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Painting & Wallpapering: Peeling garage floor paint, remnant carpet, tires
Painting & Wallpapering: Peeling garage floor paint, remnant carpet, tires, paint

Painting & Wallpapering: paint problems, alkyd enamel, mold mildew
Painting & Wallpapering: paint problems, alkyd enamel, mold mildew, kilz

Painting & Wallpapering: paint and stain, kitchen cupboards, quebec
Painting & Wallpapering: paint and stain, kitchen cupboards, quebec

Painting & Wallpapering: painting house, latex paint, paint 2
Painting & Wallpapering: painting house, latex paint, paint 2, satin finish

Painting & Wallpapering: painting/metal door, oil based paint, metal doors
Painting & Wallpapering: painting/metal door, oil based paint, metal doors, latex

Painting & Wallpapering: painting over printed drywall, textured wall paper, modular home
Painting & Wallpapering: painting over printed drywall, textured wall paper, modular home, drywall

Painting & Wallpapering: painting Stucco exterior.. water seepage problem, breather vents, water proof
Painting & Wallpapering: painting Stucco exterior.. water seepage problem, breather vents, water proof, home depot

Painting & Wallpapering: painting over stained wood, envolope, hadel
Painting & Wallpapering: painting over stained wood, envolope, hadel, laquer

Painting & Wallpapering: painting wallpaper, removing wallpaper, light spray
Painting & Wallpapering: painting wallpaper, removing wallpaper, light spray, loose pieces

Painting & Wallpapering: pva or standard primer for new drywall, drywall industry, decent quality
Painting & Wallpapering: pva or standard primer for new drywall, drywall industry, decent quality, coats

Painting & Wallpapering: Re: Staining Plastered Walls, old rags, dry rag
Painting & Wallpapering: Re: Staining Plastered Walls, old rags, dry rag, textured walls

Painting & Wallpapering: Red Walls, mildew protection, white pigment
Painting & Wallpapering: Red Walls, mildew protection, white pigment, glossy coating

Painting & Wallpapering: Removing wallpaper trim, spray bottle, bathroom wall
Painting & Wallpapering: Removing wallpaper trim, spray bottle, bathroom wall, amazement

Painting & Wallpapering: removing wall paper, fabric softener, rememdy
Painting & Wallpapering: removing wall paper, fabric softener, rememdy, spray bottle

Painting & Wallpapering: removing wallpaper, wallpaper remover
Painting & Wallpapering: removing wallpaper, wallpaper remover

Painting & Wallpapering: Straight lines on highly textured wall, thin bead, clear glaze
Painting & Wallpapering: Straight lines on highly textured wall, thin bead, clear glaze, paint

Painting & Wallpapering: Wrought Iron Paint, mineral spirits, oily film
Painting & Wallpapering: Wrought Iron Paint, mineral spirits, oily film, sandblasting

Painting & Wallpapering: Getting wallpaper off., fabric softener, easy as pie
Painting & Wallpapering: Getting wallpaper off., fabric softener, easy as pie

Painting & Wallpapering: family room, pottery barn catalog, dill weed
pottery barn catalog, dill weed, dark floors: Hi Helene. I usually ask to know any other colors of rooms that are adjacent to the room in question. But since you have given me a lot of your desires for this particular room, I will give you a suggestion based on your needs. I agree with the likability...

Painting & Wallpapering: family room paint colour, room paint, paint colour
room paint, paint colour, vertical blinds: Hi Cheryl Ok, now it’s making sense. Here are some suggestions: 1.You could go with grey on the walls but keep it very light 2.Or pull the pale grey-green from the sofa if it looks ok with the valance on the windows 3.Add some pattern since you don’t seem...

Painting & Wallpapering: faux finishing bricks, sea sponge, colored paint
sea sponge, colored paint, red brick: Hi Betsie, I personally have not tried any stains for brick, but you can still use glaze. I would suggest repainting the brick first with a lighter base coat color that you like and then put your glaze over the top. I also suggest applying your glaze with...

Painting & Wallpapering: faux painting a door, faux painting, brush strokes
faux painting, brush strokes, brush stroke: Hello Wilma, Well it sounds like your oops paint is really just that....opps paint!! I would first try a 4 inch roller. Using a roller should help eliminate all or most of the brush strokes. If this doesn t help and your still getting that two toned look...

Painting & Wallpapering: faux painting venetian, venetian plaster, vero beach florida
venetian plaster, vero beach florida, faux painting: Hi Lisa, Unfortunately, Behr is having some major problems right now with their paint not wanting to adhere to the surface over a period of time. Hopefully you won t have this problem. The problem is that when you go to wipe the painted surface to clean...

Painting & Wallpapering: finishing sheet rock repair, drywall repair, texture paint
drywall repair, texture paint, consistent solution: Hi Tom. This is a common problem with drywall repair. There is no quick way of preventing the smooth finish, at least not that I am aware of. The most consistent solution is building up texture to match the existing wall. This means, before painting the...

Painting & Wallpapering: flock - on - foil removal, grit sandpaper, wallpaper remover
grit sandpaper, wallpaper remover, wall hang: Good question...sounds like it might be a problem to get off. There are a couple options: 1- check to see how tight the paper is on the wall. Using a wallpaper scraper with a 4 blade (use with caution..don t cut yourself),scrape a corner and see if it peels...

Painting & Wallpapering: What I found under the Old Wallpaper and how do I deal with it?, resistant paint, paint 2
resistant paint, paint 2, plaster: If it is what I think you are talking about, it is probably just plaster. I come across this lots of times in these 1920 or 1930 homes. I remove the wallpaper, and there is this stuff on the wall (brown, green, blue, sometimes red), that wipes off. That...

Painting & Wallpapering: foyer celing paint & Kitchen, ceiling paint, crown molding
ceiling paint, crown molding, window arch: Hi Donna Wow, a 2-story foyer! What a great thing to have! Since it is so tall and has so much light, you do not have to paint the ceiling white or even your soft white trim color. You can pain it the same as the walls or even go a shade or two deeper if...

Painting & Wallpapering: foyer paint colour, paint color chips, paint swatches
paint color chips, paint swatches, shades of paint: Hi Amanda Trying to mix another color into what could be several gallons of paint is difficult unless you are a professional painter. Either pick a new color or glaze you Potter’s Clay walls with something like sepia, sienna, grey, etc. to tone them down....

Painting & Wallpapering: Garage Floor Paint, garage floor paint, michael bruns
garage floor paint, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert: Hello I definatly recommend a 2-part floor epoxy for this type of application. Any other paints will work ok, but the epoxy is going to wear like iron and give you by far the best durability. 2-part means you add a chemical activator ot the paint so it...

Painting & Wallpapering: Girls room, color colors, girls room
color colors, girls room, bright colors: Hello, Since your wanting to use bright colors and there are no windows, you could always paint chair rail down (36 inches) in the lime green, and at your chair rail, paint a wide stripe in the hot pink and from the wide stripe up, paint it white or off white....

Painting & Wallpapering: gallery wall colors, halogen lights, wall colors
halogen lights, wall colors, local gallery: If you look round most art galleries they tend to be muted colours as to not draw attention from the artwork, colours like beige, magnolia, soft stone and other off whites. White itself is used quite a lot in public galleries but there they have a lot more...

Painting & Wallpapering: garage door, varathane, professional paint
varathane, professional paint, paint contractor: Hi Barry Sounds like you need to refinish the garage doors. It sounds weathered enough plus the possible rot that I would consider having a professional paint contractor take a look at it to see if it can be refinished. One reason is the contractor should...

Painting & Wallpapering: glazing kitchen cabinets, aqua finishing solutions, glazing kitchen cabinets
aqua finishing solutions, glazing kitchen cabinets, grooved panels: Hi Dewanda, I like to use Aqua Finishing Solutions Stain and Seal. It is a water based gel stain that can be very diluted with water and brushed into the grooved panels. It is very easy to do, and provides a very soft look. I am a distributor for this...

Painting & Wallpapering: glazing kitchen cabinets in groves, glazing kitchen cabinets, chip brushes
glazing kitchen cabinets, chip brushes, light ivory: Hi Debbie, To glaze the grooved areas of your cabinets you want to use a chip brush. You can buy chip brushes at your local paint store or Walmart or Lowes. They are very inexpensive and come in several sizes ranging from 1 inch to 4 or 5 inch brush. The...

Painting & Wallpapering: glazing kitchen cabinets, glazing kitchen cabinets, new cabinets
glazing kitchen cabinets, new cabinets, cabinet doors: Hi Annie Keep in mind that a transparent glaze will not even out of cover any areas of wear on the worn cabinets. So if you want “random” areas of distress, sand them in random areas. Make sure the doors have been cleaned with TSP, and always remove cabinet...

Painting & Wallpapering: glazing painted cabinets, flat surfaces, antique white
flat surfaces, antique white, soft cloth: Hi Lori, You want to cover the entire cabinet with your glaze and then wipe the flat surfaces back with a clean, soft cloth. When you wipe the entire surface back it leaves the glaze to hang in the cracks and crevices of your cabinets. When painting your...

Painting & Wallpapering: glazing stained cabinets, paint store, kitchen cabinets
paint store, kitchen cabinets, paint color: Hello Breena, Am I correct saying that the cabinets already have a clear protective top coat on them? If so then you ll want to sand the clear coat back a bit so there is a biting surface for the glaze to adhere to. Is the existing color of your cabinets...

Painting & Wallpapering: glitter in paint, flat paint, egg shell
flat paint, egg shell, paint products: There shouldn t be a problem with that. I would first do a little test and add just a little to some paint and mix it up really well. See what kind of effect it gives you. Depending on the amount of paint your needing, it might require quite a bit of glitter...

Painting & Wallpapering: granite paint with glitter- (Lowe's signature series, glitter paint, earthstone
glitter paint, earthstone, lowe s: Hello, I ve not worked with the granite paint directly, but I would suggest in a small area that s not very noticeable, take a clean sponge or rag with a little water on it and try lightly wiping it and see how it does. It might very well do ok. If you...

Painting & Wallpapering: great room with blue gray short shag carpet, carpet color, blues and reds
carpet color, blues and reds, shag carpet: Hi Sharon Ok: to Complement (means “complementary” or contrasting with color) the carpet color, try an orangey-brown or terracotta shade. This will make the carpet stand out a bit more though, especially if it is brighter or lighter than the carpet color....

Painting & Wallpapering: Hanging Wainscott Panels, baseboard trim, wainscott panels
baseboard trim, wainscott panels, liquid nails: Tim, You might try using construction adhesive. It is available by the gallon from liquid nails. Get a 1/4 to 3/8 inch notched trowel and spread the adhesive evenly over the surface where the panels will go. Pop a line across the top edge of where the panels...

Painting & Wallpapering: HD Behr Prem Plus Ultra or SW Duration, best exterior paint, pratt lambert
best exterior paint, pratt lambert, self priming: Hi Chris You are out of my realm in the fact that I can’t guarantee the results of either paint you choose. The prep work is key to any paint job. Perfect prep will make even mediocre paint perform much better. Behr was top-rated by Consumer Reports a few...

Painting & Wallpapering: HELP NEEDED!!!!, oxblood red, fireplace mantel
oxblood red, fireplace mantel, fireplace area: Hi Kristie It must be an emergency since you are writing in all capital letters!:) I wouldn’t worry about wood tones too much, especially matching ALL of the colors. Stick to classic wood colors on the floor and everything else can be different and coordinate...

Painting & Wallpapering: Help choosing a paint color for living room, choosing a paint color, paint chips
choosing a paint color, paint chips, paint store: Hi again Try some of the same colors I mentioned before. Unfortunately your carpet does appear really pink and that is really hard to work with. Carpet is such a huge area of color, so I’d get drastic. But if this was an in-person color-consulting job...

Painting & Wallpapering: Help with finding a kitchen colour!!, paint colors, paint samples
paint colors, paint samples, autumn leaf: Hi Denise again I’d paint the ledge the same color one of the walls beneath it, and that will depend on what side of the wall you are on. So, at this point it’s up to you to pain it the kitchen color or the foyer color. Either is fine. Good luck! reb ...

Painting & Wallpapering: Helping color flow in my open floorplan!, color washing technique, accent wall
color washing technique, accent wall, suddle: Hi Trenna. As I tell many people who write me with questions, color selection is not really my expertise. There are many decorators on this site with vast experience in decorating and design. With that said, I still think I have a few good ideas for you....

Painting & Wallpapering: Home Office, visual ergonomics, shiny surfaces
visual ergonomics, shiny surfaces, wall surfaces: Hi T Offices need very specific colors, LRV’s (Light reflectance Values) and lighting, so first, I’ll need to know if there is a computer(s) and what the lighting is like. Ideally, for computer work, you will want dimmers installed and really good lighting...

Painting & Wallpapering: hanging pictures on venetian plaster, venetian plaster, screw gun
venetian plaster, screw gun, nail holes: Small picture hooks (with a 1/4 or 1/2 nail) usually are not long enough to hit a stud. If you do use a longer nail and it does hit a stud, what I would do is : use a small hammer and gently tap on the nail being aware of any shaking or vibration in the...

Painting & Wallpapering: hiding the groves when painting vinyl wallpaper, vinyl wallpaper, painting
vinyl wallpaper, painting: Depending on the type of look you want, you can paint over vinyl wallpaper, but the groves will still show. It will look like a wall with painted over vinyl wallpaper. If you don t like the groves, the only other thing to do is to remove the old wallpaper...

Painting & Wallpapering: hiding "orange peel" walls, paint treatments, grass cloth
paint treatments, grass cloth, cloth patterns: Hi Jennifer There are two ways to minimize unwanted textures: cover with pattern or dead flat paint. The pattern can be wallpaper or a faux (special effect) finish, but the special effect must have a ‘pattern’ or uneven color and texture. And it’s best if...

Painting & Wallpapering: higloss paint, latex paint, oil based paint
latex paint, oil based paint, high gloss: The high gloss is probably an oil based paint. 1-Prime the doors and trim with an oil based primer. 2-Paint 2 coats of paint on the doors and trim. The paint can either be latex paint or oil based paint. Paint comes in different sheens: 1-flat 2-eggshell...

Painting & Wallpapering: home exterior, liquid vinyl, exterior coatings
liquid vinyl, exterior coatings, water proof: I cannot really tell you about the coating in question without a brand name. I am familiar with Sherwin Williams lifetime exterior product. It s a good product, but I m partial to the 25 year Superpaint. Exterior repaints can rarely be classified by square...

Painting & Wallpapering: house colors, michael bruns, accent colors
michael bruns, accent colors, genuine allexperts expert: Hello As you can imagine its very hard for me to pick out colors over the internet...its hard enough helping someone pick them out in our store! All I can suggest is stopping by your hardware store/paint store and picking up some of the color books they...

Painting & Wallpapering: INTERIOR/EXTERIOR????, latex paint, exterior paints
latex paint, exterior paints, paint store: I will be honest in saying that I haven t worked much with exterior paints, but I do know that most exterior paints are oil based and have a definate strong odor. Oil based paints tend to hold up better and last longer when dealing with the climate and such....

Painting & Wallpapering: Interesting design on kitchen cabinets, terracotta paint, brown paint
terracotta paint, brown paint, wood cabinets: Hello Karen, For the terracotta glaze color you want to get some plain clear glaze and a quart or two of paint in the colors of your choice. Get the brownish terracotta paint color you want and that is what you mix with the clear glaze. When you go to mix...

Painting & Wallpapering: Interior color choices, heart pine floors, greek revival style
heart pine floors, greek revival style, interior paint colors: Hi Again We have one IACC-NA member in Cumming, Georgia, but that might be too far away from you. I recommend that you look around in your own town for a color consultant. Or if you like, you may e-mail me personally for a remote consultation. I’ve done them...

Painting & Wallpapering: Interior Painting, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, acrylic latex: Hello First thing youll want to do before anything is to scrape off that loose and peeling paint, and spackle and sand any low areas on the wall. Once thats done, then youll want to clean the walls with a premade wall prep solution or better yet a solution...

Painting & Wallpapering: Interior Painting Problems, leftover paint, wood doors
leftover paint, wood doors, interior painting: Hi Len. Thank you for the detailed follow up. There are a couple of reasons this may have happen. The biggest factor is usually humidity, but should really only affect your front door. Since you said your front door seemed fine and you had the air conditioner...

Painting & Wallpapering: Interior Painting, michael bruns, mold and mildew
michael bruns, mold and mildew, genuine allexperts expert: Hello An eggshell or satin in the kitchen is no problem, and could also work in the bathroom. Does the bathroom have a bath fan? and is it does, do you use it when you shower? If so, then I would stick with at least a satin finish in there. If you dont...

Painting & Wallpapering: Interior Paneling Stain/Paint, interior paneling, michael bruns
interior paneling, michael bruns, wood bleach: Hello Well.....I think your going to be stuck with sealing off that old oil stain and starting from scratch. Any type of interior stain is going to be transparent enough to not do much to change the color of whats already there, and trying to strip or use...

Painting & Wallpapering: Interior painting, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, interior painting: Hello Although you cant go wrong by priming if ever in question, there are certain applications where its really not going to help much. On interior applications where the paint is in good shape, the only reason I would say a definite yes to priming is...

Painting & Wallpapering: Interior Trim, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, glossy paint: Hello You definatly need to dull that glossy paint before repainting, or your right youll have your new paint chipping and peeling all over again. So you have to either sand the trim so its dull and smooth, or replace it. Since you have peeling and cracking...

Painting & Wallpapering: Interior Z-Brick, wagner sprayer, latex brush
wagner sprayer, latex brush, bricks and mortar: Jim, You are using the best primer! My personal favorite. The best way to paint brick, if not with an airless sprayer, is with a heavy nap roller (at least 3/4 ... i prefer 1 ). Get a good roller frame at Sherwin Williams, and a Sherwool roller cover, heavy...

Painting & Wallpapering: Irving Stripe Drapes, fabric stores, worn areas
fabric stores, worn areas, google: Hi Marylynn I would suggest if you like them enough to, take the PB catalogue around with you to some different fabric stores and look for a fabric that is similar or as close to it as you can find and have some made. You could also look online at some different...

Painting & Wallpapering: installing bead board, bead board paneling, ceramic tile
bead board paneling, ceramic tile, poor job: This is not my specialty (installation of bead board,paneling, etc). I m assuming it could. What I d suggest is go down to you local hardware store where they sell bead board and ask them this question. They will be more helpful to you than I could be on...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior garage walls, satin latex, latex paint
satin latex, latex paint, acrylic latex: Exterior paint is made to hold up better than interior paint, since exterior paint is exposed to the weather. I have a garage, and I painted mine with satin latex paint. A few things to consider: 1-Exterior paint is more durable and washable than interior...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior latex paint, latex paint, interior latex
latex paint, interior latex, moisture problem: Hello First off let me apologise for the delay. Ive been having server problems and havnt been able to access my email all week! Does your bathroom have a bath fan? It sounds to me like your having an excess moisture problem, and without a fan you cant...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior paint, homegood stores, expectation level
homegood stores, expectation level, colorplace: Hi Jerry. I don t spec the paints that you have listed, so I really couldn t tell you which one is better than the other. Homegood stores and shopping centers usually sell gimmick paints. Their products are more centered around marketing that quality....

