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Wrapping exterior house trim

Has anyone had any experiences with wrapping exterior wood trim and window frames instead of painting? [more inside]
posted by dilettante on Jul 4, 2014 - 4 answers

Painting a Peeling Garage Door

The paint on our wooden garage door is seriously peeling, and I want to re-paint it. How should I go about this? What tools do I need? What kind of paint should I use? Brand recommendations welcome. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Jun 23, 2014 - 16 answers

I can't paint, but I want to make some paintings.

I want to make some paintings that basically look like this--basically some flat fields of hopefully compatible colors on canvas. I don't care if what I make is real art, I mainly just want to add some color to the room. I went to the craft store and was kind of confused by all the different options for paint. Let's just assume I pick a set of colors I like -- what do I need to buy to make the painting, other than a canvas? What kind of paints, which colors, what kind of brush, what else do I need? How do I mix the colors? I'm not under any illusions that I'm going to make anything good, I just want to get some colors down on canvas in a hopefully appealing way. If I picked a palate from a site like colourlovers, is there a way to order the paints premixed in those colors or what that be a bad idea?
posted by empath on Nov 4, 2013 - 18 answers

Chalkboard-painting a stainless steel refrigerator: possible?

Can I paint my stainless steel fridge with chalkboard paint? I've found lots of tutorials on how to do it with a regular white fridge (whatever those are made of) but nothing on stainless. Should I try to sand it? Do I need primer? Please advise. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Sep 1, 2013 - 15 answers

It isn't easy painting green.

How do you paint a stainless steel ring? [more inside]
posted by zinon on Aug 10, 2013 - 8 answers

Exterior paint removal question: MILD EMERGENCY

Exterior paint removal question: MILD EMERGENCY [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika on Aug 7, 2013 - 15 answers

How much green is too much green?

Would it be weird if I painted three out of five upstairs rooms the same soft green color, if they were given different treatments? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jul 25, 2012 - 32 answers

Removall or other eco-friendly paint removers for retail in Twin Citites?

Looking for a lead on Removall 220 available for retail in the Twin Cities area, or recommendations of equivalent (brushable, eco-friendly) paint strippers. [more inside]
posted by longtime_lurker on Jul 10, 2012 - 2 answers

How to paint these metal pipes?

How to best paint these metal pipes in the toilet? [more inside]
posted by neblina_matinal on Dec 18, 2011 - 8 answers

It is called "PAINTER'S TAPE," right?

Ok, this is nearly impossible to Google: Is masking tape/painter's tape easy to paint over? On purpose? [more inside]
posted by snapped on Oct 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Searching for a TARDIS blue...

Which of these blues is closest in colour to the blue on the exterior of the TARDIS? (Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, or Matt Smith era TARDIS.)
posted by Year of meteors on Oct 5, 2011 - 12 answers

Curse my metal body, I wasn't fast enough.

I'm looking for a piece of model or miniature painting advice. Please to step into my office.. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Apr 27, 2011 - 16 answers

Which should we pay for and which should we do ourselves?

DIY: is it easier to go a good DIY job painting walls (interior) or installing laminate floors? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Apr 22, 2011 - 32 answers

It's raining...paint?

What is the most efficient way to paint over high gloss paint? [more inside]
posted by amycup on Mar 11, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me paint some boring lightshades. Please?

What sort of paint should I use to decorate white fabric pendant lightshades? [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Mar 6, 2011 - 2 answers

how can i commission a little painting?

my friend has a photo (not this one, but one that's similar in that there are lots of different characters doing zany things) that she wants turned into a mini painting. etsy alchemy is 'being phased out,' apparently. how could she find an artist who is willing to paint this for her? [more inside]
posted by andreapandrea on Feb 18, 2011 - 4 answers

What to do with many small amounts of paint?

I just bought a house across the street from a Home Depot, all of the walls are white, and I'm indecisive. Please help me use up my many paint samples. [more inside]
posted by jalexc on Dec 30, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me identify this painting!

