What is the best way to prep my kitchen walls before painting? I am getting conflicting advice from the internet and well-meaning friends. [more inside]
I have a bathroom that has had some serious moisture issues over the years. I recently installed an exhaust fan and that's mitigated the problem somewhat. My big issue is this: the wall paint (semi-gloss latex) is peeling off where the wall and tile meet. It started bubbling up here and there and I made the mistake of pulling on a little piece today and the paint came off like peeling an orange. I need to repaint several of the walls in the bathroom while trying to prevent the paint from peeling off again. How do I seal the walls or at least where the wall and the tiles come together to keep the moisture out? [more inside]
It's time to paint the living room. Problem: we have light wood floors with dark furnishings and my SO wants to keep the room "light and airy" whereas I would do anything to avoid white or eggshell walls and keep pushing for colors he says are "too dark and claustrophobic". What color scheme can we both agree on to really tie the room together? [more inside]
I'm horrible at color matching and I envy the HGTV shows that color board everything so you can see what it looks like ahead of time. I've just finished decorating my living room with a couch and I think the walls are too bare. Should I do an accent wall or some wall pattern? [more inside]
What types of tape could I use for colorful wall-safe alternatives to painter's tape? [more inside]
I am trying to find photos of rooms where the furniture (desks, armoires...) is painted the same shade as the wall. [more inside]
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]
What color should I paint a bedroom with a swirly brown-black-reddish stained concrete floor? [more inside]
When I had DirecTV installed in my apartment, the technician drilled a hole in my wall to string the cable through to the satellite (outside on my balcony). Now that I might be moving, what's the best way to cover up the hole? What do I need to buy? I know nothing about home repair/hardware, so please....the more details, the better!
The parging is flaking off my basement walls. How do I repair it? [more inside]
Does one-coat paint really work? Or: What's the fastest and cheapest way to paint a red room white? [more inside]
The new latex wall paint in my entry hall is the wrong color. It is too bright; too much color. Is there a technique that will wash out the walls with white without losing all the color?
In trying to fix the joint where my wall meets up with my shower, I wrecked my wall. What do I need to do to fix it? [more inside]