Painting & Wallpapering: interior paint colors, interior paint colors, tile floor
interior paint colors, tile floor, window trim: Hi Susan Well, sounds like a lot of painting. First, the living room and foyer should be the same color if there is no way to divide them without using trim for separation. Wall trim might look odd in the middle of a foyer depending on the architecture, so...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior paint with high ceiling, interior paint, white walls
interior paint, white walls, room bedroom: Hi Tina The “truth” you mention is subjective in all three questions. I’ll address them each: (1) Is it true that when the walls are white, the furniture will be more emphasized? Would you recommend white walls for the living room if the furniture will be...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior paint, paint colors, mud room
paint colors, mud room, shades of green: Hi Susan, First of all, are you planning on keeping all the dark stained trim throughout? Sounds like you may just need a little updating on trim color and basic wall paint colors to lighten everything up a bit! Unfortunately it is a bit difficult for me...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior painting, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, moisture proof: Hello They actually make a Kitchen and Bath paint formulated for just these enviornments. Basically what the difference is the k&b paints have mildecides and zinc in them and that helps to reduce the chance of mold or mildew from forming. Generally a...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior painting, living room furniture, blue shades
living room furniture, blue shades, interior painting: Hi Maryann First, try turning off the “Caps Lock” key on your computer- it looks like you are yelling. With open floor plans, it’s always better to use one color on the walls. Use furniture colors, area rugs and artwork, etc. to delineate various seating...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior painting, accent wall, accent color
accent wall, accent color, interior painting: Hi Jackie I would paint the center wall the deeper accent color, probably the brown. I usually like accent walls to have no windows or doors; that might help your decision. And keep in mind and accent wall will create an additional focal point, so if you...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior painting, decorative colors, berber carpet
decorative colors, berber carpet, whole wheat: Sherwin Williams whole wheat is a great color and very neutral. You have several options for colors in your hall, kitchen and family room. Just a few questions, do you have any existing pieces of furniture or decorative colors that need to be incorporated?...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior painting, interior painting, color shade
interior painting, color shade, co founder: Hi Steve, You may be getting a lighter coverage with a brush making it appear darker because some of the base coat may be showing through. The the roller will provide a more even finish with a heavier applications, as you apply more coats, the color should...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior painting, cinder block walls, michael bruns
cinder block walls, michael bruns, latex paint: Hello When you say the paint is coming off with painters tape, is it just the new coats of semigloss paint coming off, or is the previous latex paint coming off as well leaving the oil based paint behind? How long did you wait before using the tape? And...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior stain to lighten wood paneling, latex paint, wood paneling
latex paint, wood paneling, textured wallpaper: Hi Jay I don’t know of a way to do your “whitewashing” or “pickling” any easier. The ‘how to’ of this has been dealt with on this forum before several times. You can use a latex paint, wipe it off and just varnish it. If there are faster methods, I do not...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior trim/molding/baseboard color difference, window casings, shelter magazines
window casings, shelter magazines, stained floors: Hi Shannon To answer your questions, Yes, yes, and no. There are a zillion examples in books and shelter magazines of different baseboards, painted trim and stained floors, etc. As long as you are consistent and do all the baseboards in one room the same,...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior wall paint, drywall compound, glue removal
drywall compound, glue removal, interior latex: Vicki, The paper backing from the wall paper really needs to be removed before painting. If you dont, you can have a real disaster cause the backing from the wall paper is unstable and can bubble and peel once you start painting. You can generally remove...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior wall painting dilema, tile floors, wall painting
tile floors, wall painting, seperate rooms: Hello Charmaine, Have you ever thought about using a room dividing screen? They come in 3 folds and 4 folds. They are great for what your wanting and then you could paint the wall leading up to the screen in your living room one color and then from the...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior wall painting, wall painting, complimentary color
wall painting, complimentary color, interior wall: Gold-ochre yellow or parchment gold is the complimentary color to purple and usually works very well. I personally like yellow and black together too. With this scheme you will have some rich color but still be able to keep the walls light with the yellow....

Painting & Wallpapering: interior woodwork, interior woodwork, thoughout
interior woodwork, thoughout, downstairs: It is fine to have your downstairs woodwork white and your upstairs woodwork off white.There is no set rule that the interior woodwork has to be the same throughout the house. But generally speaking, most of the time, all the woodwork throughout the house...

Painting & Wallpapering: Jewel Tones..., satin pillows, accent rugs
satin pillows, accent rugs, ginger gold: Hi Jenny Sounds like you need some serious color added to your house! One thing I like to do with jewel tones is an accent wall. Favorite colors are reds but I have also done ginger-gold shades, olive green, terra cotta, and eggplant as well as muted tones...

Painting & Wallpapering: Jewel tone furniture, jewel tone, accent wall
jewel tone, accent wall, medium gold: Hi Teri Well, you should have a wonderful color palette right in front of you: your sofa. If that isn’t working (and it sounds like it isn’t), what about other items in the room? Pillows? Throws? Art? Also think of a neutral accent wall. Accent walls don’t...

Painting & Wallpapering: KITCHEN CABINET PAINTING, acrylic latex, oil based paint
acrylic latex, oil based paint, oil paint: Hello First of all you can paint these cabinets any color you like, without worries of streaking. You first however have to clean them with a TSP and hot water solution. You can find TSP in any hardware store or home center. It comes in a powder form, you...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen Cabinets, random orbital sander, kitchen cabinets
random orbital sander, kitchen cabinets, flat surfaces: Hi Charmaine. I m sorry to hear how the previous owners left your cabinets. I myself recently bought a house and have had to completely tear down everything and start over with new because the previous owner did everything himself and did a really bad job....

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen Cabinets, home improvement centers, oak cabinets
home improvement centers, oak cabinets, kitchen cabinets: An easy way to do what you are looking for is lightly sand the cabinets to remove the stain. Then apply either stain or Watco Oil (Watch Oil is a product that stains & finishes all in one application. You just rub it on like a stain, wait a few minutes, then...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen Ceiling, popcorn ceilings, kitchen ceiling
popcorn ceilings, kitchen ceiling, dinning room: Hi Rich Oooooh! Popcorn ceilings! Going over the popcorn with drywall is perfectly fine if you do it in stages. Of course, it would be great if it were all done at once, but budgets and time sometimes do not allow for everything to be done at once. I’d just...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen Color, tile backsplash, melamine type
tile backsplash, melamine type, crown molding: Hi Doug You mention both “color” and “colors” so I’m not sure if you want more than one color for your kitchen. And you do not mention the color of the tile. That said, white trim of all types is commonly used to separate two colors: chair rail, wainscoting,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen cabinets, quartz material, oak cabinets
quartz material, oak cabinets, kitchen cabinets: Hi Michael If you want to refinish your cabinets, you could choose virtually any color to go with white appliances. However, I believe light finishes look better with white appliances. A white wash or pickle on oak cabinets would be a nice change or try a...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen color, saltillo tile floors, hickory cabinets
saltillo tile floors, hickory cabinets, oak cabinets: Hi Barb Well, do you live in southern Arizona? Then I can stop by! Seriously, just e-mail me at colorguru@gmail.com and we can set something up. Well, you kitchen sounds a lot like mine. So much so that I will give you a link to photos of my kitchen for...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen color, dark navy blue, tile backsplash
dark navy blue, tile backsplash, laminate countertop: Hi Fran I need some more details before I can help out. Do either the mauve counter top or floor have any color variation or pattern? Is it a ceramic or laminate countertop and what is the floor made of? Do you have any patterned tile backsplash or any...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen colors, kitchen colors, traditional colors
kitchen colors, traditional colors, dramatic color: Hi L Terracotta would be wonderful but it depends on how much light you have and your taste: if you want cozy and/or dramatic color, go for it. If you want light and airy, lighten your countertop choice and wall color and add lighting if needed. You don’t...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen/dining paint color, grey carpet, neutral colors
grey carpet, neutral colors, grey wall: Hello Susannes, I would probably suggest painting your walls a neutral color. This way your free to bring in color with your accessories. Some neutral colors I would suggest would be taupes, darker creams, beige, kahki, etc, Any of these colors would look...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen/family room paint, marble countertop, cherry cabinets
marble countertop, cherry cabinets, room paint: Hi Dawn So you need a color for the top of the wall and the beadboard? Well, I’d use a color that is in a pattern in the room: fabric, knit throw, folk art object. You could go bold with red and blue or neutral with cream and putty or try a new wood stain...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen Painting, faux brick, brick and mortar
faux brick, brick and mortar, home in tuscany: Hi Marlene If the faux brick is hideous and cannot be removed, I’d go neutral or a natural “red brick” color. At the very least, one solid-color brick wall is fine. If the brick looks natural and pretty nice, keep it as is, Do Not paint it! A real home in...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen paint & counter colors, parquet wood flooring, kitchen paint
parquet wood flooring, kitchen paint, green colors: Hello L, Since your appliances are all black I think the black and speckled counter tops (granite?) would look nice. With dark countertops and appliances you may want to consider a lighter or brighter paint for the little bit off wall space you do have in...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen paint, orange accents, glass accents
orange accents, glass accents, deeper shades: Hi Paula “Autumn tundra” tile sounds nice. Honey-colored wood cabinets and warm brown-beige floor colors can work as neutrals so you have a lot of choices. For a glowing kitchen, try honey-beige or honey gold shades, or buttery yellows with some blue-violet...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen Reno, oak kitchen cabinets, color schemes for kitchens
oak kitchen cabinets, color schemes for kitchens, caesar stone: Hi Heather A new countertop is a major expense and a large surface of color, so choose wisely. I recommend something neutral so you won’t get tired of it and medium to light if you have a small kitchen. For drama, go a bit deeper but very dark (black, charcoal,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen wall color, stainless steel appliances, brown shades
stainless steel appliances, brown shades, black granite: Hi Sacha I assume “maple cinnamon” and “auburn are both brown shades. I never assume of course! If that is indeed the case, you should be able to pick a light warm neutral (warm off-white, cream, tan, etc.) in the same color range as your browns. Look for...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen wall and flooring, kitchen cabinets, sherwin williams
kitchen cabinets, sherwin williams, kitchen wall: Hi Doris, You have several options depending upon how much color you like. With the black being such a strong color, you could use a red such as Sherwin Williams Bravado Red, or Ryegrass (Green) if you want something more neutral, take a look at Sherwin...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen walls, brown speckles, pratt lambert
brown speckles, pratt lambert, hickory cabinets: Hi Gerlinde (cool name BTW) Ok, Silestone, (same as my kitchen!) First, bag that Ace Hardware paint; it’s not very good quality. Get some real paint: Benjamin Moore, Pratt & Lambert, Sherwin Williams, etc. Two color ideas: warm yellow-beiges that pick up...

Painting & Wallpapering: kilz paint peeling, grit sandpaper, finished panels
grit sandpaper, finished panels, promblem: Yikes. Sounds like a real mess. There are a lot of reasons why paint won t stick to a wall, and without more information, I can t know for sure why your paint won t bond. I m going to make the assumption that your mobile home was finished with pre-finished...

Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen chairs, kitchen chairs, urethane
kitchen chairs, urethane, painting: Hi Edward. It s good to hear back from you. I m sorry to hear you are having sticking problems. I guess I need to know what advice did you take in painting the chairs, and what products did you use? When you say sticking , do you mean the actual finish...

Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen color, dark chocolate brown, banana cream pie
dark chocolate brown, banana cream pie, ralph lauren paint color: Hi Susan First, stay away from pink or mauve for your kitchen!! It’s not a good color for food prep. Think about this: ever see it used a shelter magazine kitchen? Pink and purple are just not good colors for kitchens. Warm colors are usually best for kitchens...

Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen/family room paint scheme, sliding glass doors, black leather couch
sliding glass doors, black leather couch, kitchen table and chairs: Hi JC For your flooring, the important thing is whether the wood colors coordinate, not that they match. So a very red cherry wood floor might look great if your cabinets are pear wood and have that pinky-beige undertone to them. Or if the cabinets are light...

Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen paint color, butternut squash, oak cabinetry
butternut squash, oak cabinetry, chair cushions: 6-14-07 Hi Marie First, let’s get this out of the way: Purple is not a good kitchen color. Ever. So, get that out of your mind! Yellow is fine, there are a zillion shades and most are very good kitchen colors. Just don’t get too acidic and bright. You...

Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen paint color, kitchen paint, wood cabinets
kitchen paint, wood cabinets, color direction: Hi Cindy I’m a bit confused by your question. It sounds like you would like a color to match the marble-look counter top. If so, just pull a color from the pattern and use that on the walls. With neutral colored cabinets and counters, you literally paint...

Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen paint colors, accent wall, kitchen paint
accent wall, kitchen paint, paint colors: Hi Lori It sounds like a lot of blue & white!. You do not mention where you live, the lighting is exposure in the blue rooms, or the type of flooring in the living room. I’d probably put a neutral color on the walls: sandy beige, taupe, pale gold, or similar....

Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen wall color, black granite, limewash
black granite, limewash, kitchen cabinets: Hi Skip What color you choose all comes down to what you want your kitchen to be and your style. Convivial with lots of dinner parties and people cooking? Or do you just cook for yourself and it’s your space alone? Or do you want a serene feeling with neutrals...

Painting & Wallpapering: Should kitchen wall be in the Red color family too?, kitchen cabinets, color suggestions
kitchen cabinets, color suggestions, rectangular shape: Hi Sil, If you are planning to paint your kitchen door trims and window pure white, then your cabinets can be white as well. I only mentioned a creamy white because the totally tan color is so warm, that the contrast will be softer with creamy white versus...

Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen, creamy vanilla custard, kitchen cabinet doors
creamy vanilla custard, kitchen cabinet doors, pale sage: Hi Jackie I think you have answered your own question. How bold your scheme looks in any configuration will depend on lighting, windows, the other large surfaces (Floor, counters), and how much wall there really is. I’d go with your gut feelings and do what...

Painting & Wallpapering: Light fixture to go with brown paint, brown paint, light taupe
brown paint, light taupe, iron black: Hi Betsy I can only imagine what “cowboy boot “ looks like since you did not specify the paint brand. However, try either copper or bronze finishes with your style and if that doesn’t appeal, matte wrought iron black is always appropriate with the lodge look....

Painting & Wallpapering: Lightening Paint Colour, paint colour, paint company
paint colour, paint company, reb: Hi Mary You can add a LARGE amount of white base to lighten it and end up with more paint than you started with. Or you can tone it down with other colorants. I’d ask the paint company if they could tone it down or change the color entirely. I hope this...

Painting & Wallpapering: Living room paint colors, benjamen moore, room paint
benjamen moore, room paint, room hope: Hi Angela, For your living room walls, here s a few Benjamen Moore colors that I think would look great with your flooring and your taupe leather furniture. Sea Urchin-1052, Powell Buff- HC-35, Pearl Harbor-2165-50, Sepia Tan-1116, Shaker Beige-HC-45, Philadelphia...

Painting & Wallpapering: Long corridor paint, accent color, duck egg
accent color, duck egg, color artwork: Hi Rosanne First thing: paint each side of a long corridor the SAME color! Otherwise it will feel unbalanced. Some ways to liven a long, narrow corridor: paint the end wall a fun accent color, either dark or bright. It will shorten the corridor a bit. Also...

Painting & Wallpapering: Looking for an inexpensive kitchen facelift, waynescotting, window casings
waynescotting, window casings, mustard yellow: Hi Stacey Best and cheapest fix is to paint. Leave the tiles alone, white tiles are easy to decorate around. Same with the neutral counters. Oak cabinets don’t sound too bad but one thing you can try that is very fast is a clear matte finish rather than...

Painting & Wallpapering: Louvre Doors - Painting, louvre doors, aerosol product
louvre doors, aerosol product, louver doors: The best and quickest way to paint louver doors is with a paint sprayer, or use a can of spray paint. Aside from that, there a 2 other options I could think of: 1-There is this spray aerosol product with empty bottles, that you fill up with your brand and...

Painting & Wallpapering: laminate table, dining room table, soap and water
dining room table, soap and water, everyday use: Hi Michelle, If your wanting to give your table some personality I would suggest distressing it and not doing the crackling effect unless you have done this finish before. The crackled look is great, but very tempermental and hard to achieve. If you want...

Painting & Wallpapering: Can latex caulking be sponged..., nailguns, nail gun
nailguns, nail gun, server problems: Hello First off let me apologise for the delay. Ive been having server problems and havnt been able to access my email all week! Once your caulking has dried youll be unable to do much with it, so your going to want to try and smooth it out best when its...

Painting & Wallpapering: latex over oil, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, latex paint: Hello Tell me a little more of what you did.....what your painting, what kind of primer and paint, how long the primer dried ect ect and Ill see if I can help you figure this out! Michael Bruns Genuine AllExperts Expert Check out my bio/ratings page!...

Painting & Wallpapering: latex paint drying with streaks, latex paint, interior latex
latex paint, interior latex, sherwins: Jan, I m sorry to tell you that I believe your problem relates to the quality of the paint you are using. We call this Glossing Out and see it often with satin and higher glosses, but rarely with flat latex. This problem may be resolved by applying a HEAVY,...

Painting & Wallpapering: lead paint, latex paint, lead paint
latex paint, lead paint, kitchen cabinets: What most paint stores suggest is to prime 2 coats with an oil based primer. Then paint your 2 finish coats.(It can be either semi gloss latex paint or semi gloss oil paint. A person working around lead paint should use a respirator. For more information,...

Painting & Wallpapering: leak bubbles behind existing paint., wet walls, diy shops
wet walls, diy shops, undercoat: you can buy special damp stopping paint. the only brands i know that do it are international and polly cell. poly cell make it as an undercoat and international make it in colours to put straight onto the wall. You can paint directly onto wet walls with this...

Painting & Wallpapering: liquid stucco, latex paints, ken ken
latex paints, ken ken, own web page: Ken I m not famliar with the product you are asking about. We have often painted old stucco with good results using exterior latex paints. Most stucco is dsigned to be exposed to water with no ill effects, as it is a masonary product. The only reason I can...

Painting & Wallpapering: Does liquid TSP really take gloss off paint so I can paint over it, old porch, ceiling paint
old porch, ceiling paint, jasco: Kate, It s not easy to tell. One way is to apply goof off to an small obscure spot and see if it starts to affect (dissolve)the finish. This product only affects latex paints, not oil based. Try it and if you are still not sur, just prime it anyhow (not a...

