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How to take down painted popcorn ceiling in stairwell
Barb Muellerleile Barb Muellerleile Answered on Jun 07, 2024

suspect 2 layers of paint were used on popcorn ceiling in hallway and stairwell. One layer is somewhat grey-looks blotchy. Something less than a chisel that could hel... See more

What front door paint color would you avoid?
Amy Poulton, Hometalk Editor Amy Poulton, Hometalk Editor Answered on Jun 07, 2024

Let's have a little fun with front door colors! We all have our preferences when it comes to home decor, and that includes the color of our front door.But today, I wa... See more

How to remove popcorn ceiling that has been painted?
Quilter2 Quilter2 Answered on Jun 07, 2024

Does having a paint over a popcorn ceiling change how I'd remove the popcorn ceiling?

Painted wood: yay or nay?
Amy Poulton, Hometalk Editor Amy Poulton, Hometalk Editor Answered on Jun 06, 2024

Let's dive into the age-old debate: painting wood. Some homeowners swear by the transformative power of a fresh coat of paint on wood surfaces and furniture, while ot... See more

How clean grout from a brick ?
Yosefi Yosefi Answered on Jun 06, 2024

hello all, I just moved to my new APT and I was working on my new kitchen. part of the work is to glue the bricks on the wall 1 centimeter apart so that the grout ... See more

How can I remove green mold or mildew from my old wood fence boards?
Dianna Dianna Answered on Jun 05, 2024

I have a lot of old thin wood fencing boards that I want to use as reclaimed wood for indoor walls and such. A lot of them are very green on the side that faced north... See more

Best way to make your driveway look like stone with paint?
Ken Ken Answered on Jun 05, 2024

Several years ago there was a DIY video on how to do this but can't fine it.

How do I fix a cracked polyethylene planter?
Dee Dee Answered on Jun 05, 2024

I dropped an empty planter (not terra cotta) and it has a thin crack. I need an easy way to fix it so I can use it. If there isn't an easy way, how could I upcycle i... See more

Clean grout hard (iron) water stains?
Susan Susan Answered on Jun 04, 2024

We have a shower that has laminate side and flooring. The areas were grout is has turned orange/Black. I have used vinegar applied with toothbrush, Granite Gold grout... See more

How do I add support to our Pool noodle ornament wreath?
Brenda Brenda Answered on Jun 02, 2024

my daughter and I made an ornament wreath from pool noodles. When hung it sags so bad it becomes an oval. Any ideas how to add support now that it’s done??

How to clean dirty toilet bowl?
Lyn Hinton Lyn Hinton Answered on Jun 02, 2024

I’ve tried the toilet brush and Diet Coke. Next thing will have to b wet sandpape. HELP!!!!

Yay or Nay: open shelving in the kitchen?
Amy Poulton, Hometalk Editor Amy Poulton, Hometalk Editor Answered on Jun 01, 2024

One trend that's been gaining popularity lately is the use of open shelving for kitchen design.So, what's your take on it? Are you ready to embrace this trend, or do ... See more

How to paint tile floor?
Lisq Lisq Answered on Jun 01, 2024

Can I paint a tile floor?

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

How to remove popcorn ceiling with asbestos?
Abby Abby Answered on Jun 01, 2024

I want to remove my popcorn ceiling, but it has asbestos in it. How do I go about this safely?

Privacy ideas: neighbor's window that looks directly into my backyard
Vicki Williams Vicki Williams Answered on Jun 01, 2024

Their house is only about 12 feet away from mine. The side garage window sits about 5 ft from the ground. I can't afford fencing right now. The kids are nosy and di... See more

How to paint grout?
Ann7680670 Ann7680670 Answered on Jun 01, 2024

How do I paint grout to change the color? The grout is in great shape, but the color - meh.

Stray Cats Overtaking My Yard, Garden and Areas Around My House.
Ellawatson Ellawatson Answered on Jun 01, 2024

My neighbor has a million cats. This draws other cats to the area. My yard is full of cat poop, my gardens and plants are disgusting with the cat spray. What can I do... See more

How to whitewash a brick fireplace?
Chris jenne Chris jenne Answered on May 31, 2024

What is the best method to whitewash bricks surrounding a fireplace?

How can I darken the color of painted furniture using varnish?
Libertad Libertad Answered on May 31, 2024

Hi, I just paint my outdoor dining set, but the color is a little lighter than what I want. I am planning to apply varnish on them and I was thinking to take advantag... See more

How to paint a metal front door?
Ginny Wathen Ginny Wathen Answered on May 31, 2024

How do I paint my front door? It's metal.

How do I remove a floating shelf?
Rosie Rosie Answered on May 31, 2024

Hello! We moved in to a new house and the previous owners had installed some floating shelves. How we we can’t work out how to take them off. We’ve tried pulling ... See more

Any ideas on how I could use leftover lattice? Inside decorating?
Heather Heather Answered on May 31, 2024

I have leftover lattice and would like to use it for some sort of indoor decorating project. Any ideas on a good use for it? It looks like this, just plain unfinished... See more

How do I paint amber colored window glass?
Tammy Tammy Answered on May 31, 2024

The entry door on our house (on the home when we bought it) is a very sturdy door, well made door, but very ugly. The top half has a diamond grid with amber glass. I ... See more

Painting glass candle holders
Sherry Glass Sherry Glass Answered on May 31, 2024

What kind of paint should I use to make cake stand.

How to make a balloon garland?
Noemi Noemi Answered on May 31, 2024

Does anyone know how to make a balloon garland or a balloon arch?