Help me identify this painting! [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Dec 16, 2010 - 4 answers

Will temperature fluctuations harm acrylic or oil paints or paintings?

I am setting up a painting studio in my attic and I am concerned about how fluctuating temperatures will affect the paints and paintings. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Nov 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Affordable Art in Sydney?

[SydneysiderFilter] Where can one buy affordable art for home decoration in Sydney? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Oct 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Painting the town red, within the blue lines

How do I use painter's tape successfully? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 19, 2010 - 19 answers

How can I learn to paint?

I want to learn to paint. My job doesn't leave me any time to attend art classes on any kind of schedule. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Aug 24, 2010 - 11 answers

Painting aluminum siding.

Does anyone have any experience with painting aluminum siding? In our case, the siding is blistered and peeling very badly and the bare aluminum is showing. [more inside]
posted by wg on Aug 18, 2010 - 3 answers

How can I paint my bathroom once and for all?

How can I paint my bathroom once and for all? My steamy showers seem to obliterate paint. [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Mar 18, 2010 - 18 answers

Sanding and re-gessoing a large canvas: advice, tips and tricks?

Sanding and re-gessoing a large canvas: advice, tips and tricks? [more inside]
posted by aquafortis on Mar 7, 2010 - 9 answers

What's your favorite place to buy artists' canvas in NYC?

What's your favorite place to buy artists' canvas in NYC? [more inside]
posted by aquafortis on Aug 14, 2009 - 4 answers

Painting wood furniture for an even, durable finish.

I'm going to be making this Parsons side table of poplar and MDF soon (Popular Mechanics link). How can I get the painted finish like the one in the picture? [more inside]
posted by jroybal on Apr 24, 2009 - 10 answers

GTA area painter recommendations?

Does anyone have any recommended interior painters in the GTA? Specifically, not that expensive, fairly quick but do a decent job (standard fare I'd imagine). [more inside]
posted by purephase on Dec 2, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me figure this out, eh?

Tell me, how the hell do a paint a sign in a font? Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by damnjezebel on Aug 31, 2008 - 17 answers

Bold Colors and White Trim...Name This Trend

What is this interior painting trend I see before me? [more inside]
posted by Smarson on Aug 5, 2008 - 17 answers

Contractor/Painting in Austin/Round Rock

Any good general contractors/painters in the Austin/Round Rock, TX area, or a good "contractor review" web site that can point me to one? [more inside]
posted by cebailey on Feb 12, 2008 - 6 answers

Paintin' purty...recommendations for painters in NYC

Recommendations for a good interior painter in NYC? And what do I look for in a painter? [more inside]
posted by kenzi23 on Jan 26, 2008 - 1 answer

Painting a guitar case

How should I paint a hard-shell guitar case? [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on Oct 9, 2007 - 6 answers

How to make latex paint less sticky?

I painted my workbench using acrylic latex paint. It's smooth to the touch (been dry for a week), but anything that comes into contact with the benchtop for more than a couple minutes adheres to it. Removal of the object in contact results in tearing off of paint. Is there anything I can do to make the paint less sticky, or is the stickiness something that will wear off over time?
posted by Ziggy Zaga on Jan 18, 2007 - 14 answers

Good web-based (tablet-oriented?) art/drawing games/apps?

I'm looking for fun web-based drawing/art games and toys and apps. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Dec 26, 2006 - 9 answers

How to remove paint from a parquet floor?

How to remove paint from parquet floors? [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Nov 8, 2006 - 9 answers

Red walls to white in one coat of paint?

Does one-coat paint really work? Or: What's the fastest and cheapest way to paint a red room white? [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Oct 10, 2006 - 27 answers

Matt over eggshell paint?

I painted a room (two coats) a darkish color, with an eggshell finish. I now find the eggshell finish brings out the flaws in the wall and looks too shiny for my taste. [more inside]
posted by Blue Buddha on Jun 19, 2006 - 10 answers

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