Painting & Wallpapering: living room, dark walls, exact shade
dark walls, exact shade, blue walls: Hi Crystal Ok, I’m a little confused, but I gather from this statement: ” I don’t want all of the darkness coming from the TV and the dark walls!” that the new gigantic TV is in the living room and you don’t like the dark screen and dark walls around it....

Painting & Wallpapering: living room ceiling, mold problem, bedroom rancher
mold problem, bedroom rancher, mid sixties: Hello First off let me apologise about the time it has taken to answer your question. Once in a while the questions dont make it to my email, and Ive complained about this to About and they said they had it fixed, obviously not! After getting a reminder...

Painting & Wallpapering: living room colors, sherwin williams paint store, sherwin williams paint
sherwin williams paint store, sherwin williams paint, mail box: Hi Joan, You will have to be careful which beige family you pick, your right the pink toned beiges will not look good. I received your email to my colorwithnoregrets@yahoo.com mail box, I will be glad to help you solve your color problems, I am sure that...

Painting & Wallpapering: my living room paint color, paint colors, room paint
paint colors, room paint, golden honey: Hi Susan If you need the room to be brighter, add more lighting before deciding on paint colors. For a cozier feel, you can take a look at something deeper such as Buena Vista Gold 209 and use a white Linen White for trim and a lighter color for the ceiling...

Painting & Wallpapering: my living room w/navy blue leather furniture, chinese signs, leather furniture
chinese signs, leather furniture, oriental theme: Hi Diana Forget trying to match colors in your painting. Get the colors you Really Want! If you like sage green, go for it. If you hate yellow, don’t add another speck of yellow into your room! Life is too short to have colors you don’t really like. I think...

Painting & Wallpapering: livingroom, accent furniture, throw pillows
accent furniture, throw pillows, blue paint: Hi Diana, Not a pain at all! It should be very close to the same color. It also depends on how much blue is in the fabric. For instance, if it is a very narrow line of blue it needs to close, if it is a very wide strip and you see a lot of it, then its...

Painting & Wallpapering: Masonry Paint, masonry paint, wall paint
masonry paint, wall paint, color paint: Hi Andrea, If your masonry paint is solvent based, I would definitely re-purchase another gallon of your latex wall paint. Chances are they won t have exactly the same look anyway because they are different products designed for different surfaces. To...

Painting & Wallpapering: Melamine paint, melamine paint, loose hairs
melamine paint, loose hairs, paint department: Hi Karen. Even though melamine is very durable coating, it is probably one of the hardest products to work with. Melamine is basically a liquid plastic, and really can t be compared to paint. I think it s a little disappointing that companies sell this...

Painting & Wallpapering: Michael,What is the best..., michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, wallpaper stripper: Hello You need to purchase a wallpaper stripper, which you will apply to the wallpaper. This will soften the adhesive and with some luck the paper will peel off in larger strips! Once the walls are bare, sand them lightly to smooth out any adhesive residue,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Mint Rug is Ruining my life :<, plywood underlayment, peach roses
plywood underlayment, peach roses, hard wood floors: Hi Kelly, I think the problem is that your color choices are too bland, which in turn is probably boring the heck out of you. Light mint cries for something bold and daring. And, this shade of green goes with a variety of colors besides beige and white....

Painting & Wallpapering: Mobile home painting, tri sodium phosphate, michael bruns
tri sodium phosphate, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert: Hi Dan Actually TSP instead of bleach! TSP (Tri-Sodium-Phosphate) is a heavy duty cleaner than actually contains a small amount of phosphoric acid so not only cleans but the acid etches the paint so you get good adhesion. The only reason you would want...

Painting & Wallpapering: Mold on wall, paint store, lake george
paint store, lake george, mold inhibitor: Thanh, If you painted over the mold before killing it you have a bit of a problem, cause it is now sealed in and alive below the paint. You could try repainting the area with a stain blocking primer (i use Zinsser Bullseye 123 Latex Primer) with a mold inhibitor...

Painting & Wallpapering: Mudding over primer, sheetrock screws, wood slat
sheetrock screws, wood slat, wood molding: Hi Wayne; Isn t it good to know that the primer is resisting your attempts to remove it? Imagine what it will do if you try to splash something on the ceiling? Wayne, have you thought that maybe you are being to fastidious for a few air bubbles? I m still...

Painting & Wallpapering: making myown textured paint, lath and plaster, michael bruns
lath and plaster, michael bruns, upstairs hallway: Hello Well yes and no! Yes you can add DRY spackle powder to paint to thicken it up to achieve a texture type paint, and also yes you can add this to your paint that has been tinted. However I still recommend that once you create your texture effect on...

Painting & Wallpapering: masking off painted surfaces, textured surfaces, different colors
textured surfaces, different colors, hi mike: Hi Mike, Sounds like your doing everything you can to prevent the paint from bleeding underneith the tape. As far as I know there really isn t anything else to prevent the paint from bleeding except just going easy on the paint in the areas that have a textured...

Painting & Wallpapering: master bedroom, natural focal point, accent wall
natural focal point, accent wall, lt brown: Hi Tina Ok, now I have a better image of the room to work with. Cozy and romantic means you need to nix the white walls and ceiling. Some ideas: you can use the red carpet as a starting point and choose to create an accent wall on the same wall the fireplace...

Painting & Wallpapering: mauve rugs - what color paint for walls?, benjamin moores, color suggestions
benjamin moores, color suggestions, sofa loveseat: Hi Mary Ann, I would suggest for your walls either a cream color like Benjamin Moores Indian White OC-88, Palace White OC-100, or maybe even a pale, pale, creamy mauve like BM- Wild Aster 1240. Any of these would look nice with your existing colors. If...

Painting & Wallpapering: mexican cement wall, lime plaster, stucco products
lime plaster, stucco products, cement wall: Hi Rose Sounds like you just need to use more cement to “fill in”. You ought to be able to add more cement to the cement on the wall or even lime plaster, which is on walls at my Arizona home. There are also some stucco products that can be used to fill in...

Painting & Wallpapering: mural paint, water emulsion, golden acrylics
water emulsion, golden acrylics, acrylic paint: Dear Jen I do not know what “acrylic water emulsion” is, but I know what acrylic paint is. “Emulsion” implies a mix of oil and water, so avoid anything like that for painting a mural or anything else. Please read this article http://www.goldenpaints.com/justpaint/jp10article1.php...

Painting & Wallpapering: Need Help choosing color, black leather ottoman, glass fountains
black leather ottoman, glass fountains, caribbean feeling: Hi Jason! Excellent! You have managed to do something that is somehow difficult for everyone else in this forum: telling me up front how you want your room to feel. A Caribbean feeling sounds very good but you don’t mention your lighting. However, to get...

Painting & Wallpapering: Need help choosing color, oak wood floors, paint colors
oak wood floors, paint colors, paint stores: Hi Jim, I don t have a Behr Fan Deck but do have Sherwin Williams. Take a look at Totally Tan SW6115 with Chatroom SW6171. If you wanted to look at the PPG Color, you can check with your independently owned paint stores, there is probably one in your...

Painting & Wallpapering: Need help for color choice of blue for bedroom, spectrum type, paint line
spectrum type, paint line, ellen kennon: Hi Lori If you are using C2 paints, which are also a multi-spectrum-type paint, the color will shift throughout the day. I do not specify that paint line so I do not know what “Tidal” looks like. I’d paint a 3x3’ section on the ceiling with “Tidal” and look...

Painting & Wallpapering: Need help with paint colors!!!, paint quality institute, wethersfield green
paint quality institute, wethersfield green, billiard room: Hello Mimi; This question sounds strangely like one that I got yesterday, but with more details. I only use the #1 one paint on the market which is Behr & it can be purchased at Home Depot.(Voted #1 for 4 years in a row by the Paint Quality Institute)...

Painting & Wallpapering: Need to select color for the basement, neutral palette, sherwin williams
neutral palette, sherwin williams, lrv: Hi Saurabh Well, choosing a color like lavender or pink will make a room look a bit feminine, but it will depend on the context. So in your case, nix the violet tints, lavenders, pinks, and even peachy-pinks, no matter how light. If you don’t want white but...

Painting & Wallpapering: New trim and painting, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, personal preference: Hello Well if the trim is going to be the same color and sheen as the walls, in other words you will be using the same paint on both then its really more a personal preference. To me it would be easier with the trim off as then you dont have to be so careful...

Painting & Wallpapering: need advice on living room wall color, soft shade, rich gold
soft shade, rich gold, gold color: Hi Melissa I’d go with a deep, rich gold shade, just like you’ve mentioned! Especially if you already love yellow and gold. You could also try a deep green in the same family as the sofa. It would look fine but might not be enough contrast for you, so maybe...

Painting & Wallpapering: I need help with paint/decor., silver accents, bedroom walls
silver accents, bedroom walls, duvet covers: Hi Donna For tying colors together: the best way to do it is with PATTERN. And you need to get the pattern now, not after you have picked wall colors. It’s a lot easier that way. Pattern can be one of the following: 1. Area rug 2. Big art on the wall 3....

Painting & Wallpapering: need help picking paint color, silk drapes, burgundy color
silk drapes, burgundy color, silk draperies: Hi Connie, Since you have vaulted ceilings you can get away with painting your walls a darker burgundy color or a goldish taupe color depending on which direction you want to go. A deep burgundy would probably look great next to your gold couch. Hope this...

Painting & Wallpapering: how to neutralize blue carpet, patterned rugs, blue carpet
patterned rugs, blue carpet, carpet color: Hi Jeanie A common problem, especially with apartments! My favorite solution is cover it with an area rug with colors you really like. You’d be surprise how over time, the blue carpet will not be nearly as noticeable. Something a bit on the bold side such...

Painting & Wallpapering: new construction painting, bath upstairs, dust present
bath upstairs, dust present, paint work: Hi Lori. Color selection can be made at any time. You have to understand that builders and contractors have to be very organized and plan well ahead to keep the job moving productively and to keep costs down. Keeping this in mind, you should NEVER be forced...

Painting & Wallpapering: new paint and old paint, aluminum siding, brown paint
aluminum siding, brown paint, wood colors: Hi Joshua Ok: you can paint aluminum siding. I answered a question in December 5th last year from Jason asking that same thing, check out that answer please. For scraping off old peeling paint, I can’t suggest a faster method. Try asking the folks at your...

Painting & Wallpapering: new sectional, need color suggestions, fresh cut flowers, color suggestions
fresh cut flowers, color suggestions, coffee table: Ok Margaret, what you ve basically described is a neutral room, so you can add color almost any where. From a new area rug to drapes, adding a second color to the lower part of your walls, reupholstering your other furniture, to adding a coffee table that...

Painting & Wallpapering: My nightmare, enamel paint, latex paint
enamel paint, latex paint, acrylic latex: I d suggest :1-priming the wall with an oil based primer. 2-Paint your semi gloss base coat. When you tape off the lines and paint them, don t let them dry. Pull the tape off before the lines are dry. Then the paint won t peel off. 3- If might take you...

Painting & Wallpapering: non-sticky wallpaper, old fashion way, wallpaper paste
old fashion way, wallpaper paste: Hi Jane, Unfortunately you might have gotten some old wallpaper or something. If it s not wanting to stick, your probably going to have to buy some wallpaper paste and apply it the old fashion way. Or you could always try emailing or calling the actual manufacturer...

Painting & Wallpapering: Oil base paint, aluminum siding, stain wood
aluminum siding, stain wood, paint stain: Hi Magy You will have to be more specific with your question. Interior/exterior? Paint/stain? Wood/metal/plastic/ interior trim/decks/fences/aluminum siding? And what are your concerns? You can also Google search and get some pros and cons of each type of...

Painting & Wallpapering: Oil based paint, latex paint, oil based paint
latex paint, oil based paint, paint store: Hi Alex, Oil based paint typically is used for the exterior of homes, metal and doors and trim because of it s high odor. Being that you painted your bathrooms (smaller quarters) with oil based, it will probably take a while for the smell to diminish. I...

Painting & Wallpapering: Oil-based paint, oil based paint, high humidity
oil based paint, high humidity, scented candles: Hi Alex Oil-based paint takes a LONG time to cure. Even if it’s dry to the touch, you will smell it for a week or longer. Aside from open windows, fans, etc. time is the only thing that will tame the odor. If you live in a place with high humidity, it might...

Painting & Wallpapering: Oil based product in the laundry, varnish stripper, michael bruns
varnish stripper, michael bruns, smelly towels: Hello Isnt it something how one rag can contaminate so many things?? I think your onto the right track with the citrus based products as they are fairly safe yet really good breaking down grease and oil products. I dont have any experience with a product...

Painting & Wallpapering: Oily stains transfer or migrate through PAINT over, oily stains, porter paints
oily stains, porter paints, paint problem: Hello Well....sounds like you have a mess on your hands. I know what I would have done to the stain before I tried and paint over it, but its too late now. They make a really good primer/sealer called BIN, and I think 2 coats of this would do the trick,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Old Wallpaper - Paint over?!!!!, wallpaper paint, floral wallpaper
wallpaper paint, floral wallpaper, problem walls: What I d suggest in you situation which would save you time and money is to hang paintable wallpaper on the walls in your house. Paintable wallpaper does wonders for problem walls. It is a heavy embossed paper (lots of times they are prepasted which are...

Painting & Wallpapering: Open Floor Plan, accent wall, two colors
accent wall, two colors, question thanks: Hi Mercedes, The colors you have choosen will look great together. It s ok to have more then one color on your walls in a room or adjoining rooms. Now meeting above the door is a problem unless you have a something that seperates the two rooms. You may...

Painting & Wallpapering: Open floor plan painting, family room furniture, floor pillows
family room furniture, floor pillows, beige carpet: Hi Katey Open floor plans are easier than you think…but you do have to paint continuous walls and trim the same color. Stopping in each “room” does not work. So try for a “colorful neutral” wall color, but something fairly light such as a color in the 70...

Painting & Wallpapering: Orange Interior Paint, orange poppy, orange paint
orange poppy, orange paint, color glaze: Sounds like fun! This is not really my area of expertise, but I ll try to help. I d try tinting your glaze a bit more, thus making it more opaque. That will hide the orange better. What color you decide to tint it is a matter of taste. Good luck...

Painting & Wallpapering: Orange paint, orange shades, orange spice
orange shades, orange spice, orange paint: Hi DeAnna Ok, I have “Orange Spice 250B-5” by Behr in front of me. If this is overwhelming (And bright colors in a small room can be overwhelming) you’ll need to repaint. No need to strip, just paint over it. If you stick to orange shades you might get away...

Painting & Wallpapering: Outside Paint Colors, concrete block construction, aluminum siding
concrete block construction, aluminum siding, paint colors: The beast thing to do is to try and keep going with small testers of the colours that you think you might go. its also worth trying some contrasting colours to see how they turn out and dont forget that the colurs you choose will look different (you will think...

Painting & Wallpapering: Outside painted mural, latex paints, brick work
latex paints, brick work, co ordinator: Rachel, Latex paints work best on brick or other masonary (like mortar, concrete, etc.). You ll need to prime the wall first with a quality exterior latex primer (like Zinsser Bullseye 123 latex primer). Be sure to get solid coverage on the mortar by back...

Painting & Wallpapering: oil based primer, primered, size bedroom
primered, size bedroom, sheetrock: If the walls are plaster,then they should be oil based primered after the paper is removed. If the walls are sheetrock, they could just be latex primered after the paper is removed. After the walls are smooth (skim coated), they should be primered with a...

Painting & Wallpapering: oily ceiling, painting nightmare, grit sandpaper, latex versions
grit sandpaper, latex versions, ceiling painting: Hi Nadia. Sorry it took so long to get back to you. It sounds like you need to prime. Anything else will just turn yellow. First I would recommend cleaning the area with a degreaser and water, which you have already done. Then you need to lightly sand...

Painting & Wallpapering: old painted furniture, bathroom cabinets, paint color
bathroom cabinets, paint color, white paint: Hi Robin, You want to atleast remove all the areas of paint where it is lifting or chipping. Once you do this then you will need to sand these areas to make them smooth to the touch. After you ve done this take your sandpaper and lightly sand over all the...

Painting & Wallpapering: opaque floor stains, floor stains, wood stains
floor stains, wood stains, professional floor: Hi Marcia I’m going to guess that they are using an opaque stain and possibly multiple coats. But I’d talk to a professional floor refinisher if I were you. Good luck. reb Hi Marcia again Well, so Rebecca isn’t answering any more questions? Where did...

Painting & Wallpapering: orange peel look, orange peel, rollers
orange peel, rollers, room temperature: Hi Bob, It could be a little of both. You don t want the room temperature to be to cool nor to warm and humid. It effects the paints ability to dry properly. It also could have something to do with the wall s themselves, whether or not they are being prepared...

Painting & Wallpapering: orange peel texture left from painting roller, orange peel texture, grit sandpaper
orange peel texture, grit sandpaper, free paint: Do not use an orbital sander. If you do use a sander, use a buzz sander (a sander that buzzes back and forth, not around and around). I see what you are saying. It would be back breaking to sand a ceiling by hand. Two other suggestions: If the sandpaper...

Painting & Wallpapering: orange peel textured drywall, sticky bumps, orange peel
sticky bumps, orange peel, textured drywall: It depends on the type of wallpaper you are planning to hang. Generally speaking, the more busier the pattern, the more it is going to hide. The more shinier (foil or vinyl) the surface, the more it is going to show. Having said that, what I do in situations...

Painting & Wallpapering: outdoor deck, deck stain, outdoor deck
deck stain, outdoor deck, decks: If you want to stain it, you have to : 1-Use deck stain remover.Scrub it in, than pressure wash it off.Follow the instructions. 2-Use deck cleaner.Scrub it in, than pressure wash it off.Follow the instructions. 3-Make sure all the stain is off. 4-Sand...

Painting & Wallpapering: PAINT, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, quality paints: Hello As long as the cover has been tightly in place while the paint was in storage, and also as long as the paint has frozen and thawed a bunch of times you should be ok. Most better quality paints are designed to be able to freeze and thaw 4 or 5 times,...

Painting & Wallpapering: PAINTING EXTIROIR BLOCK WALLS, mold and mildew, high pressure washer
mold and mildew, high pressure washer, latex paint: Hello First thing you need to do is to wet the surfaces that have mold on them with a bleach and water solution. Bleach is the only thing that will kill mold and mildew. Best way for you to do this I think is to mix up the bleach and water in a garden sprayer,...

