Painted grapes and leaves on sheetrock

About 20 years ago, I had a lady come and paint Purple grapes and green leaves on vines in my kitchen.  The walls are sheetrock.  I want to update and paint over the grapes and leaves.  She painted with flat acrylic paint.  Please tell me what to do to cover

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Exterior block prep and painting

I have started preparing my 70 year old block wall home and as I’m pressure washing, I am finding that the block under the paint seems rather damaged and most is white when the paint comes off. Is that the efforvesences you wrote about? I believe what may have happened,

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Pressure washing interior basement walls and ceilings?

I am buying an old hospital, built in 1920s. The basement has concrete over the brick structural walls that is crumbling, and brick walls and ceilings with old peeling and chipping paint. I need to clean and prep before I paint. Can I pressure wash the interior? If so, is

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Can I use an oil based primer over latex primer?

I know that generally speaking, you’re not supposed to paint oil paint over latex paint. But what if you’re talking primer? I tried covering sharpie marker stains on a door with latex kilz and three coats later its still showing through. I’d like to try covering with some tougher oil

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Exterior stucco painting

1923 stucco home in South Florida. We have gotten several bids and the process and products are all different as well as a huge difference in price, ($6900- $33,000)- 3200 sq ft house with detached garage)…  from spraying SW Duration, to applying a sealer/ spraying and back rolling one coat

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Painting guttering

Hello, I have a small-ish section of guttering at the back of my house which, for some reason, is bare metal (probably tin or maybe galvanised steel?). I have an external acrylic paint which I want to use on it, but I’m not sure if I need to use a

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New paint bleed through.

I used two coats of Valspar Season Flex Ultra white semi-gloss exterior to paint the interior of a new trailer I just recently purchased. The material that was painted over was new OSB. There are spots that bled through. Do you have a recommendation on the white semi-gloss paint I

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Contractor forgot to prime metal railing before painting it

I hired a contractor to repaint my exterior metal railing, which had some peeling paint and some rust.  The contractor sanded it but forgot to use primer even though I had specifically said to use primer.  Instead, he just applied an exterior latex paint on the railing with no primer

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