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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

What's the toughest nail polish? Looking to cover a logo on a suitcase

My suitcase has logos on it. They're small, but I'd like to obscure them to lower my likelihood of being victimized. Examples are here. It looks like there's a small dollop of clear, rubbery, plastic that covers them - to protect logo. I was thinking of buying some black nail polish, and painting over them. Nail polish is supposed to be durable right? However, I've never had to buy nail polish before. Questions: 1. Is nail polish the right product for this? 2. Which brand / type should I get? Are there ones that are more durable than others?
posted by StrictlyVague on Sep 1, 2013 - 15 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

How to paint all sides of small wooden things

I've got some small wooden pieces (from a board game) that I'd like to paint a different color. I'm unsure of how to accomplish this. There are too many to realistically hand-paint. The pieces don't weigh much and if I spray paint them, they're going to tumble around and end up with some paint on the bottom. (That means that they'll probably stick to whatever surface I try to dry them on). Same goes for dipping them in paint - I'm not sure how would I dry them afterwards. I feel like there has to be some ingenious solution that I'm just not thinking of. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
posted by chrisamiller on Aug 17, 2013 - 10 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

Did I just kill this bag?

I just got paint all over a Filson field bag. Do I have any chance whatsoever of cleaning it? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Jul 25, 2013 - 16 answers

How to fix this flooded kitchen floor?

Bought this house about three years ago and then learned that the water pipes, under the concrete-terrazzo slab, had burst and flooded the place (no, incompetent inspector did not notice this). The previous owner had then laid down an inexpensive woodlike floor. That was carelessly done but looked okay overall, except that residual water had stained and darkened a few areas. I had the house re-piped and the floor seemed to have dried and healed leaving just those few dark spots. [more inside]
posted by fivesavagepalms on Jul 21, 2013 - 7 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

Painted tile floor - something to paint on for a durable finish?

My wife and I are redoing a powder room that had some hideous tiles on the floor. We have neither the time nor the money to redo the tiles, so we've decided to paint over them in a semi-gloss white. [more inside]
posted by fso on Jul 20, 2013 - 9 answers

"Old Reliable" by Sherwin Williams

Can someone recommend a specific pleasant white-ish or neutral shade of paint that I can use on my walls repeatedly for like, forever? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on May 7, 2013 - 19 answers

The company located next to my house won't stop spraying paint fumes.

The company located next my house sprays noxious paint fumes into the air and my yard. Despite years of trying to get them to stop, they haven't. What are the next steps to take? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2013 - 16 answers

Are there alternatives to Coolwall Paint? How much are we talking (in L?

I had someone through Costco come out to our house to give a quote on painting the house with Coolwall paint. It wasn't a quote just for the paint, but for all the prep work, repairs in our stucco, and the trim. We don't live in a large house--it's less than 1,400 square feet. He extolled the benefits of this paint. It's highly reflective and thus reduces damage to the paint, and also keeps the house cooler in the summer. The way the guy went on about it, it's a miracle product. He quoted $18,600 to prep and paint our house with this stuff. Again, it's through Costco and has a lifetime warranty. And they don't strip off the existing paint or stucco--they repair it, bond it, and paint right over it. Are there similar alternatives that would cost much less? [more inside]
posted by rybreadmed on Apr 14, 2013 - 13 answers

Removing paint/ink logotypes from bare aluminum w/o damaging the finish?

Paint Removal/Solvent Experts: Looking for solvents/methods for removing paint (ink?) logos from semi-glossy aluminum bicycle parts, without damaging or changing the finish. Detailed pics inside. [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Feb 20, 2013 - 14 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

Paint my kitchen!

Not literally. But I'm stuck on picking a color. Special snowflake details inside. (Possible triggers for mental health issues) [more inside]
posted by 1066 on Jan 16, 2013 - 21 answers

Paint it white.

Advice on painting a room white from top to bottom. [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Jan 5, 2013 - 19 answers

Siding/Paint Question

Thoughts on Rhino Shield/other "permanent" paint options for home exterior? [more inside]
posted by Run.Faster on Jan 3, 2013 - 1 answer

How can I protect a new door from the sun?

Help me decide how to finish our new front door.... [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Dec 29, 2012 - 8 answers

Repainting metal cabinets

How to paint vintage metal kitchen cabinets? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Nov 17, 2012 - 13 answers

Wrap damage...

Car Wrap Filter: Do car wraps damage the paint underneath the wrap? [more inside]
posted by Flood on Oct 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me paint or stain this table.

