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Should I paint or stain my oak kitchen cabinets?
Lauren of Mom Home Guide Lauren of Mom Home Guide Answered on Jun 13, 2024

I was wondering if you could help me with something -- I have an entirely oak kitchen. I know it's the rage now to paint or gel stain cabinets. I've been considering ... See more

Can I use chalk paint over spray paint
Annie Annie Answered on Jun 01, 2024

I want to paint a cupboard that has been spray painted purple with a winter white chalk paint I would like some ideas thanks

Thompsons Water sealer disaster
Lynn @ Riggstown Road Lynn @ Riggstown Road Answered on May 30, 2024

Since we just had our deck pressure-washed, we decided to apply Thompson's Water Sealer to help preserve it. Big mistake. It seems to have a permanent stickiness. Any... See more

Any advice for toning down a canvas painting?
Patsy McQuade Patsy McQuade Answered on May 20, 2024

I have a painting done on canvas that is a bit too bright. I would like to tone it down some. I was thinking of spreading on a light gray stain gel. Do you think t... See more

The shelf life of Chalk paint?
Alberta Coulter Alberta Coulter Answered on May 06, 2024

I have a jar of Ann Sloan chalk paint I bought several years ago. It has never been opened but it has separated. As it was very expensive and I have a project in mi... See more

Can I use a small power sander to remove paint from my porch?
Deb-greg72 Deb-greg72 Answered on May 01, 2024

Have painted it with outdoor Behr deck paint but it has flaked up. I got a lot of it up but need to get the rest off before repainting. Getting too old to get down ... See more

Can a water based varnish be used on chalk paint?
Maryann Kelly Maryann Kelly Answered on May 01, 2024

Is it possible to use a water based clear varnish instead of the finishing wax on chalk painted furniture? I love the look of distressed chalk paint but I'd like a sa... See more

Need help picking a paint color to match my tile
Donna Wise Donna Wise Answered on Apr 24, 2024

The tile is gray/white with a hint of beige and looks like wood.The kitchen counters are Baltic beige and cabinets are dark wood as well

How to Update a Butler's Tray Table
Betty B Betty B Answered on Apr 23, 2024

My mother passed down to me a mahogany/cherry Butler's Tray Table. It look like the one in this picture except that there is no medallion in the center, just wood. I'... See more

Help picking paint color to go with my drapes
Brennan Brennan Answered on Apr 20, 2024

We purchased this house with an amazing dining and living space. Tons of natural light. My problem is there are 16 panels of silk Dupioni drapes in the color wheat fr... See more

Paint color for small galley kitchen oak cabinets/flooring.
Joy Kelly-Warner Joy Kelly-Warner Answered on Apr 19, 2024

Galley kitchen, oak cabinets, oak flooring, skylight for natural only. Backsplash is beige with a few terra cotta triangles on backsplash. My kitchen also in attached... See more

What color should I paint my kitchen cabinets
Linda Anderson Linda Anderson Answered on Apr 19, 2024

Very hard to sand in the grooves of the knotty pine. The finish is worn off in spots. So we thought if painting for a quick fix any suggestions. We just painted the w... See more

Is Rub 'n Buff waterproof?
Danielle Segev Danielle Segev Answered on Apr 14, 2024

I've seen some amazing projects on here using gold Rub 'n Buff on faucets and other bathroom fixtures, and I want to try it myself. But do I need to seal it with poly... See more

Rub-n-Buff help!
KrysFL KrysFL Answered on Apr 12, 2024

So I used silver rub-n-buff and 'painted' the stain glass metal on the interior side of my front door. It turned out okay but now I would like to remove it and go bac... See more

How do you remove stain from interior doors?
Marie DeWees Marie DeWees Answered on Apr 04, 2024

I have many six panel interior doors that I would like to restain a lighter color. How do I remove the old stain?

How do I paint my heavyweight fabric Roman blinds?
Collyn Welles Collyn Welles Answered on Mar 26, 2024

Hi,I’m trying to paint my fabric Roman blinds but I’d like to do it with latex paint. All the textile mediums seem to be for acrylic paints. Does anyone know of a... See more

Fabric paint-how does it feel?
Trish Trish Answered on Mar 26, 2024

I want to paint an old 1970's tub chair but am afraid that fabric paint will feel stiff and unnatural. Does it feel like regular fabric or does it feel like it's bee... See more

How come my paint is curdling when I mix with fabric softener
Corinne Corinne Answered on Mar 26, 2024

I am painting a chair and the cushion turned out just right now on the chair its paint curdles. I am mixing paint and fabric softener

Has anyone used the "Beyond Paint" product?
Dana Sandifer Dana Sandifer Answered on Mar 25, 2024

I am thinking about trying this product on my kitchen cabinets.

Help! I used too much wax on my chalk painted fabric.
Entielle Entielle Answered on Mar 25, 2024

I painted a couple of chair seats with chalk paint. Then I used a paint brush to put the wax on, and it went on too thick. Is there a way to remove some of the wax ... See more

Should I try Textile Medium to avoid stiffness when painting fabric?
Betty Betty Answered on Mar 14, 2024

I have two antique victorian chairs that have faded with age. I would like to try chalk paint on them but am afraid of stiffness. I've heard of a product called Text... See more

Stripping off A LOT of chalk paint
Through the Dutch Door Through the Dutch Door Answered on Mar 10, 2024

I've had my first (of many, I'm sure) disastrous DIY project. I have covered my entire kitchen cabinetry with chalk paint and I hate it. It's streaky, it's cracking, ... See more

Can I apply peel and stick tile over wallpaper?
Bessie Benson Bessie Benson Answered on Mar 08, 2024

I have old wallpaper that has been stapled in some places and glued in others. I want to put a peel and stick tile up as backsplash. Can this be applied over the wa... See more

Anyone else use Miniwax Polyshades?
Kelly Kelly Answered on Feb 26, 2024

I have used this product for the first time thinking I could save a step by applying the stain and the poly in one swoop. What a mistake that was! I almost cried when... See more

Reconditioning or refinishing wood staircase
V Valencia V Valencia Answered on Jan 29, 2024

We removed carpet from these stairs and will be installing a runner. The runner will cover most of the area where the old rug was, however, I would like to clean up t... See more

How do I change my laminate countertop from matte to gloss?
Cyndie S Cyndie S Answered on Jan 20, 2024

The countertop is from Lowes, it is a fake black granite look in matte finish. I want to add sheen to it so it looks more realistic.

Does anyone know how to get paint off of a tin roof?
Samanthal53 Samanthal53 Answered on Jan 20, 2024

We moved into an old 3 story house and when someone painted the dormers they dripped white paint all over the green roof and it looks awful.

Does anyone know an easy way to remove paint from a tin ceiling?
Hum30952923 Hum30952923 Answered on Jan 19, 2024

My ceiling has many layers of paint and it's peeling all over.Add some details for your fellow Hometalkers! (Optional)