. Like today s elephant herds,...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Prehistoric Reptiles, prey animals, giant sloths
prey animals, giant sloths, russian forests: Postosuchus-it would certainly suffer under the colder temperatures like a lion in Sweden. I can t imagine it lasting very long, as the prey animals are much faster and would be outcompeted by the more versatile bears and the pack hunting wolves. It wouldn...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Rajasaurus, apex predators, apex predator
apex predators, apex predator, guanlong: 1. Rajasaurus had a proportionally larger head and slightly more heavily built than Carnotaurus with a deeper body. Furthermore, it has been measured differently that Carnotaurus. Carnotaurus weight was based on the skeleton itself, while Rajasaurus weight...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Therapsid, huge herbivore, giant amphibian
huge herbivore, giant amphibian, inostrancevia: Big therapsids? Eotitanosuchus at 600 kg and twenty feet long. Fed on the giant amphibian Melosaurus and the giant therapsid Estemmenosuchus Titanophoneus and Anteosaurus at 600 kg and twenty feet long. Fed on the huge herbivore therapsids Ulemosaurus and...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): triceratops, john bell hatcher, maximum triceratops
john bell hatcher, maximum triceratops, barnum brown: That s pretty much it for Torosaurus-skulls, legs, hips, and parts of the vertebrae. It was a pretty rare dinosaur compared to Triceratops. The Smithstonian specimen is about 20 feet long and one of the very first specimens ever of the genus. Here s the...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): 3 questions, paleontology program, palentologist
paleontology program, palentologist, asteroid impact: 1. Depends on the Institution (bigger=higher), credentials (more=higher), and the field (more specialized=higher). Ranges from $30,000 US to $150,000 US. 2. You don t need a license, but you do need a degree 3. Museums and universities with paleontology...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Allosaurus sp., allosaurus fragilis, afrovenator
allosaurus fragilis, afrovenator, theropods: 1) A. fragilis was between 700 and 1000 kg 2) Tarbosaurus, Shaochilong, Kelmayisaurus, Mifunesaurus, Siamosaurus, Yangchuanosaurus 3) Giganotosaurus, Mapusaurus, Abelisaurus, Aerosteon, Carnotaurus, Skorpiovenator 4) Megalosaurus, Piveteausaurus, Baryonyx,...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Ammonite, economic geology, friends dad
economic geology, friends dad, radiometric methods: Fraid not. Most radiometric methods require specialized machines like mass spectrometers. You d have to go a lab at a university, a museum, or a research facility. Your best bet is to ask an expert on ammonites at a museum or university. I hope this helps...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Amphicyon, canis dirus, deer antelope
canis dirus, deer antelope, northern continents: 1)It was widespread across the Northern continents from the USA to China to India to Europe, so subadult rhinos, chalicotheres, anthracotheres, pigs, giraffes, deer, antelope, hyracodonts, horses, oreodonts, rodents (in times of desperation), peccaries, horned...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Anteosaurus, giant reptile, moschops
giant reptile, moschops, therapsid: The Thylacines are smarter and quicker, but they lack the power to defeat an Anteosaur Moschops was poorly armed compared to Anteosaurus, and probably a regular prey item Titanoboa; it s bigger and faster Megalonyx could cause some damages, but is too small...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Crocodilians "cold-blooded" as a secondary adaptation?, dinosaur heresies, robert bakker
dinosaur heresies, robert bakker, ornithosuchus: Thing is, Erythrosuchids were basal but not ancestral to anything. They were ambush predators, but they were fully erect and probably not completely cold-blooded. However, this idea of a secondary adaptation is accurate considering the erect, active stance...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): who's closer to birds??, afrovenator, herrerasaurus
afrovenator, herrerasaurus, carnotaurus: 1) Coelophysidae Abelisauridae Ceratosauridae Megalosauridae Spinosauridae Allosauridae Tyrannnosauridae 2) Saurophagnax s size would make it dominant. They shared the same habitat and may have hunted different prey 3)Both groups had large, boxy...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): A couple of questions, paul sereno, dinosaur mailing
paul sereno, dinosaur mailing, portsmouth university: 1) Intelligence often depends on the ratio of brain size to body size. Troodon has the largest brain in proportion to its body size of any nonavian dinosaur 2) You could try the Dinosaur Mailing List, or search Yahoo!groups. You can contact your nearest...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Diictodon/Dicynodon, dicynodon, walking with monsters