Painting & Wallpapering: PAINTING STONE, masonry paint, porous surfaces
masonry paint, porous surfaces, exterior walls: there is specific masonry paint availiable (designes for painting upon bricks) and i see no reason why this would not work on stone if you dried them out first. Obviously masonry paint is designed for more porous surfaces but it is also designed for exterior...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Advice for Kitchen, solid surface countertops, oak hardwood flooring
solid surface countertops, oak hardwood flooring, oak cabinetry: Hi Ashley Golden Oak can be surprisingly difficult to work with! The teal-green counters are also tricky for a kitchen. A deep gold would work, and if you go deep, then it will coordinate and be dark enough to contrast. You might also look at deep claret...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Color, sofa loveseat, paint color
sofa loveseat, paint color, kitchen walls: Hi Stacy, I would suggest for your wall color something maybe in the sage green family. Pretty much any color that is in your area rug would look nice for your walls. It will also help bring the rooms together and make for a nice transition from one room...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Color, paint color ideas, homework question
paint color ideas, homework question, love seat: Hi Sophie “Spit Fire” sued paints sounds fun but I have no idea what it looks like. But that’s ok since you want to change it anyway! This is a homework question: 1. Your furniture /personal style 2. Other objects/furniture in the room 3. Large surface...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Color, pine ceilings, color idea
pine ceilings, color idea, paint color: Hi Casey Ok, let me go over this so I fully understand: sidewalls? You mean just walls, correct? Walls that go up to a loft? (Like every home with a loft I suppose!):) And the ceilings are natural pine plank and beam? Can you give me a geographic location,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Color, golden browns, caramel apple
golden browns, caramel apple, yellow rust: Hi Debbie Sounds like you have a great start in your kitchen: it’s ready for some color. First, decide whether you really want the Tuscan look. I say this because classic Tuscan style is something I do all the time and it has a huge color range, but the main...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Color for Bedroom, first time homebuyer, pale pastels
first time homebuyer, pale pastels, hard wood floors: Hi Tim Wow, new floors! You could actually paint the floors one of several hundred colors! I’m serious too. One thing you do need to do is decide: do I want deep rich colors, pale pastels, or neutrals? How do I want this room to Feel? What is the decorating...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Color for L-Shaped Living/Dining Area, pine kitchen cabinets, dining room furniture
pine kitchen cabinets, dining room furniture, wood colors: Hi Kerry Sounds like a different color for the kitchen would be fine. Then do the same color (Different from the kitchen) in the dining and living room. But make sure the kitchen and dining/living room colors coordinate since you can see all rooms from the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Color to Match Cranberry Cabinets, light taupe, paint color
light taupe, paint color, buttery yellow: Hi Katie A light gold shade would work well, as would a light khaki tan or green, sage, even a more buttery yellow might work. You would even do a pale grey but it could be a bit cold, it all depends on how much wood there is and how good you light is. Or...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Color, paint color, red paint
paint color, red paint, bedroom dresser: Hello, If most everything in your kitchen is red, black and stainless steel, I would probably stick to painting your cabinets black as well. Actually, I would probably try a little distressing on your cabinets to give them a little character, so they would...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Colors, paint colors, room colors
paint colors, room colors, relaxing colors: Hi Vicki This question looks really familiar….. so please check to see if a similar one wasn’t already answered that could help you. Flow is actually rather easy…..you repeat colors. A color can be on a wall in one room, on a pillow in the next, on the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Colour, ici dulux paint, glass tv stand
ici dulux paint, glass tv stand, google search: Hi Majorie First, I’m going to guess that you live in the British Isles, Australia or Canada. Second, that explains why my American Ici Dulux paint fan deck does not have the colors you mention. So I can’t help you with the colors if I do not know what they...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color, oak hardwood floors, choosing a paint color
oak hardwood floors, choosing a paint color, accent colors: No problem, glad I can help! I m assuming that your baseboards and trim are also oak? For a wall color I would probably try a color like Sherwin William color Irish Cream SW1115. It s a light, neutral creamy beige color. It s also very close to the same...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color, terra cotta tile, paint color
terra cotta tile, paint color, area rugs: Hi Angela Do you have any other colors in your room besides terracotta and taupe? Area rugs? Pillows? Art? Window coverings? Other furniture? What type of décor do you have? That would make it MUCH easier to fine a nice wall color for you. Otherwise my suggestions...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color, brown specks, paint indian
brown specks, paint indian, karastan carpet: Hi Eva Ok, maybe I should have been more specific! I do not know what brand of paint “Indian tan” is. However, you want to bring out the OLIVE GREEN in the carpet, you have four choices: 1. Select a “sagey” green paint that is different (maybe less green)...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color, black lacquer furniture, dark curtains
black lacquer furniture, dark curtains, color advice: Hi Maura I’m still unclear….the wall color is currently yellow/gold? I will go with that for now! :) You have a few choices: pulling existing colors from your green-taupe comforter is probably the best, especially if the greens are toward brown in tone (Sage/olive...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color to compliment dark honey oak trim, oak fireplace, dark honey
oak fireplace, dark honey, honey oak: Hi Kari Go with your instincts. Go with the red. Foyers are active spaces that are transitions: you do not hang out in them. They also introduce the world to your home and should set the stage for things to come. And active, convivial color like a red shade...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color and not so great walls, interior latex, flat paint
interior latex, flat paint, wallpaper removal: Hi Valerie Here is what the interior designers do with small wall imperfections: choose any color, but it MUST be DEAD FLAT paint. For imperfections, I prefer lighter than darker and especially a small room. Any deep or rich color will cause you to notice...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color for a two story foyer, painted stairs, stair railing
painted stairs, stair railing, gray granite: Hi Arleen I’d paint it some kind of gold to complement (Notice I didn’t say match) the gold in your furniture and rug. You didn’t say if there are windows in the foyer or what kind of exposure but generally foyers should welcome people and be warm and inviting,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color suggestions, hardwood colors, wood moldings
hardwood colors, wood moldings, carpet tile: It s hard to suggest colors without actually seeing the room. There are a lot of things to take in consideration when picking colors. The size of the room, location, carpet, tile, or hardwood colors, furniture, lighting, etc... Here is a suggestion...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color to use with Bordeaux Red carpet?, bordeaux red, metal accents
bordeaux red, metal accents, eye of the beholder: Hi Carla This sounds like a job for a color consultant. Since this is a commercial building open to the public, it’s important to get it exactly right. With a residence, it’s all in the eye of the beholder: the homeowner. For you, this is a public space that...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, paint base: Hello It may or may not be possible, depending on the paint and the base used. They may not be able to add enough light tints to adjust the paint, as you you can only add so many ounces of tint to paint before you start to lose the balance between the colorants...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint colors for angled/slanted walls, sloped walls, attic apartment
sloped walls, attic apartment, painting the ceiling: Hi Judy If not white, then a much lighter version of your chosen blue-grey on the ceiling is fine. Or cool white. It won’t make it closed in, but you might want to consider doing the ceiling the same: you’ll notice the odd ceiling and wall angles less if...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint colors for Billiard and Dining Room, wethersfield green, formal dining room
wethersfield green, formal dining room, billiard rooms: Hi Mimi I will address your colors as such: “I was thinking of painting in benjamin moore wethersfield green- hoping its not too dark?” There is no such color called “Wethersfield Green” but there is a “Wethersfield Moss”, and the LRV is 24.5, medium-dark....

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint colors for selling house, stone fire place, yellow undertones
stone fire place, yellow undertones, gray marble: Hi Laura You do not mention where this house is located or the exposure/light in the rooms, but I will see what I can do. You have set a very neutral and (possibly) coolish palette, since you have a lot of greys, whites, and some blue in the laminate. Ignore...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint colors, choosing paint colors, room master bedroom
choosing paint colors, room master bedroom, slate floor: Hi Lola Best way to have flow and keep the flow? Paint it all the same color. Ceilings can be a shade or two lighter than the walls though. Pick a “colorful”, interesting neutral like a pale taupe, olive-tan (Tan with a slight green tint) or tan shade. Some...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint fiasco?, granny smith apple, vanilla ice cream
granny smith apple, vanilla ice cream, golden wheat: Hi Janice Before you do ANYthing else: change your lighting. Try full-spectrum Ott-lites (Google). They come in bulb and fluorescent tubes. If you change the lights, live with the color for a week or so, THEN get back to me. I hope this helps! Cheers, Reb...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint and glaze mix mistake, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, latex paint: Hello As far as I know it should dry, but it may take a little longer, even a couple days. How long has it been on the walls sofar? 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...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint for a "great" room, sliding glass doors, paint colors
sliding glass doors, paint colors, folding screens: Hi Keri Great rooms are really not that hard but difficult if you want different colored walls. You’ve painted one wall green that is a start and with the other suggestions, that might be just enough. If you have some small walls, you can paint them different...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint a Metal Staircase Railing, railing systems, metal staircase
railing systems, metal staircase, wood stairs: Hi Audrey. This is a common problem with railing systems. It s hard to balance this problem, because if you go light with color to let it flow with the rest of the colors in the house, your handrails will tend to look dirty more often, and need a lot of...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint to match my bathroom, marimekko fabric, shower curtain
marimekko fabric, shower curtain, navy blue: Hi Kim I lived in an apartment for 9 years with 1959 pink tile! I know that color! I did black, white and grey with the pink for a while, and then I also found white towels with aqua and pink stripes on the bottom. Both worked well. You might also try navy...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint matching, duron paint colors, water stains
duron paint colors, water stains, roof leak: Sometimes walls can be touched up in situations like yours. What I d suggest is buy some primer tinted to the wall color. Apply it to the stained area and feather the edges out. Then apply 2 top coats and feather out the edges. If it doesn t blend in...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Problem, Too Peachy, great artists of the world, latex paint
great artists of the world, latex paint, paint problem: Wow, Marie, I had to laugh, because I too have had these results, in years past. But, don t despair, there are many things you can do. 1. You can either add the second coat in a small area to see if you might like the color better, & adjust to the huge difference...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint peeling off ceiling!, girls bedrooms, quality latex
girls bedrooms, quality latex, new coat of paint: I get that problem sometimes. The paint doesn t want to stick to the wall or ceiling. Sometimes there might be some type of wax surface or overspray that causes the problem. Oil base primer would be the best to use. If you don t want to use oil based primer,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint protection, wallpaper borders, painting the wall
wallpaper borders, painting the wall, flat paint: To my knowledge, there is no product to put on the walls to protect the paint. The most common thing to do in your situation is to use some extra wall paint for touch ups. Generally speaking, flat paint blends in pretty good. If it doesn t blend in good...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Quality, dressing room area, behr paints
dressing room area, behr paints, latex paint: Home Depot sells BEHR paints. They are a good brand. They have good coverage. Other brands I like to use are Benjamin Moore, and Sherwin Williams paints. Most of the time, bathrooms are painted in a semi-gloss latex paint. Semi-gloss is more washable, but...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint quality, latex caulk, sherwin williams paint
latex caulk, sherwin williams paint, water putty: Bob, Be sure that the scraping is done properly, and that the edges of the scraped areas are sanded. Use a high quality latex primer on the scraped areas, like Zinsser 123 Bullseye Latex primer, two coats. This will help prevent the surface from peeling again....

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Remover, liquid dishwashing detergent, razor blade
liquid dishwashing detergent, razor blade, denatured alcohol: Hi Steve, You can try using rubbing alcohol, but actually a razor blade is the best way to remove the splatters. Paint is actually held on by a vacuum, and a razor blade will get under the edge of the paint and pop it off. Don t use a putty knife because...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint removal from concrete, chemical stripper, labor intensity
chemical stripper, labor intensity, paint chips: Craig, Stripping paint has two charechtoristics: labor intensity and messiness. The less labor, the more mess, and visa-versa. I don t think heat is the answer for you as it is very labor intensive. I would probably try a 9 angle grinder with a heavy cup...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint roller, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, paint roller: Hello Because the stucco is rough and bumpy youll want to use a wool type roller that is at least a 3/4 knap. That refers to the thickness of the roller material and youll need a thicker roller because it will apply the paint into all the cracks and bumps....

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Splatter, random orbital sander, putty knife
random orbital sander, putty knife, small circles: Hi Kandace. There are two ways you can approach this. You can either try sanding the walls down very aggressively, or can float the walls out with drywall mud. I would suggest sanding it out. If you do it by hand, it could take you a very long time. I...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Sprayer, michael bruns, latex stain
michael bruns, latex stain, genuine allexperts expert: Hello Maybe it was a suction type spray gun thats designed for spraying automotive paints?? Most rental centers have airless type sprayerd designed specifically to spray latex products right from the can. Just be sure to specify your spraying a latex stain...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint that was under wallpaper is peeling, oil paint, sheetrock
oil paint, sheetrock, clarifications: After the wallpaper is removed, I suggest prime the walls. If the walls are sheetrock, use a latex primer, if the walls are plaster, use an oil based primer. After the primer is dried, sand and patch the walls. Hope that helps.........any questions or...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint after wallpaper, plaster walls, water stains
plaster walls, water stains, 45 years: Yes, especially on plaster walls. The reason is oil based primer covers and sticks to just about anything. Sometimes there are water stains, or slight paste residue, or calcimine, etc. on the wall. Oil based primer sticks to anything. You could use a latex...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painted Cabinets, painting my kitchen, colored glaze
painting my kitchen, colored glaze, kitchen cabinets: Hi Tracy, My personal preference is to mix my own paint and glaze because it s the best way at achieving the exact color your wanting for the technique. What your wanting to do it does sound like a good plan and it sounds like your on the right track. Just...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painted furniture, latex paint, acrylic latex
latex paint, acrylic latex, paint store: Hi Dede You can try lacquer thinner or paint stripper. I assume this is wood you are talking about. Yes, you do need to sand, clean off the dust from sanding, and usually prime before painting unfinished/new wood furniture. If it was originally stained or...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painted Previously Wallpapered Walls -- Now we have BUMPS, latex paint, glue remover
latex paint, glue remover, oil based paint: Hello, First of all, what brand of paint have you been using? It could have something to do with the type of paint you were using. Also, are the new bumps coming up where you filled in the old ones? A lot of times the filler you use will swell after some...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painter's tape removed varnish from stairs, oak staircase, paint stores
oak staircase, paint stores, varnish: Hi Fatima. I m sorry to hear about your floor. If you don t let your floor cure before you tape on it, this will happen every time. If all you took off is the varnish, then you are in luck. All you need to do is apply varnish to the affected areas. Let...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting, paint colors, switch line
paint colors, switch line, perfect line: Dan, Most pros spray the paint on with an airless, which allows you to spray straight on without going under the tape. It is a bit harder with a brush. The key is to make sure the tape is pressed down securely on the edge in question. This can be difficult...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting......, grit sandpaper, new coat of paint
grit sandpaper, new coat of paint, oil based paint: Joette, If you used a latex (water based) paint, you can re-coat with no preperation needed other than sanding LIGHTLY with 220 grit sandpaper (just to slightly dull the gloss) and wiping clean with tack cloth. If you used an oil based paint, sand lightly...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting, paint job, peeling paint
paint job, peeling paint, zinsser: It sounds like the first aftermarket paint job wasnt done correctly and is now failing. Due to this inadequate bond, anything you put on top of it will peel off with the under coat. You could strip the whole door and prime and paint it right, or lightly scrape...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting, christmas decs, emulsion paint
christmas decs, emulsion paint, paints: Yes. As long as you have the heating on in the house the paint will dry fine. If you open the window just a little then this will help to keep the room warm but also help the paint to dry. Where you are using water based paints there should be no need to...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Accent Walls, nickle plate, matching colors
nickle plate, matching colors, warm colors: Hi Hing, To give you the best answer possible, I need you to answer the following questions, please. 1. What color is the stone? 2. Does the stone cover the entire wall, floor to ceiling, wall to wall or just one half of the wall? 3. Do you like warm...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Aluminum Siding, painting aluminum siding, porter paints
painting aluminum siding, porter paints, paint companies: Hi Jason Several paint companies make special paint for aluminum siding, so look for these brands of paint: Benjamin Moore, Glidden, Porter Paints, and Sherwin Williams; there are more brands, so ask at your favorite paint store. The key with painting aluminum...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting air conditioner, plastic paint, paint manufacturers
plastic paint, paint manufacturers, sherwin williams: You can paint the plastic with any paint if you prime it first with a plastic primer like Rustoleum Plastic Primer (comes in a spray can). See the info page at: http://www.rustoleum.com/product.asp?frm_product_id=357&SBL=1 You can also get a one step...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting an apt. wall., beige room, landlord
beige room, landlord, norm: Hi Chris; As a previous tenant myself and landlord, please get the landlord s permission before making the decision to paint. Not only for financial reasons, but he/she could also evict you. And, then where would you be? All that work for nothing, right?...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Baseboard and trim, natural bristle brush, oil based paint
natural bristle brush, oil based paint, brush strokes: Hi Marc I’d use a brush for baseboard, but buy a really good brush. I recommend a pure bristle brush. ‘Purdy’ brand brushes are my favorites. Practice painting on a piece of wood; flexing the bristles and finishing the brush stroke with the brush at a flat...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Baseboard with wall to wall carpet, wall to wall carpeting, painting wallboard
wall to wall carpeting, painting wallboard, carpet right: John, We use tape and masking paper to mask the carpet next to baseboards, using a paper dispensor that applys the tape to the paper as you unspool it, and also has a serrated blade for cutting the paper. I like to use 12 paper and 1 masking tape, but some...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a Basement GreatRoom/Game Room, foot ceilings, square column
foot ceilings, square column, painting the walls: Hi Debbie, With there being the 2 ft. difference from the ceiling to your bulkhead and the column/pillar is in the middle of the basement, I also think it would look best to paint them the same color as your walls. My thinking is from what your telling...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Bathroom ceiling, loose paint, paint dust
loose paint, paint dust, glossy surfaces: Before I get to the painting advice, you need to address the root of the problem. Why is your paint failing? Is there a leaky pipe in the ceiling? A bad roof? Maybe your attic needs to be ventilated. Or is the paint just old? Moisture can be a problem...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Bathroom, michael bruns, drywall compound
michael bruns, drywall compound, genuine allexperts expert: Hello I assume your not readhereing the tiles to the wall? If not, then you unfortunatly are on the right track. That adhesive is way to hard to sand, so usually your only choice is to physically remove the adhesive, however a wide scraper and a small hammer...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Bedroom, glidden paint, blue carpet
glidden paint, blue carpet, room lighting: Hi Kaylyn Sounds like a great idea but I need more information from you: what other colors are in the room? Lighting? Furniture style? Size, ceiling height, exact shade of carpet, etc. Match the carpet to a color like a Glidden paint color. You can go to...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting with Behr paint on fireplace brick, fireplace brick, behr paint
fireplace brick, behr paint, high temperatures: Hi Jeannie, The only reason I don t recommend Behr paint is because they had some problems a while back with their paint not wanting to adhere to the surface over a period of time. People were complaining that their freshly painted walls etc. were chipping...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a Bookshelf, latex product, studio apartment
latex product, studio apartment, huge project: Hi Lynne, You can rough up the surface with a light sanding to de-gloss the surface, then clean it to make sure all of the dust is off, prime it with an oil based primer since the finish on the bookshelf probably has some kind of oil based product already....