I'm about to purchase a cheap dining room set at IKEA that is unstained solid pine that I am planning on either staining or painting. What colors might fit, and what kind of stain or paint should I use? I confess, I don't know what I'm doing. [more inside]
posted by Mister Fabulous on Oct 1, 2012 - 20 answers

Patching paint

Emergency repair advice needed [Asking for a friend] Difficulty level: illegal sublet and probably not legal security deposit [more inside]
posted by dry white toast on Aug 28, 2012 - 13 answers

Where to get powdered paint from?

Where do I get powdered paint from similar to Holi, the Indian Festival of Colour? [more inside]
posted by Cogentesque on Aug 17, 2012 - 6 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

The feasibility of painting on fabric or vinyl.

I've been commissioned to paint a mural on some sort of material that will be 20'x20' and will be displayed outdoors. What material would be most receptive to paint, flexible and long-lasting? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Aug 8, 2012 - 5 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

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

Low cost paint job or Vehicle Wrap?

Should I spend 2-3 thousand on a "premier" Maaco job, try my luck at a mom and pop (WPB, FL area if you have any recommendations), or go for a vehicle wrap? Any MeFites with experience with either? [more inside]
posted by Debaser626 on Jul 23, 2012 - 11 answers

paint chip paralysis

Our new house has awful walls, so we're getting it painted. Help me identify best practices and rules of thumb for choosing interior paint colors. [more inside]
posted by elizeh on Jul 23, 2012 - 15 answers

Help! Brand new ikea furniture gives me a stuffy nose

Bought ikea furniture for a bedroom.. big mistake. The smell of paint is so strong that if i sleep with the windows closed i wake up with a stuffy nose. Is there any remedy?
posted by 3mendo on Jul 13, 2012 - 10 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

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

Best way to fix hole on painted wall?

Oh crapsticks! What is the best way to fix a slightly gouged hole on a painted wall? [more inside]
posted by mooza on May 26, 2012 - 8 answers

Peeling paint reveals Lockwood sticker: which came first?

On two doors, the door closing mechanism's paint is peeling, and underneath the paint there is a Lockwood sticker. Is this a design feature, an 'easter egg', or what? Photos inside. [more inside]
posted by UltraFleece on May 17, 2012 - 6 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

Help me redo my office! (desk configuration and wall color especially)

My office looks like crap, and I've never done anything to improve it. Now I have the chance for a new desk and new paint, but I don't know what to ask for! Help me not end up with something just as dreary as the current version. [more inside]
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis on May 6, 2012 - 9 answers

How much paint do I need?

paint filter: How much paint/spray paint will I need to stencil 60 2'x2.5' signs? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Mar 28, 2012 - 10 answers

Next up: how can I, at 5' tall, put up wallpaper without suffering a nervous breakdown?

Bought a house, hence the DecorateMyBedroomFilter! DYI: how do I put up a curtain rod for a window whose corner meets a slanted ceiling? D├ęcor: what kind of wallpaper should I put up on a single accent wall of my otherwise very white and neutrally furnished bedroom? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Mar 28, 2012 - 9 answers

best paint for metal file cabinets?

I'd like to paint a pair of file cabinets. Any suggestions for the best paint? [more inside]
posted by Ollie on Mar 26, 2012 - 7 answers

What is the best method to paint this hideous clock?

What is the best method to paint this hideous clock? [more inside]
posted by AMP583 on Mar 18, 2012 - 5 answers

Encyclopedia Green and the Case of the Perplexing Painters

Help me track down some mystery artists! Vague memories within! [more inside]
posted by jph on Mar 16, 2012 - 4 answers

How to fix this bumper paint problem?

Can I repair this spot on my Honda Civic's bumper where the paint has started to peel away? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by circular on Mar 6, 2012 - 6 answers

Calling all artists: which paint should I use for vintage-style lettering on leather and treated canvas?

Calling all artists: which paint should I use for vintage-style lettering on leather and treated canvas? [more inside]
posted by aquafortis on Feb 26, 2012 - 2 answers

Advice on painting a concrete patio.

I want to re-paint my friend's concrete patio... [more inside]
posted by efalk on Feb 10, 2012 - 2 answers

What paint to pour over my head?

Is there a specific type of paint under, say, twenty dollars a gallon that is safe enough to pour over my head for a photo shoot? ...and that will easily come out of my hair?
posted by parapluie on Feb 8, 2012 - 14 answers

Desks to match the walls

I am trying to find photos of rooms where the furniture (desks, armoires...) is painted the same shade as the wall. [more inside]
posted by acidic on Jan 26, 2012 - 7 answers

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