dicynodon, walking with monsters, bbc: Diictodon is a kind of dicynodont. Dicynodon and Diictodon are both dicynodonts. Diictodon are a small, more primitive burrowing animal, while Dicynodon was larger and more advanced. Based on the BBC/Discovery special Walking With Monsters , it s pronounced...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Feeding Behavior, owl pellets, dromornis
owl pellets, dromornis, jaw muscles: 1. Borhyena was an ambush predator, killing with its large canines and feeding with the thick, pointed molars, which would cut flesh and smash some of the smaller bones. Heliocoprion is a total mystery. All we have is that bizarre lower jaw. It could have...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Fossils, scottish fossils, fossil locations
scottish fossils, fossil locations, marine fossils: Well, there s a lot of places for Carboniferous and Jurassic marine fossils. Here s some sites on fossil locations in the area: http://www.discoveringfossils.co.uk/locations_scotland.htm And the Geological Survey s got a great document on fossil collecting:...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Ammonite
Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Ammonite

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Keeled sternum in pterosaurs?, illustrated encyclopedia of pterosaurs, david unwin
illustrated encyclopedia of pterosaurs, david unwin, shoulder girdle: Every scientific paper I ve ever read reports carinae on pterosaur sternums. I don t understand where Unwin gets his idea considering the scientific community has shown no indication of accepting Unwin s explanation. Most pterosaurs did have fairly small sternal...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Largest organisms, smilodon populator, ailuropoda melanoleuca
smilodon populator, ailuropoda melanoleuca, canis dirus: 1. Tremarctine bears are an American branch of the bear family, with shorter muzzles, wide molars for plant processing (Arctodus probably also used them to crush bone), and flexible wrists. 2) In no particular Order: Epicyon haydeni Canis Dirus Domestic...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Megalania, land carnivore, endangered ecosystems
land carnivore, endangered ecosystems, quinkana: 1. Hard to tell. Megalania was larger, and Quinkana had armor. I d say the crocodile, since crocodiles today have more powerful bites and immune systems that are meant to neutralize bacterial infections that the Megalania would use 2. I would say that Sarkastodon...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Modern Relatives, prehistoric sharks, legless lizards
prehistoric sharks, legless lizards, velvet worm: 1) Panthera atrox s relative is the Gir Forest Lion Ursus Spelaeus relative is the Eurasian Brown Bear Basilosauruss relative is the Sperm Whale Mosasauruss relative is the Amphisbaena family of legless lizards Pliosaurus relative is the Tuatara Anomalocaris...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Ornithosuchus as a swimming predator?, aquatic predators, centre of gravity
aquatic predators, centre of gravity, forelimbs: Fascinating idea. There are a couple problems; the teeth are curved backwards and the head is short. These aren t adaptations for hunting fish; most fish eaters had straight, smooth teeth like crocodiles. The nostrils are low in the skull and the tail is thin...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Panthera atrox, interspecies conflict, canis dirus
interspecies conflict, canis dirus, american lion: Daeodon s just too big and powerful one-on-one The lion s too big and well-armed for Epicyon to win. Amphicyon s size and muscles give it the edge Meilonia, Glyptodon, and Doedicurus are too heavily armored, and their spiked tails would be letal...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Primitive Dinosaurs, hyaenodon, abelisaurus
hyaenodon, abelisaurus, ceratosaurs: 1) Dilophosaurus Ceratosaurus Kryptops Rugops Abelisaurus Proceratosaurus Ornitholestes Guanlong Dilong 2) Ceratosaurs are more birdlike in that they are less specialized than the Abelisaurs. It s the same way Ornitholestes is more birdlike than...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Question, paleontologists, distinct possibility
paleontologists, distinct possibility, reassessment: Not exactly. More like 150 feet based on a reassessment recently. It s hard to tell, considering all we have is a detailed sketch of a single bone. It s scanty evidence, but it s from one of the best paleontologists and it s the only evidence we have of that...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Questions, fishing hook, adapis
fishing hook, adapis, eusthenopteron: Plenty. Here s some of the more interesting ones: Turtles: Archelon: Giant sea turtle Protostega: Almost as big Toxochelys: Smaller but still six-feet long Odontochelys: Oldest and most primitive turtle Proganochelys: Second oldest and first true...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Thylacoleo, marsupial lion, quinkana