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a babies nursery, crib bedding, neutral color
crib bedding, neutral color, tall tale: Hi Kim; If you like yellow, use it and have fun preparing the room for your new baby. Well intentioned people say the wrong things all of the time, and this statement sounds more like a Tall Tale to me. Yellow is a happy color and there is proof that...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting basement floor, slab floor, stain colors
slab floor, stain colors, concrete slab: Hi Mark White/ off-white floors are bad for more reasons than it being hard to keep clean! Very light floors are “untouchable” on a psychological level and you often don’t feel grounded when the floor is lighter than the walls. Very smooth, pale floors with...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a bathtub, painting a bathtub, top edge
painting a bathtub, top edge, durability: Hi Jo. It s much harder to properly refinish a bathroom tub than people think. They use a special process and materials in order to get the durability and look that you get with factory finished tubs. Try this web site: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/article/0,,197046,00.html...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting the brick around my fireplace., lowes home, chip brushes
lowes home, chip brushes, williamsburg style: Hi Lynn, Depending on how much color your wanting you could get a good latex primer for the under coat. Once this is done, decide on your paint colors you would like to use (you will only need quart containers of paint) and get some glaze (paint glaze)...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting brick around a fireplace, paint store, benjamin moore
paint store, benjamin moore, sherwin williams: Probably the easiest way to prepare the brick would be to first clean the brick as much as possible and then apply a good coat or two of primer. Benjamin Moore has a good primer and you could also use Kilz brand. I do not suggest a Behr product. I m sure...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting brick, exterior brick, question pool
exterior brick, question pool, exterior paint: Whenever I paint brick, I usually roll it on with a heavy nap roller (1 1/4 nap). Use a good exterior paint. Generally speaking, most of the time,a primer is not needed, but it would not hurt to use a primer. Hope that helps...any other questions or clairifications,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Cabinets, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, kitchen cabinets: Hello To be honest Im not really sure. The thing Im worried about is painting over the waxed surface, being you applied a wax all over it Im thinking you may need to do more than sand it. I checked on bri-waxs website and couldnt find any info on painting...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Concrete Floors, painting concrete floors, moisture present
painting concrete floors, moisture present, mil plastic: Hi Rich, Have you tested for moisture yet? If not you would want to check by taping a 2 x 2 piece of 4 mil plastic to the floor with duct tape. If no darkening of the concrete or condensation is evident after 24 hrs. then it s dry enough to paint. You want...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Contractor Quote, paint store, seattle area
paint store, seattle area, server problem: Hello First off let me apologise for the delay. Appears I had a server problem and couldnt access my email for a week! I think the first place I would start is by requesting some recomended contractors from the paint store that sells the paint your wanting...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Countertops, michael bruns, painting countertops
michael bruns, painting countertops, genuine allexperts expert: Hello To be honest I usually try to talk people out of doing this because most paint do not hold up well to the wear and tear a countertop gets. However, if you decide to give it a go you first need to scrub them down with a scuff pad or steel wool soaked...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting cabinets, oil base paint, satin latex
oil base paint, satin latex, michael bruns: Hello Well to be honest Im sure the semi-gloss paint you used on the cabinets was an enamel based paint too. I could be wrong but Im fairly certain all latex paints other than a flat paint has enamel in them. I know we dont have a latex paint that isnt...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over calcamine, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, two coats: Hello! I aplogise for the delay in getting back to you. I just recieved your question along with about 8 others today! Not sure if the problem is on my end or AllExperts but looking into it now. As far as calcamine goes, I have no experience with this...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a two car garage door, porch ceilings, punch house
porch ceilings, punch house, entrance stairs: Hi Donna If you mean painting the Garage DOOR a stronger color, that’s fine. But only as long as your entrance has enough presence to hold it’s own against a bright/strong garage door. But the whole garage? No way. The only possible exception is if you had...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting ceiling, painting ceiling, ceiling paint
painting ceiling, ceiling paint, pva: I don t like to second guess your contractor, I m sure he knows the right thing to do. But if I d be painting your ceiling, I d primer it with a coat of latex primer(PVA or Z-prime latex), then paint 2 coats of a flat ceiling paint. Hope that helps.......any...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting ceiling tile, lightweight tile, acoustical tile
lightweight tile, acoustical tile, painting ceiling: It can be painted. if the panels are not painted now, I d suggest priming them first. If they are painted, then 2 coats of flat paint should be good. You might be able to brush and roll the panels, but probably the best way would be to rent a paint sprayer...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting concrete block, block filler, concrete block
block filler, concrete block, block walls: Hi Sandra I cannot give you any suggestions since the only way I have seen concrete block dealt with is block filler or none, leave it as is. (See Dwell magazine’s February issue for a house with nice block walls showing on the inside). A lot depends on the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Damaged Drywall, michael bruns, drywall dust
michael bruns, drywall dust, drywall compound: Hello Well you have the right idea! Basically the only choice left at this point is to skim coat all the bare areas with drywall compound to build them back up, sand them flat, then be sure to prime the drywall with a PVA drywall primer before painting....

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting My Front Door, latex paint, paint stick
latex paint, paint stick, exterior paint: Hello, It should stick!! Is the exterior paint your going to use a latex paint as well? Since you sanded the door that should give the new paint something to grab onto. I would test a small area and see. If it doesn t look like it s wanting to stick then...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting A Dresser, bud bud, oil paint
bud bud, oil paint, george co: Bud, It sounds like you have a mess. The problem may be that the dresser wasn t properly prepped and the primer isnt adhering. All I can suggest is removing the primer and paint, sanding and deglossing the old finish, then re-priming with oil primer. You...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting daughters room, carpet color, shades of green
carpet color, shades of green, many shades of green: Hi Jodi I really need more info here. If you would like a specific answer, you will have to tell me more about the room and the shade of carpet. “Dark Green” could be many shades of green, could more yellowing, greenish, grayish, etc. The best way to communicate...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a deck, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, waterproofers: Hello If its regular Thompsons style watersealer that your applying, your wasting your time. The waterproofers of that nature do not contain a sunscreen so are usually effective for 30 days in areas that receive full sun. What you need is an actual deck...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting and decorating, mortar cement, brick wall
mortar cement, brick wall, brick walls: Hi Harriet “Bagging” a brick wall is not a term used much in the United States; but I think it means to fill in gaps in old brick walls with a mortar-cement mixture. I suppose it would be similar to stuccoing over brick. Can you be more specific about your...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting desk and bookcases, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, laminate furniture: Hello You could just clean them with the TSP and hot water solution, just the steel wool gives you a little more insurance. One thing you can also do is use the steel wool or even a scuff pad along with the TSP and scrub them that way. And TSP is known...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Eaves of house, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, latex paint: Hello If you are scraping your eaves down to the bare wood, then you definatly want to prime before painting. When priming bare wood, always use an oil based primer, in this case an exterior oil based primer. An oil based primer soaks into the wood and...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting entrance hall, oak woodwork, entrance hallway
oak woodwork, entrance hallway, ochre color: Hi Sally All of what you mentioned sounds great! Love the idea of the red on the floor rather than the brown. Turn a detrimental thing into a design feature! The ochre wash is fabulous and I love to use it in all types of situations, so go for it! Good...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting exposed brick, stipple brush, even coverage
stipple brush, even coverage, porous surface: Hello, I can t say that I ve ever heard that you need to allow brick to breathe. Not to say that it s not true, but I ve painted several fireplaces in the past and can t recall ever hearing that. Depending on the exact look that you want, you can literally...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting exterior brick, mortar joints, exterior brick
mortar joints, exterior brick, smooth power: Gaylord, In my experience brick paints very easily, especially if the mortar is smooth. Power wash first! After the brick is GOOD AND DRY, spray prime the surface with a latex primer (I like Zinsser Bullseye 123 primer). If there are holidays in your mortar...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over an exterior wood fence that has been stained, cedar fence, dunn edwards
cedar fence, dunn edwards, wood fence: Hi John The areas exposed could be re-primed and painted if that’s what you think will work best. Use the correct primer for raw wood if that is what you have showing. Go with what’s best for the fence, not to create less work for yourself. There are no shortcuts....

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a Fence, michael bruns, painting a fence
michael bruns, painting a fence, genuine allexperts expert: Hello The best (and easiest) way to prepare your fence for painting is with the use of a pressure washer. The sun begins to work on treated wood right away turing it grey, and that grey wood is the result of the suns UV rays breaking it down and it needs...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a French Door, sanding sponge, wall carpet
sanding sponge, wall carpet, airless sprayer: Moshe, It will probably be most affordable for you to hire a pro to spray it out. If you do it yourself, be sure to sand the roughness out first with a fine grit sanding sponge or 220 sand paper. The thing about spraying a french door is that it takes ALOT...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over formica, dry paint, oil based paint
dry paint, oil based paint, paint oil: I d suggest using a shellac primer. After the shellac primer is dry, paint over it with an oil based semi gloss paint, or a latex semi gloss paint. (Oil base semi gloss paint is extremely hard and durable when it dries, but it might tend to yellow after...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Garage & Bathroom, trisodium phosphate, dunn edwards
trisodium phosphate, dunn edwards, paint type: Hi Stella Sorry about that! TSP is TriSodium Phosphate, a special cleaner you can get at the hardware store. There are TSP substitutes as well. Use one or the other to clean the walls. You might want to look at other questions regarding prep for painting...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting/Glazing cabinets, chocolate glaze, glazing cabinets
chocolate glaze, glazing cabinets, detail work: Hello again, Yes, I know of the exact look. I have done this technique on cabinets as well as walls. It gives a french country look. To mix the glaze you would want to get some actual pigment in either dark brown, Van Dyke Brown or Earth Brown to mix with...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting/Glazing Kitchen Cabinets, lint free cloth, glazing kitchen cabinets
lint free cloth, glazing kitchen cabinets, primer paint: In a nut shell, yes. However, Melinda, don t forget to use a lint free cloth to remove the dust on the final cleaning before beginning the paint, (primer). And, you should also lightly sand using a very fine grit sand paper, (#180 or #200) between coats...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Help, desert sw, dfw tx
desert sw, dfw tx, breakfast nook: Hi Ruth Sorry this took a while; I have relatives in town for the holidays. Ok, de-saturated green for you that kind of goes with Sherwin Williams paint shades Nomadic Desert and Butter Up: check out SW6414 Rice Paddy, SW6400 Lucent Yellow, SW6421 Celery,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting House from outside: long-lasting, weather-sheild, rock-sheild, exterior latex paint, brick surfaces
exterior latex paint, brick surfaces, mortar joints: Sam, I understood your question, but didn t know that it had been previously painted. Your problem could stem from 2 things: 1). The brick wasn t prepared for painting correctly the first time. Brick must be power washed then primed for paint to adhere correctly....

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting House Trim, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, house trim: Hello The only reason I can see for him to want to paint the stucco is to get more work from this job. And since he does this for a living, its his job to ask I guess! Just painting the trim will look fine as long as the stucco is in as good a shape as...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting my house, asbestos siding, wagner power painter
asbestos siding, wagner power painter, paint roller: Different parts of the country have different paint brands. Benjamin Moore is a good national brand. It probably should cover in one coat. If it is the kind of asbestos siding I m thinking of (asbestos shake siding with vertical grooves in them), then they...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Interior Doors - problems, paneled doors, wd 40
paneled doors, wd 40, interior doors: Hello, First of all, did you allow the doors to dry fully? Although they might have felt dry to the touch, but still might have been a little tacky. Have you tried any WD-40 around your hinges and jam? I would try that first and if not then you might need...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over imperfect walls, imperfect walls, wall surfaces
imperfect walls, wall surfaces, imperfections: Hi Karen, The reality is, most people do have imperfect walls. Some people see it as an asset, in other words, something that adds character to their homes and accentuate it, instead of trying to disguise it. So, If you wouldn t mind, I do need to know exactly...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting inside house, wall paint, furniture style
wall paint, furniture style, satin finish: Hi Mary: Thanks for the clarification, but I still can t find the color, I m sorry. If you are planning on selling, I suggest you paint your whole house this Taupe Mist, satin finish. For your bathrooms and kitchen, you want to use a semi gloss finish....

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting interior doors, interior doors, varathane
interior doors, varathane, white paint: Oil based primer would have been better when you first primed the doors. Oil based primer has a better adhering quality than latex primer. Since the doors are already primed with a latex primer, Id suggest to wait about 30 days. It usually takes latex primer...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting interior doors, stain proof, little bit at a time
stain proof, little bit at a time, brush strokes: Hi Denise, Since your having trouble with the paint drying too fast I suggest getting some clear glaze and add a little bit at a time to your paint. This will give you more working time on your doors before the paint begins to dry. I also suggest using a...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting interior exposed brick, milk paints, acrylic resin
milk paints, acrylic resin, brick wall: Hi Bill You need to use a paint specifically made for brick or masonry and if this is a fireplace, you’ll need something that can withstand heat. For an interior brick wall, milk paints ought to work but I’d contact the milk paint manufacturer about prepping...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting interior, sliding glass doors, formal dining room
sliding glass doors, formal dining room, continuous wall: Hi Lara If you can’t figure out where to stop painting a continuous wall, do it the same color. If you have a small wall by your entry, you might able to use the deep beige as an accent. Or break it up with artwork. If your husband doesn’t like “Sprout SW...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Kitchen & Bath Cabinets, oil base paint, latex paints
oil base paint, latex paints, bath cabinets: Ron, Painting cabinets can be very challenging. I generally reccomend using an oil base paint, but if you are going to use latex, i wouldn t thin it with water. There is a product called Floetrol that is made to help latex paints flow smoothly and reduce...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Kitchen Cabinets, benjamin moores, painting kitchen cabinets
benjamin moores, painting kitchen cabinets, flat areas: Hello Jessica, Yes, I would suggest painting them, especially if it saves money. For the look I think your wanting, I would probably paint them with a brush. You will be able to control the paint and the look much better with a brush then if you were to...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Kitchen Cabinets, painting kitchen cabinets, cafe bistro
painting kitchen cabinets, cafe bistro, different color: Hi Sabrina Painting the top cabinets one color and the bottom ones a different color is perfectly fine. I’ve even seen it at some recent designer show homes. And for refinishing, there really isn’t much to make the prep faster or easier unless you hire someone....

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Kitchen Cabinets, painting kitchen cabinets, navajo white
painting kitchen cabinets, navajo white, two basic colors: Hello again, Good choice for your cabinets. First you would want to wipe your cabinets down really good so you get all the dirt and oils off. It would probably be best to then use a fine sand paper and lightly sand all the wood to help with the adhering...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Kitchen with Golden Oak cabinets, 4 little boys, pumpkin butter
4 little boys, pumpkin butter, oak woodwork: Hi Sara, I am not liking the Glazed Pecan because it appears to bright compared to the Chocolate Sprinkle and Valley Mist. When you go to Home Depot, look at Tiny Fawn or Coronado Dunes. Another suggestion would be to paint the bottom of the dining room...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a Kitchen with White Cabinets, redrock canyon, general paint
redrock canyon, general paint, rain barrel: Hi Jennifer Firstly, I’m not familiar with General Paint, so I have no idea what the colors you have chosen look like, which is probably ok since I don’t know what your kitchen or dining room look like either! J Well, I say, if you absolutely LOVE the color...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting our living room, living room furniture, common denominator
living room furniture, common denominator, country references: Hi Sara The most common denominator I notice about most people’s version of “country” style is the wallpaper. Get rid of it and suddenly a more modern look is at your fingertips. Slip cover the furniture, get rid of the molding or paint it to match the walls....

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Molding, crown molding, whethe
crown molding, whethe, chair rail: Hi Norma, Thanks for the follow up. My advice is to keep all the woodwork in the dining room the same, whether it is oak or soft white. It may feel unfinished to have the top soft white and the baseboards and trim oak. I hope this helps you. Cyndie...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting moulding & panelling same colour?, vanilla ice cream, crown moulding
vanilla ice cream, crown moulding, vanilla ice: Hi Jo Well, I’m a bit confused. It sounds like you don’t want white paneling and off-white moldings. I’d either match them if they were different enough colors, which can be ok as well. There are very few design faux pas. If you are ok with it, it’s ok. If...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a mural, tack cloth, boys room
tack cloth, boys room, sherwin williams: Hi Jo. Primer is exactly what you need. The best thing is to use an oil primer. Any kind will do. The problem is as you probably already know, latex wont bond to oil. If you don t want to mess with oil, I can also recommend a good latex bonding...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Over OLD Wood Paneling, wood paneling, paint rollers
wood paneling, paint rollers, paint stick: Hi Susie, I would reccommend first lightly sanding back the glossy surface of the paneling. You really just need to sand it back enough to give the paint something to stick to. Basically just rough it up somewhat. For a primer I would suggest Benjamin...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting and Old wallpaper, paint dries, seams
paint dries, seams, bubbles: It is always best to remove the old wallpaper, but yes, you can paint over old wallpaper. There are a few problems though: Sometimes if you paint over old wallpaper, the old wallpaper might start to bubble up from the moisture in the paint. Then you will...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting an Open Floor Plan, golden hues, light honey
golden hues, light honey, light coffee: Hi Carmen Well, choosing the perfect color that coordinates with all your stuff, and is more interesting that the builder beige is difficult. So I suggest some of the colors I’ve used in open floor plants. Basically, you want something light to medium, probably...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Outdoor Cement Steps, colored cement, concrete stains
colored cement, concrete stains, paint store: Laura, There are many quality concrete stains that are really nice and extremely durable. I would reccomend this for your application. There are also concrete paints, but i tend to use the stains. Contact your paint store or home center for specific products...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting my office, rust color, eye fatigue
rust color, eye fatigue, blue violet: Hi Tish If you intend this to be a serious home office and will be using a computer, please DO NOT paint it grey. It’s one of the worst colors for office. In fact, there are very specific guidelines for office colors and lighting and I will give you a few...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over oil paint and treating mold, painting perspective, wood fireplaces
painting perspective, wood fireplaces, paint film: Sonya, I always like using an oil based paint on wood. There is a little preperation you need to do to repaint wood previously coated with oil paint. First, get some 220 grit or fine grit sanding sponges. These are much easier to use than sandpaper....

