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Cold snap, paint stinks

We bought some lovely new radiator covers. But they took a little longer than expected, and there was a cold snap as soon as they were delivered, so the radiators have been on and the windows have been closed...and the air stinks of hot paint. Short of leaving the windows open (and freezing) or leaving the radiator covers outside for a while, any tips for counteracting the paint smell?
posted by chimpsonfilm on Nov 22, 2014 - 4 answers

Lead paint used in Dixie dressers?

Does anyone have knowledge of the type of paint used on the Dixie dresser seen here? Or with other Dixie dressers of the same period (seems like roughly 60's-70's)? I bought that same model dresser on Craigslist and decided to strip the paint on the drawers, not realizing how old the dresser was until some googling tonight. And now I have major fears. [more inside]
posted by otolith on Oct 19, 2014 - 8 answers

2 shades of gray

I need to paint my home to sell and completely lack the skill necessary to tell good colors from bad. (Really, my bedroom is a navy blue pit of despair.) [more inside]
posted by 1066 on Aug 4, 2014 - 13 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

Paint my decorative garden fish!

I am usually pretty crafty but for the life of me can't figure out what kind of paint will suit my needs - semi-to completely permanent, will stand up outdoors year round, semi see-through, pretty colors, for glass. [more inside]
posted by librarianamy on Jun 16, 2014 - 4 answers

Paint over fresh stain?

We have double-glazed wooden oak windows on our house. Due to a combination of language barrier and over-helpfulness, the nice man painting bits in my house has just taken it upon himself to re-stain the exteriors. I actually want them painted white. He says he'll just paint them tomorrow but surely you can't just.... paint white over fresh stain? Won't it bleed through or discolour?
posted by DarlingBri on Jan 17, 2014 - 5 answers

Car-appy paint job

We have a 97 Jeep Cherokee, which has two flaws (according to my wife, who is the primary driver). One is the paint job, which is typical for a car of this age- many little scratches and dings from rocks and such, and the other is the headliner (the ceiling fabric), which is descending. We can't afford (nor is the car worth imho), a new paint job, and the headliner issue just makes me shake my...head. Anyway, I was hoping to DIY one or both of these things while I have access to the car between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by PlantGoddess on Nov 24, 2013 - 15 answers

What Color Should I Paint This Room?

I need some suggestions for a paint color for our sunroom. There is lots of light, a wood floor with medium tones and the furniture we have out there is brown and an orangish rust color. The rest of the house is mostly neutral, but we can go with a bold color if it would work well.
posted by Nickel Pickle on Sep 6, 2013 - 13 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

Old house - trying to fix up dirty moldy medicine cabinet

Just moved into a rental house. House built circa 1920. Medicine cabinet interior was completely lined with nasty old contact paper. I pulled off most of the paper. Now I'm worried about three things: 1. The paint underneath the paper is flaking. Is there danger of lead poisoning? 2. Black mold in the corner crevices under the paper. What's the best chemical for removal? Bleach solution? 3. What's the easiest cheapest way to get new shelves that will fit? PHOTOS. Any advice or encouragement is appreciated. How do I make this cabinet clean and functional? I don't like fixing old houses. Unfortunately there is much to do in this old house. The kitchen is a contact paper festival. The rental market is tight here, so landlords don't have to care.
posted by valannc on Jul 20, 2013 - 17 answers

Not Barbie, BHARATI. Or maybe Bluebi if I feel like it

I want to change my Barbie doll's skin tone and paint her face to give her different eyes. How? [more inside]
posted by discopolo on Feb 14, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me dip all my spoons, the non-toxic way.

Trying to find a permanent, food-safe way to mark all my cutlery and cooking utensils (that won't wear off after repeated washes). [more inside]
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee on Jan 24, 2013 - 24 answers

What paint can I use on my textured desktop?

My Ikea Dave desk is showing its age. The desktop is made of fiberboard with "epoxy/polyester powder coating;" it's textured. What sort of paint can I use? [more inside]
posted by giraffe on Aug 14, 2012 - 6 answers

Is there paint-safe colorful wall tape?

What types of tape could I use for colorful wall-safe alternatives to painter's tape? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Jul 28, 2012 - 16 answers

The most beautiful blue of blues

Yves Klein blue paint dupe? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Jun 1, 2012 - 8 answers

Is lead in reclaimed wood a concern?

Husband bought large paintings made with reclaimed barn wood. I swabbed them and they tested positive for lead. We have a new-ish baby. How big of a deal is this? [more inside]
posted by allisonrae on May 30, 2012 - 19 answers

How do I transform my bed into gold?

How can I transform my super old vintage painted cast iron bed into a rad shiny metallic aged gold bed in the least painful/expensive way possible? [more inside]
posted by Sweetchrysanthemum on May 16, 2012 - 4 answers

I didn't order the paint chips!

How to deal with a car dealer for problems with new car before delivery? [more inside]
posted by arcticseal on May 16, 2012 - 13 answers

Paint it white

We painted over stained woodwork, but the stain is showing through. Where do we go from here? [more inside]
posted by mjcon on Nov 12, 2011 - 11 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

Well, I didn't see that coming...

What do I do about spilled paint on the carpet. Well beyond "oops," much more "omgomgomg." [more inside]
posted by bessel functions seem unnecessarily complicated on Oct 2, 2011 - 15 answers

Why won't my paint stay attached to the wall?