marsupial lion, quinkana, machairodus: Quinkana, Shansisuchus, Pristichampsus and Ornithosuchus seem too big and heavily armed and armored. Thylacoleo stands a better chance if the crocodiles were cold or tired, but would usually be the underdog Thylacines were not social animals, and would...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Weight of Dinosaurs, ken carpenter, scanty material
ken carpenter, scanty material, liopleurodon: 1. The problem with Tyrannosaurus weight is that it has changed again and again. It was probably about five tons, but estimates suggest 8 tons (and 10 tons for Spinosaurus) The weight difference is actually not that much. 2. Again, it s easy to overestimate...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): birds vs people, adaptive mutations, brain evolution
adaptive mutations, brain evolution, leaps and bounds: Good question. I think part of it is the fact that birds specialized their arms (in addition to their brains and vision) early on, and their coordination was specialized for flight. Their brain evolution moved in that direction, one that had no use for specialized...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Dinosaurs, dinosaurs extinction, yucatan peninsula
dinosaurs extinction, yucatan peninsula, killing plants: Thank you, Nadia It s very hard to tell what exactly caused the dinosaurs extinction. It was probably a combination of things. First, the climate had been changing; the sea level had dropped and volcanic eruptions had released Carbon Dioxide and particles...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Dinosaurs and Ratites, large flightless birds, taxonomic differences
large flightless birds, taxonomic differences, palates: Good question. Often there s quite a bit of overlap, and derived characteristics may obscure taxonomy. The line between dinosaurs and birds is a blurry one. The reason Ratites are not considered dinosaurs because of their relation to Tinamous, a flying Palaeognath....

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Evolution, komodo dragon, t rex
komodo dragon, t rex, talkorigins: Evidence for : http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/comdesc/ Evidence against: http://www.talkorigins.org/indexcc/list.html T.Rex contained serrations in his teeth which may have been containers for Bacteria. However, this is based on the assumption that the...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Largest therapsid, huge herbivore, giant amphibian
huge herbivore, giant amphibian, inostrancevia: I ve been asked this question before, and it s a good one, considering how little the public is informed on therapsids: My answer was, and still is: Eotitanosuchus at 600 kg and twenty feet long. Fed on the giant amphibian Melosaurus and the giant therapsid...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): largest, dinosaur footprints, dinosaur eggs
dinosaur footprints, dinosaur eggs, dinosaur egg: The largest dinosaur eggs were of Chinese titanosaurs, about a foot in length. The 1 metre statement seems to be a typo The largest dinosaur footprints were also of Chinese titanosaurs, and measured about 1.5 meters in diameter. I hope this helps ...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): oldest duck?, aquatic habitats, eocene
aquatic habitats, eocene, late cretaceous: The earliest Anatid (true duck) is Eonessa from the Eocene of the Western United States. The earliest Anseriform (waterfowl) is Vegavis from the Late Cretaceous of Antarctica. By then, they were fairly modern-looking, with adaptations for both flight and aquatic...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Dinosaur habitat, herbivorous dinosaurs, dinosaur habitat
herbivorous dinosaurs, dinosaur habitat, triassic animals: Some of the dinosaurs could have. The small ornithopods and theropods in the Cretaceous period were known to dig burrows and hibernate during the cold times. In North America, there is evidence of ceratopsians and hadrosaurs migrating seasonally like caribou...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): oldest horse?, genus equus, hoofed animals
genus equus, hoofed animals, oldest horse: Well, it depends on you definition. The Oldest member of the genus Equus is E. stenonis from Italy, but the oldest member of the horse family is Hyracotherium (Eohippus) leporinum from North America in the Eocene. It was the size of a cat and so primitive...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): allosaurs, allosaurus, oklahoma museum
allosaurus, oklahoma museum, saurophaganax: On average, Allosaurus measured about two meters at the hip The specimen in the Roosevelt Rotunda is indeed a cast of the skeleton in the Saurichian hall which is about 7 meters long The American museum has a 9.7 meter long specimen but it is not mounted....