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over oil, paint store, citrus oil
paint store, citrus oil, orange colour: Hello, To be honest with you I ve never run into something like this before. I can tell you that being that it does have an oil on it, you would probably need to put a type of primer or sealer over it or yes, I believe you might need to sand it a bit in order...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting an old bedroom set., crown molding, two different things
crown molding, two different things, sized windows: How exciting this must be for you Krystal. I hope you are having a good time doing this. The difference between a room looking dark and actually being dark are two different things. If you have at least 2 good sized windows in the room, then painting your...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting an old house, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, siding material: Hello If the paint is as bad as you say, a good pressure washing would definatly be the best to get started. That will remove the powdery residue as well as alot of the peeling paint that is there. Next step will be to scrape any loose areas and maybe even...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over old wallpaper glue, wallpaper paste, paint job
wallpaper paste, paint job, new paint: Yes, he can leave it. Assuming it is paste, he has to prime it first with an oil base primer, preferably 2 coats. (What the oil base primer does is seal everything in. No water or moisture from the new paint can get behind the primer). After it is primed,then...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting open floor plan with different paint colors, paint colors, accent wall
paint colors, accent wall, sofa set: Hi Lisa There have been many questions answered about open floor plans on this forum, so read those as well. Best bet is if the walls are continuous, ALWAYS paint them the same color. If there are natural breaks, you can do different colors but be careful....

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting on Paneling, faux wood paneling, painting paneling
faux wood paneling, painting paneling, tippy toes: Hi Alyssa, Painting paneling is always a plus and stripes are good at making the celings look taller. You can paint a stripe in the groove between panels if you want to go that route, but I will tell you that it is very tedius to paint inbetween the panels....

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Paneling, painting paneling, michael bruns
painting paneling, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert: Hi Bob Well since we own a True Value store, of course Im going to say that True Value has the best paint! Ok ok, trying to be as nuetral as possible here there are alot of good paints out there. Most succesful paint jobs have more to do with the right...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over Panelling, drywall compound, drywall tape
drywall compound, drywall tape, painting over panelling: Vicky, One method is to prime the paneling, tape and float the cracks in the paneling with drywall tape and drywall compound, skimfloat the entire surface with lightweight drywall compound, then texture like you would drywall. Another would be to remove the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over panelling, sanding sponge, grit sandpaper
sanding sponge, grit sandpaper, wood putty: Paul, If you want a really professional finish, it requires a few steps. First, LIGHTLY sand the panelling 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 plaster wall, latex paint, plaster wall
latex paint, plaster wall, google search: After the wallpaper is removed, any holes or scrapes should be patched and sanded. Do the walls look smooth enough to be painted? If not, they could be skim coated. Skim coating is applying a thin layer of plaster or drywall mud over the whole wall, letting...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting pricing, paint walls, paint contractor
paint walls, paint contractor, two coats: Hi Andy, Pricing is regional, and would cost much more in New York than in Atlanta, etc. Also, may painters price differently, some by square foot, some by time, layers, colors, etc. For starters, any room needing a dark color will take multiple coats...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting with problem walls!, painting stripes, problem walls
painting stripes, problem walls, paint colors: Hi Alyssa Since your walls/ceiling are odd, ONLY do the stripes on the tallest wall, one wall only if any at all. The stripes might make the odd sizes of the walls and ceiling more noticeable though, so keep the paint colors light and close in tonal value....

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting with Red, wine color, coat paint
wine color, coat paint, red paint: Yes I am familiar with it......... Very good (and expensive) product..... If they say it is a one coat paint with out primer, tell them you want a written guarantee from the store. If the wall is white, and the paint is red, it will NEVER cover (1 coat)...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting, ReStaining an exterior deck, crap excuse, cabot stain
crap excuse, cabot stain, decking stain: Hello First of you definatly do not want to paint a deck. Thats asking for instant peeling! What happens is because you can only paint the tops of the boards, moisture from when it rains will soak into the wood from the bottom side, then as the sun beats...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Rock Wall, light taupe, taupe color
light taupe, taupe color, bedford stone: Hello, First of all, is the rock wall flush (flat) like a normal wall or is it something like the look of bedford stone? Not knowing exactly, I would maybe suggest painting the rock wall and concrete a neutral color like a light taupe or beige and maybe go...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a rented house, dark wood paneling, dark woodwork
dark wood paneling, dark woodwork, blue greens: Hi Crystal, First I would advise you to use a mid-tone color. Because, if you choose a light color, you will have too much contrast between the dark woods and the very light paint. The result would create focus on dark wood that you are trying to down play....

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over Semi-gloss/wallpaper paste, mold and mildew, skylight installation
mold and mildew, skylight installation, wallpaper paste: Hearing that you have had a skylight installed tells me that you re willing to pay for work to avoid a headache, so I would suggest hiring out the walls too. The walls sound like they need a light sanding and recoating. Any unlevel areas can be patched with...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Son's Bedroom (Age 13), carpet colors, pillow shams
carpet colors, pillow shams, black comforter: Hi Amy, Considering the comforter and carpet colors, having all 4 walls painted in a beige color would be fine. You could always add color other ways like with throw pillows for his bed. Any color of red would look great for an added color for his room....

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting/Staining, michael bruns, worst case scenario
michael bruns, worst case scenario, genuine allexperts expert: Hello Well...hmm....I guess it depends on how sloppy a painter you are! It really can go either way, if you sand and finish the floors first you just need to be really careful about covering them up, or if you paint first the worst case scenario would be...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Stone Fireplace, stone fireplace, grout
stone fireplace, grout, focal point: Hello Sherrell, Painting your fireplace would be a positive change if you feel that painting it will make the room look more up to date. Is the rest of the house out dated or does the look of the fireplace now make the surroundings look and feel outdated?...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting siding, vinyl siding, exterior paint
vinyl siding, exterior paint, paint job: Hi Larry. Yes, vinyl siding can be painted, as long as you properly prep it. First you need to wash the siding down with a solution that consist of 4 parts water, 1 part environmentally safe exterior bleach, and 1 part degreaser. I prefer to use Simple...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting smoky rooms, heavy smokers, smoke smell
heavy smokers, smoke smell, shellac: Hi Carol Yes: it’s called shellac primer. Use TSP or TSP substitute to remove as much nicotine from the walls as possible and let dry. Then prime with white-pigmented shellac. It’s pretty stinky because it’s alcohol-based but it dries in a flash and you can...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over stain, kitchen cupboards, cindy lou
kitchen cupboards, cindy lou, dark stain: Hi Cindy Lou, No, I m sorry I don t know of what that paint would be, unless it was a primer. Maybe try your local paint store and see if they know or have the paint your referring to. If not then I would suggest getting some sandpaper and roughing up all...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting stained cabinets, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, oak cabinets: Hello I have had the best luck with a primer called BIN. Its a stainblocking primer/sealer so its good for sealing the stained surface but its also an adhesion promoting primer so its made to stick to your hard to paint surfaces such as formica, ceramic,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting stripes/Vent??, painting stripes, switch plate covers
painting stripes, switch plate covers, gloss color: Hello, First off, Do you mean by eggshell that your talking about an off white/cream color or are you saying that your using a blue eggshell sheen? I am a little confused. Are you painting different shades of blue stripes or cream stripes using a semi-gloss?...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting stripes on wall, painting stripes on wall, coat dries
painting stripes on wall, coat dries, putty knife: Hi Melanie. I have heard of some faux finishers using glazing on the tape before they do striping. The glazing dries in clear and seals the edges of the tape. There maybe other products that also do this, but this is the only one I m familiar with. ...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Tips, eggshell paint, painting tips
eggshell paint, painting tips, roller 1: I d suggest a 1/2 nap roller. 1- Paint the wall with the roller. If you have to push or squeeze the roller on the wall, that probably means the roller is to dry. Dip it in some paint. 2- After about 5 or 10 of the wall is painted, I d suggesting backrolling...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over tape residue, tape residue, bedroom walls
tape residue, bedroom walls, priming: Is there tape on the wall, or is there only residue? In either situation, you could use an oil based primer. But first, sand any ridges from the paste and/or tape. Then apply the primer. That will seal in the residue and any tape on the wall. The problem...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over Varnish, painting over varnish, benjamin moore paint
painting over varnish, benjamin moore paint, wood surface: Hello, I would first start by getting as much of the peeling off as you can. Once you get the lifted pieces up then you would want to sand as much of the wood as possible. I realize to sand an entire log house would take a great deal of time. The main thing...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over vinal wallpaper, painting over paneling, quality latex
painting over paneling, quality latex, nail holes: jeffery, Painting over paneling can be a challege. For best results, you should remove the paneling, then tape, float, and texture the drywall beneath. If you don t want to go that far, sand te paneling with 220 grit lightly to degloss the surface, wipe it...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over vinyl, clarifications, seams
clarifications, seams, pros and cons: Here are the pros and cons of painting over wallpaper: Good reasons: Its quicker. You dont t have to spend time and the extra expense of removing the wallpaper, plus possible patching the walls, priming the walls, etc. Bad reasons:Sometimes the old...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over Wallpaper, removing wallpaper, wallpaper removal
removing wallpaper, wallpaper removal, adequate ventilation: Hi Allison Quick instructions: remove the wallpaper before painting! I’ve answered the “wallpaper removal” and painting after removing wallpaper on this forum recently, so look at the other answers. You can go online and Google “Removing wallpaper” as well...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over Wallpaper, fabric softner, wallpaper remover
fabric softner, wallpaper remover, dif gel: Hello, Yes, the moisture content does effect it some what. It really all depends on when it was put up and whether or not the wall underneith was prepared properly before the paper was put up. Yes, liguid fabric softner in a spray bottle works. There again,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Wallpapered Wallboard, wallpaper lining, blank stock
wallpaper lining, blank stock, wallboard: If you want to cover that wallpapered wallboard, the best thing to do is pull off the moldings (covering) where the seams are, make sure the wallboard is hammered down good. Next thing I d suggest is use a wallpaper lining felt (it s a heavy blank stock)....

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting & Wallpapering, coat of paint, time inbetween
coat of paint, time inbetween, whiteness: Hello, I would suggest to just go ahead and cover over what you have already painted with a good primer and then repaint with your regular paint over the top of the primer. You may need an extra coat or so to ensure good coverage. Make sure and allow ample...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting & Wallpapering, whiteness, coats
whiteness, coats, mobile home: Hi Kisha, I would suggest using a good primer for coverage and then repaint the walls again with your paint. You might want to paint a good couple of coats to ensure coverage on your walls. Make sure and allow all coats to dry thoroughly in between. Hope...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting the Walls Red, painting the walls, paint line
painting the walls, paint line, benjamin moore: Hello, First of all I commend you on wanting to use red!! I have worked with red quite a bit and I think it s a great color. I don t necessarally think it s hard to blend. It s going to be like most darker colors. The more coats you put on the wall, the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Walls, plaster walls, light colors
plaster walls, light colors, painting walls: You could paint it ANY color ( even red or black). If in the future you want to paint the room white, all you have to do is put on a coat or 2 of primer.( I was just joking when I said black, but black could be covered up with a few coats of primer). So as...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over Wood, painting paneling, wood stain
painting paneling, wood stain, reb: Hi Jeri I covered the subject of painting paneling in another question and will re-answer it the same way: “This question seems to have been answered elsewhere on this website. http://experts.about.com/q/Painting-Wallpapering-1736/painting-stained-wood.htm”...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting w/clean lines, george co, steady hand
george co, steady hand, lake george: Jill, Most pros get clean lines with a good brush and a steady hand. If you use tape, make sure the edge is pressed down well to prevent bleeding. I am sorry to say i don t know of the paint on anti-bleed product to which you were refering. James Hall Ameripaint...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting my wall and window frame, laundry soap, bleach solution
laundry soap, bleach solution, soap and water: Adrian, To remove mildew apply a 15% bleach and water solution. Allow to sit at least 20 minutes, then scrub with a soapy rag (laundry soap and water works well). Re-apply the bleach solution a couple more times, then rinse well. For wooden windows and...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over wallpaper, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, rough edges: Hello Although its never recommended, I know many people that have success painting over wallpaper. Youll need to use a primer/sealer such as BIN over the paper first to seal the surface and prevent any of the inks or dyes in the paper from bleeding into...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over wallpaper, problem walls, gardz
problem walls, gardz, drywall: The thing to do for the first room is : skim coat the walls, then sand and prime with a latex primer. or Hang lining felt paper on the walls. Lining felt is like a heavy wallpaper made for problem walls and then you can paint directly over the lining...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting after wallpaper, michael bruns, commercial painters
michael bruns, commercial painters, genuine allexperts expert: Hello Unfortunalty its hard to tell whats left on the walls now after the wallpaper has been removed. The best way to be sure you have good results is to apply one coat of BIN primer/sealer on the walls. This will seal off any glue residue, paper stripper...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting walls, michael bruns, household paint
michael bruns, household paint, genuine allexperts expert: Hello There certainly is. Your paint store will carry it, and basically its a dry texture that comes in a bag that you will add and stir into a gallon of paint. You should be able to choose for 3 or 4 textures starting at a fine sand look all the way up...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting my wood furniture, accent furniture, table and chairs
accent furniture, table and chairs, tables and chairs: Hi Chris, I would suggest to first lightly sand back (rough it up a bit) your furniture to give the paint something to stick to. Then you need to put a good coat of latex primer (Benjamin Moore s Fresh Start) on. Once that dries you can then begin to paint...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting wood paneling, painting wood paneling, grit sandpaper
painting wood paneling, grit sandpaper, texture gun: There are probably many products and ways to texture paneling. Here is probably the most easy and best way to do it: 1-Scuff up the paneling with 100 grit sandpaper. 2-Fill in the groves with sheetrock mud. 3-Prime with an oil base primer. 4-Texture...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting out woodgrain, two coats, sherman williams
two coats, sherman williams, oil stain: Hi Joe. Yes, that is correct. Problock Seals HS oil primer. Two coats if you want to be certain that the grain doesn t show. You could also use a product called A100 oil primer also found at Sherman Williams. This is the ultimate stain blocking primer....

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting woodwork, room doors, closet doors
room doors, closet doors, wood doors: Hi Karen; If I was the designer that was coming into your home to make over the said room, I would stain all of the woodwork, doors, baseboards and trim to compliment your beautiful wood doors. Adding white to the mix would take the focus off of your doors...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, two coats: Hello This can depend on alot of things, paint being used, color you choose, but 1 coat of paint really isnt enought to give you the best durability youll expect from a paint job. By giving 2 coats, your providing a little thicker film which overall will...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paints, latex paint, exterior paints
latex paint, exterior paints, paint walls: Dear Richard Here is a quote from a website describing the difference in a nutshell: “The fundamental difference is the glue used to hold the paint together. Exterior paint glue is more soft and flexible to resist heat and moisture. Interior paint glue...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paiont Mixing, empty cans, paint store
empty cans, paint store, old paint: Rick, If the paint is latex, it has a shelf life of about 8 years. If it freezes, however, it is probably no good. If you open it and stir it and it smells like baby throwup, it is no good. If it is oil paint, stir it well, and apply a small amount to a piece...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paniting, disposable latex gloves, flat spray
disposable latex gloves, flat spray, crafts store: Tammy, First, buy some black flat spray paint and some white flat spray paint. Next get a piece of card board big enough to cut out the size rectangle you want painted on the curb and still have about 6 to 12 inches on all sides around the rectangle. Trace...

Painting & Wallpapering: Parchment or any Faux Painting, faux painting, parchment
faux painting, parchment, marjorie: Hi Marjorie, Instead of using a base color you could just use a glaze. This way when you apply a glaze and wipe it back lightly it will leave the glaze to hang in the cracks and ridges of the texture. This way you wouldn t have to use a base coat with it....

Painting & Wallpapering: Patch Textured Ceiling, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, stucco wall: Hello Im sure what your describing is called a knockdown finish where they spray a texture on the walls, let it sit for a little to set up then come back with a flat trowel and flatten it slightly. About the best way I know to match this is to buy a can...

Painting & Wallpapering: Patio, michael bruns, concrete patio
michael bruns, concrete patio, server problem: Hello First off let me apologise for the delay. Appears I had a server problem and couldnt access my email for a week! Staining a concrete patio isnt hard, but there are some very crucial steps you need to follow to make sure it holds up for you. This...

Painting & Wallpapering: Peeling garage floor paint, garage floor paint, acrylic paint
garage floor paint, acrylic paint, correct steps: Hello Unfortunatly thats where all garage floors seem to peel, right where the tire tracks. It appears that you followed all the correct steps and even etched the concrete, good for you! Thats usually the step most skip and then wonder why the paint isnt...

Painting & Wallpapering: Peeling paint in bathroom, latex paint, bathtub shower
latex paint, bathtub shower, loose paint: From what you have described to me, I d suggest scraping off all the loose paint and then priming the bathroom with a good primer.( I like Bins 123 primer or Z-prime primer). If the walls are sheetrock, you probably could get by with a latex primer. If the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Peeling, grit sandpaper, paint surface
grit sandpaper, paint surface, oil base: The original problem was, when the door was painted with latex paint, the existing oil based paint surface was not prepped properly. Having said that, to fix the door without stripping it down to the bare wood, I d suggest removing as much of the loose latex...

Painting & Wallpapering: Picking a color for my kitchen and bedroom, sage green, light taupe
sage green, light taupe, chocolate brown: Hi Robin It is not often I come across a pink kitchen! Pink is actually not a very good color to associate with food or food prep. I don’t know what shade of pink but I will guess dusty rose if it was done in the 1980’s or pale pink with a yellow cast if...

Painting & Wallpapering: Picking a paint colour, paint swatches, oak cabinets
paint swatches, oak cabinets, paint colour: Hi Kristina Tell your Mom to chill out! And if you are Really worried, hire a color consultant. However, my first impression is to go for a buttery yellow, straw yellow shade, or pale apricot color. These colors work with many countertop colors, wood tones...

Painting & Wallpapering: Plaster ceiling, plaster ceilings, plaster ceiling
plaster ceilings, plaster ceiling, lathe: How big are the areas that have fallen out? If they are not too big, they may be repaired with plaster and/or fixall. Are there any sections that are very loose where the plaster has pulled away from the lathe? If so, try anchoring those sections to the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Plaster and peeling paint, plaster wall, jan wall
plaster wall, jan wall, peeling paint: Hi Tom Plaster is tricky since there are different kinds. First read this: http://www.oldhousejournal.com/magazine/2005/jan/wall.shtml And then this: http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/tps/briefs/brief21.htm and decide what kind of plaster you have. That...

Painting & Wallpapering: Plaster treatment, drywall products, paint coats
drywall products, paint coats, plaster walls: Hi Ashley My name isn’t Ed, BTW. But that’s ok! :) Hold on there…you have two different opinions and I can’t tell from the answers if you have New PLASTER walls or new DRYWALL walls. So, here what to do for each: New Plaster: 1. Let plaster dry Completely....