I need to repaint a section of damaged-and-repaired sheetrock above my shower, but I can't seem to get the primer (Killz, anti-fungal and water-based) to stick. It goes on okay, but peels away at a touch. [more inside]
posted by pla on Sep 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Is there an opaque white pen?

Is there a truly opaque white (or bright colored) pen or marker? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Jun 6, 2011 - 12 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

Bettering an Experience

"What can I use to paint a low temperature thermoplastic splint that is being worn by a five year old? [more inside]
posted by vansly on Feb 17, 2011 - 7 answers

Why doesn't the paint touch the corners?

This recent post on MetaFilter on pour painting and this comment about how the paint, when poured slowly on to the top face of a cube, does not run down the corners of the cube, got me thinking about why it didn't ... but after a day thinking about viscous liquids I'm still completely stuck for a scientific explanation. Can anyone enlighten me?
posted by KirkpatrickMac on Feb 14, 2011 - 7 answers

How much will it cost to paint my car?

How much will it cost to get my car painted? [more inside]
posted by arveale on Dec 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me identify this painting!

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

Should I paint my own world map? Give me ideas!

I want to cover my wall with a map. Should I paint it myself? [more inside]
posted by cruncheweesy on Nov 14, 2010 - 15 answers

ArtDisasterFilter: How do I get wax out of my paper-and-watercolor art project?

ArtDisasterFilter: How do I get wax out of my paper-and-watercolor art project? (Details inside) [more inside]
posted by HenryGale on Nov 13, 2010 - 12 answers

How to paint a 6' latex balloon to look like a jack-o-lantern?

I need to paint on a 6' ballon today (making Jack-o-lanterns for a party). What sort of paint should I use? Any helpful hints? These are going in a pool so the more waterproof, the better.
posted by mmmpage on Oct 30, 2010 - 7 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

Is Rodda a good brand of paint?

My painter is recommending Rodda paint for our house exterior. I like that Rodda is a regional company here in Seattle. But I can't find any reviews on their quality. Nothing in Consumer Reports. Painter uses Rodda AC 911 flat and AC 909 satin. Anyone have an opinion? Is it good lasting paint? [more inside]
posted by valannc on Sep 13, 2010 - 3 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

What has been your experience with low-VOC paint?

What has been your experience with low-VOC paint? [more inside]
posted by AllieTessKipp on Aug 13, 2010 - 30 answers

NYC subway station paint stain removal

Stain removal help: What kind of paint do they use on the columns of the NYC subway? (General industrial-paint-stain-removal-but-safe-for-clothes tips appreciated as well.) [more inside]
posted by mr frosted on Apr 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me stain or paint my ikea desk

I want to stain (ideally) or paint (less good) my ikea wood veneer desk. How can I best do this? [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Dec 19, 2009 - 11 answers

Does EMF-responsive paint exist?

I'm looking for a material I'm not sure exists. I want a plastic (or even better, a paint) that glows (at all) in response to being in an electromagnetic field. [more inside]
posted by swimming naked when the tide goes out on Dec 13, 2009 - 22 answers

Paint to go with Bamboo floor?

Decor Filter : What colors of paint go with blond bamboo flooring? [more inside]
posted by marlys27 on Dec 3, 2009 - 12 answers

Is magnetic paint worthwhile or just a gimmick?

How should I display my collection of travel magnets? [more inside]
posted by lbo on Oct 10, 2009 - 9 answers

Can I use software to paint with my voice?

Can I use software to paint with my voice? I'm a High School teacher, but not an art teacher, and I've had an idea for an artwork project in but I don't know whether it is possible. [more inside]
posted by ndaguiar on Oct 1, 2009 - 14 answers

Dry erase/whiteboards walls and me?

My animation company is moving into our first real office and we want to make a very large "brainstorming wall" with a dry erase surface so that we can collaborate and share ideas more intuitively. [more inside]
posted by alexherder on Sep 25, 2009 - 13 answers

Where do I find transparent coatings that show up in near-infrared photography?

I need a non-toxic coating that is transparent under visible light but appears much darker/lighter in near-infrared photography. [more inside]
posted by kscottz on Apr 16, 2009 - 23 answers

Will 3M Command strips damage the paint?

I'm considering using 3M Command strips to hang some lightweight pictures on the walls of my new apartment. These walls are painted taupe, and I don't want to mess up that paint when I eventually move out. Will the adhesive on these strips take any paint with them when they're removed? Do they come off easily? [more inside]
posted by katillathehun on Mar 11, 2009 - 14 answers

How can I fix my walls?

DIY home repair - I would like to re-paint the walls in my apartment by myself. [more inside]
posted by alice ayres on Feb 10, 2009 - 16 answers

Sorry, love, there is no color that would match that floor.

What color should I paint a bedroom with a swirly brown-black-reddish stained concrete floor? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Nov 12, 2008 - 9 answers

Make my wall metallic please.

Can I use metallic paint on my wall to make a metallic surface which I then can use magnets to stick things on? [more inside]
posted by aeighty on Nov 3, 2008 - 14 answers

How should I go about painting my Halloween mask?

I'm trying finish up a mask I'm making for Halloween; it' s basically a giant papier-mache eyeball, and I'm looking for suggestions for suitable paints to use to make it look good. [more inside]
posted by millions on Oct 27, 2008 - 8 answers

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