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): carnegie museum, carnegie dinosaur, new mexcio
carnegie dinosaur, new mexcio, dinosaur hall: Well, I ve found some websites with photos before the last renovation-http://andrewcarnegie.tripod.com/philanth.html http://www.tms.org/pubs/journals/jom/0806/byko-0806.html http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7284151/ns/technology_and_science-science/ Apatosaurus-15...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): dinosaur videos, dinosaur museums, dinosaur skeletons
dinosaur museums, dinosaur skeletons, accurate models: I can t think of any in particular, but eventually, if you watch enough documentaries (When Dinosaurs Roamed America, Jurassic Fight Club, etc), you ll come across pictures of them. You can also search for images and for the official websites that have images...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Why are some of the dinosaurs so big?, warm blooded animals, cenozoic era
warm blooded animals, cenozoic era, metabolisms: Well, part of it is that mammals have higher metabolisms, meaning that it would take more resources than what can be found on land. Another part is that it is drier, preventing plants from reaching the same dimensions. Another part is that mammals didn t have...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): egg, dinosaur eggs, titanosaur
dinosaur eggs, titanosaur, sauropod: Hi Steve! I m sorry for being late, my schedule has been clogged up lately. Anyway, I think it would be useful if you told me which country you found it in (your home country). That would help me narrow down the choices further. Your egg, which looks...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Largest Theropods, wheight, tyrannosaurus
wheight, tyrannosaurus, wikipedia: Hello According to Wikipedia, the top ten biggest theropods are as follows: Spinosaurus-60 feet, 9 tons Carcharodontosaurus-45 feet, 8 tons Giganotosaurus-42 feet, 8 tons Tyrannosaurus-42 feet, 7 tons Bahariasaurus-40 feet, 7 tons Mapusaurus-41 feet,...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): museums, natural history museums, dinosaur exhibits
natural history museums, dinosaur exhibits, sized adult: France, England, and Germany? There s a great list here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_natural_history_museums#Europe Paris, Berlin, and London each have a great museum I haven t seen the Berlin Allosaurus, so I don t know. They have fragments...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): something seems fake, spirit birds, ancient legacy
spirit birds, ancient legacy, northwest usa: Well, the problem is that the Earth s ecosystems have changed so much, and mammals have invaded every continent, so the classic dinosaurs are pretty much done with. However, take heart. See those birds out there? They are dinosaurs. They are successful, fascinating,...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): stone vertebrae, rocks and minerals, animal bones
rocks and minerals, animal bones, dimetrodon: Hi Chris! Actually, nearly all fossils are made of stone, so it could be anything from the woolly mammoth to a dimetrodon. Most animal bones more than a few million years old are bound to be just rocks and minerals. Thus, there are thousands of prehistoric...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): apatosaurus, precise proportions, peabody museum
precise proportions, peabody museum, field musuem: The Apatosaurus at the Peabody Museum appears to be either a mature adult or just close enough to it. I ve seen it and the AMNH and FMNH specimens close up, and there s nothing juvenile about them. They re all A. (Brontosaurus) excelsus I do believe the...

Paleontology (Dinosaurs): Carnivorous Dinasaur eating habits., dinosaur fossils, cell walls
dinosaur fossils, cell walls, cellulose: I am sorry but I am not sure. Although isotope testing can help prove what they ate, also in some dinosaurs the bones of others have been found. In some herbivores plants have been found as plants have cellulose in their cell wall (animals such as dinosaurs...