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Questions About Painting

Can I texture the paneling in my living room?

Can I texture over the wood paneling in my living room?

What's the best way to paint concrete walls?

I want to paint the concrete walls in my laundry room, which are very rough and old. What's the best way to paint these types of surfaces?

How Much Paint Will I Need to Paint the Exterior of My House?

How much paint do I need to paint the exterior of a 1,000 square foot home?

Can Oriented Strand Board (OSB) Be Painted?

I built an upstairs playroom in my home with walls made of OSB. I want to paint it white, or another light color. Will I be able to paint over this type of board? Will I need to do any special prep work before painting? Also, what kind of paint works best? I would like to avoid using an oil-based paint if I can.

How to Paint Home Siding

I would like to paint the siding on my home, how can I do that effectively? Are there any priming steps I need to take prior to painting?

How Much Should I Expect to Pay Per Square Foot for a Paint Job?

I am currently painting my home, and am curious what the price I should expect to pay per square foot.

Does painting doors while hanging yield poor results?

We are replacing our interior doors with new solid core doors. We have had several people out but no one seems to be able to do it all (either carpenters can do plain carpentry and hang, but don't paint, or painting companies who don't do the carpentry). Everyone has said that painting should happen after the doors are hung. We are concerned that this will produce a streaky, drippy result and get paint on the hinges. Should we instead insist that someone remove the doors to paint, or paint before they are even hung in the first place? Also, our trim is painted with latex paint, but all have recommended oil-based paint for the doors. Can you provide thoughts on what to do for best results?

Painting Vinyl Siding, or Not

I don't like the vinyl siding color on the four-year old house we bought recently. I suggested painting it. My husband says vinyl shouldn't be painted, but he'd agree to buy new vinyl trim for the eaves and windows for a different look. Is that really the best or only option? I don't want to ruin the siding.

Can a homeowner aquire permits for drywall and other light renovation?

Can a homeowner acquire permits for drywall, light carpentry, and painting renovations to a house? Nearly all drywall has to be replaced and some carpentry work as well as full painting needed for renovations in the state of Kentucky.

Painting over fake wood-grain paneling

My 1,000-square-foot mobile home is in fine shape but the interiors are a dark wood-grain paneling that looks as if it's printed on the surface. Every winter I think of painting the interior a more cheerful color. Is there a paint for this? About what would a painter charge me for doing all the rooms--two bedrooms, a bath, kitchen and great room?

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