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Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / Spray Painting Small Electronics
« Last post by sotavu on August 11, 2017, 10:48:40 AM »
I'm trying to understand how to change the color of apple earbuds with spray painting, including:

-- What to do first given the surface coating of the earbuds (should there be a primer used?)

-- How many coats of paint are needed (and how long to wait in between coats)

-- What should be done to ensure uniformity so the color matches perfectly all the way around

-- The best approach for covering areas where internal speaker components are exposed

-- How I could go about creating a custom color to match an iphone

I realize thatís a lot of questions, any advice here would be much appreciated.

thank you
Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / Re: Fixing over-patched walls
« Last post by mymint87 on August 09, 2017, 10:05:41 PM »
welcome...yes in order to achieve a uniform look you must skim coat the entire wall and then re-texture to your preference...use drywall multipurpose mud ( comes in a 50 lb box) then use drywall topping in a 50 lb box for your desired texture..these work pretty good if you looking at an orange peel or knock down finish drywall mud is about 10 bucks a box   good luck
Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / Fixing over-patched walls
« Last post by Shunsazi on August 09, 2017, 09:53:15 AM »
Hello all. I have been recently trying to update my home, built in 1950, and am running into some snags with the painting process. Our walls are sheetrock and have been patched and painted many times over the years. My biggest problem room is the dining room where they once had a bumper that ran around the room. Once removed, the patching was done poorly and it is very obvious that there is a large patch around the entire room.

I have tried evening it out, sanding, priming, etc., but the results are still poor (see enclosed image). No matter what you still see the difference in sheen and texture. My question is, how can I hope to repair this? Do I spackle over the entire wall? Sand the entire room down to a more even surface? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

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« Last post by Steven57 on August 04, 2017, 11:55:07 AM »
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welcome...use the coverstain straight, no thining  always good to have the store shake/mix any shelved paints or primers, warming up the can in the sun or even let it acclimate to the interior temperature will put it at the right consistency to spray, use an airless...good luck
Hi All,
I live in the Pacific NW on an island in Puget Sound. We get a lot of rain, and my place has cedar shingle siding. Overall, the shingles are in good shape, I'm cleaning them with sodium percarbonate and then neutralizing them with oxalic acid. The shingles still show some uneven weathering, but I'm okay with that look. I need to treat them before the Fall rains arrive. Any recommendations on products? I'm leaning towards an acrylic semi-transparent stain. (I've heard the semi-transparent has at least some pigment bodies in it that will improve adhesion and durability over the clear stains.) I am not planning on priming, and I'm assuming there aren't primers that would still allow the semi-transparent stain to show much of the wood's character.

I've also heard that it would be difficult for an amateur like me to spraying on and get an even application. However, spraying and then backbrushing seems a lot easier than brushing and backbrushing. Any thoughts? And what type of brush is used for this kind of outdoor application? I'm assuming there must be larger and longer-handled brushes available?

Thanks for your thoughts!
welcome with the acrylic semi transparent stains you want to give it 2 coats by spray letting the first coat wick in a bit but not dry...spray the second coat almost to flood stage then let stand again for a while, depending on weather conditions, you only have to tip off heavy areas that are running or sagging with a brush...acrylic semitransparent are pretty easy applying, ass far as brush, you could use a soft bristle push broom it doesn't matter, your just working in or removing the excess stain ...good luck
Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / Re: priming new wood cabinets
« Last post by mymint87 on August 01, 2017, 07:26:57 PM »
Prime first, then touch up after putty, no need to prime the caulk, just paint it
Totally agree ..simple sound advice, throwing a white or colored prime coat will show you all imperfections that need addressed
Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / Re: priming new wood cabinets
« Last post by Conall Smith on August 01, 2017, 01:54:03 AM »
While painting new wood cabinet the first things you need to do is apply a coat of primer. Once the primer is dry go around and fill any nail holes or imperfections you want to be filled, fill them with wood putty.
Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / Re: priming new wood cabinets
« Last post by RichardParker on July 31, 2017, 08:40:03 PM »
Good luck MarkSindone,  do share pics!
Yeah, back brushing immediately after spraying pushes the material into these small cracks. This ensures a filled, protected and smoother surface. Use a roller for best results.
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