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I though maybe something like bondo might work...

I though maybe something like bondo might work for the edges... but if it's not doable, I'll just round them as you suggested.

Are you suggesting that I sand them down to bare wood before...
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Fixing and painting softwood stair treads

My house has softwood (SPF) stairs going from the main to second floor. These are the original stairs that used to be covered by carpet. One of the previous owners had removed the carpet and just...
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Alright, I'll try to cover the trim with tape as...

Alright, I'll try to cover the trim with tape as well as possible... thanks folks!

@marksr: I actually did the cleanup with a wet rag when I was priming (did not tape), but because it was so...
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How to paint tricky corner between two door casings?

So here is my next dilemma in my house painting adventures...

I have an inside corner where there are doors on both walls really close to the corner. The door casings are very close to each other...
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Thanks everyone! I don't think it would take that...

Thanks everyone! I don't think it would take that much time and I've been spending a lot of time already learning how to do each step right to get good results... no point in skipping a step now! ...
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Sanding drywall after primer

I hear some people suggest lightly sanding the primed drywall to knock down any debris and remove raised grains, etc. for a smoother final finish. Some suggest doing it between the two top coats as...
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I just wanted to thank everyone again for the...

I just wanted to thank everyone again for the advice here.
I started putting on a much thicker coat on the walls (probably around 3-4 times as much as I was initially doing) and my weird texture...
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The old paint was regular latex paint as far as I...

The old paint was regular latex paint as far as I could tell with an eggshell or possibly lower sheen. I can feel the texture with my fingers... the streaks are raised a little but not severely.
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Thanks for the suggestions guys! The roller...

Thanks for the suggestions guys!
The roller (purdy white dove) and the roller frame (9" wooster sherlock) are good quality as far as I know so I didn't think it was the tools. The previous paint was...
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I was afraid it was not easy to see... in the...

I was afraid it was not easy to see... in the picture below, I copied the same section of one of the pictures side by side and tried to trace some of those "horizontal lines" in red (I only traced...
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Well, I figured I should give an update on my...

Well, I figured I should give an update on my situation in case it would be useful to someone later.

It turned out that the issues I was having were actually caused by the primer itself. The...
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Odd texture when rolling primer on walls

I've started rolling primer on my walls, but the roller seems to be leaving an odd texture. All examples I've seen of roller textures look little dots/bumps, but I seem to be getting a bunch of...
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Thanks Mark! Yes, I do rake it ever now and then,...

Thanks Mark! Yes, I do rake it ever now and then, but I'll try doing it more frequently... I also lightly brush the sides of the tip on the bucket wall after each dip to prevent dripping. I comb the...
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Question Why does paint/primer accumulate and dry in my brush while in use?

I've started priming all the trim in my house in preparation for painting and I'm running into an issue.
My paint brush works pretty well for the first hour or two but then the paint starts drying...
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So I was talking to the person at my BM store...

So I was talking to the person at my BM store today and she was recommending the Ultra Spec 500 Primer for all surfaces (raw drywall and previously-painted and patched areas). Apparently that's their...
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Thanks Mark! That helps me eliminate Duration! :)...

Thanks Mark! That helps me eliminate Duration! :)
Interesting that SuperPaint was once the top line product.
It seems that my choice (apart from the possibility of Pratt and Lambert), is now...
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Thanks Marq1! I've come across Pratt and Lambert...

Thanks Marq1! I've come across Pratt and Lambert before and also had an impression that it's a high-end product... I have a feeling it might be too expensive for me, but worth looking into.
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Thanks! This forum has helped me a lot over the...

Thanks! This forum has helped me a lot over the years. Now I finally had a reason to join and post! :)
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Help needed choosing interior paint - RegalSelect, Emerald, Duration, SuperPaint

I'm preparing to repaint my entire house after extensive renovations which includes ~1,300sqft of new (raw) drywall ceilings and ~3,000sqft of walls that were previously painted but now have many...
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