Painting & Wallpapering: Poly Stripes on wall, benjamin moore paint, foam brushes
benjamin moore paint, foam brushes, professional painters: Janet, I m glad to hear that you used water based paint. But, Here s the tricky thing about paint of any kind, expensive or not. It doesn t do well in humidity and this can even be caused by the steam in your kitchen when you are boiling water. So, my suggestion...

Painting & Wallpapering: Poly-urethane stripes, poly urethane, depth answer
poly urethane, depth answer, base paint: Hello again, I think I may know the problem. Sounds like to me that the polyurethane from Walmart is way too watery! Good Polyurethane should be a lot thicker (almost sticky and syrup like) with no bubbles when applied to the wall. Also, for future reference,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Pool Deck, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, cool deck: Hello Im really not familiar with a cool deck product, so Im not going to be of much help. I would think you could touch it up on your own, but best bet is to find out who sells the product in your area and contact them with your questions. Im sorry I...

Painting & Wallpapering: Poorly stained deck?, honey tone, start from scratch
honey tone, start from scratch, deck stain: The best way to go (it is more work)is to strip off the stain with a deck stain remover and start from scratch. Or you could use a solid stain or paint and go over it. The problem with going over old oil based stain is sometimes the new stain or paint...

Painting & Wallpapering: Porch Painting., wood planks, accurate solution
wood planks, accurate solution, brown paint: Hi Tony. Thanks for the extra information. It sounds like your problem could be a couple of things. First, since there was already peeling paint before, there is a chance that you may have painted over a layer of paint that is already failing. I know you...

Painting & Wallpapering: Pre pasted wallpaper, wallpaper paste, herd
wallpaper paste, herd: Generally speaking, prepasted paper should have a little thinned down paste added to it. I usually add a little paste to some water, then roll it on the back of the paper. If it is sticky, then it should be enough. I have heard of Prepz, but I have never...

Painting & Wallpapering: Preparing Wall for Papering/Painting, mold spores, ventilation fan
mold spores, ventilation fan, wallpaper border: Thanks for the detailed information! Here is what I would do in your situation: 1-Remove the old wallpaper. 2-Wash the walls with a bleach solution to kill any mold. 3-Sand and patch any spots that need be. 4-Prime the walls with an oil based primer....

Painting & Wallpapering: Prepping Interior Doors & Trim for Paint, oil based paint, interior doors
oil based paint, interior doors, new paint: Hello, Since the doors and trim have already been painted with an oil based paint and it s white, you really shouldn t have to do much, if any prep work. If there are any chips or peels, then you would want to sand those areas smooth, but if not then just...

Painting & Wallpapering: When is Primer Necessary?, blackboard paint, satin latex
blackboard paint, satin latex, rust stains: Hi Vanessa Let the primer wars begin! This is when I recommend using primer: to cover water stains, smoke damage, mold and mildew, fresh drywall, dark colors (if covering with a light color), weird types of paint such as blackboard paint, rust stains, crayon,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Priming/Sealing damaged walls, bathroom wallpaper, waterproof seal
bathroom wallpaper, waterproof seal, paper core: By skimcoating, I mean the entire wall. Just a light coating (skimming) over the entire wall. Its OK to do your texturing on top of the Guardz. One problem I ve found is if you don t smooth out the wall before texturing, and there are some bumps or divits...

Painting & Wallpapering: Product used on store wall in Erie, Pa., mass audience, lusterstone
mass audience, lusterstone, j cook: Hi J J Cook, Nice to hear from you (JJCook is one of my former Color Class students). Its nice to see that this website has such a mass audience. In answer to your question, the product and color was Charred Olive Lusterstone and is an Aqua Finishing...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, matt paint: Hello Alot depends on that. You need to check with the contractor who did the plasterwork and ask them what they recommend. They make several different types of plaster and they all can be painted within different times and so the person who did the plaster...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint, mr clean eraser, benjamin moore
mr clean eraser, benjamin moore, soft cloth: Hi Lacie, Have you tried a Mr. Clean Eraser? They are WONDERFUL and they really work on most hard surfaces without damaging or removing the color or texture. If you haven t tried one yet, I would suggest that route first. If that doesn t work then get...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint, hard wood floors, oak beams
hard wood floors, oak beams, rich gold: Hi Kathleen So you think your unnamed ‘toasty brown’ family room is too dark; and you want some suggestions….you have already provided a couple yourself!:) Sherwin’s “Sequin SW 6394” is a nice color…..a greenish gold, so it’s cooler and lighter than “Dorset...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint, oil base paint, latex paint
oil base paint, latex paint, grit sandpaper: Hi James. Streaks in you paint does not mean you are painting latex over oil. It is very common to have to paint two coats when changing a color. Now, with that said, there is a possibility that it is latex over oil. If you are getting streaks, that is...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint, hard wood floor, faux bois
hard wood floor, faux bois, brush strokes: Hi Gisele It sounds like you want a “faux bois” look: basically fake wood or maybe you just like the brush strokes. This is easy if you have the right tools and glazes and know how to do special-effect finishes. It’s hard to do with just a brush and regular...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint and accent wall?, sherwin willams paint, room darkening shades
sherwin willams paint, room darkening shades, accent wall: Hi Nicole. In a small room with poor lighting, I always suggest going with a light color. Your grayish blue suggestions sounds perfect. I would suggest using a Sherwin Willams paint. They have very good products, with great warranties, and at any price...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint blistered, plaster walls, coat of paint
plaster walls, coat of paint, divot: Normally, the plaster walls should have been primed with an oil based primer, first. In your situation, I suggest: 1-Sand the bubbles and blisters. 2-Apply an oil based primer to the walls. 3-After that is dry (usually 24 hours), patch and/or skim coat...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint bubbles, paint dries, michael bruns
paint dries, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert: Hello What has happened is when you painted next to the trim where the tape was, the paint also coated the tape. One the paint dries it forms a continuos film for the wall onto the tape, so when you try to remove the tape it wants to peel the paint off...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint& carpet choice, king arthurs court, brown leather couch
king arthurs court, brown leather couch, golden yellows: Hi Sara, Here s several BM paint colors for you. Some of them may have more gray undertones and some have more yellow undertones. They are: Bleeker Beige HC-80, Monroe Bisque HC-26, King Arthurs Court 1081, Clay Beige OC-11, Tumbled Marble 1031, Coastal...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint ceiling....glitter outerspace effect, glow in the dark paint, glow in the dark stars
glow in the dark paint, glow in the dark stars, black lighting: There goes the age old question, Should I paint or wallpaper? . There are pros and cons to both. Personally I always prefer painting, only because when it s always easier to repaint, than to remove wallpaper. Even if you properly size you walls, wallpaper...

Painting & Wallpapering: What to paint closed off kitchen with white cab., rust color, colorful area
rust color, colorful area, room walls: Hi Stacy First impression is if the wall space is small and the white cabinet area is large, go really bold and try a similar red as the dining room, a rich terracotta or rust color (deeper than the floor but in the same color family) or a deep golden yellow...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color, accent colors, crown mouldings
accent colors, crown mouldings, room hope: Hi Lori, Considering that it is a hallway that adjoins all the rooms, I would suggest maybe another taupe color. Maybe something in BM historic colors like wheeling neutral or cedar key. I would be afraid that if you went with a cream it might give you the...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color, crown molding, paint color
crown molding, paint color, pale color: Hi Heather I would paint the molding the same as your other trim colors, that is the “Antique White”. The ceiling can be the same as the trim color or the wall color or something contrasting with BOTH: such as a pale color that coordinates with your décor....

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color, home stager, clean slate
home stager, clean slate, paint color: Hi Melissa Too bad about the carpet! Neutral is best for selling home! If you don’t want white, choose a light neutral tone. White is pretty harsh but keeping the color very light and neutral allows a prospective buyer to have a “clean slate”. You should...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color for bedroom walls, tapestry gold, accent pillows
tapestry gold, accent pillows, mauve desert: Hi Pam I like your husband’s thinking! Deep rich walls will create high drama! Try a deep, rich gold or deep taupe with violet overtones with eggplant bedding. The gold might work better with the headboard though. Check out Benjamin Moore “tumeric”, “tapestry...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color for billiards room, skylight windows, carpet colors
skylight windows, carpet colors, billiards room: Hi Sharon Go neutral since the walls are a bit odd. Paint the walls and ceiling the same. Pick a color based on other furnishings such as finding a nice neutral that will coordinate with the woods of the pool table and carpet colors. Like beige, tan, taupe,...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color for moulding, baseboard, and window trim, glidden paints, wooden shutters
glidden paints, wooden shutters, wall paints: Hi Kelly A big project! One caveat: I do not specify Glidden paints, so I don’t know what any of these colors are that you mentioned. But here goes! I agree with you: paint the window trim colors that blend in with the shutters AS WELL AS THE WALL COLORS....

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color for multiple doors, paint color, different colors
paint color, different colors, navy blue: Typically, all of the hallway woodwork to include the door frames and doors should be done in the same color to set the hallway scheme and make it appear larger, not cut up with different colors. Common good colors for this are off-whites, light tans, any...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color for open floor plan, lap top computers, paint color
lap top computers, paint color, kids projects: Hi Lauri What color you paint has to do with Light, Your Style, and how you want each room to Feel. Atmospheric or bold? You don’t have to have paint everything beige OR deep colors…. there is a whole world in-between. So think about the function of each...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color and sofa color, room paint, oak flooring
room paint, oak flooring, wood cabinets: Hi again Ok, that’s a bit better. Since you seem to have a blank slate (Cherry wood, red oak, white painted wood surfaces, white laminates) as well as wainscoting (Suggests a traditional or eclectic style) in your living room, try this when you are out shopping...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color surrounding fireplace, accent wall, accent color
accent wall, accent color, stone fireplace: Hi Pat Well, you can go either way with the accent color. If the medium dark shade is closer to the overall tone of the stone in the fireplace, it will blend with the fireplace more. If the darkest color is much deeper that the fireplace stone, then it will...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color, dining room furniture, furniture slipcovers
dining room furniture, furniture slipcovers, beige carpet: Hi Again Cool! Go for the eggplant! I love it when folks go for real color in their homes! J Since I don’t know what paints are available in your area, I’ll recommend several brands. Eggplant shades I like: Pratt & Lambert: #1084 Pale Aubergine or #1117...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint colors, paint colors, laundry rooms
paint colors, laundry rooms, art collections: Hi Rich Many people feel as your wife does: it’s easy and direct. It’s also boring. I believe color should support the activities in each room. However, that doesn’t mean each room is totally different. Subtle changes are ok too or grouping colors for various...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint colors, paint colors, location lighting
paint colors, location lighting, four colors: Hi Kate As soon as you mail me clippings and want specifics for the colors, this becomes a commercial color job for me, so if you are willing to pay for it, great! I do remote projects occasionally and they can be very helpful to the homeowner. They are also...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint colors, golden colors, paint colors
golden colors, paint colors, aqua light: Hi Kim If you want to move away from the golden colors, you could pick out some cooler colors for the living room. Some candidates could be- pale aqua, light blue-grey, cool beige (light version of taupe used in kitchen), rust red, etc. But if the taupe looks...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint colour, choosing a paint colour, floor tiles
choosing a paint colour, floor tiles, floor tile: Hi Carolyn It sounds like you need a very specific color since it must coordinate with the existing beige/grey (greige in décor-speak) in the floor tiles. I recommend either matching it exactly, going one shade lighter/darker depending on your taste, or going...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint colour, knotty pine ceilings, kitchen cupboards
knotty pine ceilings, kitchen cupboards, paint colour: Depending on whether your wanting to stay with a neutral color or add some direct color on your walls, you would always be safe using a taupe or a beige color. Another soft color you could use would be a light gray. A couple colors that I would suggest would...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint colours, painting my kitchen, carolyn sherwin
painting my kitchen, carolyn sherwin, floor tile: Hi Carolyn, Sherwin Williams has a nice beige/grey color called Doeskin #6044. If you want it darker/lighter, any of the mid-tone colors on that strip will work. Just compare this beige to the beige that you have in your floor to make sure they come from...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint colours, paint quality institute, paint choice
paint quality institute, paint choice, oak cabinets: Mary Jane; Warm tones look especially good with oak furniture of any shade, so the reds, yellows, oranges, golds, or browns in at least a satin finish. Just because you have an open floor plan, doesn t mean that you can t use more than one color. You could...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint coming off wall, better solution, priming
better solution, priming, dining room: Hi Brad. Your situation is a little confusing. The lack of priming is not necessarily the reason the paint is coming off. So here are a couple of questions I have so that I can give you a better solution to your problem. 1. What kind of paint did your...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint coordinating, benjamin moores, frazee paints
benjamin moores, frazee paints, chocolate mousse: Hi Staci Your rooms sound yummy! J So you dream of a chocolate or caramel living room. It’s a bit of a tricky color! You generally want a violet-tinged brown or golden-brown. You will have to do some serious paint chip collecting but I recommend---Pratt&...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint too dark, clear glaze, metallic paint
clear glaze, metallic paint, faux finish: Hi Emily, The only way to really lighten what you already have on your walls would be to start over. The only thing I know to suggest would be to maybe add some clear glaze to your paint. This will help to thin it out (depending on how much glaze you add)...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint decorating bathrm, van alen, homework question
van alen, homework question, bronze mirror: Hi Lois Ok, so no info on the green paint but you don’t seem to like it anyway since you mention that it is too bright. It doesn’t sound like a very good bath color anyway. So…given that A: the green isn’t what you wanted anyway and B: the green is probably...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint/glaze, glossy paint, paint color
glossy paint, paint color, clear glaze: Hi Ronn, The only thing I would know is to either just paint your walls with a glossy paint that will give you a shine or either to get a clear glaze that has some sparkle already added to the glaze. There are many different glazes out there and some have...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint over a grooved surface black /grey panel in the family room, emulsion paint, paint standard
emulsion paint, paint standard, silk finish: The shiny spots are your problem if you are planning on using emulsion paint (standard interior matt or silk finish paint)if you sand the area with fairly fine sandpaper (80 or 120 grade should be fine) this will do what is called keying the surface, which...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint over laquer, sanding sponge, grit sandpaper
sanding sponge, grit sandpaper, wood putty: Brenda, 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: Can I paint my metal framed window?, paint dries, aluminum material
paint dries, aluminum material, latex paint: When you paint around the window and the frame, occasionally open and shut the window until the paint dries. That way the window won t become painted shut. Oil based primer and oil based paint are the best to use. They are durable and long lasting. The paint...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint metal patio table, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, rust spots: Hello First thing you need to do is sand all those rust spots down completly to the metal, making it nice and shiny. Then you will need to take something like a scuff pad and completely dull the rest of the paint on the furniture. You dont have to spend...

Painting & Wallpapering: How to paint an open floor plan, stone fire place, grey granite
stone fire place, grey granite, dark shades: Hi Jenny Ok, on accent walls: do it if you like accent walls. It’s a trend that has staying power since it has been around for about 20 years. Many times accent walls are used when people want a very strong color (Like deep violet or red) and don’t want to...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint peeling, grit sandpaper, drywall compound
grit sandpaper, drywall compound, putty knife: Bob, Two methods to recommend... 1). (easiest) Buy a quart of interior spackling. With a putty or drywall knife, fill in the depressions where the paint peeled level with the surrounding paint. When dry, sand smooth with 220 grit sandpaper. OR 2)....

Painting & Wallpapering: paint prep, drywall compound, wallpaper removal
drywall compound, wallpaper removal, gray paper: 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 remover. Use a wallpaper removal scoring...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint primer, quality drywall, promar
quality drywall, promar, room walls: Gordon, You need to make sure that the texture on the top part matches the texure below. If the bottom is a smooth finish, it is advisable to skim float the entire top then re-sand to achieve a smooth surface. If the bottom has a texture, you need to apply...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint problem, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, humidity problem: Hello Well, that fan didnt run soon after you painted the ceiling did it? One thing that comes to mind is there was alot of air movement as the paint was drying....or shortly after it felt dry as than can cause an alligatoring effect and would make sense...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint problems, mildew mold, paint problems
mildew mold, paint problems, paint 2: Hi Kathy There are many reasons for the problems you’ve had but I also have questions of my own: 1. What type and brand of paint did you use in the bath? 2. Did you wash with TSP BEFORE originally priming with Kilz? 3. Did you have mildew, mold or any...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint scheme for an open kitchen that leads to living room, ceiling fireplace, accent wall
ceiling fireplace, accent wall, paint color: Hi Al In the situation of open floor plans, which are very common nowadays I might add, there are a few ways to go: *Use the same paint color to unite the kitchen and living room since the walls are all connected. Choose a color that is in both color schemes...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint spray guns, paint spray guns, airless sprayers
paint spray guns, airless sprayers, latex paint: Henry, HVLP cup guns are good for light bodied finishes like Urethane or even oil based paints, but not great for heavier bodied paints like latex. Most professionals use airless sprayers to apply exterior products. If you cannot get a airless for the project,...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint and stain, paint and grain, base paint
paint and grain, base paint, undercoat: if you use matt emulsion as your base paint then you should be able to use most stains although i would advise using a coloured varnish as the colour or a clear varnish over the top to seal it all in, however i have not tried this myself There is paint...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint / stain, paint stain, wood siding
paint stain, wood siding, stain colors: Hi Randy Using opaque stain or paint depends on what you intend to cover. Raw wood, siding, treated wood, old previously stained wood, interior, exterior? And the climate and previously encountered problems with paint or stain (fade v. peeling) can change...

Painting & Wallpapering: Can you paint wood that has been stained?, dull surface, oil based paint
dull surface, oil based paint, paint manufacturers: Hi Rose You’ll need to do some prep work: light sanding to dull surface, cleaning off dust and priming before applying paint over stain. I recommend an oil-based paint or alkyd but apparently there are some new products out on the market (bonding primers)...

Painting & Wallpapering: When to paint over wood trim..., grit sandpaper, sanding sponge
grit sandpaper, sanding sponge, poly urethane: David, Sometimes restoring trim is easier than it seems. You might try this process on a small area and see if it gives the result you want. Take 220 grit sandpaper or a fine grit sanding sponge and LIGHTLY sand the finish. After removing the dust, wipe...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, interior latex: Hello First off I would scrub the cabinets down with a hot water and TSP solution. TSP is a good heavy duty cleaner that will not only remove any of the dirt and cooking oils and anything else that a kitchen is exposed to, but it also dulls the surface...

Painting & Wallpapering: painted cabinets, paint stripper, lead based paint
paint stripper, lead based paint, paint store: The easiest way to redo your cabinets is to repaint them. 1-Prime with an oil based primer. 2-Sand where needed (be careful not to break through the primer for fear of lead based paint). 3- Paint 2 coats semi-gloss latex or semi-gloss oil. If you decide...

