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More stories about Painting

  • Q&A: Painting Interior Bricks

    Q: I need to paint an interior brick wall in a bedroom, and I’m not sure what type of paint to use. Because the brick wall includes the back of a fireplace, I’m worried that the heat from the fireplace might affect the selection or durability of the paint

  • Inside Interior Doors

    New engineered-lumber cores have cut the cost and improved the stability of raised-panel doors. Here’s an overview.

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  • Reducing Drywall Callbacks

    A drywall contractor explains the techniques and materials he uses to prevent nail pops and visible seams.

  • Q&A: Painting Asbestos Shingles

    Q: We will be painting a house that’s sided with asbestos-cement shingles. What type of paint is best? Assuming the shingles contain asbestos, do we need to take any precautions?

  • Stripping Old Paint

    A painter shows how to use a nontoxic chemical stripper to safely remove old exterior paint.

  • Q&A: Sealing Exterior Wood Before Painting

    Q: How much benefit is there to applying a water sealer and wood preservative to clapboard siding before priming and painting?

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  • Making Paint Stick to Wood Siding & Trim

    Premature paint failure is a common problem — but it doesn’t have to be. One of the nation’s foremost experts on paint explains how to choose and apply finishes on various types of wood siding to reduce your chances of callbacks.