Ask Woodiwiss: Can ceiling paint hide cracks?

Things to know about using ceiling paint for repairs You can use ceiling paint to hide cracks and imperfections caused by cracked ceiling paint or a structural issue — assuming the issue is repaired. You can use ceiling paint on small wall cracks, but it may appear flat. Ceiling paint is thicker than most paint…

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Ask Woodiwiss: Can (or should) I paint vinyl siding?

Insurance, warranties, age — and skill — are deciding factors in whether or not you should paint vinyl siding We talk a lot on this site about how to DIY all sorts of interior and exterior paint projects. But for once, we’re going to suggest you leave painting vinyl siding to professional painters.  To properly paint…

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Ask Woodiwiss: how should I ventilate a room while painting?

The obvious way to ventilate a room while painting is by opening the doors and windows for natural ventilation. As we’ve discussed before about paint fume dissipation, you could cycle fresh air and any paint fumes or smells multiple times an hour with the windows open. Coupled with today’s modern paint formulas, that chemical smell…

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Here’s how professionals paint brick walls and fireplaces

Painting an interior brick wall or brick fireplace may be the most controversial painting decisions we encounter. Most people strongly disagree on whether you should ever paint brick. Plus, once you paint brick, you can’t ever restore it to its original state. Brick is a porous material and painting it is virtually a final paint…

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What’s the best paint I should use in my bathroom?

Your bathroom walls are not unlike your kitchen walls. Unlike your kitchen, however, bathrooms are high-humidity environments because of hot showers. That means the best paint for bathrooms is semi-gloss paint. You want moisture-resistant paint that’s easy to wipe down, won’t bubble or peel under temperature stress, and expect them to last at least five…

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