Painting & Wallpapering: painted cabinets, dark hunter, doublewide
dark hunter, doublewide, hunter green: Hi Lisa. I would probably think twice about stripping your cabinets. The process isn t exactly straight forward, and it is fairly toxic. If you could pull all the cabinets down and strip them outside, then it wouldn t be so bad. But the problems that could...

Painting & Wallpapering: Just painted, latex paints, copper pipe
latex paints, copper pipe, paint water: Hello Well first off, the copper pipe will not turn things green, but the copper pipe itself is what turns green. However, this primarily happens to copper that is outdoors. When copper weathers, it turns into some nice shades of green which the fancy schmancy...

Painting & Wallpapering: painter's tape, wall paint, blue painters tape
wall paint, blue painters tape, garrett: Most of the time I like to tape the trim with blue (Painters)tape. I feel it gives my job a nice clean finish, especially if the walls are darker colors. Here is what I do: 1-I usually caulk the trim, to give it a nice clean finish. 2-Repaint with trim...

Painting & Wallpapering: painter's tape residue, goof off, tape residue
goof off, tape residue, paint film: Kim, Try denatured alchohol. This also has an effect on latex paint, so be careful. This is probably your best bet, as other chemicals (like goof-off, laquer thinner etc.) will also work but are more agressive on the paint film. You may also try a razor scraper...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, paint rollers, flat paint
paint rollers, flat paint, titanium dioxide: Hello Well the first thing to know about paints is that RED is the most transparent. Priming is always recommended, but it this case your trying to cover a bright white primer with a transparent paint, and obviously you know the problem with that. Better...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, room divider, saturation level
room divider, saturation level, neutral paint: Hi Anna If the rooms are both large enough, you can try doing some type of room divider and decorating each side in different colors but the same saturation level. (Level of brightness). Otherwise, see if you can accommodate each child’s favorite colors in...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, little bit of green, dominant colors
little bit of green, dominant colors, exact colors: Hi Anna, First of all, do you know if there is any yellow in the rug? If not, do you possibly remember the name of the particular rug at Target? I could look it up on line and maybe get a better idea of the exact colors etc. Without that information I...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, cherry cabinets, cherry wood
cherry cabinets, cherry wood, wood floors: Hi again Ok, well, it still depends on the following: ceiling color, ceiling height, the overall size of the kitchen, amount of natural light, floor color, and appliance color. Plus is it open plan or a closed floor plan? An over-all tone of deep, rich color...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, benjamin moores, crown molding
benjamin moores, crown molding, morning dew: Hi Lisa, For your ceiling I would suggest maybe a much lighter, softer version of what s on your walls. It would be a good compliment color with your walls and still blend well. The beige would probably look ok to depending on the color and how dark it...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, brick fireplaces, brick fireplace
brick fireplaces, brick fireplace, good color combination: Hi Dan Brick fireplaces are fabulous but the colors vary quite a bit. Are the bricks uniform in color or variable? Are they more red or more of a terracotta color? Is there a way to match the predominant colors to the paint colors on the Glidden website?...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, acrylic latex, fool proof
acrylic latex, fool proof, professional contractors: Hi Toni I know of nothing that is a “one-step-fool-proof-texture-filler-paint” that you can use. Your fix is multi-step. You really should use a bit of Spackle and then sand out each area that is lumpy, feathering the edge and sanding smooth. If your walls...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, hg tv, moble home
hg tv, moble home, flip this house: Hi Sarah I just saw this on a “Flip this House” HG-TV show: you CAN paint over wallpaper directly if it is cleaned well with TSP or strong detergent. (Rinse well!) But the effect is more cosmetic, so if this is just a quick fix, it’s fine. For a dark pattern,...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, benjamin moore paint, color chips
benjamin moore paint, color chips, home magazines: Hi Elizabeth Sounds like an interesting trend….or more like a fad or one-off. I do not recall ever seeing something like this in a recent home magazine. However, there is a caution in this! So don’t take this the wrong way….I have advice for you specifically;...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, hard wood floor, silver lamps
hard wood floor, silver lamps, foot ceilings: How fantastic this sounds. As the fireplace is most likely the focal point in this room, (though we don t want the picture window to feel left out) and the space is rather large, I would suggest a darker color at least on the accent wall around the fireplace...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, michael bruns, latex paint
michael bruns, latex paint, genuine allexperts expert: Hello First off I would scrub the cabinets down with a hot water and TSP solution. TSP is a good heavy duty cleaner that will not only remove any of the dirt and cooking oils and anything else that a kitchen is exposed to, but it also dulls the surface...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, wood blinds, wood flooring
wood blinds, wood flooring, bath townhome: Hi Terri, I sure am glad that you like honesty, because that s the only way I know to answer a question. So, here goes and I ve got to ask you the obvious, if you don t mind? Who pays the mortgage on your house and who lives in it? If your answer is yourself,...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, accent wall, latex paint
accent wall, latex paint, three colors: Several thoughts jump into my mind Teresa, in regard to your question. But I must first tell you by applying a different color to each space, it will make each room look smaller. In an open floor plan, it is better to paint the majority of the rooms the same...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, different colors, horizontal lines
different colors, horizontal lines, paint job: When you decide to do any type of out of the ordinary paint job, Erin, it is always going to take more time to complete. Don t forget to get the landlord s permission, clean and prime your wall before getting started. Have a great time doing this. Lor...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, professional painters, different colors
professional painters, different colors, quality paint: Hi Ervin Any kind of striped painting effect is very laborious and there is not an easier way to do it. Now you know why professional painters get paid the big bucks. Just make sure you use professional-quality masking tape and let the paint thoroughly dry...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, warm colors, best painting
warm colors, best painting, color idea: Dear bosy; By looking at magazines or going to paint stores and looking at their examples of selections of color for particular rooms. Then narrow it down to colors that you like, whether they are in the cool palette, such as blues, silvers & greens or the...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, hammerite paint, rust
hammerite paint, rust, fence: If you can get hold of some hammerite paint, that will paint directly onto rust. If not take back as much of the rust as possible with a wire brush and use some red oxide primer which will sure up the rust and allow you to paint with normal gloss paint over...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, paint 2, caulking
paint 2, caulking, seams: In situations like yours, I just scrape off all the loose stuff with a wire brush. I then prime the brick with an oil based primer, then paint 2 coats of paint. As for those seams, it sounds like some caulking will do just fine. Hope that helps.....any other...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, velvet drapes, accent wall
velvet drapes, accent wall, brown velvet: Hi Allie, If you can tell me your purple color name and brand, I can really narrow the focus for you, but just based on what your telling me, Sherwin Williams Totally Tan would look great with a deep purple and would also be a nice contrast for you brown...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, interior painting, paint walls
interior painting, paint walls, interior walls: Gerold, Pricing interior painting is tricky and involves many variables. Using an oil primer would increase the cost as it is harder to use than latex primers. Just off the cuff with no further info, I would say the average 2000 square foot home, 1 coat primer,...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, pat pat, topcoat
pat pat, topcoat, lake george: Pat, The only thing I can suggest is to get a gallon of Satin or Flat the same color and mix them together... I can t promise that the sheen will be to your liking or that it will be as durable as you might like. Maybe you should put the semi as a first coat...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, latex paint, spread rates
latex paint, spread rates, block filler: Laura, It really depends on the paint you are using and the condition of the surface you are painting. The typical spread rate for latex paint is about 400 square feet per gallon, but is alot less on pourous masonary. If the block was previously painted,...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, interior latex, faux finishing technique
interior latex, faux finishing technique, quality latex: Don, 1). You may be refering to some sort of faux finishing technique on your paneling. There are many variations and styles of faux finishing, but basicly you have a solid color background with a different colored foreground patterned with a object like...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, patchy areas, george co
patchy areas, george co, dutch boy: paul, It sounds like it may be a problem with your texture, unless you mean that the paint is peeling. It could be that you re-coated before previous layers were fully cured. With so many coats, you could have eliminated the ability of former coats to fully...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, loose debris, e roller
loose debris, e roller, paint store: You can paint just about anything as long as the surface is stable and you use the right paint. Remove any loose debris by scraping / sanding, clean with an industrial grade cleaner or soap if it s dirty. If adhesion is in question or there is a lot of raw...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, textured ceiling paint, paint brush
textured ceiling paint, paint brush, sponge: Hello, I personally prefer using a small, low nap 4 or 6 inch roller. Especially considering that your painting over your head and it becomes very tiresome on your arms and back. The smaller roller doesn t hold as much paint and therefore it is a lot lighter...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting over adhesive, texture paint, glue residue
texture paint, glue residue, putty knife: Hi Michele If your walls are still sticky, there is still adhesive residue that must be removed before applying primer. Reapply your liquid wallpaper removal solution (Such ad DIF Stripper) and leave on for 20 minutes. Or use TSP to remove excess adhesive....

Painting & Wallpapering: painting appliances, fine shape, powder coat
fine shape, powder coat, gas stove: Denise, The the are two methods you might utilize to paint an appliance: The first is to purchase appliance expoy in a spray can. The second is to take the appliance to a powder coat company for a baked on finish. James Ameripaint Contracting Lake George,...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting a banister, paint sprayer, banister
paint sprayer, banister, spindles: There are a few options: 1-Paint with a paint sprayer. Is probably the best or most professional way. If you do use a paint sprayer, taping off the banister, and all the cracks, etc. is the most time consuming. 2-Another way is to brush in the spindles....

Painting & Wallpapering: painting bathroom, coat of paint, bathroom fixtures
coat of paint, bathroom fixtures, best of luck: Hi Margaret, I would suggest removing all the old wallpaper first. Once you remove the old paper you ll probably need to sand the walls in the areas where needed and then apply a good primer coat of paint. After that you should be ready to paint if that...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting a bathroom, shower curtain, shower seat
shower curtain, shower seat, hardware store: Hello, I really don t think that would protect your walls enough from the moisture. You could always get a shower curtain that goes around the untiled area. Or you could even get a shower seat to place in the tub. Other than these suggestions I would say...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting my bedroom, paint color, color choices
paint color, color choices, information thanks: Hi Ronda Do you have any other items in the room that you could reference for color choices? Examples: o Draperies/window coverings o Duvet cover/bedspread o Furniture o Art o Area rug Otherwise, your choices are huge….there are hundreds of colors you...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting a bedroom wall, antique dressers, accent wall
antique dressers, accent wall, color strip: Hi Kristin Are you going to keep the pink on the rest of the walls? if so, keep the red accent wall in the same hue as the pink you already have. Wrong red with pink = ugly. I can’t give you an exact red unless you give me an exact pink. A clue might be...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting bedroom walls, blue carpet, megz
blue carpet, megz, bedroom walls: Hi Megz Well, you said it yourself: taupe or beige. Either sounds very good. You could go either warm or cool depending if you want to reinforce the cool blue carpet, and cool red cherry wood color tones with cool taupes and beiges or warm neutrals on the...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting brick fireplace, michael bruns, brick fireplace
michael bruns, brick fireplace, genuine allexperts expert: Hello Although I have never done a brick type finish, Im sure its no different then any other faux finish. Youll want to obtain the different colors you want to use, along with a glaze so you can mix them up so the colors are semi-transparent so you get...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting brick, latex paints, brick fireplace
latex paints, brick fireplace, latex paint: Bill, Typically we use latex paints on masonary, but you never know what was used previously in your case. To repaint the entire surface, you must prime the bare spots at minimum if you are just touching up. If the old finish is oil paint and you want to...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting bullnose corners, coat dries, wallpaint
coat dries, wallpaint, ragged edges: Hi Sue. Sorry it took so long to get back. Your problem is very common when trying to paint over builder s paint. Usually, when builders paint their jobs, they fail to use good primers and water down their topcoats. Because of this, taping on the walls...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting cabinets, new cabinets, kitchen cabinets
new cabinets, kitchen cabinets, paint manufacturer: Hi Ronn You’ll need to sand and remove all dust, and then use a primer before painting with the latex of your choice. Semi-glass or satin is preferred. Some manufacturers recommend a special primer over polyurethane, so I’d ask the paint manufacturer what...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting over cabinets, michael bruns, little stinky
michael bruns, little stinky, genuine allexperts expert: Hello First off I would clean the cabinets really well with some steel wool and a TSP/hot water solution. The TSP is a heavy duty cleaner you can buy at any hardware store or paint store, and comes in a powder form which you mix with the hot water to...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting over canvas wallpaper, extra time, canvas
extra time, canvas, wall paper: Hello, Considering the wallpaper is heavier like canvas, you might want to try and peel back a small area (maybe in a couple different spots) and see how easily it comes off. I know in the past I have had to remove older canvas type wallpaper and it has...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting ceiling, mold on ceiling, painting ceiling, mold
painting ceiling, mold: Hi Juli, I would suggest removing all the old paper first. I would then make sure and get the mold off as much as possible and then apply a good primer coat like Bin 1-2-3 or one that is comparable. By applying a good primer will help seal it and ensure...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting a ceiling, wallpaper paste, alfie
wallpaper paste, alfie, good chance: Hello Alfie, I don t know if I would suggest trying to restick wallpaper on your ceiling. If it s coming off then chances are no matter what you do you ll end up having problems with it later on. Since it s already trying to come off, I would go ahead and...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting ceilings, painting ceilings, ceiling paint
painting ceilings, ceiling paint, little at a time: Hello Valerie, Unfortunately, repainting the entire ceiling is about your only option! The only other option you have is to stomp or texturize your ceilings, which involves a type of dry wall mud, a long pole and a round type brush on the end. There again...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting a cement outside patio, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, store clerks: Hello Well it sounds as if the patio is already painted, and your just wanting to give it a fresh coat. Since you have a pressure washer I would definatly use that to clean the surface and remove any loose paint you might have. If its really dirty you may...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting cement, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, cement floor: Hello You can definatly paint the cement floor, just be sure to clean it really well and use what they call a Floor and Porch paint. This paint is designed specifically for floors so it holds up well to foot traffic and most paint stores offer this in both...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting chairs, paint coats, paint residue
paint coats, paint residue, quality paint: Hi Jennifer This problem is usually caused by poor quality paint, wrong sheen of paint for the usage (use semi-gloss or high-gloss enamel for furniture) and/or not allowing enough drying time between paint coats and using a good primer. You don’t say if the...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting cinder blocks behind a wood stove, painting cinder blocks, paint field
painting cinder blocks, paint field, stove store: Hi Becky; Unless they have come out with something new in the paint field, that I don t know about, (And, maybe in a stove shop that sells wood stoves), I wouldn t recommend it. Stove shops do sell spray paint that you can use to repaint your stove, but...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting over clear finish, chemical stripper, oak staircase
chemical stripper, oak staircase, two coats: Glee, Painting over urethane takes several steps. First, lightly sand the urethane with 180 to 220 grit sanding sponges or sand paper. Sand lightly to remove the gloss from the finish, not to remove the finish itself. Once sanded, remove dust with a shop...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting concrete, cinder block walls, concrete block walls
cinder block walls, concrete block walls, latex stain: Eleanor, In my opinion you should treat the surface with a mildicide. I have had good success with a bleach activator named Jomax. Mix Jomax (1 qt) with water (4 gals) and bleach (3 qts). Apply this to the surface with a garden sprayer, then allow to sit...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting a crib, grit sandpaper, denatured alcohol
grit sandpaper, denatured alcohol, tack cloth: Hi Alice. There is no reason to remove the existing paint if you are going to repaint it. All you need to do is sand the crib very well with a 220 grit sandpaper. Next I would prime it. I know this seems like an extra step, but it really is necessary....

Painting & Wallpapering: painting dark panneling, latex paint, paint oil
latex paint, paint oil, paint 2: You use the same process for latex paint. Prime the paneling with an oil based primer. Fill in the groves, prime over those, and then paint 2 coats. You can test a section. Prime and paint over a groove without filling it in and see how it looks. I ve...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting a dining room, chair rail, rule of thumb
chair rail, rule of thumb, vibrant color: Hello, Typically there isn t a rule of thumb for painting above or below, but since the chair rail is already there you might as well make a statement with it. I personally would only paint one (usually the bottom) the vibrant color and paint the top another...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting door, little groves, latex paint
little groves, latex paint, interior doors: Most doors come pre primed. If they are not pre primed, then prime the doors with a latex primer. You could brush the doors (that is what I usually do most of the time) with a semi gloss latex paint. I suggest 2 coats of paint. Masking the door off and then...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting doors, interior doors, windows doors
interior doors, windows doors, clarifications: Generally speaking, doors should be matched to the trim. All the trim, windows, doors, built in cabinets, etc. should be the same color (semi-gloss latex or semi gloss oil). The walls can be another color (flat, satin, or eggshell latex). The ceiling should...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting doors, solid wood doors, hard wood floors
solid wood doors, hard wood floors, pine doors: Hi Jennifer It actually is customary to paint solid wood doors, I see more painted wood doors than natural wood ones, especially in older homes. I would paint the door if the wood grain doesn’t fit with the décor, such as your bathroom. And it is ok to have...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting doors, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, oil based paint: Hello Well I can tell you what you SHOULD have done, so next time youll get better results! Unfortunatly now the only soultion is to chemically strip all the paint off then start from the beginning. What you need to do in a case like this is lightly sand...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting error behind a heat register, wet sponge, fresh paint
wet sponge, fresh paint, fire hazard: Yes, it can possibly be a fire hazard. Depending on the type of heat register it is, you may have to remove it from the wall When you can reach the part where there is paper stuck to it, just wipe it a few times with a wet sponge. That should soften up the...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting exterior brick, masonry stain, masonry paint
masonry stain, masonry paint, exterior brick: Hi Barbara. I guess what I need to know is what kind of finish are you looking for? If you are looking for a solid white look, then I would go with a masonry paint. If you are looking for a semitransparent look, I would use a concrete stain. For more...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting exterior of house..., nooks and crannies, professional painters
nooks and crannies, professional painters, windy area: Hello I think what you have covered so far with them sounds good. Make sure they are going to clean and prep the house, but what I always try to recommend to people is to get a couple references from work they have done previously. Then call them! Make...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting formica, grit sandpaper, latex paints
grit sandpaper, latex paints, oil paints: Hi Edward. You can paint almost anything that you want, as long as you use the right primers and paint. I would start by thoroughly cleaning the table top with TSP. This is a industrial strength degreaser that will remove any grime or oil on the surface...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting house, exterior latex paint, asbestos shingles
exterior latex paint, asbestos shingles, michael bruns: Hello Although Im not very knowlegable on asbestos shingled homes, all the information I find on the subject is to NOT scrape the shingles so you dont get any asbestos fibres airborn. Pressure wash the surface to clean, then you want to prime the shingles...