Help me identify this painting! [more inside]
What's the best way to mask/obliterate brand logo on black rubber rain boot? [more inside]
Restoring 80s-era Playskool "Jammie Pies" plush doll--her painted eyes have worn off, how can I fix this? [more inside]
My house has lead paint. Today most of the windows were replaced, and the people who installed them were supposed to vacuum up the lead paint chips. I don't think they did. What should I do? [more inside]
I want to cover my wall with a map. Should I paint it myself? [more inside]
ArtDisasterFilter: How do I get wax out of my paper-and-watercolor art project? (Details inside) [more inside]
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]
I have a set of enamel/china tea cups, the sort you see in Chinese restaurants. I want to paint them gold (or make them gold in some way). What sort of paint/covering/etc would I use?
How easy is it to buy used furniture off of Kijiji/Craig's list, clean it up, give it a new coat of paint, and then resell it for a profit? [more inside]
Can I craft homemade toys out of casein? If not, what should I use? If so, how can I finish them so that they'll last? [more inside]
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.
Real bad scratches on a black '08 Toyota Yaris. Can this be self-fixed by somebody with no real skills, or are we out $700? [more inside]
[SydneysiderFilter] Where can one buy affordable art for home decoration in Sydney? [more inside]
what kind of business can repaint my glasses frames, or more simply strip the paint off them? [more inside]
Can you recommend a housepainter in the North Seattle / Shoreline / Mountlake Terrace area? Exterior, nothing fancy; the house just needs fresh paint. [more inside]
How to replicate the feel of a dolphin? [more inside]
How do I use painter's tape successfully? [more inside]
Claw foot tub and water based paint stuck to it. Help a girl out. I want to take a bubble bath in a non-paint marked tub! [more inside]
New home has what looks like painted-over tape on the bedroom ceiling. Help me identify what is going on under the paint and options for covering/removing prior to repainting. [more inside]
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]
How to get paint splatters off my car? [more inside]
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]
LARPfilter - How to make a Damascus Steel style LARP sword [more inside]
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]
What has been your experience with low-VOC paint? [more inside]
Can I use my airbrush to paint my motorcycle's gas tank? [more inside]
We are in the midst of a kitchen renovation project, and our cabinets arrived. We ordered victorian white, which looked off white in the showroom, but now that it's in our kitchen the cabinets have a pinkish hue. Pink was not what we were looking for. We're doing absolute black honed granite counter tops, and are trying to decide on what color to paint the room and ideas for the backsplash. Here's a link to a picture of the cabinets. The question: how can we subdue, or neutralize the pinkish hue?
A lingering aroma after drywall repairs, mysteriously getting stronger. [more inside]
Are there any pet-safe, waterproof sealants/paints/etc that can be used to coat a flaking concrete/terracotta water fountain? [more inside]
My rental house's paint is peeling and generally looks incredibly shabby. My landlord said (verbally) when we moved in last July that he planned to paint it in a few months. A year later, it still hasn't been done. I've asked for updates several times and he says it's on the top of his list but temperature/weather have gotten in the way. Other than that I don't have anything in writing. Complication: his wife is hospitalized with stage IV cancer. He's notified tenants of this as a reason why he's less than responsive lately. Other than the painting issue, he's a great person/landlord. Should I press the issue? If so, what can I do? I'm really torn because his reasons are valid, but my house looks so bad at this point that I'm embarrassed to have guests over.
Homeowner question - How much should I expect to pay for a professional contractor to epoxy coat (paint, stain, etc) my garage floor? [more inside]
What's a good way to label keys? [more inside]
I want to buy my F150 truck a birthday present: a good polishing inside and out. [more inside]
Should we treat paint with detectable but legally acceptable levels of lead as lead paint when repainting?
What precautions do we need to take in painting a house with paint that is mostly below (but some above) the legal definition of lead paint? Is the legal definition meaningful? [more inside]
What equipment and chemicals do I need to strip carpet glue and paint off of a cement/concrete floor? [more inside]
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]
What are your top tips for removing textured paint from a plastered wall? [more inside]
Does anyone have any recommendations for a good painter and decorator who will work on my house located in South West London? [more inside]
How can I set tempera paint stains on my jeans? [more inside]
How can I paint my bathroom once and for all? My steamy showers seem to obliterate paint. [more inside]
Sanding and re-gessoing a large canvas: advice, tips and tricks? [more inside]
How does one remove years-old splattered paint from stained wood trim without damaging the finish? [more inside]
Stripping paint and varnish off a hardwood floor; your best practices? [more inside]
Help me paint my new shoe black. [more inside]
What's the best method for adding color to metal without it chipping off? I have some brass flowers like these that I want to color but I have no idea where to start.
We are going to be repainting our master closet pretty soon and are considering new colors to use. Is there such a thing as an ideal wall/ceiling color for a closet--something that won't change the appearance of the colors of the clothing or cast weird glows in the room? I seem to recall that a lighter shade of gray is good for this purpose, but I'm not finding any decent writing to support that notion. The closet is 5 ft. by 11 ft. with a 9 ft. ceiling, lit by two CFLs. The adjacent rooms are in a light yellowy color (shown on the wall in the picture on this random blog post) with white trim. I guess there's always white? Any advice or links would be appreciated!
Art filter: I'm thinking about using spray paint to decorate the walls of a shop. I've never done this before, please help! [more inside]
I want to stain (ideally) or paint (less good) my ikea wood veneer desk. How can I best do this? [more inside]